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Istanbul Breaks & Istanbul with 2 Centre options 

Istanbul is uniquely positioned at the crossroads of the Orient and the Occident, with one foot in Europe and the other in Asia. For the perfect Two-centre holiday, combine a stay in Istanbul with a Turkish or North Cyprus coastal resort.

Standing on the shores of the Bosphorus, the narrow strait where the waters of the Black Sea mingle with those of the Sea of Marmara, Istanbul is also divided by the Golden Horn. Surrounded by water, the city guards the precious remains of the empires of which she has been capital from the yzantine to the Ottoman. Istanbul is a unique link between East and West, past and present.

The Skyline of minarets and domes, mingling with modern skyscrapers immediately strikes the eye as that of a city full of intrigue. There is a continual bustle and movement of the crowds, rumbling of vehicles along the old cobbled streets with everybody going about their everyday business in this lively city. Listen to the cries of the street sellers mingling with the sounds of the ships in the busy port or enjoy one of the many restaurants, cafes and bars, sampling the delicious Turkish cuisine.

Soak up the history of Topkapi Palace, the centre of the Ottoman Empire, the place from which the Sultans ruled their Empire, or marvel at the sheer beauty of the Blue Mosque and Hagia St. Sophia, Islam and Christianity, facing each other across history, a true symbol of peace and tolerance. Stumble upon fine examples of wooden Ottoman houses as you make your way to the incredible Grand Bazaar, the maze of shops selling everything under the sun. However long you stay, your time in this unforgettable city will be a unique experience.
 

What to do in Istanbul : 

Sultanahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque)    

More familiarly known as the Blue Mosque due to its interior panelling of blue and white Iznik tiles, it was built for Sultan Ahmet I between 1609-1616. Topkapi Palace The opulent home of the Ottoman Sultans from the 15th-19th centuries, highlights include the Harem, the treasury with the famous Spoonmaker’s Diamond and the Topkapi Dagger.
 

Hagia Sophia    

The Church of the Divine Wisdom is one of the world’s most important architectural monuments 100 miles due to its astonishing free-standing dome. Originally a church, then a mosque, it is now a museum.

Grand Bazaar    

One of the oldest and largest covered markets in the world, this is the perfect place to hunt for your holiday souvenirs in the labyrinth of streets and passages which house over 4000 shops.
 

The Bosphorus    

Take a cruise along the strait that separates Europe and Asia passing stunning buildings such as the Dolmabahçe Palace, as you head towards the Black Sea.
 

Istanbul optional Tours

Visit the most important popular sites of Istanbul in one full day tour. St Sophia Museum, Byzantine Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and Grand Bazaar.

Price: £140 per person for 2 days;  (£75 per person for each tours)
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Flights to Istanbul

You can fly to Istanbul with the scheduled flight services of Turkish Airlines, with daily flights from London Heathrow, Stansted and Manchester as well as a flight from Birmingham. We can also arrange British Airways and alternative carriers from other UK airports.

Transfers & distances

Istanbul  Airport 49 km to Sultanahmet
 

Why Book with Diamond Sky Holidays...

Dear guest,
Welcome to Diamond Sky Holidays - if you are looking for a quality holiday, something a bit different with personal service, then you are in the right place. Please relax and enjoy browsing through our many interesting holiday ideas.

Diamond Sky Holidays offers discerning clients the most selective products using the 30 years of knowledge and experience I have gained in the holiday industry. During my 30 years in the travel industry I have experienced many happy moments and received many awards at the Travel Oscars, thanks to our core principle of customer care and our passion and dedication to what we do.

I have personally inspected all of our products, ensuring the quality of the every aspect. At Diamond Sky, you will find only the finest, unique holiday experiences,  such as Cappadocia, It is a very unique place, a fairy-tale like land that offers visitors an unforgettable experience.  My passion for traditional Gulet Cruises    remains strong and we still offer unforgettable luxury gulet cruise experiences full of authentic character.

Our aim is to exceed your expectations and to do this we take care of everything for you. Plus, we offer 100% financial protection for your peace of mind - every  penny you pay will be protected through our secure licencing arrangements.  Please feel free to call me on  my direct number 0121 794 26 24, our main office number of 0330 390 0999 or email me at akin@diamondskyholidays.com. I am happy to talk to you personally and recommend the ideal holiday to suit your requirements and ensure that you and your companions get the perfect holiday you deserve

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Akin Koc
Founder & Managing Director

 

Don't just take our word for it...

"We have travelled all over the world and I can safely say that this holiday was one of the best - full of new experiences including a trip in a hot air balloon, visiting underground cities, ancient cave dwellings with amazing frescoes and fabulous landscapes. It was fun and exciting. For the first 2 days of tours in Cappadocia we went with the local representative, who were excellent and our guide, Mustafa Sahin was outstanding. Thank you again for a brilliant trip and we will recommend your company. We may be interested in Croatia next year.

Yours sincerely,"

Barbara Lewis, 30.7.2018
 

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