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Historic Areas of Istanbul

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Address: Istanbul, Turkey
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US$75.93*
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Istanbul Small-Group Walking Tour: Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace...
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Istanbul City Tour with Bosphorus Strait Sightseeing Cruise
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Private Tour: Istanbul's Jewish Heritage

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to tell and describe it,,words never enough.. you should go there and spend time at least 5 - 6 days..dont stay more long,, otherwise you will not go back :))))

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

to tell and describe it,,words never enough.. you should go there and spend time at least 5 - 6 days..dont stay more long,, otherwise you will not go back :))))

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In a real sense, a history must be visited, the province of Istanbul and its surroundings have past time traces and history every step of the way

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Doesn't matter why you are travelling, but this is really the place to be! A lot of history, but also a lot of shops and amazing food and people. Do i have to say more?

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We walked around the Historical Areas; the buildings & structures which are part of the Historical Areas are all within walking distance of one another; we visited the Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, the Hippodrome;

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Definetly a must see if your a tourist or just instunbul.. Most of the mosques are along the way and not too far from each other ... It's a great day activity .. I love it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Istanbul is beautiful, you have to spend there at least 3 days to know everything. So, plan your trip with enough time to do it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My favorite city ever!!! Can't wait to come back to Turkey!! It was cool to spend there 1 week :) Historical part is unbelievable beautiful!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interesting and informative stop on anyone's Istanbul visit. The crossroads of Asia and Europe for millenia is one huge eyefu!

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Don't miss this journey it makes your body relaxing and your mind thinking about civilization and history your senses will know what the different between Istanbul and another cities. This journey by ship, you can buy the tickets from Eminönü. When you are into the water you will see galata tower, kiz kulesi, posphorus bridge and alot of historic mousqes.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Old historic Istanbul right by the Blue Mosque (Hotel Almira - highly recommend!). Lots of things to see at a walking distance. We hired a guide through viator (Ahmet - GuidedIstanbul Tours). It was a walking tour - we visited Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia, Underground Cistern, Grand bazaar, Spice bazaar and then took a tram to... More 

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Staying in Sultanahmet

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Sultanahmet
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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