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Historic Areas of Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul Small-Group Walking Tour: Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace...
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  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
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“topkapi palace” (515 reviews)
“blue mosque” (891 reviews)
“old city” (273 reviews)
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Istanbul, Turkey
Sultanahmet
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walking along the streets of old Istanbul has a good impression . Alive city with old culture and friendly people . Many tourist attractions belong to west & east culture make a strange association of the past .

Thank Shahrampakravan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

its good to see even once in your life in such a nice place but in a good season .u can walk or take boats to go round .the night is also beautiful but be back soon and not late midnight

Thank kiavash16
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This city is over rated, nothing special about it,, the sense of history is missing and manipulated,, starting with the facts listed in their museum, the facts are absurd and fake, don't believe what is displaced there; the museum houses Ibrahim's turban which is sparkling...More

Thank Hawraa F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think Istanbul is a city with a rich history of world.Walking in the old city is very exciting because in the past It was a powerful king crossed

Thank fahimeh22
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You have to have a plan on whee to go, walk is a great way to know the historic center, a low cost trolley are a great way to get by. There is a subway very effective.

Thank Carlos R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Probably the most interesting thing we noticed is the animals that were being sold including the Leeches. Not many bargains but some nice souvenirs.

Thank John W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Istanbul is still one of the greatest cities of the world given the clash between east and west, old and new, rich history and sheer hedonism. The historic district obviously nicely counter balances the massive growth of Istanbul to the 14million people it is today...More

Thank JJBroome
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Istanbul is alive with history mingling with present day in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Most of the must see sites are all within an easy walk of each other. The walk between each site lets you experience Istanbul with the locals, stop for coffee ,...More

Thank Margaret E
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

You have to walk around and feel the history. You will get stuck in Istambul forever!!! It is a beautiful culture

Thank Tiago C
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The historic areas of istanbul r actually the heart of istanbul. This is a place rich with history and culture. Wonderful sites and historic landmarks. The atmosphere is just wonderful. Loved walking along the old streets.

Thank arwajid
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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
...More
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Salman G
I shall be staying in Istanbul for 6 days. what all is recommended to be seen in 6 days??
30 April 2017|
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Response from flaviaes57 | Reviewed this property |
Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, Dolmabace Palace, Topkapi Palace, Suleyman Mosque, The Egyptian Bazar and The Grand Bazar. All this are a must see.
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Sikha B
I just have one day in Istanbul. Can you suggest what places should I visit in this small duration. I will be staying in Park Inn By Radisson Istanbul Ataturk Airport and I have return flight to Mumbai at 8 PM which means I will have to leave by 5 PM from the hotel. I guess its little far from the main city.
24 April 2017|
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Response from Gillian K | Reviewed this property |
Hagaia Sophia - it's awesome
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Natasha B
hi, I'm contemplating booking a trip to Istanbul in May. is it safe to travel there now?
23 November 2016|
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Response from Jawdat54 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Oh, yes we spent 1 week in October and everything was normal. Turkey is a vast country and main incidents happened far away from Istanbul, mainly near border with Syria & Iraq which is few hundred kilometres away... More
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