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Being a tourist in Istanbul might prove to be quite difficult. Travelgrove is trying to help you out with a long list of Istanbul Guide Books. We have collected the best Guide Books for Istanbul that contain all the information you as a traveler may need to get around and find the best places. You will learn the do’s and don’ts from real people and you can put all their knowledge into your pocket. Browse and get the guide book you like the most. Enjoy the exploration!


Istanbul (Travel Guide)

Istanbul (Travel Guide)

Author: Lonely Planet, Virginia Maxwell
Price: $20.99
Binding: Paperback
Description: Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Istanbul is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Follow your nose to the Spice Bazaar, take in the ancient artistic treasures of Aya Sofya, or visit a hamam for an indulgent steam bath; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Istanbul and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Istanbul Travel Guide: Full-colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, literature, cinema, architecture, shopping, nightlife, food, drink, and more Free, convenient pull-out Istanbul map (included in print version), plus over 20 colour local maps Useful features - including Walking Tours, Travel with Children, and Ferry Trips Coverage of Sultanahmet and Around, Bazaar District, Western Districts, Beyoglu, Besiktas, Ortakoy, Kurucesme, Uskudar, and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Istanbul, our most comprehensive guide to Istanbul, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled. Looking for just the highlights of Istanbul? Check out Lonely Planet's Pocket Istanbul, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Turkey guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer, or Lonely Planet's Discover Turkey, a photo-rich guide to the country's most popular attractions.Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet and Virginia Maxwell. About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia) [more]
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Istanbul

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Istanbul

Author: DK Publishing
Price: $25.00
Binding: Paperback
Description: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Istanbul will lead you straight to the best attractions this city has to offer. This fully updated guidebook includes 3-D cutaway illustrations, floor plans, and reconstructions of Istanbul's stunning architecture, plus maps of the key districts to explore on foot. There's even a chart showing the walking distances between major sights. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Istanbul covers this city's unforgettable sights in depth and comes complete with a pull-out city map that clearly marks the sights from the guidebook. The map has detailed street views of all the key areas, transportation maps, information on how to get around the city, and an easy-to-use street index. In this guide, you'll also find detailed listings of the best hotels, restaurants, bars, and shops for all budgets, plus insider tips on everything from where to find the best markets and nightspots to great attractions for children. With hundreds of photographs, illustrations, and maps, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Istanbul shows you what others only tell you.[more]
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Rick Steves' Istanbul

Rick Steves' Istanbul

Author: Lale Surmen Aran, Tankut Aran
Price: $19.99
Binding: Paperback
Description: You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Istanbul.

Following Rick's self-guided tours, you'll experience the wonders of East and West in this fascinating city?the capital of two great empires. Explore one of the world's largest domed churches, haggle with merchants in the exotic Grand Bazaar, and discover the secrets of the sultan's harem in Topkapi Palace. Wander through monumental mosques, shop along sophisticated avenues, and watch whirling dervishes in action. Cruise the Bosphorus for a quick trip to Asia, and end the day relaxing in a Turkish bath.

Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants in delightful neighborhoods. You'll learn how to get around on the city's trams and ferries, and which sights are worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.
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Top 10 Istanbul (EYEWITNESS TOP 10 TRAVEL GUIDE)

Top 10 Istanbul (EYEWITNESS TOP 10 TRAVEL GUIDE)

Price: $14.00
Binding: Paperback
Description: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Istanbul will lead you straight to the very best this city has to offer. The guide is divided by area with restaurant reviews for each, as well as recommendations for hotels, bars and cafes, and places to shop. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists, from the Top 10 museums to the Top 10 events, festivals, and more. There's even a list of the Top 10 things to avoid. Whether you're looking for the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights or want to find the best nightspots, this guide is the perfect pocket-sized companion. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Istanbul contains a pull-out map and guide that includes fold-out maps, useful phone numbers, and 60 great ideas on how to spend a day in Istanbul.[more]
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Istanbul Turkey: Pictorial Travel

Istanbul Turkey: Pictorial Travel

Author: Pedro Doren
Binding: Kindle Edition
Description: For the price of a caffe latte, or while drinking a caffe latte :) you will get a pretty good glimpse of Istanbul in just a few minutes with this tiny but complete photo album.

Photo gallery including:

* MAP
* HISTORY
* TURKISH AIRLINES
* ATATRK AIRPORT
* MODERN TRAM
* TAKSIM SQUARE
* ISTIKLAL AVENUE
* ISTANBUL UNIVERSITY
* PAMUK IN THE MUSEUM OF INNOCENCE
* AGATHA CHRISTIE?S ROOM AT PERA PALAS HOTEL
* GALATA TOWER
* GALATA BRIDGE FROM GALATA TOWER
* MAIDENS TOWER
* HIPPODROME OF CONSTANTINOPLE
* BOSPHORUS
* BOSPHORUS BRIDGE
* DOLMABAHE PALACE
* CIRAGAN PALACE
* HAGIA SOPHIA
* BASILICA CISTERN
* PALACE OF BOUKOLEON
* BLUE MOSQUE
* YENI MOSQUE
* GRAND BAZAAR
* SPICE MARKET
* EAT A KUMPIR
* HAVE A TURKISH DELIGHTS FOR DESSERT
* TURKISH COFFEE
* TURKISH BELLY DANCERS
* WHIRLING DERVISHES

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It contains a bunch of selected photos depicting the scenery in Istanbul that will let you prepare your visit, remember it or as a virtual tour.
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Honour, Heels and Headscarves: Real-Life Stories of Women from Istanbul

Honour, Heels and Headscarves: Real-Life Stories of Women from Istanbul

Author: Carla de la Vega
Binding: Kindle Edition
Description: They are out to kill Zelal. She has been hiding in Istanbul for the past few days because if her husband?s family find her, they will put an end to her life. Her crime: getting a divorce. This case is just one among many so-called honour crimes that are common in Turkey.

Meanwhile, Sennur, a woman in her twenties, devises ways of getting into Bosphorous University in an Islamic headscarf, despite the fact that they are banned in all of Turkey?s educational institutions. This young woman skirts legislation by wearing an outlandish beach hat. Her friends even resort to wigs. All of them wish to follow the religious precepts set down in the Qur?an, the very same principles which mean that Sennur has never kissed her boyfriend, even though she has been going out with him for over two years.

That is not a view shared by the Turkish women with long, flowing hair, impeccable manicures, sky-high heels and the shortest of skirts, who swing their hips on the dance-floors of Istanbul?s nightclubs. Ayse, 26, is not wearing the skimpiest of outfits, but it is a while since she lost her virginity.

Rashel is a 60 year-old Sephardic Jew who, in what was once Constantinople, expresses herself, even today, in that offshoot of the Spanish language known as Ladino. Her life in this Muslim-majority country has been tremendously difficult. She is delighted to have grown old. Men leave her alone now. Her beauty has ruined her life.

Through the real-life stories of these four Turkish women, in " Honour, Heels and Headscarves", journalist Carla de la Vega delves into the current situation of women in Turkey; a country in constant struggle between the Islamic traditions of the East and the imported secularism of the West.
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Istanbul, Turkey Travel Guide - Sightseeing, Hotel, Restaurant & Shopping Highlights (Illustrated)

Istanbul, Turkey Travel Guide - Sightseeing, Hotel, Restaurant & Shopping Highlights (Illustrated)

Author: Olivia Smith
Binding: Kindle Edition
Description: Istanbul is Turkey?s most populous city with an estimated population of 19 million people and even though it is no longer the country?s capital, it remains Turkey?s cultural and financial centre. Istanbul straddles both Asia and Europe and is located on both sides of Bosphorus River. It was one of the three European Capitals of Culture in 2010.

Contents:

Introduction To Istanbul
Culture
Location & Orientation
Climate & When To Visit
Sightseeing Highlights
Aya Sofya (Hagia Sofia)
Blue Mosque
Topkapi Palace
Topkapi Harem
Basilica Cistern
Baths of Lady Hurrem
Grand Bazaar
Dolmabahce Palace
Galata Tower
Hippodrome
Suleymaniye Mosque
Military Museum
Ecumenical Orthodox Patriarchate
Taksim Square
Istiklal Avenue
Yildiz Park
Recommendations for the Budget Traveller
Places To Stay
Places To Eat
Places To Shop
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Rick Steves' Istanbul

Rick Steves' Istanbul

Author: Lale Surmen Aran, Tankut Aran
Price: $17.99
Binding: Paperback
Description: You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Istanbul.

Following Rick's self-guided tours, you'll experience the wonders of East and West in this fascinating city?the capital of two great empires. Explore one of the world's largest domed churches, haggle with merchants in the exotic Grand Bazaar, and discover the secrets of the sultan's harem in Topkapi Palace. Wander through monumental mosques, shop along sophisticated avenues, and watch whirling dervishes in action. Cruise the Bosphorus for a quick trip to Asia, and end the day relaxing in a Turkish bath.

Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants in delightful neighborhoods. You'll learn how to get around on the city's trams and ferries, and which sights are worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.
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3 Day Guide to Istanbul: A 72-hour definitive guide on what to see, eat and enjoy in Istanbul, Turkey (3 Day Travel Guides)

3 Day Guide to Istanbul: A 72-hour definitive guide on what to see, eat and enjoy in Istanbul, Turkey (3 Day Travel Guides)

Author: 3 Day City Guides
Binding: Kindle Edition
Description: See. Eat. Sleep. Enjoy. A 72-Hour Guide to Istanbul, Turkey.

City breaks are perfect for those long weekends away. You go to a city and you?ve got only a short amount of time to see the sights, there?s no time to get distracted. But what if you don?t know exactly what to do and see? Which places to eat at? When is the best time to visit?

In the melting pot of Europe, where east meets west and cultures collide, the historic city of Istanbul in Turkey is perfect for savvy shoppers and history buffs alike. Whether it?s exploring the oriental bazaars or the modern western shopping malls hours can be spent as well as your money. The blending of civilizations has left an array of ruins for avid historians and the art galleries are world class. Whether you want to spend your days exploring or your nights partying Istanbul is the place to do it. And be sure to try out the amazing food that fuses dishes from all over the world into one.

Inside 3 Day Guide to Istanbul: A 72-hour definitive guide on what to see, eat and enjoy in Istanbul, Turkey:
History- we?ve put together a historic overview of Istanbul and Iceland, helping you see what makes this historic city so unique and why it draws in so many visitors from all over the world.
Climate - whether you want to visit in the height of the summer heat or during the slightly cooler autumn you can always be sure that you pick the perfect season for you.
City Overview - as a melting pot of cultures and religions from all over the world you will never find yourself short of a celebration in Istanbul. With this handy guide to the city?s social calendar you can find something that you really want to celebrate.
Transport - Whether you want some advice about getting to Istanbul or just traveling around the city, this book is packed with tips and tricks to help you keep travel stress-free and cross the city like a local.
Sightseeing - helping you to make the most of your visit and turn your holiday into the trip of a life time this guide is full of attractions to suit any type of adventurer, including; art, theater, music, shopping, night life, culture, food, history and sightseeing.
3 Day Itinerary - For those of you who aren?t sure exactly what to you want to see but want to explore Istanbul there?s a handy itinerary all drawn up for you. Just pick and choose which parts you want to use and your trip of a lifetime is set.
Best Places for Any Budget - with comprehensive lists and reviews of the best places to eat, sleep and enjoy a night out all arranged by budget levels you?re bound to find something for you no matter what your budget.

Whether you want to explore with other travelers from all over the globe, sample the amazing foods that are on offer or soak up a little culture in the art galleries and historic mosques Istanbul has something for everyone. Download your kindle copy of 3 Day Guide to Istanbul: A 72-hour definitive guide on what to see, eat and enjoy in Istanbul, Turkey to find all you need to know to help make your trip to this vibrant and exotic metropolis the trip of a lifetime.
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