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  • Istanbul Turkish Night Dinner Show
    TURKISH NIGHT Dinner folk and belly dance show (Traditional music - dance evening - Istanbul) you will be picked up from your hotel and will transfer you to the showand at end of the show we will transfer you back to your hotel. Midnight [...]
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  • Istanbul airport taxi
    Easy and convenient Book for airport transfers Airport transfers from any istanbul airport to any turkey location all driven by our experienced chauffeurs and sabiha and ataurk private airport taxi service. [...]
    D: 0.9mi00
  • The Blue Mosque
    Named after Sultan Ahmed, who made it to be built between 1607 and 1617, the Blue Mosque is a symbol of grandeur, harmony and beauty. It is a sight that would make you miss out on a lot, if not visited. Try to go and see the building in the [...]
    D: 0.9mi10
  • Istanbul Museum of Modern Art
    You get a glimpse in the 20th century Turkish artists viewpoints, life when you visit this amazing Istanbul Museum of Modern Art. The many interesting exhibitions just draw you closer and make you use you imagination when deciphering what [...]
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  • Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya)
    One of the most beautiful architectural buildings, the Hagia Sophia, also known as Ayasofya, was originally built as a Christian (Byzantine) Church, but after the 16th century it has been converted into a mosque and nowadays serves as a [...]
    D: 0.9mi00
  • Turkish Flavors
    Taking a class with Turkish Flavors in a Turkish environment and local and foreign people is an experience we shall never forget. Our 'teacher' was knowledgeable, helpful and very innovative. We had so much fun during her classes. [...]
    D: 1.9mi10
  • Egyptian Bazaar
    Full of color and smell, the Egyptian Bazaar is like spice gem in a small street. There so many spices, nuts, seeds, dried fruits to choose from, you can get lost in them. Though we saw very few locals, the place was flooded with visitors [...]
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  • Pasazade Restaurant
    Featuring Ottoman cuisine with rich flavors the Pasazade Restaurant or terrace for that matter is a delight in its own. They absolutely delicious dishes with spicy ingredients and it just waters your mouth the minute you just look at your [...]
    D: 0.4mi00
  • Daily Istanbul Tours
    One of the highlight of our stay in Istanbul was the trip we made with the Daily Istanbul Tours. We booked for a day trip, Istanbul Two Continents Tour, which was only 65 EUR each but what we received for it was well worth the money. We [...]
    D: 1mi20
  • Byzantine Hippodrome
    Originally the home of sports games in the Byzantine period, the Hippodrome has been later converted into a park. It is open to the public all day long and is quite close to other major attractions such as the Ayasofya, the Blue Mosque or [...]
    D: 0.9mi00
  • Aloran Restaurant
    We just loved the food and the service at the Aloran Restaurant. Though a bit pricey, and we had quite a trouble finding the place for starters, but aside from that, the food, the atmosphere was worth it. At least for us. When we went [...]
    D: 0.4mi00
  • One Nation Travel Turkey
    We thought that for the first time it would be great not to organize our trips in a foreign city ourselves, so we booked in advance for a 6-Day Istanbul Package with One Nation Travel Turkey agency. We were picked from the airport on our [...]
    D: 0.7mi11
  • Topkapi Palace
    Used as the main residence for the Sultan Mehmet II, the Topkapi Palace now is such a major tourist attraction that it is almost very crowded. There are very many people, you have to queue to buy your ticket and sometimes you don't get [...]
    D: 0.8mi50
  • Imbat Restaurant
    Located on the rooftop of the Orient Express hotel, this Imbat Restaurant is delight. Not just because of its view of the city and the Bosporus, which is absolutely gorgeous, but their Turkish cuisine is just delicious. We had the lamb [...]
    D: 0.6mi01
  • Basilica Cistern
    Just across the street from the Blue Mosque, the Basilica Cistern is a mysterious underground place that you shouldn't miss. There are very many columns lighted from under with reddish lamps, giving the whole place a bit of Gothic and [...]
    D: 0.9mi00
  • Galata Tower
    We wanted to take some pictures of Istanbul so we decided to go up the Galata Tower and have a glimpse of the city. The view from up there is absolutely beautiful. we took turns in posing for photos and we had much fun. The only thing I [...]
    D: 0.8mi00
  • Istanbul Archeology Museum
    Christian and pagan, ancient and newer artifacts are gathered at the world's largest museum, at the Istanbul Archeology Museum. As Turkey's first museum, opened in 1891, many objects, artifacts, and artworks have been gathered to be [...]
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  • Sultanahmet - The Blue Mosque
    It's official name is Sultanahmet, after Ahmet I, who ordered it's construction. It is next to Hagia Sophia, but it's six minarets and cascading domes dominate the view of the city. There was some scandal, because only the Great Haram [...]
    D: 1.1mi00
  • Hagia Sophia
    If you are at Istanbul, you should visit the Hagia Sophia. Nowadays it´s a moslemic Moschee, but it was built as a christian church, representing the most important place for orthodoxy christs at Byzanz. [...]
    D: 0.9mi00

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Istanbul Nightlife

For the dining and good drinks, there are also several destinations to head. One of which is the Hayat Café, owned by 'your grandfather' or 'crazy uncle', it is a hole-in-one kebab shop offering the best of Turkish food and trinks and very affordable prices. Asitane, on the other hand, offers traditional Ottoman cuisine.  Imagine having to splurge in the best cuisine that has lasted for centuries offering unique yet equally delectable tastes. Beyti restaurant is one place that has been acclaimed by all diners. Owing to its delicious meat in the 45's at Küçükçekmece and its pleasant environment, a trip to Istanbul is almost never [...]
Cheap flights to Istanbul

Recent Istanbul flights found by Travelgrove users

  • $575Ukraine International Airlines flight Ukraine International Airlines 
    New York, NY (JFK)Istanbul, TR (IST)11/16/201612:30 am
    Istanbul, TR (IST)New York, NY (JFK)11/23/201606:55 am check price
  • $612Multiple Airlines flight Multiple Airlines 
    Chicago, IL (ORD)Istanbul, TR (IST)11/23/201612:41 pm
    Istanbul, TR (IST)Chicago, IL (ORD)12/06/201605:55 pm check price
  • $616Thy Turkish Airlines flight Thy Turkish Airlines 
    Toronto, ON (YYZ)Istanbul, TR (IST)11/01/201611:25 pm
    Istanbul, TR (IST)Toronto, ON (YYZ)11/16/201602:30 pm check price

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