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Historical Turkish Bath Experience

Activity provider: Istanbul Welcome Card
Other experience

Historical Turkish Bath Experience

Activity provider: Istanbul Welcome Card

From US$ 64.07 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!

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Limited to 8 participants


  • 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. 
  • 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

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  • 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 155 reviews

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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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March 23, 2023

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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March 23, 2023

This was the quintessential, old-fashion Turkish soaping, scrubbing and rinsing. A smiling lady who spoke no English was my attendant. I wore a cloth around me to enter the large room where other women were already being treated. All naked except for their paper thongs. Don’t think I would feel comfortable doing this with a friend I didn’t know well. But I enjoyed the experience and got over being totally exposed rather quickly. If you are in Istanbul, I say-Go For It!

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March 23, 2023

Product ID: 195191