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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

Straddling Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait, where the Rumeli and Anatolian fortresses guard the narrowest points of the 30km waterway, Istanbul wears its history like a string of pearls, each intriguing palace, castle, or place of worship leading to another; every century of its chequered past on display in its architecture; and all interlinked by the museums and galleries, tea gardens, tavernas, and Turkish coffeehouses of this heaving, hospitable, cosmopolitan city. Byzantine churches beg to be explored, for grandeur, fine frescoes, and mosaics. A multitude of magnificent mosques mark the sky with minarets and supply the city’s soundtrack of muezzin calls.

UNESCO World Heritage sites include the Roman Hippodrome, 6th-century Hagia Sophia, 16th-century Süleymaniye Mosque, the astonishing Basilica Cistern, and Topkapi Palace, now a museum, the former residence of Ottoman Sultans bringing opulence to a level rarely seen and holding holy relics of the Prophet Muhammad. Our daily guided tours visit all of these, along with the formidable Yedicule Fortress, enormous Dolmabahçe Palace, and Istanbul’s inimitable bazaars; and a Bosphorus cruise and rooftop dinner each offer a special experience. 

Overview

  • Istanbul  - 4 nights
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Tour Highlights

  • Cultural Short Break
  • Jules Verne Sightseeing
  • UNESCO: Historic Istanbul
  • Local Expert Guide

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

Notes:

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

The St Sophia Mosque (Hagia Sophia) will be undergoing a long period of renovation and there will be some parts closed to visitors in 2024

Accommodation

Hotel Arena - Istanbul

A ‘Special-Category’ Ottoman mansion with period furnishings, restaurant and Turkish bath. Bar, restaurant, air-conditioned rooms with WiFi, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar and satellite TV.

Departures & Prices

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

May
May 9 (Thursday)
  • On Request: Please Call
September
September 5 (Thursday)
October
October 17 (Thursday)
  • Spring Sale

Was £1175

£ 1125

November
November 7 (Thursday)
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.

Supplements per person

Single Supplement
  • Single Supplement
  • £120
Flight Options
  • Turkish Airlines from Manchester, Birmingham or Edinburgh
  • On request, please call
  • Turkish Airlines Business Class
  • On request, please call
  • British Airways from Heathrow
  • On request, please call
Privately Guided
£325
  • Privately guided tour available
  • £325 per person
Tour Only
  • Save
  • £295
  • Arrival and departure transfer
  • £40

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