There is no better way to experience a city than by walking its vibrant and eclectic neighborhoods. National Geographic Walking Istanbul offers fifteen step-by-step, mapped itineraries that allow you to explore like a pro and navigate like a local.
WHIRLWIND TOURS provides streamlined plans for seeing the entire city in a day, in a weekend, for fun, for history lovers, for foodies, and with kids.
NEIGHBORHOOD WALKS, including the Old City, the Heart of Beyoglu, and Asian Istanbul, showcase site-by-site descriptions keyed to points on the map.
IN-DEPTH features provide intriguing details on museums and other sites, including Topkapi Palace, the Hagia Sophia, and the Grand Bazaar.
DISTINCTLY ISTANBUL highlights quintessential aspects of the city, such as Byzantine Istanbul, Turkish food, and the city's hamams.
BEST OF ISTANBUL groups top sites by theme, such as Ottoman museums, gallery hopping, and nightlife.
SAVVY TRAVELER, GOOD EATS, and IN THE KNOW sidebars tell you how to make the most of your visit.
TRAVEL ESSENTIALS helps you with the logistics of planning your trip.
DETAILED MAPS, COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS, and ON-THE-GROUND ADVICE from expert travel writers inspire exploration.