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Short stay in Istanbul

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Short stay in Istanbul

My group of 3 adults and 3 children (10, 13, and 15) will be in Istanbul from Tuesday evening, July 11 to Friday morning, July 14th. Any advice, be it small or big, will be appreciated such as budget hotels (only for sleeping - as we will be out all the time), sights, etc... will be appreciated. How do a group of 6 travel together, considering the fact most vehicles are not designed for group travel. Thanks....

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1. Re: Short stay in Istanbul

In the Sultanahmet area, all the attractions are within walking distance of each other: the Haghia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar and Basilica Cistern, even Topkapi Palace - which was my least favourite attraction. So you wouldn't have to worry about transportation there.

I like staying in the Taksim Square area, which is slightly further than walking distance away. But it's only about $8 each way. So you could split into 2 taxis for not too much cost. I like staying there because the choice of restaurants is better, and it doesn't become deserted after dark.

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Hi California Group: Sultanahmet district is the place to stay (I recommend boutique class, Hotel Daphne) within walking distance of all major attractions, good shops, restaurants. One block from Tram on Diwan Yolu which will take you to other parts of the city. Since you only have a short time in Istanbul it might be worthwile to get a van, driver and guide to take you about. I suggest you contact Insight Travel in Istanbul. info@tour-turkey.com and see whether they can accomodate you. Have a nice trip. LemonLady

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3. Re: Short stay in Istanbul

write to ILGAZ

He has travel agency in Istanbul he can arrange tour and Hotel too.

his e-mail is


Sinan Akdeniz

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