Istanbul - 4 nights

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Turkish Delights

Explore the Christian and Ottoman heritage of Istanbul (formerly Byzantium and Constantinople) including a Bosphorus cruise and visits to palaces, mosques, churches and bazaars, staying in historic hotels

Byzantine walls, magnificent mosaics and churches contrast with Ottoman inspiration which has enriched our culture in many ways from coffee, croissants, divans, slippers, silks, turbans, tiles and carpets to tents harems and the language of flowers. The allure of ancient Byzantium was popularised by the fertile imagination of Graham Greene (‘Stamboul Train’) and Agatha Christie (‘Murder on the Orient Express’) and the film ‘Topkapi’ about the theft of the emerald dagger still on display alongside the 86-carat Spoonmaker diamond and gold-plated Bayram throne.

The Bosphorus cruise excursion encompasses a greater part of this 30km waterway separating Asia and Europe and passes the Dolmabahçe and Beylerbeyi palaces, the 15th-century Rumeli and Anatolian castles guarding the narrowest points of the European and Asian shoreline, mosques and wooden Ottoman houses.

Key Features

Cultural Short Break
Jules Verne Sightseeing
UNESCO: Historic Istanbul
Local Expert Guide
No Single Supplement
Solo Group Departure
Group Size: 4 – 18

Special Events

Rooftop Dinner & Pera Palas

A drink at the famous ‘Orient-Express’ bar of the historic Pera Palas Hotel and a rooftop dinner with panoramic views.

Day 1 Fly from your chosen airport to Istanbul for four nights at your chosen accommodation.

Day 2 Visit St. Sophia, the Hippodrome, Basilica Cistern and Egyptian Bazaar. Cruise along the Bosphorus. (B)

Day 3 Visit the Suleyman and Blue mosques, Topkapi Palace including the harem and Treasury, ending with the Grand Bazaar. (B)

Day 4 Visit the Dolmabahçe Palace, Beyoglu, Eyup Mosque and the Church of St. Saviour in Chora. Drink at Pera Palas. Rooftop dinner. (B, D)

Day 5 Return flight, or add extra nights. (B)

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner


Some visits are on foot with some uneven surfaces and inclines.


per person in a twin room – Fehmi Bey
Turkish Airlines from Heathrow

Date Price
March 11 £745
April 15 £845
May 13 £895
June 3 £845
September 9 £845
September 23 £845
October 7 £825
October 28 £795
November 4 £775
November 11 £775
No Single Supplement

(limited dates/availability)

Prices Reduced

Save up to £80
(March & June 2021)

Solo Group Departure

11 November 2021

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

(limited availability)
2021: Mar 11

Solo Group Departures 
(No Single Supplement)
2021: Nov 11 (Fehmi Bey & Hotel Crowne Plaza Old City)

Single supplement £85

Accommodation Upgrades

Hotel Arena £20
Single supplement £110

Hotel Crowne Plaza Old City £45
Single supplement £145

Flight Options

Turkish Airlines from Manchester, Birmingham or Edinburgh £50
Turkish Airlines Business Class from £325
British Airways from Heathrow £45 (Apr-Jun £125)

Extension Options

Extra nights - Istanbul
Fehmi Bey (per night) £40
Single supplement £20

Hotel Arena (per night) £43
Single supplement £25

Hotel Crowne Plaza Old City
(per night) £52
Single supplement £33

Privately Guided

 Add £295 per person

Independent Arrival

Save £250
Arrival and departure transfer add £35

Price Includes
Air travel, UK departure taxes, overseas airport taxes, transfers, 4 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, 1 dinner, itinerary as described, services of guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included
Travel insurance, visa procurement, optional excursions, tipping, porterage, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

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