Istanbul – Actual Itinerary

Here’s what we ended up doing in Istanbul.

Saturday
Kevin arrives
Lunch at doner stand near hotel

Sunday
Rachel arrives
Walk around Old City
Hotel to rest
Dinner at Bodrum in Sultanhamet

Monday
Blue Mosque, Underground Cistern, Topkapi Palace
Spice Market
Lunch near spice market – ordered mixed grill
Spice Market
Dinner at touristy place in Sultanhamet – had appetizers

Tuesday
Food tour
Lunch at Siirt Seref Buryan
Hotel to rest
Grand Bazaar
Dinner outside Bazaar

Wednesday

Aya Sophia Museum
Galata bridge
New city – Istiklal Street
Lunch – Şahin Lokantası (workers restaurant)
Grand Bazaar
Hotel to rest
Dinner – Cankurtaran Sosyal Tesisleri
Walk through empty streets
Back to Erenler Nargile Bar

Thursday
Ferry to Kadikoy – Moda neighborhood (in Asia)
Lunch at Ciya
Turkish Bath – Cemberlitas Hammam
Dinner – Chicken doner at place next to hammam

Friday
Ferry to Uskudar (in Asia)
Lunch at Uskudar Pide
Hotel to rest
Indian for dinner – Dubb Indian

Saturday
Walk to Suleyman mosque.
Ali Baba restaurant for beans and rice (amazing).
Explore shopping streets between mosque and spice market.
Coffee shop at Eminonu Square.
Kevin went to explore and take photos.
Fish sandwich and pepper drink at boats on Galata Bridge.
Tram back to hotel to rest.
Taxi to Siirt restaurant for dinner.
Walk back to hotel

Sunday
Departure

Favorite restaurants
Ciya (Kadikoy)
Siirt (near Aquaduct)
Bereket Döner (near spice market)

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