Experience where east meets west with Istanbul breaks
A city of dreams, magical aromas, mouth-watering dining and fascinating history; Istanbul’s diverse identity entices its visitors every year. Experience a place where history unfolds as you walk down the street, where the locals are friendly, and the coffee is served in the dark, rich, unmistakably Turkish way. Whether you are looking for exceptional hotels, history, great food or a bit of everything, our handpicked luxury holidays to Istanbul will give you memories to last a lifetime.
There are many reasons why Istanbul is often referred to as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, but as you will discover when you visit, there's no real way to describe this chaotic, charming and passionate city that will do it justice – you really need to experience it for yourself. From its time as the centre of the Ottoman Empire, its key role in the spice trade to the modern day border between the Middle East and Europe, there are fascinating tales to be discovered around every corner. Take time to see well-known sights such as the Grand Bazaar, Hagia Sophia and the Topkapi Palace to learn about this city's many faces.
Never go hungry
As a city at the centre of the spice trade, it is no surprise that Istanbul has a luxurious and delicious dining scene. With everything from top end restaurants to family-owned bistros to choose from, the biggest issue you will have is deciding where to eat. Our hotels will be more than happy to provide you with great up to date information on where the undiscovered gems are. And of course, make sure you try some authentic Turkish delight while you are here, as well as traditional dishes such as simit, a circular bread containing sunflower seeds; baklava, a rich, sweet filo pastry dessert, and of course, a kebab! Sampling Turkish coffee - a method which involves simmering coffee grounds, rather than boiling them - is also a must; remember to ask for a glass of water with your coffee, to cleanse your palate!
Plenty of luxurious hotels to choose from
The accommodation you stay in will form a huge part of your holiday experience, which is why we choose only the best four and five star hotels for you. Take the Five Star W Hotel, Istanbul, for example: it offers contemporary luxury in the grand setting of Istanbul's Akaretler Row Houses by the Bosphorus. Here you can sip their signature cocktails, eat Turkish mezze or kebabs in their restaurant, Okka, enjoy their sumptuously decorated rooms or relax in the day spa or lounge facilities. Of course the W Hotel is just one of the beautiful locations we offer.
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