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Holidays in Istanbul

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Top hotels in Istanbul

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul
Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul
5 out of 5
Visnezade Mah. Acisu Sok. NO. 19, Macka Besiktas, Istanbul, Istanbul
4.6/5Wonderful! (980 reviews)

"View is good but you should close the curtains for neighbors. 😞"…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar. 2020

Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul
YOTEL Istanbul Airport LANDSIDE
YOTEL Istanbul Airport LANDSIDE
Tayakadin Mah. Terminal Cad. No.: 1, Arnavutkoy, Istanbul
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$197 per night from 23 Sep. to 24 Sep.
4.2/5Excellent! (291 reviews)

"Clean room. Layout was nice with an “open concept” bathroom. Led lighting was a nice touch. Obviously being located within the airport is convenient for your next flight. For some reason my windows were painted black which does not allow for any natural light."…"

Reviewed on 15 Sep. 2020

YOTEL Istanbul Airport LANDSIDE
YOTELAIR Istanbul Airport AIRSIDE
YOTELAIR Istanbul Airport AIRSIDE
Tayakadin Mah. Terminal Cad. No.1, Arnavutkoy, Arnavutkoy, Istanbul
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$245 per night from 21 Sep. to 22 Sep.
4.2/5Very Good! (208 reviews)

"Very convenient, good service, clean comfortable room to have rest between long flights."…"

Reviewed on 19 Sep. 2020

YOTELAIR Istanbul Airport AIRSIDE

Top activities in Istanbul

Istanbul in One Day Small-Group Tour
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Istanbul in One Day Small-Group Tour

AU$95
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Istanbul Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Istanbul Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

AU$82
Per adult
78% of travellers recommend
Bosphorus Cruise, Dolmabahce Palace & Asian Side Full-Day Tour
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Bosphorus Cruise, Dolmabahce Palace & Asian Side Full-Day Tour

AU$131
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend

Save Time and Money with Istanbul Holiday Packages

Expedia has some excellent Istanbul packages waiting for you. Combining your airfares and accommodation is one of the most straightforward ways to save cash on your trip. Secure a package deal on Expedia and save up to $583*. You can select from more than 550 partner airlines and 1,000,000 worldwide properties via our global database of lodgings and flights. Fly with who you want, stay wherever you want — now that's the ideal holiday! If you have to postpone your travel itinerary, we'll honour your cancellation request on nearly all reservations with no added fees.

Places to Visit in Istanbul

It's nice to just wander the streets when you're in a new destination, but sometimes it's sensible to have an agenda. Grab your travel programme — we have plenty of awesome ideas for your upcoming Istanbul holiday. With such a great line up of world-famous attractions in the one place, you certainly won't be idle in Istanbul! First things first, make sure you snap some selfies out the front of the Hagia Sophia and the Hippodrome. After you've ticked those off, you'll still have the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace to visit! With tourist attractions such as Galata Tower and Dolmabahce Palace, there will never be a boring moment in this bustling metropolis. After you've finished looking around those, continue in the direction of Spice Bazaar and Taksim Square. The link to ancient history is strong at Basilica Cistern. Make a booking now and discover the evidence of specialized archaeological study. Visitors in this destination have heaps of options. Are you eager to know more about some of the local cultural and religious traditions? Attend prayer with devoted worshipers at Suleymaniye Mosque and enjoy a look into the Islamic faith. Still have some time on your hands? Wouldn't mind adding some greater meaning to your travels? Go on a pilgrimage to Chora Church. No matter your beliefs, it's an excellent place to observe and find out about the local faith.

Reclining on a beach doing not much at all is all well and good, but there's nothing like throwing yourself into amazing new experiences on your getaway! This place has plenty of activities. Here are some ideas to kick off your trip to Istanbul:

Jump onto our Istanbul things to do page for a comprehensive list.

Istanbul Accommodation

Wrap up your day of activities with a nice comfy bed and a snuggly pillow. Peruse the 1,245 accommodation in Istanbul on offer via Expedia and choose one for your cheap holiday or luxury getaway. It's not every week you get to go away, so why not treat yourself to a few nights in a posh room at the Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus (Ciragan Cad. No. 28) or the Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul (Sinanpasa Mah, Hayrettin Iskelesi Sok)? With five-star service and top-level amenities, you're bound to feel like a rock star! If travelling on a shoestring's more your style, you (and your bank account) might like the Park Hyatt Istanbul Macka Palas - Boutique Class (Tesvikiye, Bronz Sokak No. 4 Sisli), or the Lion Hotel (Lamartin Caddesi No:41 Taksim). While you're exploring Istanbul, you'll want to experience the Hagia Sophia. The Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet is approximately 0.1 miles away, and the GLK PREMIER Acropol Suites & Spa is 0.2 miles away.

Nearest Airports to Istanbul

No traveller likes hanging out at the airport. But it's a small price to pay when you remember the holiday that's in store! Based 8 miles west of Istanbul, Ataturk International Airport (IST) is the most convenient terminal.