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Orient Express

Looks nice, museum is also very worth visiting while you wait for departure, but if u are with bike... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sochi, Russia
Enjoyed seeing a bit of the golden years past

Whilst the outside looks a little unloved and a shadow of its former self, the platform and inside... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2018
Melbourne, Australia
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This train station in Istanbul was once the last stop of the famed Orient Express. Today, there is much less traffic but you can catch a train to other parts of Turkey or certain areas of Europe.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Reviewed 2 days ago

As a great lover of Agatha Christy's novels I always wanted to visit the place where the legendary Oriental Express arrived and departed many years ago. When I was in Sirkeci Station I had a feeling as I came back to the past time and...More

1  Thank Ольга Р
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looks nice, museum is also very worth visiting while you wait for departure, but if u are with bike sucx, since you need to pack it, and then put it in bus/train.

Thank EddieGunner
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Whilst the outside looks a little unloved and a shadow of its former self, the platform and inside has been well kept and filled with Orient Expeess memorabilia. Free to roam around however would recommend a refreshment in the immaculate dining room lined with old...More

1  Thank nilintentum_reliquit
Reviewed 11 April 2018

We had put this museum on our list of places to visit in Istanbul and we were not disappointed. We thoroughly enjoyed it, took photos and were transported back in time. It's free!

2  Thank celticmoon
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Although no train is departing nor arriving to this last train station of Europe, you can still cross to the Asian side of Istanbul with the Marmaray train which has a station several floors below, Sirkeci Station will become operative again in a couple of...More

2  Thank Derya G
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

We really passed quick and you need to read before that you pass the Orient Express terminal station.

Thank Michal G
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

There’s everything here when we came. Turkish farmers market. Restaurant. Lockers. You can buy tickets and there’s even music only thing missing seems to be TRAINS it realy feels like a rain station and everything you’d expect from a train station but like I say...More

1  Thank PopeDaveThe1st
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Main Station connecting Istanbul to its suburbs and other Turkish cities the station has a museum but i did not go there

2  Thank bnghanem
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

We went in the days when you could see a whirling dervish ceremony/show in one of the large rooms off one of the platforms (I think that stopped in 2013?) - it was an interesting experience and we were glad we did It- the station...More

Thank Ju B
Reviewed 17 August 2017

I used this station several times in the past and this time too , to visit the Princess Island . Small cruises depart from there carrying people to Princess Islands with comfortable seats . The station r very crowded during the day and I think...More

Thank abdullahhamzaa
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