About Istanbul


Let's have a look around into background of Istanbul
  • County: Independent City
  • State: Istanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Latitude: 41.0186111
  • Longitude: 28.9647222
  • Time zone: Further-eastern European Time
  • Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT +3 hours
     

Weather in Istanbul

Climate: Humid subtropical climate
Best Time to Visit:  April to May and September to mid-November

Location

It is historically known as Constantinople and Byzantium. It is the most populous city in Turkey and, with a population of about 14,804,116 (2016 Census).
 

Distance from Istanbul center to Airport

The nearest major airport is Istanbul Atatürk Airport (IST / LTBA). Another major airport is ?stanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW / LTFJ).
Driving Distance: 11 miles / 18 km
Driving Time: 24 Minutes
Languages: Turkish followed by Arabic and English.
 

Modes of transport

Airport: Istanbul Atatürk Airport 
Rail: Istanbul–Pythio railway
Road: Bus: BRT / Metrobüs
 

Customs and Tipping

  • For Restaurants and Bars: 

Waitress and Bartender – 5%-10% of the Bill.

  • For Hotels:

Room Service: TRY 5 - TRY 10
Housekeeper: TRY 10 -TRY 20
Concierge: Not Required

  • Valet Parking: 

Parking or Returning Car: Not Required

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • Goreme,
  • Ephesus,
  • Izmir
     

Emergency Contact Numbers in Istanbul city

  • Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 110/155/112
  • Railroad: +90 212 568 99 70 (Metro Istanbul)
  • Airport: (212) 663-6400 (Istanbul Atatürk Airport)
  • Hospital: +90 212 468 44 44 (Ac?badem International Hospital)
     

Events

  • Tulip Festival 
  • International Istanbul Puppet Festival
  • Grease Wrestling
     

Tourist Attractions

  • Hagia Sophia
  • Bosphorus
  • Dolmabahçe Palace
     

Theatre & Concerts

  • Hodjapasha Cultural Center
  • Nardis Jazz Club
  • Zorlu Performing Arts Center

Visit Top Restaurants in Istanbul

  • Sans Restaurant
  • Nicole
  • Matbah Ottoman Palace Cuisine

Top Shopping Centers in Istanbul

  • stiklal Caddesi
  • Badat Caddesi
  • Abdipekçi Caddesi
     

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

  • Istanbul Archaeology Museums
  • Nezahat Gökyiit Botanical Garden
  • Gallery Nev in Istanbul
     

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

  • Kebab – Güler Ocakba Harbiye
  • Turkish dumplings –  Mantc
  • Karalahana corbasi – Hayvore

Sports Club

  • Fenerbahçe S.K. – Football
  • Galatasaray S.K. – Football
  • Darüafaka S.K.– Basketball
     

Shelling Out Dollars

  • Imported beer: TRY 12.00
  • Taxi:TRY 3.45 (base price)
  • 3 BHK (Downtown): TRY 3,230.83
  • Cheap meal: TRY 20.00
  • Gasoline: TRY 4.93 / litre
  • 3 course meal: TRY 80.00
     

Information about Winnipeg

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • Morris,
  • Carman,
  • Stonewall

Modes of transport

  • Airport: Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport
  • Rail: Canadian Pacific Railway
  • Road: Bus: Greyhound Bus Depot

Airport

Airport: Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport

Driving Distance: 6 miles / 10 km

Driving Time: 15 minutes

Languages: Tagalog

Customs and Tipping

For Restaurants and Bars:

  • Waitress and Bartender – 10 – 15 % of the Bill.

For Hotels:

  • Room Service: TIP 2$ TO 20$
  • Housekeeper: TIP 2$ TO 20$
  • Concierge: Between TIP 2$ TO 20$

Valet Parking:

  • Parking or Returning Car: 10 – 15 % of the Bill.
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