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Value your time

Our Istanbul Itinerary is aimed at travelers who have only one night in this vibrant major city of Turkiye (Turkey). 

It may be that your connecting flights are a bit too tight for comfort and you decide to stay the night. With a few more hours added to the daytime (prior to departure), you will hop on your next flight with an amazing Turkish experience under your belt.

Or you are in Istanbul on business and have a day free! Then there is no better time than to grab the ideas from our Istanbul Itinerary.

In the words of Bruce Lee: “If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.” 

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So, I imagine you are asking yourself…

What makes the Istanbul Itinerary so special?

Well, the Istanbul Itinerary is a perfect blend of land and water activities in a matter of twenty-four hours. Now to me, that already is a five-star itinerary, right!?

Links for your Istanbul Itinerary

To make life easy, I’m including links to the current availability at the time of writing to you. However, since life is changing at a rapid pace, so may the links’ information, so please be conscious that some information may change over time.

Free Itinerary: One day in Istanbul...

  • The Grand Hotel Gulsoy, Kemal Paşa, Şehzadebaşı Cd. No:17, 34000 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

    Drop your luggage down and shoot out to meander around the Grand Bazaar, 820 m from the hotel.

  • Grand Bazaar, Beyazıt, Kalpakçılar Cd. No:22, 34126 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

    Dine at Hamdi's - 1 km further and in walking distance.

  • Hamdi Restaurant Eminönü, Rüstem Paşa Mah Tahmis Caddesi, Kalçin Sk. No:11, 34116, Turkey

    After Hamdi, walk back to your hotel. In the morning it's time to leave for the Topkapi Palace Museum. Of course, after a super delish breakfast! Topkapi is about 2.9km from the hotel. That said, there are hotels very near to the palace. (link above)

  • Topkapi Palace Museum, Cankurtaran, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

    Head back to your hotel after the palace tour, just in time to be picked up for your boat cruise.

  • Istanbul Lunch Cruise on Bosphorus and Black Sea

    Since the cruise includes lunch, it is a perfect choice to end your one day in Istanbul. Now it is a matter of grabbing your bags and off you go to catch your next flight!

Hotel Booking Grand Hotel Gulsoy stars Kemal Pasa Sehzadebasi Cd No Fatih Istanbul Turkey Tukiye
Hotel Booking Grand Hotel Gulsoy, 4 stars, - Click to view hotel and book.
Restaurant Hamdi Where to eat in Istanbul Itinerary
Hamdi Restaurant - Click to view and make a reservation. Yes, it's that popular!
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Entry combo ticket to Hagia Sophia Mosque & Topkapi Palace - Click to view options and book.
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Bosphorus Strait and Black Sea Half-Day Cruise from Istanbul with hotel pickup and drop-off - Click to view cruise and book.

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