Explore Istanbul in 3 days- Tour guide

If this is your first visit to Istanbul, then you read the right post.
I have organized this tour program to cover the most important historical and touristic sights of Istanbul, its history and its present within only three days.
Istanbul is a very old and ancient city, because it is full of relics, restaurants, cafes, islands and attractions
But let’s see the most sights of this charming city:

Sultanahmet District:
It is considered one of the largest tourist areas in Istanbul and I already shared a post with specific details about this area, you can find it here.
You can start by visiting the Hagia Sophia Museum: it was church and then it was converted into a mosque in the period when Islam entered Constantinople and now it is a museum that everyone can visit.
The place needs between two to three hours to visit
The entrance fee is 70 liras, which is approximately $ 12
Address: Sultan Ahmet, Ayasofya Meydanı No:1, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul

Then a short break for coffee or cold drinks can be taken in one of the cafes spread in Sultanahmet Square
Then visit Topkapi Palace: one of the largest palaces in the world
The Sultan and his harem resided in this palace, and it is possible to move around between the portions designated for the Sultan’s harem, the Sultan’s residence, the palace’s kitchen, the Palace’s Carpet Museum, the Sultan’s Harem Jewelry, and other sections.
The palace is very large, it takes approximately three hours to walk around and visit its departments
The cost of entry ranges from 70 to 100 TL, which is equivalent to 12 to 20 dollars
Address:  Cankurtaran, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul

For lunch break, I advise you to try Istanbul Municipality Restaurant, which is located in the field and overlooks Sultan Ahmed Mosque
The average price of the dish is 30 Turkish  lira
One of my favorite dishes is the Turkish kofta dish
Address: Binbirdirek, Mehmet Akif Ersoy Parkı, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul

Then visit the famous Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Entrance is free for this place
Address: Sultan Ahmet, Atmeydanı Cd. No:7, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul

After that, it is necessary to visit the covered market, which is one of the largest markets in the world, containing more than 3000 stores between jewelry stores, antiques, antiques, handicrafts, carpets and many others.

Address: Beyazıt, Kalpakçılar Cd. No:22, 34126 Fatih/İstanbul

The 2nd Day:
We start by visiting the Dolmabahce Palace, this palace is located in the region of Beşiktaş, built in the Ottoman period and is characterized by the abundance of antiques and valuable materials that were used in its design and furnishing. If the inscriptions on the walls and ceilings are painted with gold, it is said that 4 tons of gold are used in this. Yes it is a luxury life.
We need about three hours to get around the palace
Photography is prohibited inside
Entry cost is 70 liras or the equivalent of 12 dollars.

Address: Vişnezade, Dolmabahçe Cd., 34357 Beşiktaş/İstanbul
After leaving the palace, you can take a break and drink coffee in DolmaBahce Café, which is located in the outer garden of the palace and overlooks the Bosphorus.


You can go to Yildiz Park, which was previously affiliated with the garden of Dolmabahce Palace, which is one of the most beautiful parks in Istanbul. You can visit Yildiz Palace, which was the seat of rule and residence of Sultan Abdul Hamid before it was isolated.
Free Entrance
Address: Yıldız, 34349 Beşiktaş/İstanbul

Then head to Besiktas Square, where the shops are very affordable
After completing the shopping, you can visit Taksim area, where Taksim Square and Istiklal Street
I recommend trying dinner at FOOD Hall

Third Day: 
Heading to Eminonu region and boarding the ship heading to Princesses Island, where you can spend fun time in the nature of this picturesque island. You can rent a bike or Hantour.
And lunch at a fish restaurant overlooking the sea
Returning at noon to the Eminonu area and visiting the Egyptian market and the Sirkeci area. The opportunity to eat sweets, especially konafa and baklava, is not lost from the Safa store or Hafiz Mustafa at the Sirkeci tram station.

This was the plan of a tourist program for those visiting Istanbul for the first time to visit the most famous tourist attractions
Note that I offer a service of organizing a tourist program plan for new and distinctive places for those who visited Istanbul more than once and want to visit new places in addition to organizing a tourist program plan that is also suitable for families, grooms and young people, each according to his interests and what suits him, this service for simple wages
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Amna AlSamarai


March 29, 2020
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