Must-Have Experiences in Istanbul

Discover the best experiences to have in Istanbul
Discover the best experiences to have in Istanbul | © Koraysa / Alamy Stock Photo
Culture Trip Travel Team

A cultural and historic centre, Istanbul is known for many things such as its beautiful architectural buildings and culinary heritage. Find out what makes the Turkish capital unique with Culture Trip’s list of classic experiences.

Whether you’re visiting to soak up the sun and enjoy one of Istanbul’s many beaches or looking to familiarise yourself with Turkish culture, going on a tour will do nothing but enhance your trip. Hang out with the locals, learn about the history of Turkish coffee or explore the historic city of Cappadocia with our curated experiences.



See Turkey like a local on this historic off-the-beaten-path tour of the real Istanbul. Go where the locals go, and experience life in the back streets of Istanbul. Wind through the hills of Fener, home to the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate Church and colorful Greek and Ottoman Houses. Meeting point is Pudding Shop Lale Restaurant.

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