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Istanbul Vacation: Coronavirus Information

Most Istanbul hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

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Does Expedia have holiday package deals to Istanbul?

Yes! Expedia has some outstanding Istanbul holiday packages. Bundling your bookings is one of the simplest ways to save time and money — and get your trip off to a flying start.

How much can I save with a Istanbul holiday package?

Smart travellers who book a package deal on Expedia can save up to $583*.

Can I choose my airline with a Istanbul Expedia holiday package?

There's no need to look through a bunch of websites for your travel bookings. With more than 550 partner airlines and 750,000 properties worldwide, our expansive database has it all.

Do I lose money if I change my mind after I have booked my Istanbul holiday package?

You can postpone your travel plans with us because we don't charge cancellation fees for almost all of our bookings.

What are the best 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.

What are the most popular activities for a Istanbul holiday?

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.

What types of accommodation options are available in Istanbul?

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.

Is there an airport in 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.




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YOTELAIR Istanbul Airport AIRSIDE

YOTELAIR Istanbul Airport AIRSIDE

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    Hotel within the airport, convenient clean and unique rooms.

    YOTEL Istanbul Airport LANDSIDE
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    YOTEL Istanbul Airport LANDSIDE

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    Tayakadin Mah. Terminal Cad. No.: 1, Arnavutkoy, Istanbul
       
      4.2 of 5
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      During a very stressful time this hotel provided a clean and friendly safe haven. Staff were very helpful amid increasing unsure time of major flight cancellations and flight restrictions.

      Mercure Istanbul Taksim AU$133
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      Mercure Istanbul Taksim

      Mercure Istanbul Taksim

      Omer Avni Mah Inonu Caddesi, No 42 Gumussuyu Beyoglu, Istanbul, Istanbul
         
        4.3 of 5
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        Pleasant front of house staff, super room cleaner very pleasant would leave me little extras, looked after me well. Typical type of business hotel for business people, few minutes walk from Taksim square but on a very steep hill, bit of a climb to get into town.

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        Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul

        Visnezade Mah. Acisu Sok. NO. 19, Macka Besiktas, Istanbul, Istanbul
           
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          View is good but you should close the curtains for neighbors. 😞

          Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center AU$177
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          Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center

          Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center

          Silahsor Cad. No: 42 Bomonti Sisli, Istanbul, Istanbul
             
            4.6 of 5
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            Great stay, Aysel from guest relations was super helpful and professional

            Raffles Istanbul AU$745
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            Raffles Istanbul

            Raffles Istanbul

            Zorlu Center, Besiktas, Istanbul, Istanbul
               
              4.9 of 5
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              I thank you for celebrating my birthday with a special kind of rememberable gift and a great Stay in Raffles Hotel it was amazing to celebrate with them.

              Titanic Business Golden Horn AU$89
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              Titanic Business Golden Horn

              Titanic Business Golden Horn

              Yenidoğan mah. Erciyes Sokak No:7, Bayrampasa, Istanbul
                 
                4.2 of 5
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                Great hotel friendly staff nothing to much trouble

                Rixos Pera Istanbul AU$188
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                Rixos Pera Istanbul

                Rixos Pera Istanbul

                Kamerhatun Mah.Mesrutiyet Cad.No 44, Tepebasi Taksim, Istanbul, Istanbul
                   
                  4.4 of 5
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                  The amazing view from the roof top restaurant and the excellent breakfast. Location is also unique.

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