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Istanbul - The Capital of Empires

26 September 2020

6 days from £2,095pp

Istanbul is home to some of the world’s most breathtaking monuments, which you’ll discover on this spectacular tour led by Sue Rollins. Explore Haghia Sophia, the Topkapi Palace and the iconic Blue Mosque and enjoy a private boat ride along the Bosphorus.
  • Discover some of Istanbul’s monuments - The Haghia Sophia, the Topkapi Palace, the Suleymaniye mosque, the iconic Blue Mosque, the Dolmabahce Palace
  • Explore centuries-old Ottoman wooden houses, walk through colourful markets and relax in one of the many cafés or tea houses
  • Witness the exquisite Late Byzantine mosaics in the small church of St. Saviour in Chora 
  • Enjoy a private boat trip along the Bosphorus followed by lunch by the waterside
 
Constantinople and Istanbul, two names for one city, capital of the mighty Byzantine and Ottoman empires, a city where East meets West, astride two continents, Europe and Asia. The shores of Istanbul are lapped by the Sea of Marmara, the Golden Horn and the Bosphorus, and its monuments are ranged over seven hills. Minarets and domes dominate the famous skyline and a stroll through the streets reveals the city's diverse and magnificent heritage. Hagia Sophia, great cathedral of Byzantium, with magnificent marbles and mosaics vies with Ottoman mosques clad in beautiful Iznik tiles, the Topkapi palace, luxurious residence of the sultans, elegant fountains, bathhouses and bustling covered markets. Every visit to Istanbul is a pleasure, for it is one of the most fascinating cities in the world.

Your Accommodation

Eresin Hotel Sultanahmet, Istanbul

★★★★★
 
Overview
The five star Eresin Hotel Sultanahmet is located near the main sites in Istanbul, including the Haghia Sophia and Topkapi Palace and is close to the Sea of Marmara. The hotel displays many historic artefacts from mosaics to ceramics and sections of ancient column decorate the bar area. The hotel features a restaurant and rooftop terrace with city views. 
Room Facilities & Amenities
  • En suite bathroom
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Safe
  • TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar (additional charges may apply)
  • Air conditioning