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    Bosphorus Strait , Istanbul
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    Gain sweeping panoramic views of the city and travel along the border between Europe and Asia with a boat ride on Bosphorus Strait. The body
    Tours from $11
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    Halic , Istanbul
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    Serving as a commercial center for the past two millennia, Halic occupies an estuary that separates the old city in the south from the more E
    Tours from $22
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    Princes' Islands , Istanbul
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    The Princes' Islands (Greek: Πριγκηπονήσια, Pringiponisia, Turkish: Prens Adaları; the "princes" are plural, meaning "Islands of the Princes"
    Tours from $9
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    Where to stay in Istanbul

    The bustling downtown core of old Istanbul is the popular choice among tourists wanting a short walking distance to the city's biggest attractions. Here you'll find hostel-style accommodations and reasonably priced and traditionally decorated hotels, as well as bed and breakfasts and inns with views overlooking the sea. Though often the most affordable, accommodations in the old city can be very overrun with tourists and street solicitors. If you seek a more relaxed stay, consider lodging near Taksim Square. This new, trendy neighborhood is a short 15-20 minute ride from the old city, but puts you closer to restaurants, shopping, and nightlife. Though the newer area of the city is a bit more upscale, you'll also find moderately priced hotels and some hostels. Look for luxury hotels in the western suburbs close to the airport, overlooking the banks of Bosphorus.
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