We are going to Istanbul next september so I prepared this tentative Itinerary. I will appreciate all your comments.
Istanbul, september 2013
Arriving Ataturk airport at 09:00pm from Cappadocia.
Get cash from an ATM. You will find them at the Metro area.
Buy a Stanbulkart (5 or 10TL I found both prices) at the Metro and refill it at the Biletmatik with the TL, it goes for 2 persons.
Take the Metro to Aksaray (only direction), get off at Zeytinburnu station (6th one) and transfer to Tram T1. Get off at Aksaray stop. It works upto midnight. 6TL
Grand Ons Hotel
Tram1 to Sultanahmet.
Santa Sofia o Ayasofia o Hagia Sophia
Buy tickets on-line in oder to avoid lines. https://www.muze.gov.tr/buy_e_ticket.
Timetable 09:00hs to 19:00hs, you can buy them there upto 18hs (Mondays closed). 25TL
Palacio Topkapi o Topkapi Sarayi
Buy Tickets on-line. https://www.muze.gov.tr/buy_e_ticket
Timetable 09:00hs to 19:00hs, you can buy them there upto 18hs (Tuesday closed).
Museum 25TL + Harem 15TL
Walk to the Ferries Port: Eminonu (1,4km). You can take the Tram also.
Ferry to Anadolu Kavagi Company Sehir Hatlan
Timetable and map: lives at 10:35hs arrives at 12:10hs or 13:35hs arriving 15:10hs. The way back to Eminonu lives at 15:00hs arrives at 16:25hs or 17:00hs arriving 18:25hs
Where the ferries companies are: turkeytravelplanner.com/go/…eminonu_dox.html
When you arriveAnadolu Kavagi you can walk 1,2km up to the Yoros Casttle, the way is going up. Or you can a taxi at the vila.
Tram to Taksim Square. Walk 1,6km to Dolmabahce Palace.
Timetable: 09:00hs to 16:00hs. Mondays and Thrusdays closed.
You can buy the Tickets on-line but the oficial web page for that is not working now.
Selamlik (Administrative section) 30TL, Harem 20TL. If you buy both together 40TL
Go back to Taksim Square and walk along Istiklal ST. to Galata Tower (1,7km) or you can take the Tram to Karakoy and then take de Fonicular Tunel. Timetable 6-24hs, 1TL
Torre Galata o Galata Tower
Timetable: 09:00hs to 20:00hs. Sundays closed. 10TL. The oficial web page is not working so these are datas from the internet.
Walk or transportation to San Salvador de Chora (4,2km).
As a much less expensive transportation alternative, take a bus from Eminonu and get off the bus at Edirnekapi stop. Chora museum is 5 minutes walk from the bus stop. Any of the bus No.’s 31E, 37E, 38E or 36KE will do. The fare is 1.5 TL/person only
San Salvador de Chora
Tiemtable: 09:00hs to 19:00hs. Wednesdays closed. 15TL
Walk to the Eyup Teleferic (teleferik) (2,7km) or transport. Take it up to Pierre Loti Caffe or you can climd the hill through the cementery.
Back to the Hotel.
Grand Bazaar o Kapali Carsi
Timetable: 09:00hs to 19:00hs. Sundays closed.
Walk to Sultanahmet (800mts).
Mezquita Azul o Blue Mosque
Timetable: 9am-12.15pm, 2-4.30pm & 5.30-6.30pm Saturdays to Thursdays, 9-11.15am, 2.30-4.30pm & 5.30-6.30pm Fridays. Entrance free.
Cisternas Basilicas o Yerebatan Sarayi
Timetable: 09:00hs to 18:30hs. Tuesdays closed. 10TL.
Cross the Bosforo to KadiKoy by Ferry
Sehir Hatlari Ferries 1,75TL
Hippodromo and Obeliscus
Bazaar de especies o Egipcio or Spice Bazaar
Timetable: 08:00hs to 18:00hs Mondays to Saturdays. 09:00hs to 18:00hs Sundays.
What I planned for Saturday and Sunday is under revision. It depends on what we did before Saturday. Grand Bazaar has to be on Saturday because it closes on Sundays.
I accept Tips, recommendations and so on.
GustavoEdited: 19 August 2013, 23:44