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Historic Areas of Istanbul

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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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all of the historic areas are a short walk from the Constantine......Topkope Palace and museums, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, Grand Bazaar an more.........

Reviewed 23 February 2015
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Reviewed 23 February 2015

all of the historic areas are a short walk from the Constantine......Topkope Palace and museums, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, Grand Bazaar an more.........

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Reviewed 23 February 2015

If staying in Istanbul there are many places to visit & seeTopkapi palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Sultan Ahmed Mosque, as well as the spice market and shops so allow a couple of days or an organised trip.

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Reviewed 23 February 2015

Yes, I like the daytime tour, as well as the "White Rose" show in a dance theater. However, be careful about Taxi in Istanbul. We met a driver going a long way from theater to our hotel at 11pm, which was 3-times the ordinary charge.

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Reviewed 22 February 2015

From a young boy Instanbul has captured my imagination and it does not let you down. The sites are too great to capture in words. Its a must visit city.

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Reviewed 22 February 2015

Istanbul offer a big choice of museums and seesight..we loved Aya Spfya and the basilic cistern..also galata tower was really nice with and amazing view of all istanbul

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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 22 February 2015

Having read so much about the historical significance of this city, it was delight to visit the mosques, the Topkapi Palace, the little known historical places which you accidentally stumble upon and of course, the Bosphorous Strait... its a place which will cast its spell on you !

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Reviewed 21 February 2015

The best places in Istanbul to Visit for me is still the historical places in Sultanahmet, galata,Eminonu, Grand bazaar, Spice Bazaar, Besiktas, Dolmabache Palace. Every single places fill with history and its really amazing to be there at least once in my life.

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Reviewed 20 February 2015

Over the years I have enjoyed many trips to Istanbul. Coming from San Diego I was use to haggling prices in Mexico which is something all vendors of products love to do when shopping. People are normally friendly, off course I travel with a few rules, respect their culture, don't t's K a put sex or politics. Most Turks can... More 

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Reviewed 20 February 2015

The people are so friendly and helpful, yes they want to sell you Anything but they are not offended if you say no.

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Reviewed 20 February 2015

The Hippodrome, The Haiya Sophai, The Topkapi Palace where all in walking distance from the hotel. The area is surrounded by restaurants and cafes.

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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 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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