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Your Travel Guide to Istanbul

89% Avg. city rating Rated by 2756 customers

Activities / excursions 92%

Restaurants / eating out 90%

Shopping 88%

Chilling out / relaxing 83%

Getting around / public transport 88%

Sightseeing 95%

Culture 96%

Nightlife / partying 83%

Value for money 86%

Customer Travel Tips for Istanbul

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87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 100%
87% Avg. rating


04 Nov 2019

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
41+

Customer Travel Tip: Use public transport, not taxis

Liked: Everything!

Disliked: Inflation

96% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
96% Avg. rating


15 Apr 2019

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: hamam experience, Karaköy - Galata - Balat Trips. Breakfast in Yeniköy Emek Kafe. Emirgan Korusu Tulip Garden. Long Bosphorus tour. Luxury Dining in Sunset Grill or Mikla. Nusret and Burak Restaurants for Steak&Kebap.

Liked: the soul of the city :)

Disliked: nothing.

100% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


18 Oct 2018

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Just stay away from the club scams and you will be fine!

Liked: What not. The place has so much history. There is a brilliant blend of western and asian cultures, of old and new architechture and of years of history and modern lifestyle. You just need to go here.

Disliked: Naught. The cutlure is just incredible.

100% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


22 Jun 2018

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Check if you need a visa before entering the country

Liked: Interesting and unique culture

Disliked: Nothing

96% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 100%
96% Avg. rating


12 Jan 2018

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Age Range:
41+

Customer Travel Tip: Stay in the Galata area for interesting & quieter area but still close to centre to see all the sights.

Liked: Cosmopolitan, good shops and eating, interesting culture, atmosphere.

Disliked: No

Read all our Customer Travel Tips for Istanbul
89% Avg. city rating Rated by 2756 customers

Activities / excursions 92%

Restaurants / eating out 90%

Shopping 88%

Chilling out / relaxing 83%

Getting around / public transport 88%

Sightseeing 95%

Culture 96%

Nightlife / partying 83%

Value for money 86%

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