A Traditional Turkish Bath Experience in Istanbul
- Traditional massage: Steam, wild spices, indigenous soap and an experienced masseuse working on your body muscles – this is what a traditional Turkey bath is all about.
- Rejuvenate your soul: Exploring Istanbul with a weary body is not recommended. Rejuvenate your body with a bath to prepare for subsequent explorations.
About this Istanbul tour
You shouldn’t leave Turkey before experiencing a two hour traditional Turkish bath. No, this is not bathing per se, but what is considered more like a massage in the West. The Turkish bath is known as a hamam, and features the use of spices and traditional soaps.
After a long day of exploring Istanbul head to the beautiful Cagaloglu Hamami, which dates back to Ottoman times, and learn about the ancient tradition that still remains popular today.
Wouldn’t you want to get your muscles rejuvenated through a massage offered by a skillful masseuse? Definitely! You can meet with other locals and visitors at the bath and steam rooms. Enjoy an invigorating body scrub that will leave your skin silky-soft and your whole body feeling completely relaxed and rejuvenated.
Quick note: The Turkish baths do not allow women and men to get massaged in the same rooms.
The Gossip Dens of Turkish Bathhouses
Turkish baths stem from old traditions in the country. The bathhouses were not only places for baths, but also meeting locations to catch up with friends. The baths indicated the social status of a person. Women used to go to hamams to find potential wives for their sons.
Please exit the port terminal building to meet your guide. Please look for the displayed GoBe logo sign. Staying at a hotel? Be sure to advise us at when you reserve your tour so we can meet you in the lobby.
Avoid wearing make-up; you want your pores to breathe.
Little walking is involved but you will have to stand at times. This tour is suitable for persons with limited mobility, able to get in/out the vehicle without assistance or with the aid of a traveling companion. The venue is not wheelchair accessible.
40-seat Air-conditioned Bus
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.
Suitable for all ages.
Special Medical Restriction
This tour is not strenuous but if you have blood pressure issues, a cardiac or respiratory condition, or you are pregnant, this may not be a suitable excursion for you. Hot baths are not for everyone.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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