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Istanbul Things To Do

Turnatour Bosphorus Cruises

Location: Kabatas

Type: Bosphorus Cruises

Turnatour Bosphorus Cruises

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Cemberlitas Turkish Bath - Hamam

Cemberlitas Hamam is one of the most historical Turkish baths in Istanbul. The Hamam was commissioned by Nurbanu Sultan, the wife of Sultan Selim II as a charitable foundation for the poor. ...more »

  • Location: Cemberlitas
  • Type: Architect Sinans Works
  • Tel: +90-212-5227974

Turnatour Bosphorus Cruises

Offering quality tours of Istanbul's most famous waterway since 2005, Turnatour brings to life Turkey's vibrant architecture, culture and cuisine from the comfort of a boat. ...more »

  • Location: Kabatas
  • Type: Bosphorus Cruises
  • Tel: +90-212-5281111

Şehir Hatları Traditional Bosphorus Cruises

The public Şehir Hatları ferry offers 3 different cruise options along the Bosphorus including the Short Circle Cruise, Full Bosphorus Cruise and Sunset Cruise. ...more »

  • Location: Eminonu
  • Type: Bosphorus Cruise
  • Tel: +90-212-4556900

Riva (Beach)

Riva is a peaceful beach resort located about 40km from Istanbul on the Black Sea coast, not far from the Anadolu Feneri (Anatolian Lighthouse) and Sile. ...more »

  • Location: Riva
  • Type: Beaches and Beach Clubs

Yoruk Ali Beach

Yoruk Ali Beach Club is situated in Buyukada on the Princes' Islands. This beach can be reached by motorboat and offers guests the use of chaise loungers, umbrellas and changing rooms. ...more »

  • Location: Princes Islands
  • Type: Beaches and Beach Clubs
  • Tel: +90-216-3827341

Caddebostan (Beach)

The best of the Anatolian side's Marmara Sea beaches, Caddebostan was recently re-opened to sun seekers. Entry is free and it is conveniently located near to Bagdat Caddesi. ...more »

  • Location: Caddebostan
  • Type: Beaches and Beach Clubs

Turyol Bosphorus Cruises

The modern and comfortable TurYol cruise (1.5 hours) is a viable alternative to the 6-hour Şehir Hatları-run traditional ferry cruise. The company is operated by a collective of private boat owners. ...more »

  • Location: Eminonu
  • Type: Bosphorus Cruise
  • Tel: +90-212-2514421

Kilyos (Beach)

The golden sands of Kilyos stretch out to the dark waters of the Black Sea. This resort village is located about 35km from the city centre and is a popular getaway for Istanbullus during the summer. ...more »

  • Location: Kilyos
  • Type: Beaches and Beach Clubs

Solar Beach Club

Solar Beach Club is spread over an area of 30,000m2 and has a 1km long stretch of beach. The Club is one of the largest of its kind in Turkey and draws large crowds of locals. ...more »

  • Location: Kilyos
  • Type: Beaches and Beach Clubs
  • Tel: +90-212-2012086

Burc Beach Club

Burc Beach Club is situated on a 1km long sandy strip on the beautiful Black Sea coast in Kilyos. This popular beach club belongs to Istanbul’s Bogazici University’s Alumni association. ...more »

  • Location: Kilyos
  • Type: Beaches and Beach Clubs
  • Tel: +90-212-3595800

All Istanbul Things To Do

Our Local Experts say:

There’s certainly no shortage of things to do in Istanbul. Aside from the traditional tourist sites, there are a variety of experiences not worth missing in this culturally rich metropolis.

Throw on an apron and learn the secrets of Turkish cooking hands on; don your best dress and head out for a night of oriental dance and follow up with some pampering at a hamam. Whether it’s a continental hop, seaside nargile or the best stuffed potato in the city you’re after, join us in experiencing all the delights Istanbul has to offer!

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