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Istanbul Holiday Packages

A cosmopolitan city where East meets West, Istanbul is known for being an intriguing blend of cultures and traditions. With more than two thousand years of history behind it, including name changes from Byzantium to Constantinople and then its current moniker, Turkey’s largest city offers travellers everything from whirling dervishes and Christian mosaics to Egyptian obelisks and spice markets on their Turkey holidays.

Things to Do in Istanbul

You may regret it if your Istanbul holiday doesn’t include a stop at the famous Hagia Sophia, a former Christian basilica and imperial mosque that has since been turned into a museum. Take in the massive soaring dome that, with the right lighting, appears to float above the rest of the structure and is regarded as one of the best illustrations of Byzantine architecture. Continue your tour through history at the Topkapi Palace, an Ottoman royal residence for over 400 years that contains important Muslim relics such as the sword and cloak of Muhammad. Next, hop on a boat cruise through the Bosphorus Strait, which separates the Old and New City.

Finish your stay in Istanbul by chilling out at a hamam, a traditional Turkish bath that offers hearty scrubbings and massages to its visitors. Itching to see what’s outside the city? Book one of the car hire options in Istanbul on Wotif and make day trips to two of the important sites in military history: Gallipoli, where the Ottoman Empire claimed a massive victory over the Allies in World War I, and Troy, the legendary setting for the Trojan War that is now a popular archaeological site.

Shopping, Dining & Nightlife

With its numerous historic bazaars, many travellers book Istanbul holiday packages simply to shop. The best markets are in the Old City, particularly the Grand Bazaar, which contains more than 4000 shops. If you're looking for more modern conveniences, the Kanyon and Istinye Park malls in the New City offer an upscale retail experience with their contemporary architecture and luxury goods. Once you've shopped to your heart's content, take a walk down the famous Istiklal Caddesi. Stop by for a Turkish coffee and do some people-watching at one of the many cafes lining the avenue.

When you get hungry, grab some meze (appetiser dishes) or doner (skewered rotisserie meat) for a snack. As night falls, head to the Ortakoy district along the Bosphorus. This artsy neighbourhood on the city's European side not only offers a picturesque mosque but is also the location of some of Istanbul's hottest nightclubs. If you'd prefer to take it easy, relax and enjoy the view at a hookah bar.

What's Next?

If you're in search of Istanbul hotel packages for your next holiday, you're in the right place. Wotif offers a wide selection of options on hotels, flights, and car rentals to suit any budget. Bundle your airfare and lodging with Wotif’s cheap Istanbul packages, so that you'll have more lira to spend when you arrive. You can also book Turkey packages with us if you plan to travel around the country. Whatever you plan, we have an affordable option to get you there.

Things to do in Istanbul

Pumped for your next trip? With all those amazing experiences awaiting you, it's no wonder!

Still got some space on your itinerary? Here are our top recommendations:

Top Istanbul Hotels

YOTEL Istanbul Airport LANDSIDE

YOTEL Istanbul Airport LANDSIDE

Tayakadin Mah. Terminal Cad. No.: 1, Arnavutkoy, Istanbul
     
     
    2.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

    Situated in Arnavutkoy, this hotel is 11.1 mi (17.8 km) from Belgrad Forest and within 20 miles (32 km) of Mall of Istanbul and Kilyos Beach. Istanbul Cevahir ...

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    Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center

    Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center

    Silahsor Cad. No: 42 Bomonti Sisli, Istanbul, Istanbul
      5.0 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.5 out of 5 (2 reviews)

      Located in Sisli, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bomontiada, City's Nişantaşı Shopping Center and Istanbul Cevahir Shopping and Entertainment Centre. ...

      from NZ$168

      YOTELAIR Istanbul Airport AIRSIDE

      YOTELAIR Istanbul Airport AIRSIDE

      Tayakadin Mah. Terminal Cad. No.1, Arnavutkoy, Arnavutkoy, Istanbul
         
         

        Situated in Arnavutkoy, this hotel is 11.1 mi (17.8 km) from Belgrad Forest and within 20 miles (32 km) of Mall of Istanbul and Kilyos Beach. Istanbul Cevahir ...

        YOTELAIR Istanbul Airport AIRSIDEGet Rates

        Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul

        Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul

        Visnezade Mah. Acisu Sok. NO. 19, Macka Besiktas, Istanbul, Istanbul
          5.0 out of 5.0
           
           
          5.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

          This family-friendly Istanbul hotel is located in the historical district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Vodafone Arena, Dolmabahce Palace and Taksim Square. Istiklal ...

          from NZ$447

          Titanic Business Golden Horn

          Titanic Business Golden Horn

          Yenidoğan mah. Erciyes Sokak No:7, Bayrampasa, Istanbul
            5.0 out of 5.0
             
             
            5.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

            Located in the historical district, this family-friendly hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Suleymaniye Mosque, Grand Bazaar and Hagia Sophia. Galata Tower and ...

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            Mercure Istanbul Taksim

            Mercure Istanbul Taksim

            Omer Avni Mah Inonu Caddesi, No 42 Gumussuyu Beyoglu, Istanbul, Istanbul
              4.0 out of 5.0
               
               

              Located in Taksim, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Taksim Square and City's Nişantaşı Shopping Center. Bomontiada and Istanbul Cevahir Shopping and Entertainment ...

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              Raffles Istanbul

              Raffles Istanbul

              Zorlu Center, Besiktas, Istanbul, Istanbul
                5.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 

                Located in Besiktas, this luxury hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Zorlu Performing Arts Center and within 3 miles (5 km) of Dolmabahce Palace and Istanbul Sapphire. ...

                from NZ$767

                DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul Topkapi

                DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul Topkapi

                Orta Mahalle, Anit Sokak: No: 1, Bayrampasa, Istanbul, Istanbul
                  5.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   

                  Located in Istanbul City Center, this luxury hotel is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Axis Istanbul and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Historia Fatih Shopping Centre. Grand Bazaar ...

                  from NZ$105

                  Sultanhan Hotel - Special Class

                  Sultanhan Hotel - Special Class

                  Piyer Loti Cad No:7, Istanbul, Istanbul
                    4.0 out of 5.0
                     
                     
                    4.3 out of 5 (3 reviews)

                    Located in Sultanahmet, this spa hotel is steps away from Cemberlitas Bath and Column of Constantine. Sultanahmet Square and Hagia Sophia are also within 10 ...

                    from NZ$171

                    Grand Hyatt Istanbul

                    Grand Hyatt Istanbul

                    Harbiye Mah. Taskisla Caddesi No.1, Sisli, Istanbul
                      5.0 out of 5.0
                       
                       
                      5.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

                      Located in Taksim, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Macka Park, Ataturk Cultural Center and Acibadem Taksim Hospital. Taksim Square and Istanbul ...

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