Istanbul is where East meets West in a captivating meze-platter of old and new cultures. You’ll want to dive right in and get exploring, so check out our tempting suggestions of what to do in Istanbul.
Do you loathe the season of goodwill and think there’s nothing worse than all that festive cheer? If Christmas jumpers and endless Mariah Carey songs are your absolute worst nightmare, we’re here to help.
Head to Istanbul over the winter season and you can make the most of cheaper flights and hotels, and less crowds at the city’s best attractions. Haggle for bargains at the Grand Bazaar, explore the impressive Byzantine buildings and relax with a Turkish Bath.
If you’ve only got 48 hours in the city, you’ll need to plan your Istanbul itinerary well to make you don’t miss out on anything. Follow our tips below on how to do all your Istanbul sightseeing in just 2 days…
If you’ve travelled to the city of bazaars, palaces and culture, we want to make sure you experience the best restaurants in Istanbul where you’ll be dining on authentic Turkish cuisine.