Discover a world of mosques and minarets in Istanbul city.

With labyrinthine bazaars and ornate buildings, enchanting Istanbul is a delight to visit. Explore its highlights including historic Sultanahmet, the Blue Mosque, the Suleymaniye Mosque and the Rustem Pasha Mosque. Pick up a bargain at the colourful Grand Bazaar and tantalise senses at the famous Spice Market. With plenty of free time to see the beautiful Ayasofya and indulge in delicious Turkish cuisine, this compact City Break is sure to impress.

Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul, Turkey
Short Breaks
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Min 5
Group size
Min 1, Max 12
Carbon offset
48kg pp per trip


  • Be transferred from the airport to the hotel
  • Discover historic Sultanahmet
  • Marvel at the splendour of Istanbul's Blue Mosque
  • Visit the Suleymaniye Mosque and the Rustem Pasha Mosque
  • Shop up a storm at the Grand Bazaar
  • Tantalise senses at the famous Spice Market
  • Sample tasty Turkish delight
  • Spend free time admiring the Ayasofya


Be transferred from the airport to the hotel and be instantly enchanted by magical Istanbul.
The City Break gets underway off with a walking tour of Istanbul's hidden gems, beginning in historic Sultanahmet. Marvel at the ornate Blue Mosque, regarded as the finest of its kind with six minarets and outstanding tile work. Afterwards, explore the labyrinthine Grand Bazaar - a haven for bargain hunters with more than 4,000 shops. Next up is the Suleymaniye Mosque and the Rustem Pasha Mosque before a visit to the hectic trading district and local markets. End the day by tantalising senses at Istanbul's famous Spice Market and treating taste buds to authentic Turkish delight.
Spend another day sightseeing in Istanbul at your leisure. Be sure to check out the beautiful Ayasofya before departing this enigmatic city.
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Important notes

1. This is a private itinerary with a join-in activity on day 2
2. This trip is available in Basix, Original & Comfort style accommodation levels

***This trip will be discontinued in 2013***

Trip notes

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