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Middle Eats: the Ultimate Introduction to Istanbul

Enjoy culture and cuisine on a five-day group getaway in this storied city on the Bosporus
Starts AtIstanbul
Ends AtIstanbul
Duration5 days
Group SizeMaximum 18
Physical Rating
Easy
Style
Culture
Starts AtIstanbul
Ends AtIstanbul
Duration5 days
Group SizeMaximum 18
Physical Rating
Easy
Style
Culture
Book today with a £100/person deposit
Contact usNeed help choosing your trip or booking? We are here for you.Phone (UK): +44 (0)1630 350001Phone (USA): +1 (678) 967 4965Email: tripssupport@theculturetrip.com
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About Your Trip

Soak up more than two millennia of history and tradition on this city break to Istanbul. You'll visit world-famous sights, including the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace, before boarding a ferry across the Bosporus to explore the Asian side of the city. Fuelling the adventure are plenty of foodie-friendly activities: enjoy delicious borek in artsy Kuzguncuk, explore the fragrant Spice Market, and visit a traditional baklava shop for sweet treats and Turkish coffee. A stay in a contemporary five-star hotel caps a thrilling getaway.

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Trip Highlights

  • 1
    Marvel at the Blue Mosque, Sultanahmet Square and Hagia Sophia
  • 2
    Admire Topkapi Palace
  • 3
    Browse stalls at the Grand Bazaar and Spice Market
  • 4
    Cruise down the Bosporus on a ferry ride
  • 5
    Explore the arty neighbourhoods of Kuzguncuk and Kadikoy
  • 6
    Taste mouthwatering Turkish delicacies

Your Itinerary

What's Included

  • Four nights premium hotel accommodation
  • Private and local transport
  • Four breakfasts, one dinner
  • Local Insider
  • City walking tour
  • Blue Mosque and Sultanahmet Square (Hippodrome) visit
  • Hagia Sophia visit
  • Topkapi Palace visit
  • Grand Bazaar visit
  • Taste of two continents tour
  • Spice market visit
  • Bosphorus ferry ride
  • Kuzguncuk and Kadikoy visit

What's Not Included

  • Domestic and international flights
    • City tax (payable on the spot)
      • Airport transfers
        • Any visit not mentioned in the itinerary
          • Porterage and gratuities
            • Expenditures of a personal nature, including drinks, meals, camera fees or items not stated explicitly in the itinerary
              • Travel insurance or any loss or extra cost arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as flight delays, accidents etc.

                Accommodation

                Radisson Blu, Istanbul Pera (or similar five-star hotel)

                Drink in views of the Golden Horn at this five-star hotel in the cultural Pera district. Rooms have plush twin or king beds and rainfall showers as standard. Start the day with a hearty breakfast and finish it with a traditional hammam in the spa.

                Book today with a £100/person deposit
                Contact usNeed help choosing your trip or booking? We are here for you.Phone (UK): +44 (0)1630 350001Phone (USA): +1 (678) 967 4965Email: tripssupport@theculturetrip.com
                Contact usNeed help choosing your trip or booking? We are here for you.Phone (UK): +44 (0)1630 350001Phone (USA): +1 (678) 967 4965Email: tripssupport@theculturetrip.com