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Istanbul trip planner is an online agenda for your trip to the historic city. The itineraries in this page offer a wide range of the top attractions, things to do, restaurants, events and tours in Istanbul. The plans in the page are flexible so you can change them and adjust to your tastes and preferences.

 

Istanbul is one of the most ancient cities in the world. Located on the coasts of Bosphorus Strait it unites Europe and Asia. In Istanbul two continents and cultures meet. Istanbul is a multicultural city. It has witnessed many civilizations and still bears their influence. Mosques, churches and synagogues stand in the city side by side.



Greeks first settled the city in 667 BC. Then it became the capital of the Byzantine Empire, Constantinople. The Ottomans came in 1453 and turned the city into Stamboul. Nowadays it is the most populated city of Turkish Republic, as well as its cultural and financial center.
The 8000 year old city has much to offer you.

The oldest part of the city is in Sultanahmet district. Here you can find the most ancient and notable monuments of Istanbul. Those are Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia (Ayasophya), the Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Mosque), Basilica Cistern, German Fountain,the Sultanahmet Square, the Fountain of Ahmet Third, the Byzantine Hippodrome, Yerebatan Saray (Sunken Palace Cistern), the Istanbul Archeological Museums and many more. These monuments represent the cultural and religious heritage of the Eastern Roman and Ottoman empires.

Shop at more than 4000 shops of the medieval market, Grand Bazaar. Rise the Galata Tower to get a picturesque view of Istanbul. Take a ferry across the Bosphorus up to the city’s ancient land walls. All of this and much more can be done at Istanbul city.

 

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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)

Hagia Sophia was a Greek Orthodox Christian basilica that was turned into a mosque and nowadays hosts a museum! The monument is equally important for bith Christiand and Muslims. It is on the top of visit list for tourists in Istanbul.

Blue Mosque

Blue Mosque or Sultan Ahmed Mosque is an important architectural, historic and religious monument located in Istanbul, Tukey. Besides being a popular touristic attraction it also serves as an active mosque.

Basilica Cistern

The myserious Basilica Cistern is a Byzanteen style consrtuction that lies under the streets of city of Istanbul. It is the largest of several hundreds of Istanbul's ancient cisterns, with 336 columns holding it up.

Topkapi Palace

The Topkapi Palace (the Seraglio), is a large museum in Istanbul. Built in 1460, it served as the official residence for the Ottoman rulers.

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Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul

Having Safe Hotels Executive Level Certificate for 2016 - 2017, Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul offers five-star luxury accommodation with its exclusive rooftop pool and award-winning spa. By the outstanding Bosphorus view, this property is within walking distance to Nisantasi where the main luxury...

WOW Airport Hotel

Only 1 km from Ataturk Airport, the WOW Airport Hotel offers free WiFi throughout the property, and rooms with interactive flat-screen TVs. There is a metro station just a few steps from the hotel, providing easy access to the city centre. The on-site restaurant Choppers Point serves international...

Radisson Blu Hotel, Istanbul Sisli

Located in Sisli, one of Istanbul's commercial centres, just 250 metres from Cevahir Shopping Mall, Radisson Blu Hotel, Istanbul Sisli offers an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, a fitness centre a sauna and a Turkish Bath for your relaxation. 24-hour front desk and free WiFi are also accessible. You can...

Wyndham Grand Istanbul Levent

Featuring luxurious interiors, Wyndham Grand Istanbul Levent is located on Buyukdere Road. The hotel offers direct access to Levent Metro Station and numerous shopping malls including Ozdilek Park through underground connection. Guests can get a variety of health and beauty treatments at the 7900 m²...

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Top Istanbul tours

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Skip the Line: Hagia Sophia plus Grand Bazaar in Istanbul

Enjoy skip-the-line access to the Hagia Sophia and visit the Grand Bazaar on this half-day Istanbul tour with an expert guide. Beat the entrance lines at the UNESCO-listed Hagia Sophia and behold its dome and mosaics as you uncover its past as a Christian basilica and mosque. Then, explore another...

Small-Group Istanbul Old City Sightseeing Tour

Immerse in Istanbul's UNESCO-listed Old City and visit the highlights of the ancient city of Constantinople on this 9-hour, small-group sightseeing tour led by an art historian. Marvel at the dome of the Hagia Sophia, descend into the bowels of the Basilica Cistern, and explore the Roman-era...

In Focus: The Olive Tree of Istanbul Including Delicious Home Cooked Syrian Meal

Meet the brave Syrian refugee families and their helpers at the the Olive Tree of Istanbul, and taste a delicious home-cooked Syrian meal. Syria’s civil war has triggered the worst humanitarian crisis of our time. Join us as we travel to the Capa district of Istanbul and visit Small Projects of...

Istanbul Classics with lunch

Discover the magic of Istanbul with a full-day Istanbul City Tour (from 9:00am to 4:00pm). Visit the most important popular sites of Istanbul. Guide, transfers from hotel & lunch included.

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