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Need help planning Istanbul itinerary

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Need help planning Istanbul itinerary

Our cruise's last stop is in Istanbul where we will dock at 1pm and sleep on the ship that evening. We then move to a hotel in Sultanahmet for 2 more nights. I need help planning the first afternoon. Does it make sense to take a Bosphorous cruise that day or should we leave it for one of the other full days?

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1. Re: Need help planning Istanbul itinerary

It really depends on your energy level that first afternoon!:) once you touch down in Sultanahmet your eyes and feet will want to wander and explore. If I were you I would explore my first afternoon; as Sultanhahmet has most attractions!!!!! Bosphorus Cruise is a great morning or early afternoon adventure so leave it for a full day, plus you have to take the tram to the Bosphorus boat from Sultanhahment (I forget which stop) and as a frequent traveler, it will be helpful to explore first before committing to something the first afternoon, again this is my opinion:):) nonetheless, enjoy Istanbul, what a beautiful place!

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2. Re: Need help planning Istanbul itinerary

That makes a lot of sense. This is our first Mediterranean cruise. We've traveled throughout Europe by land - renting cars and catching trains. I was under the delusion that this would be a simple trip. I'm not dissappointed- in fact, I'm even more excited.

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