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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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Top Istanbul things to do

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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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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...

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...

Sura Hagia Sophia Hotel

Centrally located in Sultanahmet, Sura Hagia Sophia Hotel is just a 2-minute walk from Sultanahmet Tram Stop. Boasting traditional Ottoman style architecture, the hotel has an outdoor swimming pool and a peaceful botanic garden offering various flower species. Complimentary 5 o'clock tea is offered...

ISG Sabiha Gökçen Airport Hotel

This hotel offers modern rooms on the site of Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen Airport. It provides a luggage transfer service, and guests can do online check-in to their flights at the hotel front desk. The soundproofed rooms of ISG Airport Hotel feature contemporary furnishings, air-conditioning and...

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Top Istanbul tours

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Small-Group Istanbul in One Day Tour Including Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia

Visit six top Istanbul attractions in one day on a full-day sightseeing tour of the city! The action-packed day includes a comprehensive tour of the historical Sultanahmet neighborhood where many of the city’s finest architectural legacies and landmarks are found. Visit the Blue Mosque and museums...

Istanbul Shore Excursion: Istanbul in One Day Sightseeing Tour

This sightseeing tour of Istanbul provides the perfect introduction to the fabled city that spans Asia and Europe. On this shore excursion you will see how old meets new when you visit Istanbul's four "must-see" historic sites.

Bosphorus Cruise and Istanbul's Egyptian Bazaar

Explore the aromatic maze of stalls that make up Istanbul’s Spice Bazaar, and then hop aboard a sightseeing boat for a jaunt along the famous Bosphorus Strait! After traveling to the bazaar by coach and learning about the city from an onboard guide, enjoy some free time to explore and browse stalls...

Private Tour: Istanbul in One Day Sightseeing Tour including Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace

Take a hassle-free tour of Istanbul's most famous attractions with your own private guide to lead the way. You'll enjoy personalized attention on your private tour of magical Istanbul and its signature sights: the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, and Topkapi Palace.

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