Tempting Turkey Istanbuls unique location on the border between Europe and Asia means that you can expect a melting pot of remarkable historical sights and delicious cuisines.
Here, visitors can get a true taste of where East meets West. Bustling bazaars will have your taste buds tingling as you wander through clouds of colourful spices whilst sipping Turkish tea and snacking on decadent baklava.
Be sure not to miss a visit to Hagia Sophia, an architectural wonder originally built as a cathedral, then turned mosque and now a fantastic museum, home to treasured artworks and over 30 million gold tiles.
Our editors hotel pick offers guests a convenient location near to popular sights such as the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. Its rated 5/5 on TripAdvisor and also boasts a luxurious on-site spa and wellness centre.
Departure airports: • London Stansted from £ 81 • London Heathrow from £ 136 • London Gatwick from £ 154
Our hotel pick: 5* GLK PREMIER Sea Mansion Suites & Spa • Outstanding 5/5 TripAdvisor traveller rating plus Travellers' Choice award www.traveldeals24.net/ukdc • Destination: Istanbul, Turkey • Whats around: 300m from Blue Mosque; 300m from Column of Constantine; 700m from Hagia Sophia • Spa and wellness centre; coffee bar; bar • Free WiFi • Price: from £ 117 per person for 3 nights • Prices based on double occupancy