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Hotel Sultanhan

Hotel Sultanhan, Istanbul, Turkey

Just minutes from the Grand Bazaar, Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace, the Hotel Sultanhan is ideally located for sightseeing by yourself or exploring the winding alleys that surround these ancient sites in the Old City.

The lobby is large and filled with comfortable vintage furniture, while throughout the rest of the hotel you'll find traditional embroidered artwork. 

Rooms are large and traditionally decorated in a red and gold theme. The hotel has a hammam and a sauna, and the restaurant on the top floor has outstanding views of the Istanbul skyline, including Hagia Sophia and the Bosphorus.

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      Blue Mosque guided tour

      Take a guided tour of the Blue Mosque, perhaps the most photographed site in Istanbul with its distinctive shape dominating the Sultanahmet skyline.

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    • Bosphorus cruise
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      Bosphorus cruise

      Starting from the marina just in front of the Spice Market, your cruise will take you out onto the Bosphorus to view many of Istanbul's different architectural styles.

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    • Full day visit to the Gallipoli battlefields and Troy
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      Full day visit to the Gallipoli battlefields and Troy

      Full day visit to the Gallipoli battlefields and Troy

      Travel to the Gallipoli Peninsula, where you'll explore the beach cemeteries of fallen Allied soldiers from World War I and the ancient city of Troy.

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    • Guided tour of Suleymaniye Mosque
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      Guided tour of Suleymaniye Mosque

      Guided tour of Suleymaniye Mosque

      This excursion will take you to the Suleymaniye Mosque, which dominates Istanbul's skyline, to see its Iznik tiles, mother of pearl inlays and stained glass windows.

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    • Guided visit to Çukurcuma and the Museum of Innocence
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      Guided visit to Çukurcuma and the Museum of Innocence

      Guided visit to Çukurcuma and the Museum of Innocence

      Experience Çukurcuma with its tree-lined streets and winding alleys before visiting the Museum of Innocence, a creation of author Orhan Pamuk.

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    • Private excursion to Hagia Sophia
      Hagia Sophia

      Private excursion to Hagia Sophia

      Private excursion to Hagia Sophia

      Take a trip to see perhaps the most famous of all Istanbul’s sites, the Hagia Sophia, which dates back to 537 AD.

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    • Private tour of the Basilica Cistern
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      Private tour of the Basilica Cistern

      Private tour of the Basilica Cistern

      Visit the Basilica Cistern’s underground cavern. Descending beneath the streets, you’ll be met with the sight of hundreds of columns rising from the waters, with towering, arched brick ceilings overhead.

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    • Shared tour of Dolmabahce Palace
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      Shared tour of Dolmabahce Palace

      Shared tour of Dolmabahce Palace

      Take a guided tour of the interior of the Dolmabahce Palace, which is sumptuously decorated from floor to ceiling with gold and crystal.

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    • Spice Market tour
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      Spice Market tour

      Experience the smells and sounds of the Spice Market with this guided tour through its narrow streets and stalls selling herbs and spices, Turkish delight, tea and other delicacies.

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    • Tour of the Grand Bazaar
      The Grand Bazaar, Istanbul

      Tour of the Grand Bazaar

      Tour of the Grand Bazaar

      This privately guided tour will take you beneath the domed roof of the Grand Bazaar to explore its labyrinthine alleys and stalls.

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    • Trip to the Topkapi Palace
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      Trip to the Topkapi Palace

      Learn about life in the imperial household of the Ottoman sultans with this guided excursion of the Topkapi Palace’s buildings and Treasury.

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