Staying at the Doubletree Old Town.
Is my transportation info correct?
We are arriving to Ataturk airport on a Saturday at around 5pm. Take metro at the airport to Zeytinburnu. Transfer to TRAM T1 , get off at Laleli University.
Might go to Taksim/Istiklal that night. From hotel take T1 to Kabatas. Change to F1 Funicular . Or is it more convenient to take the metro M2 from Vezneciler and avoid transfers?
Day 2 Sunday - Walk to sites, Hagia Sofia, Basilica Cistern, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque…. Can also take T1 to Sultanahmet.
Day 3 Monday – We can walk to Grand Bazaar from hotel.
Bosphorous cruise from/to Eminonu. From hotel take T1 To Eminonu. We might do Istiklal /Taksim this day instead. ..so which way is more practical?
From Eminonu take T1 to Kabatas, change to F1 Funicular. Or is it doable to walk across the bridge to Istiklal from Eminonu pier? We don’t have to make it to Taksim Square but we can take to Nostalgic Tram .
Is the Harem at Topkapi Palace included in the museum pass? The "option" note on the website is confusing. To me optional is not the same as not included.