Istanbul's Historical Walk and Museum Hopping
This date idea is a celebration of intellectual intimacy, where you and your partner can explore the historical richness of Istanbul through museum hopping and walking tours. It's perfect for a calm, low-budget date in December.Add to favorites
- Walk by the Bosphorus to catch some beautiful winter's views. Spend time in museums, discussing history and artefacts, share your knowledge and learn from each other. Stop by a cozy local café for a cup of Turkish tea,
- Check the opening hours of the museums you would like to visit and plan the route accordingly. Dress appropriately for the weather. Wear comfortable walking shoes.
- Learn about a few exhibits or particular historical periods beforehand. This will help you lead interesting conversations during the tour.
- Pack some snacks and drinks if you want to take a break in between. Make sure to check if the museums allow outside food.
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- Start early to cover all the sites without rushing. Don't try to see everything, pick a few highlights in each museum.
- Some museums might have long queues, especially on weekends. Check if you can book tickets online to avoid the lines.
- End the date with a nice dinner at a traditional Turkish restaurant. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, try booking a table on a boat restaurant for a romantic Bosphorus cruise.