Overview

Istanbul - 4 nights

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Turkish Delights

Explore the Christian and Ottoman heritage of Istanbul 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
Group Size: 4 – 25

 

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.

It all exceeded my expectations.

Richard Harris -
Turkish Delights

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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
 

Notes

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

2019

Thursdays
per person in a twin room – Fehmi Bey
British Airways from Heathrow

Date Price
October 24 £845

2020

Thursdays
per person in a twin room – Fehmi Bey
British Airways from Heathrow

Date Price
March 12 £825
April 23 £845
May 14 £875
June 4 £925
September 3 £925
September 24 £895
October 1 £845
October 15 £875
October 22 £845
No Single Supplement

(limited dates/availability)

Solo Group Departure

24 October 2019 and 12 March 2020

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Solo Group Departure
2019: Oct 24
2020: Mar 12

NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
Limited availability:
22 Oct 2020

Single supplement £80
(2019 £65)

Accommodation Upgrades

Hotel Arena £20
Single supplement £95
(2019 £85)

Hotel Crowne Plaza £45
(2019 £40)
Single supplement £130
(2019 £110)
(No single supplement for Solo Group Departures)

Flight Options

British Airways Club Europe from £395
Turkish Airlines from Manchester, Birmingham or Edinburgh £75
Turkish Airlines Business Class from £325

Extension Options

Extra nights - Istanbul
Fehmi Bey (per night) £40
Single supplement £20
(No single supplement for Solo Group Departures)

Hotel Arena (per night) £43
Single supplement £22
(No single supplement for Solo Group Departures)

Hotel Crowne Plaza Old City
(formerly Wyndham)
(per night) £52
Single supplement £33
(No single supplement for Solo Group Departures)

Independent Arrival

Save £200
Arrival transfer add £25
Departure transfer add £25

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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