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What to Do in Istanbul

What to Do in Istanbul

“Since Istanbul is a very big city, most visitors that decide to travel around the city by themselves don’t know what to do in Istanbul. In this article, we will answer this question.”

What to Do in Istanbul ?

Istanbul is a large city with countless places to visit, foods to taste, and activities to do. Since there are so many things to do, it becomes hard to decide what to do in Istanbul when visiting the city. For this reason, we prepared a guide for you to help you decide easier on what to do in Istanbul when you are visiting the city. 

Wandering Around The Grand Bazaar

What to Do in Istanbul

The Grand Bazaar is Istanbul’s oldest bazaar, and it continues to be a popular tourist and local destination. Grand Bazaar was constructed shortly after Topkapi Palace in 1461 and has served as a commerce hub for over 560 years. When roaming through the Grand Bazaar, you may find both unusual gifts and local goods to purchase. With its unique atmosphere and goods that you can’t find anywhere else, Grand Bazaar is one of the places in Istanbul that you should definitely visit.

Visiting The Churches of Istanbul

What to Do in Istanbul

Istanbul is home to some of the world’s most well-known mosques, including the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. It does, however, have a number of old churches worth seeing. Istanbul is home to various historical churches that are definitely worth visiting. Some of the most known churches in Istanbul are:

  • Saint Antoine Cathedral
  • Church of Saint Benoit
  • Saint George’s Cathedral
  • Aya Triada
  • Stephan Church

For further information about the churches in Istanbul, you can read our article about “Churches to Visit in Istanbul” by clicking here.

Going on An Ottoman Relics Tour


Served as the capital city of the Ottoman Empire for over 450 years, Istanbul has a great number of Ottoman relics, most of which are palaces and mosques. Throughout the approximately 450 years of its service as the capital city to the Ottoman Empire, Istanbul is today home to different Ottoman relics, from different eras. During an Ottoman Relics Tour, you will be able to visit places like the Blue Mosque and the Topkapi Palace, which heavily carry the traces traditional Ottoman Empire architecture, in addition to more modern places like the Yildiz Palace and the Beylerbeyi Palace, which mostly carry the traces of Baroque and Renaissance architecture. 

Going on A Boat Tour on The Bosphorus

What to Do in Istanbul

The Bosphorus is without a doubt Istanbul’s most magnificent vista. While it’s breathtaking to see from afar, it’s even more stunning when you’re cruising on it. A private Bosphorus Cruise will take you to some of Istanbul’s most magnificent locations, as well as a special supper with a stunning view of the Bosphorus. You’ll also be able to experience some of Anatolia’s and Istanbul’s well-known traditional dances and choreographies during a Boat Tour on The Bosphorus. 

For further information about Bosphorus Tours in Istanbul, you can read our other articles about Bosphorus Cruises organised by Istanbool Tour by clicking here. You can also book your private Bosphorus Cruise with Dinner or private Bosphorus Cruise with Breakfast by clicking here, or contacting us at (+90 542 625 14 25) via WhatsApp.


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