- Istanbul Luxury holidays
Step into a city with almost unparalleled history - not only in terms of how far back its lineage can be traced, but also the many changes that have taken place over the generations. Istanbul is a place to lose yourself, and to find yourself again, and many who visit this majestic city feel profoundly changed by its beauty and rich blend of cultures.
Heritage at Istanbul's heart
The importance of Istanbul's history is clear in the fact that much of its centre has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Simply walking through the streets is an ideal way to pass the hours without ever becoming bored, as every corner you turn holds the promise of a new architectural gem. At the heart of all of this is the natural harbour of the Golden Horn, with its modern-day bridge linking the districts on either side, a distinctly new addition to this ancient city.
Istanbul - entertainment on both sides
Istanbul sits between Europe and Asia, and both sides of the city offer their own brand of entertainment. Again, it is worth just setting out to see what you encounter in the district you are staying in, with the Asian districts normally bringing their evenings to a close a little earlier. If you want to party until dawn, the European districts allow you to do this quite literally, as many of the venues here remain open right the way through the night. Revellers can be seen spilling out into the early dawn light and mingling with those up early to watch the sun rise over this city that truly never sleeps.
When should I visit Istanbul?
Istanbul's climate is quite polarised. During the winter months, you can expect temperatures to be colder and the potential for a blanket of snow, and this can create the peaceful blank canvas effect you get when snow falls on any major city. Visit in the summertime though, and the heat levels will be much higher, along with an increase in humidity in the atmosphere, so be prepared for these conditions. You might also want to consider what time dawn and sunset will be during your stay, as the sight of the sun looming low over the horizon - whether on its ascent or its descent - can provide a spectacular viewpoint on the skyline of the city.
What’s on offer on a luxury holiday?
With a luxury holiday you can experience the things you’ve always dreamed about. If you want to immerse yourself in a different culture, you can. Or you can enjoy your time as a tourist, visiting amazing landmarks and hopping on luxury tours. With so much on offer and unforgettable experiences to enjoy, a luxury holiday in Istanbul is well worth that extra expense. You’ll find history, culture, and vibrant nightlife all at your feet. Then there’s the delicious cuisine – the perfect mix of Eastern and Western delights. With something for everyone, it’s one luxury holiday destination you won’t want to miss.