Things to see and do - Istanbul
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Istanbul Travel guide
Istanbul : Michelin's recommendations
Byzantium to the Greeks, Constantinople to the Romans, and Istanbul to the Ottomans, this city has retained numerous treasures from the twenty-six centuries of its history. This global city links Europe with Asia, a role that is played out around the Bosphorus, a stretch of water linking the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara. The European side is studded with minarets, cupolas and palaces, while its Asian counterpart revels in elegant princely residences. Istanbul offers visitors an entrancing mix of atmospheres, ranging from fish markets and trendy bistros to centres of modern art and old mosques, and the Grand Bazaar to luxury international boutiques.
Tourist attractions Istanbul : Things to see and do
TR - Istanbul
The harem with its eunuchs was a place of great intrigue, luxury and exquisite pleasure, and here in the harem of Topkapi Palace visitors are plunged into a mythical Orient of a thousand and one treasures and as many fantasies. Lattice-work screens f..
Divanyolu Cad. TR - Istanbul
Overlooking Seraglio Point, at the mouth of the Golden Horn, the Sultanahmet quarter extends across the first hill of the city, the fiefdom of Ancient Byzantium and the political and cultural heart of the Byzantine and Ottoman cities. Few places in t..
TR - Istanbul
This jewel of the 17C has retained its vocation as a place of worship, hence the requirement to remove one's shoes before entering inside. The goal of the architect here was to surpass the elegance of the Aya Sofya basilica, an aim which was achieved..
Gumussuyu Mah. Inonu Cad. No:8 Taksim TR - Istanbul 34437
Prix Prices from : 205 €
Situated in the heart of the city, CVK Hotels & Resorts Park Bosphorus Istanbul is just 150 metres from Taksim Square. Featuring chic interiors, the hotel offers 2 swimming pools and an extensive spa centre. The luxurios rooms of CVK Hotels & Resort..
Siraselviler Cad. No:11 Taksim Beyoglu TR - Istanbul 34437
Featuring elegantly decorated rooms with individual characters, this 4-star hotel towers over Taksim Square, in the heart of the Beyoğlu district. Its glass-walled Mediterranean restaurant offers sweeping Bosphorus views. The luxurious Ocean Spa of ..
Osmanli Cad. No:14 Taksim TR - Istanbul 34437
Prix Prices from : 80 €
This hotel is located 100 metres from Istanbul's Taksim Square. It offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and has a restaurant that serves international cuisine. The Bosphorus Strait is 600 metres away. Rooms at Taksim Metropark Hotel are spacious and decorat..
Leisure activities Istanbul
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Enjoy local delicacies, complimentary drinks and enchanting views of Istanbul on a dinner cruise on the Bosphorus complete with live entertainment on board. Glide past the illuminated city on a luxury yacht and see sights such as the Dolmabahce and ..
Escape the hustle and bustle of Istanbul with a boat cruise to the tranquil island of Büyükada. Hop onto a horse-drawn carriage–cars are forbidden on the island–and explore the largest of the Princes' Islands at a leisurely pace. Feast on seafood at ..
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Cruise the Bosphorus Strait between Europe and Asia and see Istanbul's palaces from the waters. Stop at the famous Egyptian Bazaar (spice bazaar) for a real taste of the Orient. Inclusions : Cruise on the Bosphorus in a private boat Guided tour ..