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Historical Turkish Bath Experience

Activity provider: Istanbul Welcome Card

Historical Turkish Bath Experience

Activity provider: Istanbul Welcome Card

From US$ 41.10 per person

Are you ready to meet with Turkish bath culture in the probably best Turkish Bath in Istanbul? Enjoy an authentic experience at an original five-century-old bath. Relax your muscles and refresh your body!

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Valid 1.5 hours
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Host or greeter
English
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Rest in a steam bath and take a traditional Turkish bath massage
  • Enjoy flexibility and come any time during the opening hours
  • Relax in the hot steam bath as long as you want
  • Feel your body begin to breathe as the Turkish bath refreshes it
Full description
Located in the heart of the historical peninsula, at a walking distance from Grand Bazaar and serving since 1584, the historical Çemberlitaş Hamam is waiting for you! If you are searching for the best place for a Turkish bath in Istanbul, this is the best place for you. Going to the Turkish bath and witnessing the Turkish bath experience is one of the essential things to do in Istanbul. Take a break from the Istanbul day tours and all the Istanbul sightseeing places and relax in Cemberlitas Hamam. The Turkish Bath is a traditional type of public bathing which is essentially based on the ancient Roman bathing culture and the principles of the steam bath. Combining this with the traditional Turkish bath massage (“Turkish scrub”), it became an integral part of Turkish culture as well as an important part of social life. After sweating, the person in charge of scrubbing and foaming will scrub all the dead skin from your body. Do not worry, it does not hurt. You will be surprised how much dead skin will come off your body. After foaming, you can relax as long as you want in the Hammam. Your body will begin to breathe in each cell and your blood circulation accelerates. Do not miss this experience! Learn more about the ancient bathing ritual of the Ottoman Sultans while relaxing. 
Includes
  • Admission
  • Scrubbing
  • Foaming
  • Shampoo, Soap, Towels, and Hair Dryer
  • Tipping
  • Optional oil massage
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Cemberlitas Hamam, the entrance is next to Cemberlitas Tram Station

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Important information

Know before you go

  • There are different sections for men and women
  • Come with your confirmation to the Turkish Bath; no reservation needed
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 134 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    3.9/5
  • Service
    4.1/5
  • Organization
    4.4/5

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What to say: you cannot visit Istanbul and not go to be pampered in a Turkish bath. Very nice environment, very clean, quiet, relaxing. They provided us with a personal kit which included disposable briefs, soap and a massage glove; we then went to the women's section of the facility where we undressed. We then entered the magic of the hamman, where 2 wonderful women welcomed us who massaged us for an infinite time and even washed our hair .... a delight! We were then able to use the facility freely. My daughter and I took advantage of it and relaxed for a nice hour.

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October 20, 2022

With the family we tried this experience and we relied on get your guide because we could not find a bookable turkish bath (all full) in the short time we had available. Instead, it was very easy, everything is very precise and corresponding. Only one thing, which is why the fifth star is missing. The structure is very organized and the staff very professional, however, it seemed a bit lacking in maintenance. Overall, however, the experience was positive.

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September 25, 2022

La réservation via Get Your Guide a été rapide et efficace. Nous avons payez 39€ /pers et le prix comprend le petit moment de hammam puis le massage/nettoyage au gant et à la mousse. C'est écrit durer 1,5h mais ça dure moins longtemps en vrai. Cela dit, les masseuses sont sympathiques, l'exfoliation au gant efficace et l'application de la mousse super agréable ! On se sent comme dans un nuage. Nous avons réservé sur place 1h de massage à l'huile d'olive pour 40€/pers (face Mask compris) en supplément. On peut payer par carte (en lyre) ou en cash en euros. Ça nous a fait 1400 lyre = 80€ pour ma mère et moi, 1h de massage chacune. Le hammam traditionnel est facile à trouver en suivant les indications données lors de réservation, on trouve aussi avec Maps.

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September 24, 2022

Product ID: 195191