The Old City of Istanbul -also called as ”Historical Peninsula”- is the oldest part of Istanbul which contains the most significant and well-known sights of the city. This region inside the walls is a highly touristic area with all must-see mosques, gardens, palaces, museums and bazaars that it hosts. In today’s article, Travel Booking Turkey By Imperial Travel Turkey, which is a long running, experienced travel agency based right in the center Sultanahmet region of the historical peninsula, will briefly inform you about this outstanding area which is necessarily the first destination of Turkey Tour plans.
Istanbul’s Old City surrounding Sultanahmet is rich in architecture which includes famous masterpieces of Byzantian and Ottoman periods such as Hagia Sophia Museum, Topkapı Palace, Blue Mosque and Hippodrome. These attractions in the Old City are located at a walking distance from each other and can be easily visited in a day trip. Travel Booking Turkey by Imperial Travel Turkey offers Istanbul Walking Tour as a great opportunity for its guests to explore all in a most-hassle free way by avoiding the crowds. Since we are talking about the most central part of the city, getting to the Old City by public transport is easy both from Asian and European continents. That public transport can be either tram, metro, public ferries, buses or train. All you have to do is to purchase an Istanbul Card from a kiosk nearby, fill it with money upon your need and then you can use it until the end of your trip in The Old City of Istanbul. By using your card, you can easily manage to discover the historical and natural beauties of the city dispersed throughout the peninsula. Things to do in Istanbul are endless so it is not possible for us to mention all you have to here but we can say that there are some ”musts” and to attend a Bosphorus Cruise is for no doubt one of them. Visiting Istiklal Avenue and enjoying the lively atmosphere can be an unforgettable activity in the evening. Istiklal Avenue is a pedestrian area with full of colorful shops, cafes, restaurants and street shows. It is also the most famous entertainment area in Istanbul with innumerable clubs and bars with variety of choises on music and style. Never complete your journey in The Old City of Istanbul before experiencing a Turkish Bath at one of the historic ones of the city such as Cagaloglu Hamamı, Hurrem Sultan Hamamı or Cemberlitas Hamamı. The peninsula is also a great spot to eat Turkish Kebap and explore Turkish Cuisine with hundres of cafes and restaurant around for everyone’s budget.
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