Tailor-Made Holiday

Short Break to Istanbul

4 days

from $395pp (excluding flights)

Spend four days losing yourself amidst the minarets and winding streets of Istanbul.

  • Admire the beautiful Byzantine mosaics at Chora Church
  • View Istanbul's minaret lined skyline from a rooftop bar or restaurant
  • Take a boat trip up the mighty Bosphorus
  • Explore Haghia Sophia, a monument to the golden age of the Byzantine Empire
  • Haggle for spices, jewellery, ceramics and textiles in the Grand Bazaar

Istanbul is a magical destination and can be visited as a long weekend away or part of a longer trip to Turkey. This four day trip includes half a day with a guide to orientate yourself and time at leisure to explore some of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, contemporary art galleries and bustling labyrinthine bazaars.

For a more detailed itinerary with great ideas on what to do and where to stay, please get in touch with our experts.

Price Excluding Flights $Flight cost from 
$ 533.25 $ 337.5
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what is included

  • All accommodation
  • Internal flights
  • Sightseeing with private guide as per the itinerary
  • Transfers as detailed

what is excluded

  • Gratuities
  • International flights as detailed
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas


Itinerary at a glance

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Day 1

Fly London to Istanbul

Istanbul is Turkey's largest city, its cultural and financial centre and the city where east famously meets west. With the western half of Istanbul in Europe and the eastern in Asia, separated only by the mighty and iconic Bosphorus, it is the only metropolis in the world that straddles two continents. It is truly one of the world's great cities.

Time at Leisure

You will be staying at Arena Hotel, Istanbul, Bed & Breakfast

Day 2

Half Day Guided Sightseeing
Spend a half day exploring with a guide. Some of the sites you might like to include are as follows: „h Basilica Cistern - the largest and most beautiful of the many ancient underground cisterns in the city. „h Haghia Sophia - one of the most extraordinary buildings in the history of architecture, and a monument to the golden age of the Byzantine Empire. „h Chora Museum - the most interesting Byzantine church in the city with an array of superb mosaics and frescoes. „h The Blue Mosque - Officially called the Sultan Ahmed Mosque and the national Mosque of Turkey. „h Topkap. Palace - for more than four centuries it was the imperial residence of the Ottoman sultans. „h Hippodrome - one of the most famous monuments in Byzantine Constantinople.

You will be staying at Arena Hotel, Istanbul, Bed & Breakfast

Day 3

Day at Leisure
Have the day at leisure to explore the city.

You will be staying at Arena Hotel, Istanbul, Bed & Breakfast

Day 4

Fly Istanbul to London


Below you can see some of the wonderful places we recommend you stay on your journey.

Arena Hotel, Istanbul

Arena Hotel, Istanbul

Arena Hotel is located in the old city part of Istanbul - Sultanahmet, tucked away on a quiet street yet within easy reach of all the main sites....

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