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“Topkapi”

Historic Areas of Istanbul
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Istanbul Small-Group Walking Tour: Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace...
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Private Tour: Istanbul's Jewish Heritage
Ranked #2 of 1,061 things to do in Istanbul
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St Mawes, United Kingdom
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“Topkapi”
Reviewed October 12, 2012

A must see; the jewels were simply out of this world. We found the english language guide was well written and appeared to offer full details on all of the areas. A special exhibition was on a the time concerning the harem; it had some fantastic exhibits on custume.

Visited October 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Old Istanbul”
Reviewed October 12, 2012

Just the way it has been preserved. This has to be one
of the cleanest cities I have visited. If you get there early you will avoiid having to queue - although it moves quite quickly

Visited September 2012
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Parañaque, Rizal, Philippines
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“wonderful trip back in the history of istanbul”
Reviewed October 12, 2012

I liked all the places. Breath taking architecture both in the ceiling and on the floor. My tour guide was very helpfu because he taught me a lot and he was very kind and he even gave me books that i can bring home and read and share with everybody back home. But there are onnly few Turkish people speaking in English but it was ok, I was able to manage. Over-all my visit to the Historic Sites, A+++ :)

Visited October 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Sultanamet”
Reviewed October 12, 2012

Loved the history, enjoyed the people, disliked not having more time. All Turkish salesmen seem to go to charm school - never aggressive, never to be believed!

Visited October 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Best thing to do in Istanbul”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

My favorites were the cistern and the archaeology museum, the mosques were also quite good, but really crowded with tourists.

Visited November 2011
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