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Holiday rentals in İstanbul

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Fantastic Bosphorus view / minimalist studio
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Entire rental unit · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bathroom

Fantastic Bosphorus view / minimalist studioLocated at the heart of Cihangir/Beyoglu (hip and trendy area in Istanbul full of cafes, restaurants, bars and galleries) this 30m2 flat with great view is 2 minutes walk to sea side & tramway, 10 minutes walk to Taksim city centre & subway. Designed with nordic style furnitures and objects, this bright apartment is very functional, clean, quiet and safe. Surrounded with big windows, it's like a terrace house. it accommodates 2 people, has fully equipped kitchenette+Smart TV+Free Wi-Fi + AC

taksim golden point_104
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Entire serviced apartment · 2 guests · 2 beds · 1 bathroom

taksim golden point_104Hi hotel is full safe and calm and five min away to taksim square and five min away to galata tower Hotel location is connected two main ways guest ever need, 1 minute walk to find all transportation type, Taxis, buses and it’s away about 3 minutes to metro gates, other way is to all guests ever wanted for entertainment, restaurants, bars and all kind of shopping stores, further to İstiklal street which is main millions of tourist’s destination.

Studio APT w/ Balcony - 1 Min Walk to Istiklal Str
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Entire rental unit · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bathroom

Studio APT w/ Balcony - 1 Min Walk to Istiklal StrCOVID-19 Update: We are taking every precaution to deeply clean and sanitize the apartment prior to your arrival. Location, Location, Location! Just a few steps away from Istiklal Street, Şişhane Metro Station, Museum of Illusions, plenty of restaurants, cafes and bars. Galata Tower is 6 min walk away. There is a bar located on the 1st floor. The apartment is on the 3th floor and there is no elevator. Please note that we can arrange help to carry your suitcase if you request in advance.

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Renovated apartment at heart of Istanbul w/terrace
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Modern Suites
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Comfortable Apartment Sultanahmet
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Your colorful, stylish & new Penthouse w Terrace
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Studio in Old City Center - Purple 1st Floor
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1 BR In Balat - Old Jewish Quarter w/Terrace 04
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1 BR In Balat - Old Jewish Quarter w/Balcony 03
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Residence in a magnificent location in Kadıköy
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Ozcans Pera Flats 6
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Modern Peaceful Stay W/ Sea View and Terrace!

Top-rated things to do in İstanbul

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  • Istanbul Old City Tour with Highlights
    1- If the tour you want to join is not on the date and time you want, I can rearrange the tour for you if you send a message. 2- I am exempt from curfew because I have a professional license. For this reason, I am authorized to tour every day of the week :) This is the ultimate tour for first time visitors to Istanbul. We visit the most fascinating sights of historical Istanbul (Sultanahmet area) in this specially curated one day tour that provides the perfect introduction to the old city. Hagia Sophia - The Church of the Divine Wisdom will welcome us at the beginning. Then we'll head to a few historical Ottoman and Byzantine buildings that are much less known and are used today outside of their purpose. We arrive at the monumental entrance of the Grand Bazaar by following the Divan Yolu, known as the "Road to the Imperial Council" in the Ottoman period. This tour takes in Istanbul’s biggest sights and goes beyond them to show you the bustling energy of the city’s coffee houses, bazaars, and traditional workshops. Which sights do we visit on this tour? -Hagia Sophia -Blue Mosque -Madrasa ( Moslem School ) -Cistern -The Hippodrome -Grand Bazaar -Coffee Houses *Lunch is optional and not included Take a journey through the history of one of the world’s greatest cities with a professional guide bringing its secrets to life... If you have furher questions please not hesitate
    From Price:£32/person
  • Walking Tour Photoshoot in Istanbul
    Although Istanbul is a crowded and bustling city, it also has another side - quiet and calm - green and blue. Our photo walk will begin in the square of Blue Mosque. Then we will visit Topkapi Palace Courtyard. After that we will take a walk in Gulhane Park. There is a cozy cafe where we will take a break and after a short rest we will walk to the sea, after which we will go to Karakoy across the Galata Bridge and there we will take a ferry to the Asian side - to Kadikoy. Here you will have the opportunity to get to know the local life better. After walking around Kadikoy, we will have lunch at a local restaurant and take a bus to Uskudar. There is my favorite park with a beautiful view of the sea - a very picturesque and calm park, cats and birds are everywhere, there is a playground if you are with children. Then we will go to one of the main symbols of Istanbul - the Maiden Tower and this is where our journey ends. -Within 2 days, you will receive +80 photos on Google Drive, including 7 edited ones. Other things to note - If you're more than 2 people, you can book me private. Kids under 2, no need registration. - Meeting time & place is flexible, you can kindly contact me.
    From Price:£30/person
  • The Perfect Shooting in Istanbul
    Let's have fun and a good fit during our little photo walk! I will be teaching you how to look at the camera naturally while being confident with your self-image. We’ll hit the streets of Istanbul seeking out the most beautiful tourist landmarks, secret squares, and I will share with you my favourite spots of this wonderful city while I capture the moments for you. The streets, architecture and historical places of Istanbul will take on a new meaning after about one entertaining hours 1 day before photoshoot we discuss and pick two of these areas (Taht İstanbul,Sultan Ahmet, Suleymaniye, Karakoy, Balat, Taksim, Ortakoy, ) depending on what kind of picture you want. Don't worry about posing l will gide you to get the best results! Other things to note - The booking unit is calculated by "per guest" not per group or per couple. - My group size is for 3 people so other people might join my experience
    From Price:£68/person
  • Warm Conservation with Local Airbnb Host about Istanbul
    Basically nothing. ........chatting with the beautiful view of Bosporus. I like to know new people so this activity gives me this opportunity. Both side from each other we will learn much I am sure. Socializing, getting know each other, becoming friends, those things I aim to obtain. Important is the good mood, which we will give to each other Please do not forget to bring good mood with you I am excited to see you in this activity You won’t regret. See you soon Burak
    From Price:£1/person
  • Istanbul's Most Food-tastic Walk
    Would you like to try Turkish food and learn about our cuisine, but can't decide where to start? Then you are invited to spend an evening with me and HAVE AN ABSOLUTE BLAST eating epic Turkish food whilst roaming some of the Peninsula's most charming and historical streets. During this experience, I guarantee you are going to be 'stuffed like a turkey' eating the best Turkish cuisine and you won't pay for anything extra other than your initial booking cost. EVERYTHING IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE! All you need to do is show up with a hearty appetite and I’ll do the rest. We Turks love eating not just to satiate hunger but to gather in large groups and share food, it is an enormous part of our culture of kinship, camaraderie and affection. Luckily for us, we have a huge array of mouth-watering cuisine that’s really worth trying out! The food-walk will take place in a small area of the Eminönü & Sirkeci districts that are full of local eateries. Walking between destinations will be kept to a minimum because I want to ensure you spend most of the evening learning about and eating great food. I will take you to at least five to six different eateries. At each place I'll handle everything so that the only thing you need to do is relax and enjoy the delicious dishes. So, what are you waiting for? You do not want to leave Istanbul without indulging in this food-tastic experience!
    From Price:£26/person

Your guide to İstanbul

Welcome to Istanbul

No other city in the world can boast that it stands across two continents. With its fascinating blend of Ottoman and Byzantine heritage, Istanbul offers a breathtaking array of cultural delights. The city is split from north to south by the aquamarine waters of the Bosphorus channel, with Europe on one side and Asia on the other.

The historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with the unmistakable Iznik tiles of the Blue Mosque, the towering 6th-century Hagia Sophia, and the magnificent Topkapi Palace all just a short walk apart. Glistening domes and slender minarets pierce the skyline between modern architecture and the majestic waterside pavilions of the former Ottoman Empire. Sip fragrant tea whilst exploring the bustling bazaars, sample freshly caught fried fish or delicious mezze from street food stalls under the Galata Bridge, and enjoy the humming nightlife of the city’s restaurants, music venues, and rooftop bars.


How do I get around İstanbul?

A choice of international airports makes the city easily accessible, with New Istanbul (IST) on the European side and Sabiha Gökçen (SAW) on the Asian side. Public transportation options are efficient and plentiful, including trains, buses, trams, and the underground Metro transit network. Take to the water for the quickest way across the city; ferries across the Bosphorus provide a practical and scenic way to travel. Shared minibuses are a fun way to meet locals and fellow travellers alike — the drivers place a sign in their window to indicate their destination. Taxis are inexpensive and easy to find, but at peak times beware of traffic congestion, particularly in the winding streets of the medieval centre, which many visitors prefer to explore on foot.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in İstanbul?

For a combination of pleasant weather and manageable crowds, March to May and September to November are superb times to visit. The city’s annual tulip festival takes place in April, when millions of colourful blooms fill every patch of open ground with a joyful display. The summer months often bring sticky temperatures and more visitors, but Bosphorus cruises and the city’s lush parks and gardens will be rewarding additions to any itinerary during this season. Music lovers should come in June and July, when the Istanbul Music and Jazz festivals schedule exhilarating performances.

The winter months are colder, with frequent rainy days and even some snowfall, but you get to experience the city without the high-season queues. Street vendors serve roasted chestnuts in paper cones, the city is beautifully decorated over the Christmas period, and December is rounded off with spectacular New Year displays of fireworks from the Bosphorus Bridge.


What are the top things to do in İstanbul?

Grand Bazaar and Spice Market

To see the city from a truly local perspective, visit the bustling Tahtakale District. Start at the ancient and labyrinthine Grand Bazaar, with its 4,000 vendors bartering treasures such as antiques, leather goods, and jewellery. Weave through narrow streets filled with smoky tea shops and vibrant textiles before reaching the Egyptian Spice Market, its stalls tantalisingly piled with Turkish delicacies.

Gülhane Park

One of the most historic parks in Istanbul, Gülhane used to be part of the Topkapi Palace grounds. Meaning “House of Roses” in Turkish, today the park is still bordered by the palace wall and sits next to some of the city’s best museums. It provides a tranquil refuge from the more crowded attractions nearby, and there are wonderful views of the Bosphorus, Sea of Marmara, and Princes’ Islands from the park’s north-eastern edge.

Çamlıca Hill

Take the M5 Metro line to the Asian side of the city and explore the top of one of its highest peaks. Tea gardens and coffee houses dot the forested landscape, which is also home to the vast and opulent Çamlıca Mosque. Turkey’s largest place of worship, this beautiful complex can house a remarkable 63,000 visitors.

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