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“The Place to be in Istanbul”

Sultanahmet District
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$100.00*
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Istanbul Small-Group, 1-Day Walking Tour including Hagia Sophia
Ranked #4 of 1,051 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.
Toronto, Canada
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“The Place to be in Istanbul”
Reviewed February 14, 2013

Planning a trip to Istanbul? Don't think of staying in any other area. This is the place. There are many hotels from the Four Seasons down to budget accommodations. Its advantage is its proximity to the must see places in Istanbul, all really easy walk as many are in this area. It is easy to take public transport from the area and there are many choices of good restaurants and stores.

Visited February 2013
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Beirut
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“Visit at night!!”
Reviewed February 14, 2013 via mobile

Go walking and sightseing especially at night.. You can start by visiting the sultanahmet square (or Midan), Walk in the alleys where you can find great souvenir shops and then have dinner/drink in any pub or restaurant.

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Sydney
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Walk, Walk, Walk”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

Put the walking shoes on and walk. Don't be afraid to turn down lanes, ally ways and see what you will find

Visited November 2012
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Lovely historical district”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

Nice district with many historical points like , Sultan Ahmed Mosque , Ayasofia , Top Cape palace .
And nice historical shopping points like , Egyptian Market for spices , Grand Bazar for antiques & historical staff with Gold Market

Visited February 2013
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Alexandria VA
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“Magical at night”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

This area is very impressive any time, but be sure to see it at night. The Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia are beautifully lighted.

Visited February 2013
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