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Why go to Istanbul

Take a journey to one of the busiest cities in the world, a place where East famously meets West and where grand Ottoman mosques share the skyline with gleaming skyscrapers. One thing is for certain: holidays in Istanbul are never boring.

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Straddling the immense Bosphorus River where Europe becomes Asia in northern Turkey, the city of Istanbul will seep into your mind from the moment you arrive. The city is awash with noise: the constant hum of traffic; the evening prayer call swirling away from the Blue Mosque; fervent haggling in the buzzing souks; the clink of newly-drained cups being returned to saucers in cosy cafés; the clack of backgammon and chess pieces as elderly gents do nothing but age alongside their friends; the tinkling of drinking glasses as a group of hip youngsters celebrate a day well spent; and there's something else too, it's possibly the world turning its collective head to see what's happening in one of the planet's most exciting and promising destinations. 

Tourists have long been tuned into Istanbul's wavelength however, even if everyone else is only just cottoning on. This ancient city has been welcoming foreign visitors for thousands of years, with modern holidaymakers wielding cameras and guidebooks to unearth tourist diamonds such as Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque, the Grand Bazaar, and Hagia Sophia. Traditional summer pursuits are easy to come by too when taking holidays to Istanbul. A dazzling set of beaches can be found within an hour's drive of the city. Istanbul is well connected by a great network of public transportation options, so you can see the sights in the morning and be sunning yourself on the sands come the afternoon. 

Many hotels in the city feature swimming pools however, so you needn't travel far to soak up the sunshine after taking a cooling dip. Luxury four- and five-star hotels can be found along the banks of the Bosphorus and in the main tourist area of Sultanahmet.

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Travel Information

Language

Turkish

Currency

Turkish Lira (₺)

Average flight time(from London)

3 hrs 50 mins
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