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Istanbul - Day Trips from Istanbul (Chapter)

8th Edition Feb 2015

This is the Day Trips from Istanbul chapter from Lonely Planet's Istanbul guidebook.

Want to escape the city? This chapter includes the very best excursions from Istanbul - and they can all be completed in a day. Must-sees include The Bosphorus, Golden Horn and Princes’ Islands.

  • Running from the Galata Bridge all the way to the Black Sea (Kara-deniz), 32km north, the mighty Bosphorus Strait is İstanbul’s major thoroughfare and has been so since classical times.
  • This stretch of water to the north of the Galata Bridge offers visitors a glimpse into the suburbs and lifestyles of working-class İstanbul on the Golden Horn. Get here before it gentrifies.
  • A favourite day-trip destination for İstanbullus, the Princes’s Islands lie in the Sea of Marmara, about 20km southeast of the city. Come here to escape the sensory overload of the big smoke.

Coverage includes: The Bosphorus, Golden Horn and Princes’ Islands

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