Your Guide to Istanbul 2019

by Canada Travel & Tours -posted on Jul 14, 2019

Your Guide to Istanbul 2019

Istanbul is a city of many empires that ruled here The Greek is the first settlers in Asian side led by Greek King BYZAS, It is a city consisting of three parts or divided into three parts and divided by two bodies of water

The Golden Horn and the Bhosphorus

The Golden Horn divides the European side in two parts, The Historical part Sultan Ahmed area has Roman Hippodrome while the Modern Area called Beyoglu while Phosphorus divides Europe and Asian side.The Asian Side is more on Business oriented background places such as big corporate companies, Public offices and Head Quarters Restaurants and Tourist places as well

People can choose their priority as follows:

  • Historical Sites
  • Exploring Food
  • Turkish Hamam ( Bath)
  • Shopping around antiques, Carpets and garments

How Long you should stay:

The ideal first trip should be a stay of 5 nights at least but not everybody have time to stay longer

Things To do in Istanbul

  • Topkapi Palace
  • Aya Sofia
  • Basilica Cistern
  • Sultan Ahmet Square
  • Sulimaniye Mosque
  • Blue Mosque
  • Spice Bazaar
  • Rustem Pasha Mosque
  • Galata Bridge
  • Karaköy Fish Market
  • Galata Tower. Istiklal Cadessi
  • Taksim Square
  • Dolmabhace Palace
  • Istanbul Modern
  • Kadiköy
  • Ciya Sofrasi( Restaurant)
  • Chora Museum
  • Bosphorus cruise
  • Princess Islands

The Museum Pass prices Istanbul

The pass costs 1.85TL and lasts for 120 hours. Aya Sofia (60TL), Topkapi Palace Museum (60TL) and the Harem Apartments (35TL), the Archaeological Museum (20TL) and the Chora Museums (45TL)

Public Transport:

The public transport is easily available in all historical tourists area, you may find different categories of transport to choose from them such as Metro, Public Buses, Tram

Getting Around

If you are going to be moving around a lot, buy an Istanbul card. airport. The card will cost you 10TL remembering that each trip costs 2.60 TL each. You can use the one card for up to five people and can be used to take Buses, Metro and Tram, they are all public transportation, Also there is a Metro bus which has a special closed way extending from the Asian Side to the European Side and it costs, 3.85TL


There are three main telecom companies. Turk cell is one of the biggest cell net providers closely followed by Vodaphone and Turk telecom ( Avea) . Prepaid Sims are available everywhere.

Remember few Turkish words to communicate

  • Hello: Merhabā (mehr-hah-bah)
  • Good Morning: Günaydın (gew-nahy-duhn)
  • Please: Lütfen (lewt-fehn)
  • Thank you: Teşekkürler (te-shek-kewr-lehr)
  • Yes: Evet (eh-vet)
  • No: Hayir (hah-yuhr)
  • Excuse me: Pardon (puhr-dohn)
  • I don’t understand: Anlamadım (an-la-ma-duhm)
  • Where is: Nerede (neh-reh-deh)
  • Whats your name: Adınız ne (ah-duh-nuhz neh)

Recommended Universities in Istanbul for study trip

I am big Believer of staying as long as .The ideal first trip should be a stay of 5 nights at least but not everybody have time to stay longer but we need to prioritize in case you are staying for short ,like where to stay ,what to see and son on.

  • Istanbul Aydin University
  • Akan University
  • Beykent University