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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.


Guide to Exploring Istanbul

Top Istanbul Hotels

YOTEL Istanbul Airport Landside

YOTEL Istanbul Airport Landside

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

    Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 20 miles (32 km) of Belgrad Forest, Mall of Istanbul and Kilyos Beach. Ataturk Olympic Stadium and Istanbul Cevahir ...

    from NZ$244

    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$179

      Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus

      Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus

      Cumhuriyet Caddesi, Harbiye, Istanbul, Istanbul
        5.0 out of 5.0
         
         
        4.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

        This family-friendly Istanbul hotel is located in the entertainment district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Acibadem Taksim Hospital, Taksim Square and Dolmabahce Palace. ...

        from NZ$201

        Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus

        Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus

        Cihannuma Mahallesi, Saray Caddesi No:5, Besiktas, Istanbul, Istanbul
          5.0 out of 5.0
           
           
          5.0 out of 5 (2 reviews)

          Located in Besiktas, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Besiktas Pier, Dolmabahce Palace and Vodafone Arena. Zorlu Performing Arts Center is 2.7 mi (4.3 ...

          from NZ$193

          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 ...

            from NZ$195

            Elite World Europe Hotel

            Elite World Europe Hotel

            Basin Ekspres Caddesi No. 4, Kucukcekmece, Istanbul
               
               

              Located in Kucukcekmece, this spa hotel is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Acibadem University Atakent Hospital and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Mall of Istanbul. 212 Istanbul Power ...

              from NZ$98

              Sultanhan Hotel - Special Class

              Sultanhan Hotel - Special Class

              Piyer Loti Cad No:7, Istanbul, Istanbul
                4.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                5.0 out of 5 (1 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$142

                Movenpick Hotel Istanbul

                Movenpick Hotel Istanbul

                Eski Büyükdere Caddesi No: 3, 4, Levent, Kagithane, Istanbul, Istanbul
                  5.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  5.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

                  This family-friendly Istanbul hotel is located in the business district, within a 10-minute walk of Istanbul Sapphire and Levent Tennis Club. Kanyon Mall and ...

                  from NZ$155

                  Movenpick Hotel Istanbul Golden Horn

                  Movenpick Hotel Istanbul Golden Horn

                  Silahtaraga Caddesi, No. 87, Eyup, Istanbul
                    5.0 out of 5.0
                     
                     

                    This family-friendly Eyup hotel is located on the waterfront, 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Halic Congress Center, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Topkapi Palace and Hagia ...

                    from NZ$125

                    Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul

                    Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul

                    Sinanpasa Mah, Hayrettin Iskelesi Sok, No.1, Besiktas, Istanbul, Istanbul
                      5.0 out of 5.0
                       
                       

                      Located in Besiktas, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Yildiz and Dolmabahce Palace. Taksim Square and Istiklal Avenue are also within 2 miles ...

                      from NZ$398

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