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Activities in Istanbul

There are many activities to do and do in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, such as Istanbul. With its history, culture and daily life, Istanbul is truly a city worth seeing. We have prepared an article that may be of interest to you. We hope you like it.

Daily Tours in Istanbul

Among the places to visit in Istanbul, the priority is always the historical peninsula. Because many places to visit such as museums and mosques are here. Tours on the historical peninsula are guided walking tours. Since it is a pedestrian area, vehicles can bring you to a meeting point. Then the walking tour begins. There are two tours for half a day, morning and afternoon. Or you can do a full day tour. You can make a reservation from the travel agencies in the region or from your hotel. In walking tours, places such as Sultanahmet Mosque, Sultanahmet horse square, Hagia Sophia museum, Topkapı Palace museum, Hippodrome square, Grand Bazaar are visiting. You can visit all of them on a full day tours. You can visit some of them in half day tours. Lunch is included in full day tours. We recommend. If you want to visit another region, there are different tours. You can visit places such as the Spice Bazaar, Dolmabahce Palace, Camlıca hill, Golden Horn, City walls, Kariye Church museum, Piere Loti hill in full day. This tour is accompanied by a local guide and with a minivan. Lunch is included in the tour.

Bosphorus Tours in IstanbulBosphorus Boat Tour

The most beautiful place of Istanbul is undoubtedly the Bosphorus. It is a must to take a tour in the strait, which is admired by the whole world. With its unique beauty, making a boat trip between Asia and Europe continents creates unforgettable moments. There are day and night tours. Day tours are divided into short or long tours. Short tours are organized from morning and afternoon. It usually takes about 2 hours. Long tours are organized as a full day, along with a boat trip on the Bosphorus, Dolmabahce Palace, Egyptian Bazaar and Camlıca Hill are included in the tour with the local guide. Lunch is included in the tour. On a full-day tour, you travel the Asian and European continents both by boat and minivan. We recommend.
Night dinner cruise tour is organize in the Bosphorus. These boat tours with meals, drinks and music are also very entertaining. You experience the beauty of the Bosphorus in a different atmosphere at night. We recommend.

Double Decker Bus Tour in Istanbul

As an alternative to Istanbul guided tours, you can take a hop-on hop-off tour with double-decker buses without a guide. There are auto guides in different languages. Gives you information with headphones. Two companies are moving daily on different routes. There is departure every hour. The main stops are Sultanahmet Square and Taksim Square. Touring in double-decker buses is good except for crowded traffic.

Day Tours from Istanbul

Princes' Islands; Princes' Islands are popular places for those who live in Istanbul. They become more crowded in summer. Since there is no motor vehicle traffic on the islands, it is incredibly quiet and peaceful compared to the city of Istanbul.
There are 4 major islands to visit. It is located in Buyukada, Heybeliada, Kinaliada and Burgazada.
If you take a daily guided tour, it will take you to Büyükkada and Heybeliada. Tour agency will pick you from your hotel in the morning. When tour finish they drop you back to your hotel.

Istanbul Mevlevi Whirling ShowSema Show

In Hocapasa cultural center, you can watch the sema ceromony and the Mevlevi dervish dance. The sema show in Hocapasa starts at 19:00 every day of the week. The show takes 1 hour. We recommend you to go 15 minutes before  the show starts. Your travel agency will help you with tickets. Apart from Hocapasa, the famous Galata Mevlevihane in Beyoglu have performs, but it is not everyday. Since  Hocapasa is a vinegar, it is close to Sultanahmet.
The Seb-i Arûs Ceremonies, the most spectacular example of the Sema Show, are organized every year in December in Konya.

Turkish Nights with Dinner and Show in Istanbul

Night entertainment is available in many places in Istanbul. One of the most beautiful is the boat trip with food, drink and music in the Bosphorus. There are entertainment such as belly dancer and folklore. You will have fun with the view of the Bosphorus. Boats generally move at 21:00. Comes back in 3 hours. Ask your agency or hotel for help to join this tour. There are also beautiful places to go in places such as Taksim, Besiktas, Beyoglu, Ortaköy, Karaköy, and Kumkapi. You can go to fun places with meals and belly dancers anywhere. Your hotel or travel agency will help you do this.

Istanbul Tema Park Entertainment Centers

Isfanbul (Vialand); Turkey's first theme park. It is on the European side. Isfanbul Entertainment and Life Center has been serving since 2013 with a capacity of 15 thousand people. Being among the top 10 theme parks in Europe. Isfanbul has more than 200 stores, food and drink points in shopping streets. It is a place where you can enjoy shopping and entertainment with its outdoor activity areas. It is a place where children especially love.
Tuzla Marina ViaSea; It is on the Asian side of Istanbul. Istanbul is a bit far from the center. It should be about 1 hour drive. There are shopping streets, shops, food and beverage points. It is a place where you can enjoy shopping and entertainment with its outdoor activity areas. Lion park and Viasea aquarium will also attract your attention. It is a place where children especially love. Istanbul is a bit far from the city center. It should be about 1 hour drive from city center. But it is worth visiting because it is a good fun.

Aquariums in Istanbul

Florya Istanbul Aquarium; It is among the largest thematic aquariums in the world, located within the Aqua Florya 

Sealife akvaryum

Shopping Center. Istanbul Aquarium was opened in 2011. Istanbul Aquarium; It hosts 17 thousand sea creatures with its travel route, theme, rain forest and new generation technology. Consisting of 17 themes and 1 rainforest, Istanbul Aquarium hosts fish species living in the world seas.
Aquarium Istanbul, Turkey's first penguins to the pole, sand tiger sharks and red-bellied piranha to the hosts.

Istanbul Sea Life Aquarium; Istanbul Sea Life Aquarium is in Forum Istanbul shopping center in Bayrampasa, Istanbul. Istanbul and Turkey's largest aquarium. It is among the largest aquariums in the world with an 80-meter glass underwater observation tunnel on an area of ​​8 thousand square meters. Launched in October 2009, Turkuazoo Istanbul Aquarium Underwater World offers its visitors the opportunity to examine more than 10 thousand sea creatures, including rare species of sharks, stingrays, octopuses and sea turtles, at an angle of 270 degrees.

Tuzla ViaSea Aquarium; It is the world's first climate-themed aquarium. ViaSea Aquarium is the longest and widest aquarium tunnel in Istanbul with its 88-meter tunnel aquarium. It has thematic aquariums, touch pools, main tank, tunnel aquarium, and a total water capacity of 5.2 million liters. More than 12,000 sea creatures are waiting for you in 47 different themed exhibitions. A fun filled with sharks is waiting for you in the longest underwater aquarium tunnel of Istanbul, looking at the history of the Bosphorus underwater.

Football Match in Istanbul

One of the activities that can be done in Istanbul is to go to a football game. Istanbul has three world-famous big sports clubs. The matches of these clubs are full of excitement. Tribune shows are great fun. You can go to there when you come to Istanbul for such a nice atmosphere. Sports fans who follow football closely know these tree big clubs.

Besiktas; (1903 - Black and White) Beşiktaş stadium is the closest and easiest to reach it in city center. It is opposite Dolmabahce palace. From Taksim and from Sultanahmet are easily accessible.

Galatasaray; (1905 - Yellow and Red) There is transportation by metro to go to Galatasaray stadium. Take the metro from Taksim sqaure and you have to walk 10 minutes after getting off at the Seyrantepe metro station.

Fenerbahce; (1907 - Yellow and Navy) Fenerbahce stadium is on the Asian side. First of all, you have to go to Kadıköy. You need to walk 20 minutes from Kadıköy to stadium.


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