Top Tourist Attractions in Istanbul, Turkey

Top Tourist Attractions in Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul is a city with centuries of history dating back to BC. It has also been the capital of three of the world’s greatest empires: Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman. The largest city of Turkey lies between 2 continents Europe and Asia, along the Bosphorus Strait. Top tourist attractions in Istanbul include mosques, palaces, historical buildings, Ottoman landmarks and Byzantine sites.

Istanbulkart – Istanbul Public Transportation Card

Istanbulkart – Istanbul Public Transportation Card

Istanbulkart, also known as Istanbul travel pass, is an electronic card used for payment on all public transport in Istanbul. If you are planning to take public transportation in the largest city of Turkey, we highly recommend purchasing Istanbulkart. The travel card is pre-paid and easy to top-up.

How to get from Istanbul New Airport to City Center

How to get from Istanbul New Airport to City Center

Istanbul New Airport (IST) started operations on 29 October 2018. All of the passenger flights from/to Istanbul are currently served by Turkey’s newest and largest airport. As the airport is located about 50 km northwest of Sultanahmet, the heart of historic Istanbul, it’s useful to know how to get from Istanbul New Airport to City Center.

Review of Touristanbul - Free Istanbul Tour with Turkish Airlines

Review of Touristanbul - Free Istanbul Tour with Turkish Airlines

Our plane from Bangkok landed at Istanbul New Airport (IST) around 4:00, as scheduled. We had an international fight with a layover of over 6 hours in Istanbul so we have decided to try Touristanbul - free Istanbul tour with Turkish Airlines.

Touristanbul: Free Istanbul Tour with Turkish Airlines

Touristanbul: Free Istanbul Tour with Turkish Airlines

Touristanbul is a free layover service offered by Turkish Airlines for their international transfer passengers. Turkish Airlines passengers who fly via Istanbul and have a layover of 6-24 hours there are able to tour the largest city of Turkey for free.

Left Luggage at Istanbul New Airport (IST)

Left Luggage at Istanbul New Airport (IST)

Istanbul New Airport (IST) is the main international airport of Istanbul, the largest city of Turkey. There is a left luggage office at Istanbul New Airport where you can leave your suitcases, travel bags, backpacks and other luggage and explore Istanbul City by public transport easily.

Best Currency Exchange Rates in Istanbul Center

Best Currency Exchange Rates in Istanbul Center

In Istanbul, the largest city of Turkey, you need to use local currency (Turkish Lira - TRY) for your daily expenses. There are plenty of banks and money changers in Istanbul and the best currency exchange rates in Istanbul Center are normally offered by small change offices.

Currency Exchange Rates at Istanbul Airport (IST)

Currency Exchange Rates at Istanbul Airport (IST)

Istanbul Airport (IST) is the main international airport serving Istanbul. As Turkey uses its own currency, you might need some Turkish Lira (TRY) right at the airport. What currency exchange rates can be expected at the new Istanbul Airport?

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