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Istanbul Holiday: coronavirus information

Flight-inclusive Istanbul holiday packages and Istanbul Flight-Plus arrangements created by you on Expedia.co.uk are financially protected by the ATOL scheme.

Most Istanbul hotels also 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.

For more information, please visit our Coronavirus Information page.

Istanbul Holiday

Does Expedia have holiday package deals to Istanbul?

Yes! Expedia has some excellent Istanbul packages waiting for you. Combining your airfares and accommodation is one of the most straightforward ways to save cash on your trip.

How much can I save with a Istanbul holiday package?

Secure a package deal on Expedia and save up to $583*.

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

You can select from more than 550 partner airlines and 1,000,000 worldwide properties via our global database of lodgings and flights. Fly with who you want, stay wherever you want — now that's the ideal holiday!

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

If you have to postpone your travel itinerary, we'll honour your cancellation request on nearly all reservations with no added fees.

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.




Guide to Exploring Istanbul


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CVK Park Bosphorus Hotel Istanbul £99
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CVK Park Bosphorus Hotel Istanbul

CVK Park Bosphorus Hotel Istanbul

Gümüssuyu Mah. Inönü Cad. No:8, Istanbul, Istanbul
     
    4.4 of 5
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Next time coming again Excellent experience Thanks

    Raffles Istanbul £347
    Reviewed on 11 Mar 2020
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    Raffles Istanbul

    Raffles Istanbul

    Zorlu Center, Besiktas, Istanbul, Istanbul
       
      4.8 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.

      Mercure Istanbul The Plaza Bosphorus
      Reviewed on 26 Feb 2020
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      Mercure Istanbul The Plaza Bosphorus

      Mercure Istanbul The Plaza Bosphorus

      Barbaros Bulvari 165, Besiktas, Istanbul, Istanbul
         
        4.2 of 5
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        It is good for the price. Little old but good location. Staff is friendly and helpfull

        Doubletree by Hilton Istanbul Moda £94
        Reviewed on 16 Feb 2020
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        Doubletree by Hilton Istanbul Moda

        Doubletree by Hilton Istanbul Moda

        Caferaga Mahallesi Albay Faik Sozdener, Cad No:31 Kadikoy, Istanbul, Istanbul
           
          4.4 of 5
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          Good stay.

          Mercure Istanbul Taksim £86
          Reviewed on 11 Mar 2020
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          Mercure Istanbul Taksim

          Mercure Istanbul Taksim

          Omer Avni Mah Inonu Caddesi, No 42 Gumussuyu Beyoglu, Istanbul, Istanbul
             
            4.4 of 5
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            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.

            X Flats Taksim £71
            Reviewed on 20 May 2020
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            X Flats Taksim

            X Flats Taksim

            Ömer Avni Mahallesi, Dumen Sokak No. 9, Istanbul, Istanbul
               
              3.5 of 5
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              Bad service Bad Comincation The service is very poor

              Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul £145
              Reviewed on 17 Mar 2020
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              Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul

              Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul

              Visnezade Mah. Acisu Sok. NO. 19, Macka Besiktas, Istanbul, Istanbul
                 
                4.6 of 5
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                View is good but you should close the curtains for neighbors. 😞

                Rixos Pera Istanbul £150
                Reviewed on 10 Mar 2020
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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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