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Historic Areas of Istanbul

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Historic Areas of Istanbul

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90-Minute Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise, Free Refreshment and Audio Guide App

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Join one of the best Bosphorus boat tours in Istanbul and admire the cosmopolitan city from a completely different perspective while enjoying the beautiful views of the Orient and the Occident at the same time. <br><br>Your Istanbul Welcome Card Marine Officer will welcome you at the pier and help you on the boat, hand you over our Bosphorus tour plan and explain you what will see on the boat tour. <br><br>Bosphorus Boat Tour<br><br>The Bosphorus is 32km long, separates Europe from Asia and connects the Marmara Sea to the Black Sea. Cruise along the Bosphorus between Asia and Europe and discover Istanbul tourist attractions, magnificent palaces, ancient castles, and other historical sites, as well as fine seaside residences and the Bosphorus bridge. Furthermore, you will have a glance at the spectacular pieces of authentic civic architecture on the European and Asian coast.<br><br>Our boat is departing hourly, if you should miss your departure time you can join the next departing boat.
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GlobeExpress wrote a review 17 Feb
Sydney, Australia106 contributions45 helpful votes
I had a free day and knew what I wanted to see. There are group tours but they spend ridiculous amounts of time in each place. I hired a guide and emailed him my list. We started with a ferry trip, then the spice markets and spent the day walking with visits to the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, the Basilica Cistern and the Grand Markets. Finished the day off up near Taksim. It's a must visit part of town but a guide will make it a richer experience and help you to skip any lines.
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Date of experience: April 2020
Ivanna I wrote a review 1 Feb
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Istanbul is a great city, worth visiting every season and even during the Covid period, when the hotel prices are so low and no crowds in the streets.. Some advices. There are no lines anymore to Haja Sofia or Blue Mosque. Blue mosque is still under renovation and currently you will not see its inner beauty. Haja Sofia is no longer the museum, as it is an acting mosque the mosaics are covered by the cloth (depiction of faces is prohibitied by Coran), the second floor is closed - but it is still worth visiting to feel the space, which looks very beautifull with the lamps. During the weekends the museums and mosques are open for visitors, but the stores are mainly closed. Süleymaniye mosques in open on saturday, but the CamiiThe hours of operation in some sightseeing places are one hour shorter. The Basilica (water storage) is closed currently because of covid.
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Date of experience: January 2021
Erudite_journey wrote a review Dec 2020
South Pasadena, California366 contributions83 helpful votes
If you're coming to this country into the city you must visit the Spice Market and a Grand Bazaar. There is a little coffee shop on entry to the Grand Bazaar on the right hand side with a package and small units for a beautiful gift to take home difference. I really enjoyed both these places immensely
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Ana M wrote a review Dec 2020
Miami Beach, Florida13 contributions2 helpful votes
In Istanbul everything is history. In every corner of the city you can breathe the great empire that once became. There is very good care of all the iconic facilities, from the Mosques to the Palaces, parks and cobblestones, Everything is very well preserved.
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Date of experience: November 2020
Flitz8-A foodie travels wrote a review Nov 2020
Athens, Greece2,510 contributions228 helpful votes
Many years of history are in this area, from Blue Mosque to Galata Tower, it's great to walk around in this area
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Date of experience: September 2020
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