Pocket Rough Guide Istanbul

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Discover the best of Istambul with this compact, practical, entertaining Pocket Rough Guide. This slim, trim treasure trove of trustworthy travel information is ideal for travellers on short trips, and covers all the key sights such as Suleymaniye Mosque Complex; Topkapi Palace; Mosaic Museum Buyuk; Haghia Sophia; Grand Bazaar, restaurants, shops, cafes and bars, plus inspired ideas for day-trips, with honest independent recommendations from expert authors.

The Pocket Rough Guide Istambul covers: Sultnahmet; Topkapi Palace to the Golden Horn; Grand Bazaar District; Northwest Quarter and the Land Walls; Galata and the Waterfront Districts; Beyoglu and Taksim; Besiktas and Ortakoy; Asian Istanbul; The Bosphorus and Princes' Islands.

Inside this travel guide you will find:


Experiences for every kind of trip to Istambul, from off-the-beaten-track adventures in Galata to family activities in child-friendly places, like Ortakoy or chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas, like The Walls of Constantinople.

Covering Grand Bazaar District, Galata, Beyoglu, Taksim and more, the practical Places section provides all you need to know about must-see sights and the best places to eat, drink, sleep and shop.

The routes suggested by Rough Guides' expert writers cover top attractions like Haghia Sophia and Blue Mosque and hidden gems like Mosaic Museum Büyük and Church of the Pammakaristos.

Venture further afield to The Bosphorus or Princes' Islands. This tells you why to go, how to get there, and what to see when you arrive.

Written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, our expert writers will help you make the most of your trip to Istambul.

Packed with pertinent practical information, this is a convenient companion when you're out and about exploring Haghia Sophia.

With every major sight and listing highlighted, the pull-out map makes on-the-ground navigation easy.

Features fresh magazine-style layout, inspirational colour photography and colour-coded maps throughout.

Includes invaluable background information on how to get to Istambul, getting around, health guidance, tourist information, festivals and events, plus an A–Z directory and a handy language section and glossary.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781789196160
Series: Pocket Rough Guides
Publication Date: 7/31/2019
Pages: 176


This title is a part of Pocket Rough Guides

Pictorial, compact travel guides series to countries, cities and regions with a pull-out map and factual travel tips perfect for short trips and travellers seeking concise travel information and practical listings.

  • Concise practical travel information includes getting there, getting around, climate and safety tips, accommodation, food & drink advice and shopping essentials 

  • Things Not to Miss at the beginning of each guide

  • Colour-coded places chapters with key coverage of places and sights in points-of-interest structure

  • Recommendations for accommodation, restaurants, shops and leisure activities for all budgets

  • Pull-out detailed maps with marked-up key sights or listings

  • Printed on paper from responsible sources verified to meet FSC’s strict environmental and social standards

  • Free eBook with each purchased printed guide from May 2019

Format: 102 x 190mm

Price: £7.99-£8.99 | $12.99-$13.99

Extent: 128–208 pages


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4.3 out of 5, 3 global ratings

Amazon Customer

Good but out of date

Reviewed on April 01, 2022
Kindle Edition | Verified

Found the guide useful and informative, but completely out of date on prices, and understandably centred on Sultanahmet. Information on ferries limited as I guess this changes a lot, but they and the trams such good value. New team routes being built as I write. Every ferry journey is special. Not sure I picked up on this from the book, but Topkapi Palace closed Tuesdays, and Blue Mosque internally hedging a lot of renovation so little to see. Found had restaurant guide ok, but, for example, there are numerous rooftop bars and restaurants, of varying quality, but....

Amazon Customer

Excellent short guide

Reviewed on December 04, 2019
Kindle Edition | Verified

Excellent guide. Informative and clear.

Amazon Customer

Great pocket guide!

Reviewed on August 19, 2019
Kindle Edition | Verified

I never bought a guide from Rough Guides before. I'm very happy i did.
In spite of being very small and a resume because it's a pocket guide it has all the essential information.

Furthermore is has a very good balance between text, history, maps, drawings and photos.

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