Turkey has 2 cities in the top ten list of The World’s Most Visited Cities in 2022. Antalya, which is located in Southern Turkey, is one of the most attractive destination for tourist with its beautiful beaches, history and liberal stance. And Istanbul, which is the capital city of the 3 empires during its 8,500 years old history. 4-5 days can be enough to see the top touristic attractions in Istanbul, but to explore the city in the fields of history, gastronomy, art, shopping and fun, more days needed to spend. As it would be so hard to experience everything in the city for most of the visitors, some decisions have to be made through your preferences. Here is Illusthrone’s Best Things To Do List including Top Touristic Attractions in Istanbul, which will be helpful to pick and skip easily for planning.

  • Helicopter Sightseeing over the Bosphorus and the Historical Peninsula
  • Topkapı Palace
  • Sultanahmet (Blue) Mosque
  • Yacht Tour on the Bosphorus (with an expert guide about the water front mansions and historical constructions on the seaway)
  • Hagia Sophia
  • The Grand Bazaar
  • Hippodrome of Constantinople
  • Dolmabahce Palace
  • The Basilica Cistern
  • The Egyptian Bazaar (Spice Market)
  • Fashion Tour at Nisantasi, Macka, Beyoglu districts (for Turkish designers)
  • Antique Stores at Nuruosmaniye and Cukurcuma
  • Shopping at Zorlu Center and Istinye Park
  • Bagdat Street (for cafés and restaurants – modern Turkish life)
  • Galataport
  • Moda District
  • Salt Galata
  • Miniaturk, Legoland and Kidzania for kids
  • Bebek District
  • Dinner at Fish Restaurants of the long Bosphorus Coast on both sides (Europe & Asia).
  • Street Food Tour
  • Galata Tower
  • Kuzguncuk District
  • Long Bosphorus Ferry Tour with City Lines
  • Suleymaniye Mosque
  • Istiklal Street
  • Istanbul Rooftops and Terraces Tour
  • Balat & Fener District
  • Gulhane Park
  • Ferikoy Flea Market
  • St.Antoine Church
  • Cicek Pasaji
  • Whirling Dervishes’ Performance
  • Bath & Massage at Kilic Ali Pasa Hammam
  • Night out at Bomontiada
  • The Chora Church
  • Rustem Pasa Mosque
  • Walls of Constantinople
  • The Prince’s Islands
  • Fenerbahce & Kalamis Districts
  • Buyuk Mecidiye (Ortakoy) Mosque
  • Maiden Tower
  • Rumeli Fortress
  • Sakip Sabanci Museum
  • Greek Orthodox Patriarchate & St.George Church
  • Rahmi M. Koc Museum
  • Hagia Irene
  • Golden Horn

Illusthrone’s team is always ready to arrange spectacular and private tailor-made tours. Please contact us for the further information via info@illusthrone.com.

The Bosphorus, Istanbul (Europe & Asia)



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