I bought the Feb. 2010 edition of Rick Steves Istanbul guide for a week-long vacation there in April 2010 (volcano month). Explore one of the world's largest domed c… On the morning of Day One, focus on the Sultanahmet district in the center of the Old Town, visiting Hagia Sophia, the Underground Cistern, and the Blue Mosque — ideally following our Istanbul guidebook's self-guided "Historic Core of Istanbul" walk. Rick Steves Istanbul by Steves, Rick at AbeBooks.co.uk - ISBN 10: 1631213059 - ISBN 13: 9781631213052 - Avalon Travel Publishing - 2016 - Softcover Walking in the footsteps of Byzantine emperors and Ottoman sultans, you’ll explore the city where Europe meets Asia. For thousands of years, this point, where East meets West, has been a crossroads of civilizations. Istanbul Travel Guide by Rick Steves For coronavirus (COVID-19) travel information, see our FAQ . If possible my price range in 50€. If possible my price range in 50€. ▲▲ Istanbul Archaeological Museum Complex covering Istanbul's ancient civilizations, including sumptuous tiles and highly decorated sarcophagi. Istanbul Tourism ▲ Hippodrome Roman chariot racetrack-turned-square, linking Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. See 219 traveler reviews, 124 candid photos, and great deals for Hotel Sultan Hill, ranked #285 of 1,958 hotels in Istanbul and rated 4.5 of 5 at Tripadvisor. Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants in delightful neighborhoods. What Makes Rick Steves Stand Out? Rick Steves' Europe. ... Rick Steves’ tourism is the opposite of social distancing. ... What to do in Istanbul, best Istanbul hotels, top restaurants, local tips and Google maps with best spots. Hi, I'm Rick Steves, back with more of the Best of Europe. Istanbul's huge, brand-new airport (IST) replaced Atatürk Airport in April 2019, and is now the city's hub for Turkish Airlines and all international flights. Thanks Wendy. ▲ Rüstem Paşa Mosque Small 16th-century mosque of Süleyman's Grand Vizier with extravagant tile decor. ▲▲▲ Bosphorus Cruise Public ferry ride on the Bosphorus Strait, offering a glimpse of untouristy Istanbul (and an Asian adventure). ▲▲ Galata Tower 14th-century stone Genoese tower with the city's best views. This has to be the best travel guide that I have ever used, and the best in his series. ▲▲ Galata Bridge Restaurant-lined bridge spanning the Golden Horn, bristling with fishermen's poles and offering sweeping views of the Old Town. You'll learn how to get around on the city's trams and ferries, and which sights are worth your time and money. Compare our books, prices and service to the competition. Get inspired with Rick Steves’ recommended places to go and things to do, with tips, photos, videos, and travel information on Istanbul. Answer 1 of 6: Traveling solo so would like to tour Istanbul and Turkey using a tour company. ▲ Taksim Square Gateway to the pedestrianized İstiklal Street, and heart of Istanbul's New District. Istanbul is one of the great cities on earth, period. Answer 1 of 4: Just a heads up to any Rick Steves fans out there. ▲▲ Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum Carpets, calligraphy, ceramics, and other traditional arts on display at the former İbrahim Paşa Palace. See more ideas about Rick steves, Turkey, Turkey travel. Submit feedback: Once you've used this book in Europe, we'd love to hear your feedback — good or bad — about our advice on sights, hotels, restaurants, and travel tips. A small, friendly group of 24 people — half the size of most tour groups; Full-time services of a professional Rick Steves guide and local experts who will make the fascinating history, art, and culture of Istanbul come alive for you; All group transportation during the week in and around Istanbul; 6 nights' accommodations in a memorable, centrally located hotel About Rick Steves Guidebook author and travel TV host Rick Steves is America's most respected authority on European travel. Plus you'll get all this, too. ▲▲▲ Blue Mosque Ahmet I's 17th-century “so there!” response to Hagia Sophia, named for its brightly colored tiles. ▲▲ Chora Church Modest church on the edge of the Old Town with some of the best Byzantine mosaics in captivity. I first visited Istanbul in the 1970s. Answer 1 of 5: For Forum people in the US,Rick Steves' show about Istanbul will be on stations doing fund raising this week. Set sail on the Golden Horn, and take in a spine-tingling skyline bristling with minarets. Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Rick Steves' Istanbul at Amazon.com. aspect of his tours (and are fine with that). Great to hear that you liked it. Buy Rick Steves' Istanbul 4 by Steves, Rick (ISBN: 9781598803785) from Amazon's Book Store. We were in Istanbul the first week of September prior to our first ever cruise (Istanbul to Athens) and used Rick Steves' Istanbul (newly updated in spring 2008) exclusively for all of our sightseeing.We thought it was excellent, even though this one was written by a husband and wife tour guide team, rather than Rick himself. ... Posted by wendy (toronto) on 04/04/15 09:08 AM. We've narrowed our search to Grand European (16 days) and Rick Steves' (13 days). Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. 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