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“Touristy”

Sultanahmet District
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$100.00*
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Istanbul Small-Group, 1-Day Walking Tour including Hagia Sophia
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$40.09*
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Morning Tour of Istanbul Old Town
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$41.89*
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Classic Walking Tour of Old Istanbul
Ranked #4 of 1,071 things to do in Istanbul
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Owner description: The old section of Istanbul where you can find many attractions including Topkapi Palace and the Blue Mosque.
Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Touristy”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

Touristy, but fun. Lots of action and sights all within walking distance. Lots of carpet touts, but they are just doing their job and add to the atmosphere

Visited December 2012
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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
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“The old city”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

The most important sights of Istanbul are here. Within walking distance you can visit Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, the Basilica Cistern, Arasta market, and the Grand Bazaar or the Egyptian market are just 10'-15' away from the square. You can find also there many restaurants and cafes and some of them are really good.

Visited December 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland
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27 reviews
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“The markets”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

The Grand Bazaar and Spice markets are worth seeing even if you do not want to buy anything. Take a lazy walk and look at the shops - the multitude of colors and smell from the spices are sure to tingle your senses.

Visited December 2012
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New Jersey
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Very easy to access the sites”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

Right in the middle of everything- part of the fabric of Istanbul- tea shops, durum shoppes, restaurants and these incredibly old sights. We were not hassled - people are very friendly and even the bit of "suggestion" you get from a shop vendor is just their job - we enjoyed this atmospheric area - just don't limit your trip to only Sultanamet

Visited December 2012
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Athens, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“great lokation”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

nice walk but the retautants high cost all , in the night nice with the lights , walk all it is easy and you will love it

Visited January 2013
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