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A must visit in Istanbul, as it is the most interesting part of the sightseeing tours with it's rich historical background. It is very much crowded but interesting. One can... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

A must visit in Istanbul, as it is the most interesting part of the sightseeing tours with it's rich historical background. It is very much crowded but interesting. One can understand more of the culture and religion of Turkey when touring these places.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The whole city is truly stunning and has such a range of historical place to visit. You have to see the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and Topkapı Palace. All 3 are stunning and worth seeing if you go to Istanbul.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Sultanhamet Square was an amazing experience. The major tourist and historical sites are within walking distance. Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sofia, Blue Mosque, Grand and Spice Bazaars all in a somewhat compact area. The day I spent there I was accompanied by what seemed like a million other tourists as there were 3 large cruise ships in port, but somehow this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

One of my favourite places in the world, always recommended to others. The historic areas of Istanbul are outstanding.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The Turkish people are very friendly and accommodating, great service at our hotel, the Best Western Home Suites & Spa. The historical sites are beautiful and awe inspiring. Love the outdoor cafes/restaurants, but the people smoking next to our table really bothered us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We found the public transport system easy to use and was very efficient. Wherever we went people were always friendly and helpful. The parks and gardens were beautiful as the tulips were in full flower. Crowd control was good when visiting the historic buildings. Three days was not nearly enough to see all the sights. Istanbul is such a beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Choice of double or single beds, Help of reception staff. Good room and bathroom especially the shower. Convenience of hotel car to take us to the airport. Roof terrace. Nothong to dislike.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed walking around in Sultanahmet area. Most of the attractions are close to each other. Don't miss to visit Blue Mosque, Aya Sofya, Topkapi palace, the Sarnici, the Hippodrome. Some attractions are free and some require a fee to enter. Also close by you can visit famous Spice market and Grand bazaar. I will also reccommend full day boat... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Stay central and walk everywhere. Do not do open top bus tour waste of time! Hire a local guide for the day then your set for thje week to visit the best places.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

From the Hop On Hop Off Bus that we used to acclimate ourselves to the layout of Istanbul, to the sites we visited while there, one cannot express how vital these sites are to the history and culture of this window to the world in it's day! All the main sites are a must on your bucket list: Hagia Sophia,... More 

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