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Istanbul Tours, Vacation Packages & Travel Experiences


  • The Blue Mosque - a must inclusion on all Turkey vacations.
  • View of Istanbul with Galata Tower in the background
  • The Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii)
  • Inside the grand bazaar
  • Yeni Cami mosque
  • Sunset panorama of Istanbul

When on Turkey vacations,Istanbul is the largest city found in the northwestern part of the country. It is a transcontinental city as it straddles the Bosphorus (the Istanbul Strait) which divides the city into a European side and an Asian side.

Istanbul was once the imperial city of Constantinople which was, for almost a thousand years, the last outpost of the Roman Empire. Conquered by the Ottoman Empire in 1453, the city became the military centre for many campaigns that helped the empire to expand.

By the middle of the 16th century, the population of Istanbul had grown to nearly half a million developing into a major cultural, political and commercial centre remaining under Ottoman control until the First World War. Despite Ankara being named the capital of the newly formed Republic of Turkey in 1923, Istanbul continued to grow becoming an incredibly popular tourist destination.while on a Turkey vacation.

With its long history, many ancient monuments date back to the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman periods and as such, the historic areas of Istanbul became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985. Such monuments include Hagia Sophia, a former Orthodox patriarchal basilica which has been turned into a museum and the Topkapi Palace which houses important holy relics from the Muslim world. While rich in history, Istanbul also offers an exciting nightlife and is very fashionable and progressive making the city a true blend of ancient and modern to be experienced on a Turkey vacation package.

Extend your Stay

Consider an additional stopover to your Turkey vacations at one of Goway's other European destinations. You can choose from  a Paris vacation, a London vacation or an Amsterdam vacation. This can be done stopping over en route to or from Turkey.


 

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Istanbul, Turkey

  • Highlights of Istanbul

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Discover the magic of Istanbul, a unique capital city that straddles two continents. Visit the many historical landmarks, including Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, and the Grand Bazaar, and cruise along the Bosphorus to see the city from the water.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 712
    Trip Type:
    Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Turkey See Trip Details
  • Classic Turkey: Istanbul, Cappadocia & Izmir

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Discover Turkey’s golden triangle on this journey to Istanbul, Cappadocia, and Izmir. In Istanbul, see the Blue Mosque and the Grand Bazaar, explore the wonderful fairy-chimneys of Cappadocia, and explore the ancient cities of Izmir and Ephesus on the Aegean Coast.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,062
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Turkey See Trip Details
  • Splendours of Turkey: Istanbul, Cappadocia, Pamukkale & More

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Turkey is a land of myth, a crossroad of civilizations and home to amazing natural beauty. Bridging the continents of Europe and Asia, Turkey is a diverse country where East meets West.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,161
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Turkey See Trip Details
  • Treasures of Turkey: Istanbul, Pamukkale, Antalya & More

    MODERATE | SMALL GROUP: Enjoy small group touring on a comprehensive Turkey program from Istanbul. See the country’s most famous ruins and heritage areas, including Cappadocia, Ephesus, Hieropolis, Pamukkale and Antalya, with guided tours and professional tour guides.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,792
    Trip Type:
    Single Friendly, Small Group Touring
    Turkey See Trip Details
  • Romantic Turkey: Istanbul to Cappadocia

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Spend over a week exploring two of Turkey’s most seductive cities. In Istanbul, weave through the city’s past and present to see magnificent churches, mosques, and markets. Then head to Cappadocia to explore the fairy chimneys and rocky underground homes of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,660
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Turkey See Trip Details
  • Glories of Turkey Escorted: Canakkale, Bodrum, Antalya & More

    FIRST-CLASS | ESCORTED COACH TOUR: Discover the variety of attractions that Turkey has to offer – ancient Roman sites, historical battlefields, Mediterranean beaches, Whirling Dervishes, underground cities, cave dwellers, museums, carpet factories and much more. Also spend time in the exciting cosmopolitan city of colourful Istanbul.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,063
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Single Friendly
    Turkey See Trip Details
  • Istanbul and Maldives Escape

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Discover the magic of Istanbul and the Maldives on this convenient vacation. Start in the Turkish capital to explore a city that straddles two continents. Then jet to the Maldives for a week at a luxury resort relaxing on white-sand beaches and snorkelling through crystal-clear waters.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,574
    Trip Type:
    Beach & Island Escapes, Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Romance & Honeymoon, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Classical Turkey

    Explore the ancient home of the Ottoman Empire on this 8 day tour of captivating Turkey. Experience mesmerising Istanbul before heading to the capital, Ankara. Spend time in Cappadocia with its dwellings built into the rocks and Ephesus, one of the best preserved ancient Roman/Byzantine sites.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,558
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Turkey See Trip Details
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