One of the most beautiful and popular views in Istanbul is the skyline of the Old City. This skyline includes the minarets of the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia, as well as the Hagia Irene church and Topkapi Palace. Off to the side of it, you can see the New Mosque (which is 400 years old) and the Suleymaniye Mosque. Taken together, they represent the iconic skyline that people associate Istanbul’s sightseeing with. For a great picture of this skyline, head to Kadikoy. There, you’ll find a rocky sea barrier, which is a favorite spot for locals to look across the Bosporus to the Old City.
Sightseeing in Istanbul
Istanbul is a huge city with new things to see around every corner. Because of this, sightseeing in Istanbul may seem like a really big undertaking, because you really don’t want to miss anything about this lovely city. But, with help from your local guide and these tips, you can be sure to see some of the best sights in Istanbul!
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A customized trip with Aysegul
We had an Amazing day. Aysegul made a special tour for us and could tell us a lot about Istanbul.
We had a experienced which places locals visit and she gave us a lot of tips for the rest of the day!
A customized trip with Abdullah
Abdullah arranged for an off the beaten track contemporary art tour , got to see lots of hidden gems, delicious lunch and ended in the spice market before dropping me off at hotel. Highly recommend.
Private Day Trip to Princes' Islands
Alper was so friendly and flexible he costumized tge tour for me as we had scooters we went to the boats with it adn then he let me set with his local friends in the islands and I had a really great time with him for sure if I had more time I would spend it with him talking about the culture things. His tour has a restaurant that I could definitely say this is one of the best seafood I have ever tried in my life.