Delight yourself with a cultural city break to Istanbul, the historic heart of the popular Eurasian escape of Turkey.
Walk the UNESCO-listed streets of Istanbul and watch the layers of a bygone era unfold, as physical reminders of Greek, Persian, and Venetian rulings linger with the silhouettes of the old Roman city of Constantinople. Stretched across continents and endowed with so many diverse, contrasting philosophies, it’s only fitting that Istanbul earnt its prestigious title as one of the ‘Cultural Capitals of Europe’ in 2010.
This fascinating diversity extends well past it cultural background too, with a culinary heritage that takes influence from nearby Mediterranean and Middle Eastern nations to create an incredible trans-Eurasian fusion cuisine. Locals take food and drink seriously here, and the restaurants in Istanbul promise to be the best across the country. Fill up on the city’s signature dishes of marvellous mezes, juicy kebabs and succulent seafood while you’re there – you won’t be disappointed.
Take an adventure on the historic Silk Road railways, make a splash in the Bosphorus strait (between the Black and Marmara Seas), or simply stand amazed by the city’s magnificent arts and architecture - a holiday to Turkey has something for every traveller.
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Experience a unique holiday to Istanbul, and enjoy this amazing Middle Eastern metropolis.
Visit intricately designed churches and mosques in this divine religious mecca, taking in culture at every turn with the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia Museum and the Grand Bazaar.
Be sure to take some time in a sidewalk café, speaking to the locals and admiring their contagious zest for life while you sip traditional Turkish teas (or coffee) – the famous warmth of Turkish hospitality will make sure all trips to Istanbul are nothing short of wonderful.
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