You can count on a Rick Steves guidebook to tell you what you really need to know when traveling to Istanbul.
Rick Steves' Istanbul is a tour guide in your pocket” to one of the world's grandest cities. Walking in the footsteps of Byzantine emperors and Ottoman sultans, you'll explore the city where Europe meets Asia. With this up-to-date advice, you'll make the most out of your time and money, and have your pick of good-value hotels and restaurants. Self-guided walking tours lead you through historic mosques, ancient mosaic-speckled churches, bustling bazaars, and artifact-packed museums. You'll find out where the locals go for seafood and for the city's tastiest Turkish delight candies.
In this Rick Steves guide, Lale Surmen Aran and Tankut Aran team up to guide you through the European and Asian city of Istanbul.