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Istanbul City Break

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  • Discover the city where East meets West on this 4-night guided holiday to Istanbul.
  • Stay in Istanbul’s city centre for easy access to all of the city’s most fascinating highlights.
  • Experience the European & Asian sides of Istanbul on two half day guided city tours.
  • Enjoy plenty of free time to explore this historic city, with tips from our local guide.

Book Your Trip From £659pp

From£659pp

HOW MANY TRAVELLING?
2 Adults

Your Guided Group Holiday To Istanbul 

Join us on an unforgettable 4-night city break holiday as we immerse ourselves in the history and culture of Istanbul. Because the city bridges the continents of Asia and Europe, Istanbul has been hugely influential throughout the centuries as a key stronghold for the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. Empires may have come and gone but what’s been left behind is a richly diverse culture that’s evident in the city’s everyday life. On this holiday to Istanbul, we’ll explore the city’s Asian and European sides on two half day guided tours with an expert, local guide. We’ll also enjoy plenty of free time to discover the city’s array of important historical sites, wander its colourful markets or just relax with a steaming cup of Turkish coffee while taking in the atmosphere of this impressive city.

Coach transfer to and from Belfast (Chichester Street) to Dublin Airport on selected dates Prior to November 2020. After 01 November 2020 we will no longer be providing this service.

 

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Trip Itinerary

Leisurely

Activity Level: Leisurely

Day

Travel to Turkey

Arrive in Istanbul

Morning
Guided Arrival in Turkey

Upon arrival in Turkey, you will be met by our local representative in the arrivals area of the airport before being transferred to your hotel.

Guided Arrival in Turkey

Istanbul

Guided Tour of Istanbul

Morning
The blue mosque

Enjoy a morning city tour of Istanbul, which will include visits to the Blue Mosque, St. Sophia Museum (viewed from the outside, closed on Mondays), the Egyptian Obelisks, the Roman Hippodrome and Topkapi Palace. This lively city is a perfect combination of modern and ancient, displaying a range of architecture from majestic skyscrapers to historic mosques, temples and churches. The afternoon will be at leisure, to relax and get to know your surroundings. Your guide will be happy to suggest places of interest.

The blue mosque

Istanbul - Asian Side

Explore the Asian Side of Istanbul

Morning
Guided tour of Turkeys Asian side

After breakfast, set off on a half day guided city tour of Istanbul's Asian side including Camlica Hill, where you can have a panoramic view of Istanbul, you will also have a view of Beylerbeyi Palace as you pass by, the summer residence of the Ottoman Sultans.

Guided tour of Turkeys Asian side

Free Time at Leisure

Afternoon
Visit the underground Cistern

The afternoon will be at leisure. Your guide will be pleased to advise on sightseeing suggestions to suit your interests, like a cruise down the Bosphorus, or the Spice market, Istanbul is a big city and there is lots to see.

Visit the underground Cistern

At Leisure or Optional Excursion

Free Time in Istanbul

Full Day
Explore The Golden Horn

You will have today free to take in some sightseeing and shopping at your own pace. You might like to visit the Underground Cistern, a fascinating network of water channels and ornamental pillars, dating back to Roman times. Another Istanbul highlight is the Grand Bazaar, a sprawling, lively covered market where you can haggle with vendors while drinking apple tea and enjoying the unique atmosphere, or enjoy a cruise down the Bosphorus and a visit to the Spice market.

Explore The Golden Horn

Optional Excursion - Hagia Sophia & Grand Bazaar

See optional excursions list below for further information.

Optional Excursion - Golden Horn, Spice Market & Cruise on the Bosphorus

See optional excursions list below for further information.

Return Home

Depart Turkey

Full Day
Explore the city of Istanbul

Transfer by coach from your hotel to Istanbul Airport for your flight home, with guide assistance.

Explore the city of Istanbul
* Please note that the order of your excusions on the itinerary above is provisional and subject to change

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Know before you go

Will I be met at the airport?

You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.

Do I need a Visa?

Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements

What if there is an emergency?

We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.

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