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Istanbul Holiday

What are the best places to visit in Istanbul?

It's nice to just wander the streets when you're in a new destination, but sometimes it's sensible to have an agenda. Grab your travel programme — we have plenty of awesome ideas for your upcoming Istanbul holiday.

With such a great line up of world-famous attractions in the one place, you certainly won't be idle in Istanbul! First things first, make sure you snap some selfies out the front of the Hagia Sophia and the Hippodrome. After you've ticked those off, you'll still have the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace to visit!

With tourist attractions such as Galata Tower and Dolmabahce Palace, there will never be a boring moment in this bustling metropolis. After you've finished looking around those, continue in the direction of Spice Bazaar and Taksim Square.

The link to ancient history is strong at Basilica Cistern. Make a booking now and discover the evidence of specialized archaeological study. Visitors in this destination have heaps of options. Are you eager to know more about some of the local cultural and religious traditions? Attend prayer with devoted worshipers at Suleymaniye Mosque and enjoy a look into the Islamic faith. Still have some time on your hands? Wouldn't mind adding some greater meaning to your travels? Go on a pilgrimage to Chora Church. No matter your beliefs, it's an excellent place to observe and find out about the local faith.

What are the most popular activities for a Istanbul holiday?

Reclining on a beach doing not much at all is all well and good, but there's nothing like throwing yourself into amazing new experiences on your getaway!

This place has plenty of activities. Here are some ideas to kick off your trip to Istanbul:

Jump onto our Istanbul things to do page for a comprehensive list.

What types of accommodation options are available in Istanbul?

Wrap up your day of activities with a nice comfy bed and a snuggly pillow. Peruse the 1,245 accommodation in Istanbul on offer via Expedia and choose one for your cheap holiday or luxury getaway.

It's not every week you get to go away, so why not treat yourself to a few nights in a posh room at the Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus (Ciragan Cad. No. 28) or the Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul (Sinanpasa Mah, Hayrettin Iskelesi Sok)? With five-star service and top-level amenities, you're bound to feel like a rock star! If travelling on a shoestring's more your style, you (and your bank account) might like the Park Hyatt Istanbul Macka Palas - Boutique Class (Tesvikiye, Bronz Sokak No. 4 Sisli), or the Lion Hotel (Lamartin Caddesi No:41 Taksim).

While you're exploring Istanbul, you'll want to experience the Hagia Sophia. The Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet is approximately 0.1 miles away, and the GLK PREMIER Acropol Suites & Spa is 0.2 miles away.

Is there an airport in Istanbul?

No traveller likes hanging out at the airport. But it's a small price to pay when you remember the holiday that's in store! Based 8 miles west of Istanbul, Ataturk International Airport (IST) is the most convenient terminal.




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Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul €200
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Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul

Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul

Visnezade Mah. Acisu Sok. NO. 19, Macka Besiktas, Istanbul, Istanbul
     
    4.6 of 5
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    View is good but you should close the curtains for neighbors. 😞

    YOTEL Istanbul Airport LANDSIDE €107
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    YOTEL Istanbul Airport LANDSIDE

    YOTEL Istanbul Airport LANDSIDE

    Tayakadin Mah. Terminal Cad. No.: 1, Arnavutkoy, Istanbul
       
      4.2 of 5
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      The hotel, like the airport is less than 2 years old but the rooms are already showing signs of aging and less than stellar workmanship. Still very nice. Clean and good service. The restaurant being open 24/7 is a bonus! Good beer and decent food.

      YOTELAIR Istanbul Airport AIRSIDE €151
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      YOTELAIR Istanbul Airport AIRSIDE

      Tayakadin Mah. Terminal Cad. No.1, Arnavutkoy, Arnavutkoy, Istanbul
         
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        Clean, conveniend but very busy - recomebd prebook...

        Crowne Plaza Istanbul Florya €107
        Reviewed on 18 Jul 2020
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        Crowne Plaza Istanbul Florya

        Crowne Plaza Istanbul Florya

        Yesilkoy Halkali Caddesi No: 95, Senlikkoy Mahellesi Florya, Istanbul
           
          4.2 of 5
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          Staff was kind and helpful. Nice location & rooms were clean and comfortable.

          Ever Hotel Europe €33
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          Ever Hotel Europe

          Goztepe Mahallesi, Center Yani, Istoc Oto Ticaret Mrk. No:10, Istanbul, Istanbul
             
            3.9 of 5
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            The room was clean and cozy, the staff was helpful and friendly, but I didn't like the breakfast buffet.

            Hyatt Regency Istanbul Ataköy €129
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            Hyatt Regency Istanbul Ataköy

            Atakoy 2-5-6, Kisim, Rauf Orbay Caddesi Sahil Yolu No 2/1, Istanbul, Istanbul
               
              4.1 of 5
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              The staff are always very efficient, the restaurant convenient and the health centre easily accessible

              Sura Design Hotel and Suites - Boutique Class €105
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              Sura Design Hotel and Suites - Boutique Class

              Sura Design Hotel and Suites - Boutique Class

              Alemdar Mh., Ticarethane Sk. No:13, Fatih, Istanbul, Istanbul
                 
                4.3 of 5
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                Dedeman Istanbul €46
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                Dedeman Istanbul

                Dedeman Istanbul

                Yildiz Posta Caddest 50, Gayrettepe, Istanbul, Istanbul
                   
                  3.2 of 5
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                  TV did not work properly. very few channels. Very poor image

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