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MERHABA! Hos Geldiniz..Welcome to Istanbul.. lets begin with Chai

4 Oct 2012  Born and Bread Istanbulite
2.5 of 5 stars based on 3 votes

Let me dazzle you with the vibrancy my city offers. As with Turkish culture we shall sip some chai before planning our day and heading off to explore. Visit better known tourist areas such as Sultanahmet, try a hand at bargaining through the alleys of our famous Bazaars, sample our vast array of kebabs; be amused by the tricks of the original karamaras ice cream man; tantalise your tastebuds at the best baklava and turkish delight store in the city, visit the beautiful Bosphurus and end the day listening to traditional music in favourite hideouts of locals such as Beyoglu and Bagdat Streets.

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: Istanbul
  • Category: Perfect day
  • Traveler type: Culture, Sightseeing, Shopping, Never been before, Repeat visitors
  • Appeals to: Business travellers , Couples/romantics, Singles, Families with small children, Families with teenagers, Large groups, Students, Budget travellers , Tourists
  • Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall
  • 1. Sultanahmet District
    Sultanahmet District, Istanbul, Turkey

    HERE IS WHERE THE PAST REMAINS OF ASIAS INFLUENCE ON EUROPE. TOUR THE LOCAL SIGHTS SUCH AS TE BLUE MOSQUE AND HAGIA SOFIA(ONCE A CHURCH, THEN A MOSQUE AND NOW A MUSEUM), THE GRAND BAZAAR, ECLECTRIC MIXES OF SIGHTS AND SOUNDS, SULEYMANIYE MOSQUE, TOPKAPI PALACE, BISCILICA CISTERN, ISTANBUL ARCHAELOGY MUSEUM

  • 2. Grand Bazaar (Kapali Carsisi)
    Grand Bazaar (Kapali Carsi), Istanbul, Turkey

    THIS IS WHERE YOU CAN INTERACT WITH THE YOUNG, ENTHUSIASTIC TURKISH MEN. THEY ARE EVER KEEN TO ENGAGE WITH TOURISTS. IF YOUR A YOUNG LADY YOU MAY BE AMMUSED BY THE ADORING ATTENTION OF YOUR SUITORS. NEVERTHELESS YOU CAN FIND AUTHENTIC SOUVENIERS AND THOSE TURKISH ITEMS THAT YOUR FRIENDS HAVE TOLD YOU YOU HAVE TO BUY LIKE A LEATHER JACKET, HAND WEAVED RUG, HAND-MADE SHOES AND MORE. THIS IS AN NB! VISIT AS WITHOUT IT I DO BELIEVE YOUR VISIT WILL BE INCOMPLETE. TIP: YOU CAN ALWAYS GET THE PRICE LOWERED BY AGREEING TO MEET THEM ON A LATER OUTING OR ACCEPTING A MARRIAGE PROPOSAL :)

  • 3. Bosphorus Cruise
    Bosphorus Cruise Day Trips, Istanbul, Turkey

    TIME TO UNWIND AND RELAX. VIEW ALL OF ISTANBUL ON THE MOST AFFORDABLE CRUISE IN EUROPE.

  • 4. Beyoglu
    Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey

    THIS IS WHERE THE LOCALS EAT SLEEP AND PLAY

  • 5. Bagdat Street (Bagdat caddesi)
    Bagdat Street, Istanbul, Turkey

    ULTRA MODERN ISTANBUL. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DO SOME SHOPPING, HERE IS WHERE YOU WILL FIND ALL THE BIG BRANDS. THIS STREET HAS A SIMILAR VIBE TO OXFORD IN LONDON