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Historical Turkish Bath Experience

Activity provider: Istanbul Welcome Card

Historical Turkish Bath Experience

Activity provider: Istanbul Welcome Card

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!

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Valid 1.5 hours
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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

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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

4.2 /5

based on 154 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    3.9/5
  • Service
    4.2/5
  • Organization
    4.4/5

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It was incredibly relaxing and the fact that you get to be in such an old place alone with your thoughts was pretty amazing. My favourite part was the soap bath and massage (it felt like they were pouring clouds on your body). If you are not comfortable with being naked (except for a bikini) when they massage you, it is probably not for you. Also, it lasts for less than 1.5 hour, more like an hour (I bought the full package including the massage oil and I was instructed after the shower to get changed - not to stay in the marble stone as much as I wished). The location was great and the place is easy to find either by walking towards it or catching the tram and walking a bit.

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December 30, 2022

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

Product ID: 195191