4th edition August 2019. The most entertaining and informative pocket guides for short-trip travellers now with a free eBook Discover the best of Istanbul with this compact, practical, entertaining Pocket Rough Guide. This slim, trim treasure trove of trustworthy travel information is ideal for short-trip travellers and covers all the key sights the Blue Mosque, Istanbul Modern, Church of the Pammakaristos and Galata Tower, restaurants, shops, cafés and bars, plus inspired ideas for day-trips, with honest and independent recommendations from expert authors. Features of Pocket Rough Guide Istanbul: - Practical travel tips: what to see and where to sleep, eat, drink and shop - Pocket Rough Guide Istanbul features specially selected recommendations to suit all tastes and budgets. - Honest independent reviews: written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, our expert writers will help you make the most of your trip to Istanbul. - Incisive area-by-area overviews: covering the Grand Bazaar District, Sultanahmet and Asian Istanbul and more, the practical Places section provides all you need to know about must-see sights and the best places to eat, drink, sleep and shop. - Time-saving itineraries: the routes suggested by Rough Guides' expert writers cover top attractions like the Blue Mosque and The Grand Mall, and hidden gems like Cihangir and Basilica Cistern. - Day-trips - venture further afield to the Princes' Islands or the Bosphorus. This tells you why to go, how to get there, and what to see when you arrive. - Compact format: packed with pertinent practical information, this guide is the perfect companion when you're out and about exploring Istanbul. - Handy pull-out map: with every major sight and listing highlighted, the pull-out map makes on-the-ground navigation easy.