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Reviewed yesterday 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 2 days ago

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

Thank alfredo m
Reviewed 2 days 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 6 days ago

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

Thank REDCAC
Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week ago

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

Thank guideturk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Getting lost and finding weird, interesting, bizarre and amazing people and situations was the best that happen in this area

Thank Mic M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Historic and Interesting Place to visit , with lots of local places to eat and buy all kinds of stuff ... definitely a MUST VISIT PLACE in Istanbul.

Thank vanderbronks
Reviewed 1 week ago

Traveler must experience walk around and see Mosques with unique design and watch how these street seemed in old fashioned ways.

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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
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SunnyRita
August 6, 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
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Irfan C
July 16, 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
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Scott B
July 10, 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
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