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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!


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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Lonely Planet Istanbul (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet 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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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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Lonely Planet Pocket Istanbul (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet Pocket Istanbul (Travel Guide)(French)

Author: Lonely Planet, Virginia Maxwell
Price: $13.99
Binding: Paperback
Description: Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisherLonely Planet Pocket 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 the best of Istanbul and begin your journey now!Inside Lonely Planet Pocket Istanbul: 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 Free, convenient pull-out Istanbul map (included in print version), plus over 15 colour local maps User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhoods to help you determine the best spots to spend your time Useful features - including Best with Kids, Walking Tours, and Don't Miss (quick glance at must-sees) Coverage of Aya Sofya, Sultanahmet, Topkapi Palace, Eminonu, Grand Bazaar and the Bazaar District, Istiklal Caddesi, Beyoglu, Dolmabahce Palace, Ortakoy, and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Pocket Istanbul is a handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, providing on-the-go assistance to travellers who seek only the can't-miss experiences. Colourful and easy-to-use, this neighbourhood-focused guide includes unique local recommendations to maximise your quick trip experience. Looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends a wide range of experiences, both popular and offbeat, and extensively covers all of Istanbul's neighbourhoods? Check out Lonely Planet's Istanbul guide. 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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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]
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Islam in Turkey - a story told by the best local guide (Istanbul Travel Stories)

Islam in Turkey - a story told by the best local guide (Istanbul Travel Stories)

Author: Wander Stories
Binding: Kindle Edition
Description: Dear Traveler,
Welcome to the WanderStories? story about Islam in Turkey. We will talk about prayer, hajj (the ritual pilgrimage to Mecca), and Ramadan (a month-long period of fasting). Lastly we will tell you the history of Islam in Turkey.
We, at WanderStories?, are storytellers. We don?t tell you where to eat or sleep, we don?t intend to replace a typical travel reference guide. Our mission is to be the best local guide that you would wish to have by your side when visiting the sights. So, we meet you at the sight and take you on a tour.
WanderStories? travel guides are unique because our storytelling style puts you alongside the best local guide who tells you fascinating stories and unusual facts recreating the passion and sacrifice that forged the beauty of these places right here in front of you, while a wealth of high quality photos, historic pictures, and illustrations brings your tour vividly to life.
Our promise:
? when you visit Istanbul with this travel guide you will have the best local guide at your fingertips
? when you read this travel guide in the comfort of your armchair you will feel as if you are actually visiting Istanbul with the best local guide

Let?s go!
Your guide, WanderStories
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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.

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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.
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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
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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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