Bare Bones Istanbul

6 days

From £965

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We are sorry to inform you that due to the COVID-19 outbreak, it has become necessary to reschedule this tour. Your safety and wellbeing are our utmost priorities, so we do hope you understand this enforced change of travel arrangements. A new date will be confirmed shortly. For more information, please read our full statement about the Coronavirus here. If you are booked onto this tour, you can get in touch with our friendly sales team on 01722 713800, who are ready to help.


Istanbul is truly a transcontinental city, its European and Asian elements fusing with remarkable results. Following many incarnations – as the Greek colony, Byzantium; the eastern capital of the Roman Empire, Constantinople; and Der Sadet, the Ottoman “gate to prosperity” – the city now boasts some of the most unusual and stunning architectural blends one can see in the modern world. Basing ourselves in the city’s historic heart, we and our expert local guide, traveling like locals, discover the real Istanbul. As well as encountering highlights such as the astounding Basilica Cistern and Hagia Sophia, we also enjoy free time to discover the Istanbul we have been longing for: whether that means lounging in opulent Turkish baths, filling our noses with the scent of fresh spices, or revelling in the buzz of its celebrated nightlife.

Tour highlights:

  • See the stunning Hagia Sophia
  • Visit Topkapı Palace, a magnificent legacy of the Ottoman sultans
  • Discover the Süleymaniye Mosque and enjoy a cruise up the Bosphorus

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Today's Price

Deposit: £250 Single supplement: £390

Includes flights

Keeping you safe on your next tour

  • FREE 'Travel Safe' kits for every traveller
  • COVID-19 insurance
  • Enhanced Health and Safety audits
  • Distanced seating on coaches
  • 'Get me home' service and private airport transfers
  • COVID protocols at our hotels, and aboard our cruise ships
  • Flexible balance payment date and COVID-friendly refund conditions
  • COVID-testing and medical training for tour staff
  • Constant monitoring and post-tour tracing
Meet your Experts

Bulent Sahan

Local Guide

Bulent has been guiding cultural tours in English and German languages based on Archeology and Art History since 2011. Byzantine Iconography, Roman Empire, the history of modern Turkey and Hittites are the main fields Bulent has been working on and he has participated in several courses

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Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Local Guide
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single Supp. Availability
21 October 2020 ABBI201021 21 October 2020 (Wednesday) 26 October 2020 (Monday) Bulent Sahan £965
(inc. flights)
£250 £390


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