Istanbul, Turkey Overview

Once called Constantinople, the former capital of the Byzantine Empire is the only city in the world to straddle two continents: Europe and Asia. This is the Golden Horn, the door between East and West, and your first vision of its domes and minarets is unforgetable. Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and Sultan treasures in Topkapi Palace await - as does the Grand Bazaar, laden with carpets, beaten brass and spices from afar.

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Half Day Highlights of Byzantine and Ottoman Empires

Half Day Highlights of Byzantine and Ottoman EmpiresExplore the wonders of Turkey on this Istanbul s...

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Hidden Istanbul Walking Tour

Hidden Istanbul Walking TourEmbark on a personalized journey to some of Istanbul's most noteworthy d...

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Private Dolmabahce Palace and Tea at Ciragan Palace

Private Dolmabahce Palace and Tea at Ciragan PalaceMeet your professionlly-trained tour guide and be...

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Half Day Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque & Grand Bazaar

St. Sophia: The magnificent Byzantine Church of all times; one of the finest and largest architectur...

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by leecarr

Istanbul was beautiful and unlike any other port we visited however, it was one of our least favorites. There were just so many people that we didn't enjoy getting shuffled everywhere.

Visited: Aug 01, 2015

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by dennisjleciejew

Sail into Istanbul was a little later in the morning so everyone could enjoy the view. Ship docked in a great location. Took tram to historical area. Visited Hagia Sofia, Cisterns, Grand Bazaar, Spice Market and Blue Mosque. Fantastic day. Highlight of the trip!

Visited: Sep 06, 2015

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