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Holidays in Istanbul

Straddling Europe and Asia, this remarkable Turkish city is an intoxicating cultural melting pot - both steeped in history and buzzing with modern life. Discover the many sides of this exotic destination on holidays in Istanbul.

Incredible contrasts are all part of Istanbul’s magical appeal. Beautiful Byzantine frescoes and awe-inspiring Ottoman architecture mingle with shimmering skyscrapers and modern art museums. Wander around historic markets or purchase cutting-edge fashions at luxury boutiques. Book car hire or an experience to see everything that the city has to offer, and choose the perfect accommodation from our range of hotels.

Istanbul experiences

See the highlights of incredible Istanbul with these memorable experiences

Istanbul in One Day Sightseeing Tour
Istanbul in One Day Sightseeing Tour: Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar.

Discover how old meets new in Istanbul on this tour of the city’s four ‘must-see’ historic sights. Take in the iconic Sultan Ahmet, or Blue Mosque, a stunning feat of Ottoman architecture. Then visit the 6th-century Hagia Sophia, once one of the world’s largest Christian basilicas and now a magnificent museum. Marvel at the crown jewel of the Ottoman Empire, Topkapi Palace, before perusing the thousands of shops forming the legendary Grand Bazaar – one of the world’s largest covered markets.

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