Rick Steves Istanbul (Paperback)

With Ephesus & Cappadocia

By Lale Surmen Aran, Tankut Aran

Rick Steves, 9781641713672, 475pp.

Publication Date: December 22, 2020

List Price: 19.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

Walk in the footsteps of emperors and sultans, marvel at some of the greatest monuments on earth, and experience the wonders of East and West with Rick Steves! Inside Rick Steves Istanbul you'll find:
  • Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more exploring Istanbul
  • Top sights and hidden gems, from the world's largest domed churches and monumental mosques to relaxing Turkish baths
  • How to connect with local culture: Haggle with merchants in the lively Grand Bazaar, shop along sophisticated avenues, and watch whirling dervishes in action
  • Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps
  • The best places to eat, sleep, and relax
  • Self-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and incredible museums
  • Detailed neighborhood maps for exploring on the go
  • Strategic advice from trusted Rick Steves Europe tour guides Lale and Tankut Aran on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of their must-see favorites
  • Useful resources including a packing list, a Turkish phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended reading
  • Over 400 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down
  • Complete, up-to-date information on Istanbul's neighborhoods, plus a cruise along the Bosphorus Strait
Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Istanbul.



About the Author

Lale Surmen Aran and Tankut Aran, an Istanbul-based couple who have been married for 11 years, lead tours for Turkish and American groups to wherever they can (including Best of Turkey tours for Rick Steves Europe). They have a passion for unusual travel destinations, and always enjoy learning about the past, present, and future of the peoples of the world. With each trip, they say they become new souls, enriched and enlightened, taking one step forward. In addition to traveling, tour guiding, and guidebook researching, they run an Istanbul-based travel agency, SRM Travel (srmtravel.com).