Uw tips:See all the sites of the city. We really enjoyed to people of Turkey. They were all very friendly. Transportation was great in the city as we used public transportation to get around and when we used taxis they were very inexpensive. Lastly the food was great. Lots of sidewalk cafes and restaurants.
It was our first trip to Europe and Istanbul was spectacular. My daughter has been living there and we decided to visit her. Istanbul would have not been my first choice to visit in Europe but with her there off we went. Istanbul is a fantastic destination. The history in Turkey is amazing. I would highly recommend Turkey for a destination. Besides Istanbul we toured Cappadocia and Ephesis. All I can say is WOW! The tours were great. What history. Inside Turkey we used Turkish Airlines and they were great. KLM was great for travel. The flight was great. Food and drinks were provided and was very good. If I had to choose a airline for our next trip KLM would be great.