Top 10 Things to Do in Istanbul in August 2019

Istanbul offers great attractions and things to do for its visitors during August.

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Of course it is not possible to mention all the best things to do and attractions in Istanbul in August but here you may find the most fascinating ones. Eating Turkish kebab, visiting Sultanahmet and exploreing the historical sites, visiting Istiklal Avenue and enjoying the lively atmosphere, visiting Vialand Theme Park, visiting Grand Bazaar and make shopping, visiting Pierre Loti and enjoy Turkish coffee by the Golden Horn, visiting Princes’ Islands, attending to Bosphorus Cruise, taking Istanbul City Sightseeing Bus and visiting Istanbul Museum of Modern Arts can be considered as the top 10 best things to do in Istanbul during July.

Below you may find the list of top 10 things to do in Istanbul in August.

Eat Turkish Kebab & Enjoy Turkish Cuisine in all districts of Istanbul

Top 10 Things to Do in Istanbul in August 2019

Istanbul offers wide range of Turkish cuisine at the variety of well established, good and luxury Istanbul restaurants. The traditional Turkish cuisine is really worth a taste. Travelers may choose from a wide range of Turkish kebabs, mezes (starters) and dishes that are mostly based on meat. Also Turkish sweets such as baklava and Turkish delight are worldwide famous.

Visit Sultanahmet & Explore the Historical Sites Visit Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern and around…

Top 10 Things to Do in Istanbul in August 2019

Sultanahmet Sqaure, also known as Hippodrome is the most famous tourist area in Istanbul on the Historical peninsula. The Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, variety of Museums, the 4th century hippodrome, the Egyptian Obelisk, the Serpentine Column, the Colossus or Column of Costantine Porphyrgenitus and the rather kitsch German Fountain are the popular sights.

Visit Istiklal Avenue & Enjoy the Lively Atmosphere in Taksim

Top 10 Things to Do in Istanbul in August 2019

Istiklal Avenue (Istiklal Street) is probably the most famous street and entertainment area in Istanbul. It is a long colorful pedestrian street full of all kind of shops, restaurants, cafes, street shows and it is located by the Taksim Square.

Attend to a Bosphorus Cruise from Eminonu, Kabatas, Besiktas, Kadikoy

Top 10 Things to Do in Istanbul in August 2019

One of the more popular and fantastic forms of entertainment on your Istanbul visit is the Classic Bosphorus Cruise. The cruise begins slightly to the east of the famous Galata Bridge and continues to Anadolu Kavagi which is the Bosphorus’ entrance to the Black Sea making numerous sightseeing stops along the strait.

Visit Vialand in Eyup, Golden Horn

Top 10 Things to Do in Istanbul in August 2019

Vialand is a great theme park in Istanbul located in Eyup, at the Golden Horn region of Istanbul. Visitors may find variety of amazing attractions in Vialand such as theme park with lots of attractions, shopping mall with lots of lovely streets, great boutiques, festival and event areas, and more…

Visit Grand Bazaar & Make Shopping in Beyazit

Top 10 Things to Do in Istanbul in August 2019

The Grand Bazaar (Kapali Carsi) in Beyazit is a shopping adventure that you won’t want to miss. A series of covered streets feature over 4,000 merchants all selling their products and wares. You can find anything here from boots and slippers to gold and silver jewellery.

Visit Pierre Loti Hill and Drink Turkish Coffee by the Golden Horn in Eyup, Golden Horn

Top 10 Things to Do in Istanbul in August 2019

Pierre Loti Hill is a great leisure and tourist area in Eyup and one of the most popular sights and places to visit and see for both locals and tourists in the Golden Horn region of Istanbul. Pierre Loti Hill offers great views for the visitors. The hill is about 55 meters from sea level. Drinking your tea or Turkish coffee at the Pierre Loti Cafe and enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Golden Horn is a great activity at the Pierre Loti Hill.


Visit the Princes’ Islands
in Marmara Sea

Top 10 Things to Do in Istanbul in August 2019

The Princes’ Islands (Isles) is one of the best preserved natural areas and sights in Istanbul. The six islands named Buyukada, Heybeliada, Kinaliada, Burgazada, Kasikadasi and Sedefadasi form the Princes’ Islands. The Princes’ Islands is one of the best attractions and weekend breaks in Istanbul both for locals and tourists.

Attend to a Istanbul City Sightseeing Bus Tour from Sultanahmet, Taksim

Top 10 Things to Do in Istanbul in August 2019

Attending to a City Sightseeing Bus Istanbul Tour is one of the best ways to discover and enjoy the beautiful Istanbul and also one of the best things to do in Istanbul. Touring is a great activity for the travelers. Typical Istanbul city sightseeing tour covers all the popular sights and tourist areas of Istanbul. City Sightseeing buses are the most original and comprehensive way of discovering Istanbul’s main highlights and points of interest.

Visit Istanbul Museum of Modern Art in Galata, Karakoy

The Istanbul Museum of Modern Art is the first private museum in Turkey offering modern and contemporary art exhibitions. The museum was founded in 2004 and occupies an 8,000 square meter site on the shores of the Bosphorus.

Top Selling Tours in August 2019 for Istanbul

You may explore Istanbul in August via daily tours made by the local travel agents with professional guides. It is a very good option if you don’t want to go through the hassle of making all the arrangements including the tickets, waiting at the queue and 2-ways transportation by your own and feel like you may have troubles with them. And we recommend the two world brands GetYourGuide or Viator tours, made by the best reputed and registeredtour agents in Istanbul and offer comfortable, safe and the cheapest tours with 2-ways transportation from your hotel or meeting point, professional guides, insurance and easy cancellation. You may find the top selling Istanbul tours in April and plan your days in a convenient and comfortable way.

All-in-one Cards for Istanbul’s Sightseeing

There are three types of Istanbul passes & cards that you may buy and have access to variety of Istanbul attractions including museums with fixed price and save a lot. We recommend those cards for the travelers that has a stay in Istanbul at least from 3 to 7 days. The most practical and cheapest way to explore Istanbul’s sights.

Istanbul Tourist Pass

The card allows you to choose from 20+ Istanbul attractions so you can pack as much into your stay as possible for a single set price. The card offers guided tours and fast track entry to 8 Istanbul museums including Hagia Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace Museum, Basilica Cistern, Chora Museum, Hagia Irene Museum, Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts, Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum and Pera Museum. Plus; BigBus Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour, Bosphorus Dinner Cruise, Whirling Dervishes Show, Bosphorus Boat Trip, Sea Life Aquarium, Princes’ Islands Boat Trip, Hop-on Hop-off Bosphorus Boat Tour, Legoland Discovery Centre, Dialogue in the Dark/Silence, Xtrem Aventures, one way Airport Transfer and Unlimited Mobile Internet Access.

Istanbul Welcome Card

Offers guided tours and fast track entry to 12 Istanbul museums including Hagia Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace Museum and Harem, Chora Museum, Fethiye Museum, Galata Mevlevi House, Hagia Irene Museum, Istanbul Archaeological Museums, Istanbul Mosaic Museum, Museum for the History of Science and Technology in Islam, Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts, and the Rumeli Hisar Museum with professional guides. Plus; a cruise on the Bosphorus and card loaded with 10 tickets for public transport.

Istanbul 5-Day Guided Museum Pass

Offers guided tours and fast track entry to 5 Istanbul museums including Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cistern, Hagia Irene and Turkish & Islamic Arts Museum. And many pluses.