If you go to Instanbul. . .
Eminsinan Mahallesi Gedikpasa Hamam Caddesi No. 4
Modest 19-room hotel two steep blocks downhill from T1 tram line and close to many attractions. Rooms are very small. Doubles from $56 include generous breakfast buffet.
Caferaga Mahallesi, Gunesli Bahce Sokak No. 43A, Kadikoy
Famed lokanta (restaurant) serves some of the city's best mezes. Dishes from $5.
Ayasofya Meydani, Sultanahmet
To skip long tickets queue, purchase them in advance at website and print at home or in hotel. Admission $12.50.
Suleymaniye Caddesi, Eminonu
Off Yeniceriler Caddesi (Tram 1)
Archaeological Museums of Istanbul
Alemdar Osman Hamdi, Bey Yokusu Sokak, Sultanahmet
Sirkeci Train Station
Sirkeci Istasyonu Caddesi
Adults $20, students $15.
Eminonu docks in front of
$1.50 each way.