travelgrove Travel Guides

 
 

Istanbul Guide Books, Turkey

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!


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.
[more]
See details
 
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Istanbul

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Istanbul

Author: Rose Baring
Price: $25.00
Binding: Paperback
Description: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Istanbul will lead you straight to the best attractions this city has to offer. The guide includes unique cutaways, floor plans, and reconstructions of major architectural sights, plus a pull-out city map clearly marked with attractions from the guidebook and an easy-to-use street index. DK's insider travel tips and essential local information will help you discover the best of this city in Turkey, from local festivals and markets to day trips around the countryside. Detailed listings will guide you to hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets, while transportation maps and a chart showing the walking distances between sights will help you get around the city. With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that brighten every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Istanbul truly shows you this city as no one else can.[more]
See details
 
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]
See details
 
Lonely Planet Istanbul (City Guide)

Lonely Planet Istanbul (City Guide)

Author: Virginia Maxwell
Price: $20.99
Binding: Paperback
Description: ?This magical meeting place of East and West has more top-drawer attractions than it has minarets (and that?s a lot).? ?Virginia Maxwell, Lonely Planet Author

Our Promise
You can trust our travel information because Lonely Planet authors visit the places we write about, each and every edition. We never accept freebies for positive coverage so you can rely on us to tell it like it is.

Inside This Book

1 expert author
5 walking tours
7 hamams
32 pages of maps
77 top restaurants
Feature coverage of top sights
Range of planning tools
In-depth backgrounds on Istanbul?s architecture
[more]
See details
 
Istanbul & Western Turkey 1:11 000/1,100,000 Include inset fo Istanbul Regional & Transit map

Istanbul & Western Turkey 1:11 000/1,100,000 Include inset fo Istanbul Regional & Transit map

Author: International Travel maps
Price: $10.95
Binding: Map
Description: This is the 3rd Edition of Istanbul map. We add Western Turkey map in other side to make it more useful for traveller. All the information was updated. It was printed in plastic paper.[more]
See details
 
Istanbul: The Collected Traveler: An Inspired Companion Guide (Vintage Departures Original)

Istanbul: The Collected Traveler: An Inspired Companion Guide (Vintage Departures Original)

Author: Barrie Kerper
Price: $20.00
Binding: Paperback
Description: THE COLLECTED TRAVELER
For Travelers Who Want More Than a Guidebook

Bringing The Collected Traveler along on your trip is like having your own savvy personal tour guide who knows the place intimately. This unique guide to one of today's hottest tourist destinations combines fascinating articles by a wide variety of writers, woven throughout with the editor's own indispensable advice and opinions-providing in one package an unparalleled experience of an extraordinary place.

THIS EDITION ON ISTANBUL FEATURES:

? Seductive, colorful, and in-depth articles that illuminate the dazzling treasures and monuments of Istanbul, from the Grand Bazaar to the Sultans' palaces; the delights of Turkish cuisine; the rich pageant of Istanbul's history; and the people and personalities that define it today.

? More personal pieces that take the reader beyond the usual tourist highlights, offering intimate reports on everything from the heavenly scent (and taste) of Turkish roses to the glitzy nightlife of this city of ?minarets and miniskirts? to the unusual pleasure of being pummeled to within an inch of your life in an historic Turkish bath.

? Enticing recommendations for related reading, including novels, histories, memoirs, and the most useful guidebooks.

? An A-Z Miscellany of concise and entertaining information to arm you for your trip-on everything from Alexander the Great and Ataturk to Whirling Dervishes and Turkish Wine.

? Interviews, Q & As, and commentary from visitors and residents, ranging from the 18th-century society wit Lady Mary Wortley Montague to Nobel Prize-winner Orhan Pamuk.

? Spotlights on unusual shops, restaurants, hotels, and experiences not to be missed.
[more]
See details
 
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.
[more]
See details
 
Istanbul Revealed: Hagia Sophia and the Mosques of Istanbul (Turkey Architecture Travel Guide)

Istanbul Revealed: Hagia Sophia and the Mosques of Istanbul (Turkey Architecture Travel Guide)

Author: Approach Guides, David Raezer, Jennifer Raezer
Binding: Kindle Edition
Description: Travel guidebooks for the ultra curious, Approach Guides reveal a destination?s essence by exploring a compelling aspect of its cultural heritage: art, architecture, history, food, or wine.

For visitors to Istanbul, Hagia Sophia, which stands regally atop the first hill of Constantinople, is an iconic sight.

Hagia Sophia was the most influential church of all time and a religious center of the Byzantine Empire and has come to define the Byzantine (Eastern Roman) Orthodox Christian architectural style. Use our downloadable travel guidebook to Istanbul to explore the church, which was built under the Byzantine Emperor Justinian in 532-537, and has served as a model for future religious buildings, both Christian and Islamic.

In this Approach Guide, we explore the iconic church of Hagia Sophia (built 532-537) in Istanbul (then Constantinople), the religious center of the Byzantine Empire. Our discussion centers around the church?s history, its structural and design innovations, the inspiration for its innovative centralized floorplan (versus the prevalent basilican layout), and its world-class mosaics.

We then explore the church's legacy, particularly as an inspiration for the greatest of Ottoman architects, Koca Mimar Sinan (1491-1588). In this context, we profile Sinan's architectural style and his contribution to the Islamic architectural tradition; in order to provide a contextual framework for Sinan?s work, we provide also provide a primer on the fundamentals of mosque architecture.

We hope you enjoy what we believe is a totally unique cultural guide to the legacy of one the world greatest churches.

FREE UPDATES
Approach Guides often updates content and releases new editions of its guidebooks. These updates are FREE for existing customers. Please visit http://approachguides.com/updates for a list of recently updated guides and instructions on downloading the new version.

PRAISE FOR APPROACH GUIDES
Compulsive (and compulsively informed) travelers, the Raezers are the masterminds behind the downloadable Approach Guides, which are filled with a university course-worth of history and insights for 62 destinations worldwide. WHY WE LOVE IT: The Raezers share our desire for deep, well-researched information on the wonders of the world.
- Travel + Leisure

What started as one couple?s travel notes aimed at filling in the gaps in guidebooks has become ApproachGuides.com ? a menu of downloadable travel guides that cover cultural and historical topics of interest to thoughtful travelers. What?s hot: Bite-sized travel guides that specialize in topics ranging from 29 pages on the foods of Italy to one that helps you explore the historical and architectural significance of Angkor?s famous temple structures in Cambodia.
- LA Times

Approach Guides encompass the whole cultural experience of a place, whether it is Ancient Buddhist Caves in India and China, Islamic Cairo, Ancient Mediterranean Mosaics, or a Guide to the Regional Foods of Italy. Each guide delves into the subject, truly exploring it (and making you want to GO THERE NOW). Perfect for the thinking traveler, Approach Guides are one of the best travel guides I?ve ever found.
- Wandering Educators
[more]
See details
 
Istanbul Travel Guide

Istanbul Travel Guide

Author: eTips LTD
Binding: Kindle Edition
Description: Stop carrying heavy city tours guide in your pocket. TRAVEL LIGHT!!!

Tourist info for must see attractions such as Topkap? Palace, Hagia Irene, Basilica Cistern, Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Sleymaniye Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Chora Church, Maiden's Tower, Galata Tower, Dolmabahe Palace, Sarayburnu, Hagia Sofia, Beyo?lu, ?stiklal Avenue, Bosphorus Bridge, Levent, Maslak, Sapphire of Istanbul, among others.

Tips and advices to travellers, how to get into the city, how to move around, most popular places, safety tips, etc...

The travel guide is made based on travellers advices.

If you have any information or feedback or if you want to see something new, please feel free to contact us at: contact@etips.com

Discover more travel guides at www.etips.com

Follow us at www.facebook.com/etips.travel
[more]
See details
 

Community

Members Who Have Been to Istanbul

Community Galleries About Istanbul

Browse our members' Istanbul galleries to get a better impression of the place
 
show alladd gallery
 
 

Popular destinations

 
the best travel deals provided by TravelZoo...
 
 
  
Cheap flights to Istanbul

Recent Istanbul flights found by Travelgrove users

  • $875Thy Turkish Airlines flight Thy Turkish Airlines 
    FromToDepartureTime
    Houston, TX (IAH)Istanbul, TR (IST)04/30/201407:50 pm
    Istanbul, TR (IST)Houston, TX (IAH)05/05/201401:05 pm
    expedia.com check price
  • $892Thy Turkish Airlines flight Thy Turkish Airlines 
    FromToDepartureTime
    New York, NY (JFK)Istanbul, TR (IST)04/26/201411:55 pm
    Istanbul, TR (IST)New York, NY (JFK)05/13/201401:15 pm
    cheapoair.com check price
  • $908Multiple Airlines flight Multiple Airlines 
    FromToDepartureTime
    Las Vegas, NV (LAS)Istanbul, TR (IST)09/03/201411:15 pm
    Istanbul, TR (IST)Las Vegas, NV (LAS)09/23/201401:25 pm
    cheapoair.com check price
 
 
   Welcome to Travelgrove  register tell a friend bookmark it 
 
 
*