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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 25 February 2014

Recently while on my way to East Africa, I decided to stop off and to spend 5 days in Istanbul, and boy am I glad I did. As an avid traveler and history buff, I have often wondered about Istanbul, but had never had the...More

18  Thank merrywanderer4
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 8 May 2013

Many shops throughout this area, including in the Grand and Arasta Bazaars, which sell shawls - such as silk and Pashmina - also advertise Shahtoosh shawls for sale. If genuine, these are made from wool of the highly-endangered Tibetan antelope. It is totally illegal to...More

16  Thank aberdeenangler
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It is nice time at cruse at night with dinner. Beautiful night view between Asia and Europe part . 3/4 hour can’t even realize. Don’t miss this tour.

Reviewed yesterday

There are many venues worth visiting of historical , informative and entertaining interest. Many venues are easy to access by walking although public transport is very easy and cheap.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Historic area is amazing with so much to see and so much to do.Simply wonderful and so much to do and so much to see.

Thank Journey22682836100
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Finally time to visit the great Istanbull, my 5 days perfectly planned so we could really enjoy the greatness and beauty. Cisterne... scaffolding, no water Hagia sophia...scaffolding Topkapi palace... yep same Blue Mosque... again same A real shame to all this beauty... sure we have...More

Thank stevemE7001YD
Reviewed 1 week ago

a little Asian and a little European. lose yourself as you stroll through these cobble stone streets and alleyways.

Thank alfredo m
Reviewed 1 week ago

Istanbul is one of the prettiest cities in the world and the historical areas are a must visit. It will be a day well spent.

Thank seeker_here
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very knowledgeable guide and went to Hagia Sophia and Blue mosque and other interesting places like the Grand Bazaar.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be sure to take the tour of the sights while in Istanbul, it is a lifelong memory! Do not forget Dolmabahce palace, it is a must see!

Thank Ana P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here first weekend in november and it was fantastci - weather is very good and on streets are not much tourists and salesmen. Historic areas is absolutelly perfect

Thank Petr G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

as a tour guide , i am never tired of being here. Everytime i discover something new. It is a treasure chest.

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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
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7 August 2018|
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Response from Bruno M | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend you to get a guide once w/ the guides you can skip the lines. The highlights are Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, the Cisterns and the Hippodrome ( Those four are all at the same area, as the Blue Mosque... More
Irfan C
17 July 2018|
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Response from Gary P | Reviewed this property |
Depends on where you are staying, you could spend at least a day in Sultanahmet, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Place, Cisterns, Aye Sofia, Archaeological National Museum. There are some great places to eat, Green Corner and on the... More
Scott B
11 July 2018|
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Response from annabellc | Reviewed this property |
I’m so sorry I didn’t reply sooner. I’ve only just seen your question. If you want a genuine Turkish bath when in Turkey ask your hotel where the best local hammam is? I’ve had a few and they are just wonderful... More