72hrs in Istanbul STARTING FROM £399
- Travel in style and explore the Spices Bazaar & Asian side of the city
- Take a Bosphorus cruise followed by visit to the Bosphorus Bridge and Beylerbeyi Palace
- Visit the museum in the opulent Topkapi Palace & the many beautiful mosques of Istanbul
- The Hagia Sophia & the Blue Mosque
Day 1 : Arrive in Istanbul
Arrive in Istanbul and after being met, we make our way to our hotel in the Old City. After check-in we enjoy a drink on the rooftop of our hotel with incredible views across the Sea of Marmara. Next we catch a taxi to Kervansaray Restaurant for some Turkish food, wine and belly dancing. Back to the hotel feeling excited about exploring the Old City.
Day 2 : Historic Old City
After breakfast it’s time to explore the Old City. First stop is the incredible Blue Mosque, after removing our shoes we head inside and marvel at the 260 stain glass windows and blue tiles which gives this mosque its name. Next we explore the museum in the Hagia Sophia before entering the courtyards of Topkapi Palace. Here we visit the jewel collection which contains one of the biggest diamonds in the world. In the evening we head to rooftop bar and restaurant Leb-i Derya.
Day 3 : Asian Istanbul & The Bosphorus
A lazy breakfast then time for our excursion to the Asian side of the city. First we head to the port for our Bosphorus cruise, a stunning way to see the city and capture some beautiful pictures. Then we visit Beylerbeyi Palace before ascending Seven Hill with panoramic views across the city. For a treat we have dinner at the restaurant of the famous Pera Palace, built for guests arriving on the Orient Express.
Day 4 : Grand Bazaar, Then Heading Home
After breakfast, some last minute shopping and haggling for bargains in the Grand Bazaar before heading to the airport to board flight home.
- Return flights from/to London Heathrow to Istanbul (Ataturk airport) with Turkish Airlines
- 3 nights’ accommodation in Standard Room based on 2 adults sharing a twin/double room on BB basis
- Return private transfers
- Visa entry
- Expenses of a personal nature and tips
- Excursions are optional at a supplement
- Entrances fees
Ottoman Hotel Park
Experience the Ottoman style luxury and world famous Turkish hospitality at the exceptional Ottoman Hotel Park while finding a peaceful respite from one of the liveliest cities in the world in our luxurious
Flights are based on economy class seats with Turkish Airlines, operating daily from London Heathrow to Istanbul (Ataturk airport). There are pre-departure facilities such as online check-in or print your boarding card.
Flight Upgrades & Supplements:
Business class – luggage allowance 30 kgs; separate check-in counters, priority on seat selection, business class lounge.
Alternative Airports & Airlines:
Regional Departures - daily flights from Manchester, 3 or 4 times a week from London Stansted (to Istanbul - Sabiha Gokcen airport) and 5 times a week from Birmingham.
Alternative Airlines - British Airways (a daily service from London Heathrow to Istanbul) or Pegasus Airlines (a daily service from London Stansted to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen).