A lot people dream to have a one week in Istanbul but they have to pay a Big Amount to a travel company or a private guide. But who don’t want to pay less ! We all do ! We are giving you in this article a proposition of activities you can do with transport directions and a small idea about the costing.
Start by Laleli, you will need to convert your money and it is better if you do it there. You can go by Tramway and stop at the Laleli University station.
After Laleli, you have the Grand Bazaar in just 10 minutes walk but pay attention the prices are 3 times the real prices.
In the same place, you have Sultan Ahmet Cami called also the blue mosque and just in front of it you have Hagia Sofia Museum, you can also go to Topkapi Palace Museum.
To visit a lot of Museum, you can buy the museum pass 85TL valid for 5 days (120hours)
We all come to Istanbul with the desire to visit Taksim but let us tell you that this place has a charm day and night. Since you have one week and maybe will not have the opportunity to go there twice, spend all day there.
Do shopping, buy ice cream and chocolate, take the traditional Tramway. Don’t skip any shop, any church and any bookstore. Magic happen there.
Visit Galata Tower, go up and enjoy the view.
How to go there ? Subway and stop at the Taksim metro station.
Go to Cevahir ! You will find a lot of brands, you can eat there, have fun there and have a massage in the chair massage with just 1 TL at the end of the day.
How to go there ? Subway. Stop at the sisli-mecidiyekoy station.
Stop shooping for a moment because it’s time for some ramble.
Take the ferry from Karakoy and head to Kadikoy. You have Moda Sahili where you can do a picnic and have the most beautiful Sunset.
And for night time, Visit Hasan Usta for an amazing waffle (15TL) and have a walk in the large avenue where you can find trendy people and attractive shops with interesting gadgets.
Visit the Spice Bazaar where you can find fabrics, spices and baklava, the bridge of Eminonu has one of the best views in Istanbul and don’t leave the place without a Balik Ekmek; the fabulous fish sandwich (8TL)
You can go there by tramway and stop at the Eminonu station.
The asian part is breathtaking, less buildings more greenery. You can have a walk there, take a Sahlep and a simit in front of bosphorus or even go to Kiz Kulesi by vapur.
You can go to Uskudar from Besiktas Harbour, it takes 5min.
Last but no least, ladies and gentlemen, this is our favorite part. We love and adore to walk in Bebek because the houses are chic, people are stylish and where the vibes are classy.
The other thing you can do in this region is to go to Ortakoy and eat a tasty Kumpir (15TL). Visit the Ortakoy mosque because the view from the inside is just peaceful.
You can go there by bus from Besiktas.
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