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Historic Areas of Istanbul

Address: Istanbul, Turkey (Sirkeci)
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Ranked #1 of 504 Attractions in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

There are many places to visit and lots of walking to do. We didn't hired a guide. We did lots of walking around the areas. We went to see Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, Archaeological Museum, etc. It is very crowd but go early. Lots of places to buy snack or coffee around the areas. Some restaurants... More

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Lenzburg, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

all just fine. Grat location, good food, excellent service. Friendly atmosphere. All the best during our time in Istanbul. well recommended

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

It is very suitable for walking. All the major sightseeing places in the short walking distance. There are lot nice restaurants and small shops. We spend 3 days there.

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Ayr, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

There are many places to visit and lots of walking to do. So wear a good pair of walking shoes and set-out to explore. We hired a private tour guide for about the same cost of joining an organized tour with a lot of people., we got a more personalized exposure to the area and also learned about the people... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Do price match to ensure the best deals. The Bosphorus boat and bus tour is great! Feel free to walk around, we were two women and felt safe. Locals are friendly and will point you in the right direction when needed.

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Regensburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

The most contradictory city I have ever seen. New and old seem to be in perfect harmony, although I had the impression that the historical heritage needs more marketing and consciousness. Certainly worth more than one trip.

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Metairie, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

The buses dropped us off in walking distance to the well located sites and the timing was perfect. The guide explained the history in a respectful way with the Whisper technology

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Brantford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Too many to comment but the stories surrounding the ruins were always fascinating. The age of them was overwhelming. I could have spent the whole time hearing the history of the sites we discovered.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

if you ever n Istanbul you should vist as many places as you can including this one, they all have alot of history and are worth it

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Ardee, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Great walking tour. So many interesting places to see. The guides were well versed helpful and interesting. Its an easy city to get around good tram system

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