Istanbul, Turkey

Formerly known as Byzantium and Constantinople, Turkey’s vibrant capital of Istanbul straddles the Bosphorus linking the European and Asian continents. Here, East meets West in vibrant fashion, presenting the visitor with a thrilling mix of culture, history and cuisine. 

Istanbul Turkey


The Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and the Topkapi Palace are staggering in their size and opulence and fascinating to explore. Marvel at the city’s impressive skyline and lose yourself in the intoxicating sights, smells and sounds of its markets and bazaars. This is a mesmerising, wonderfully exotic city which will leave the visitor with truly unforgettable memories and, inevitably, a desire to return.

Things to Do

Istanbul Half Day Byzantine and Ottoman Marvels Tour

A boat trip is a must-do of an Istanbul visit. There’s no better way to get a real feel of the city, and with this guided tour you’ll have a unique chance to step from Asia to Europe as you cruise the Bosphorus.

Experience Includes:

  • Roundtrip transportation including hotel pickup
  • Half-day Istanbul sightseeing tour
  • Knowledgeable English speaking local guide
  • Cruise the Bosphorus by boat
  • Explore the Spice Market

From £25 pp

The Topkapi Palace

Topkapı Palace was the grand residence of the Ottoman Sultans and the administrative centre of the Ottoman Empire for more than 400 years. On your guided tour, skip the ticket line completely and enter directly with the tour group. You will get much more time to explore and enjoy your holiday this way!

Istanbul Half Day Byzantine and Ottoman Marvels Tour

Explore the Sultan Ahmet Center and the heart of the Old City on this half-day guided tour that will take you to the UNESCO World Heritage sites in Istanbul.

Experience Includes

  • Half-day Istanbul sightseeing tour
  • Visit to the Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia and the Grand Bazaar
  • Knowledgeable English speaking local guide
  • Roundtrip transportation including hotel pickup
  • Entrance fees

 From £34 pp

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