• Istanbul City Breaks
  • Overview

    Formerly known as Byzantium and Constantinople, Istanbul is strategically located on both European and Asian continents on opposing shores of the Bosphorus Strait. This atmospheric city is splendid, magnificent and grand in equal measure boasting numerous UNESCO World Heritage sites, and was the European Capital of Culture in 2010. 

    Successively known by numerous names including most famously Byzantium, Constantinople and Stamboul, Istanbul is a vibrant and historic city providing an enchantingly exotic blend of Eastern and Western cultures and is the only city in the world straddling two continents. With influences from both sides; the modernity of a city teamed with elegant ancient architecture makes a city break to Istanbul is truly captivating. Delightfully situated on a hilly terrain with the busy Bosphorus Strait cutting through Europe to the west and Asia to the east, this fascinating city leaves any visitor with truly unforgettable memories and a will to return.

    At Classic Collection Holidays we offer a range of handpicked luxury hotels in Istanbul chosen for their unique qualities to assure quality during your stay.

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Formerly known as Byzantium and Constantinople, Istanbul is strategically located on both European and Asian continents on opposing shores of the Bosphorus Strait. This atmospheric city is splendid, magnificent and grand in equal measure boasting numerous UNESCO World Heritage sites, and was the European Capital of Culture in 2010. 

Successively known by numerous names including most famously Byzantium, Constantinople and Stamboul, Istanbul is a vibrant and historic city providing an enchantingly exotic blend of Eastern and Western cultures and is the only city in the world straddling two continents. With influences from both sides; the modernity of a city teamed with elegant ancient architecture makes a city break to Istanbul is truly captivating. Delightfully situated on a hilly terrain with the busy Bosphorus Strait cutting through Europe to the west and Asia to the east, this fascinating city leaves any visitor with truly unforgettable memories and a will to return.

At Classic Collection Holidays we offer a range of handpicked luxury hotels in Istanbul chosen for their unique qualities to assure quality during your stay.

Local Information

Language:
Turkish
Currency:
Turkish Lira
Local time:
GMT + 3 hours
Local airport:
Istanbul
Flight time:
3 hours 37 minutes

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Featured hotels

Sura Hagia Sophia Hotel & Spa

5 Star

Within a five minute stroll of Sultanahmet Square, Hagia Sophia and the famous Blue Mosque, Ottoman-style Sura Hagia Sophia Hotel enjoys a central location ideal for exploring Istanbul.

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Six Senses Kocatas Mansions

5 Star

Set amidst immaculately landscaped gardens and meandering pathways in the prosperous Sariyer district with the centre of Istanbul a short boat ride away.

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Featured hotels

Sura Hagia Sophia Hotel & Spa

5 Star

Within a five minute stroll of Sultanahmet Square, Hagia Sophia and the famous Blue Mosque, Ottoman-style Sura Hagia Sophia Hotel enjoys a central location ideal for exploring Istanbul.

Six Senses Kocatas Mansions

5 Star

Set amidst immaculately landscaped gardens and meandering pathways in the prosperous Sariyer district with the centre of Istanbul a short boat ride away.

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Local Information

Language:
Turkish
Currency:
Turkish Lira
Local time:
GMT + 3 hours
Local airport:
Istanbul
Flight time:
3 hours 37 minutes

Weather

40

30

20

10

0

J F M A M J J A S O N D
5 7 7 9 9 10 10 10 9 7 5 5
Average daily hours of sun

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