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CITY BREAKS IN ISTANBUL
Napoléon said that if the Earth were a single state, Istanbul would be its capital. Due to its location, Istanbul has always been an important city and it’s an amazing city break destination. The western half of the city of Istanbul lies in Europe while the eastern half is situated in Asia. The two halves are separated by the beautiful Bosphorus Strait. Over the centuries Istanbul has proven to be both a literal and metaphorical bridge between Eastern and Western culture. Visitors will feel like they are visiting two continents all at once due to the diverse cultural offering to be found here. Istanbul is an exotic experience for those travellers weary of city breaks which all look and feel the same. City Breaks to Istanbul from Ireland provide the opportunity to see the world famous Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia which are at the pinnacle of Islamic Architecture. Turkish cuisine is renowned for its rich flavours and delicate use of spices. Turkey has one of the youngest populations in Europe, so it is no surprise that Istanbul is one of the most lively, energetic cities in the world with great nightlife and entertainment waiting to be enjoyed. In fact the energetic nightlife makes it a popular city break destination from Ireland. The weather in Istanbul is hot and dry in the summer with an average daily temperature of 27 degrees celsius. Istanbul is nestled in between the Black Sea and the Sea of Mamara, which means you are never too far from a beach if it gets too hot, and beautiful beaches are just another great reason to book cheap short breaks and weekend breaks to Istanbul from Dublin. In winter the weather in Istanbul gets colder and wetter with temperatures cooling to around 7 degrees celsius. Istanbul is a great value money destination and is one of the best cheap city breaks from Ireland. Book flights with Club Travel. For great savings you will find cheap flights and city breaks to this exciting destination. Istanbul is in high demand as a destination for long or short breaks to the sun. The flight time to Istanbul is less than four hours, making it perfect for weekend getaways and spontaneous romantic breaks. Club Travel is the easy way to book hotels in Istanbul as we provide cheap accommodation which does not compromise on style, comfort or location. Cheap Last Minute City Breaks to Istanbul from Ireland are available now!
Where to stay:
Club Travel offers an array of hotel options ranging from budget accommodation to luxury hotel accommodation in Istanbul. We have decades of experience booking hotels for our clients and we can perform an intricate hotel search to find the best hotels deals for you. The hotels below are just a sample of our reasonably priced hotels in Istanbul.
Grand Liza Hotel: This 3 star hotel is one of the best value hotels in Istanbul, featuring an amazing rooftop restaurant. It is situated in a convenient, central Istanbul location.
Three Apples Residence: Situated in a prime location near to Taksim Square, this brand new 3 star property offers its guests stylish rooms featuring a living space with comfortable seating and a television as well as a kitchenette allowing you the chance to cook for yourself.
Things to do in Istanbul:
Hagia Sophia: This magnificent Museum was a Christian Cathedral for almost a thousand years before being converted to a Mosque. In 1934 it began its life as a museum. An architectural triumph with a huge dome to rival any in the world, it trumps its rivals in that it was built nearly thousand years before The Duomo in Milan or St Peters in Rome. The Hagia Sophia is culturally and spiritually important to both Christians and Muslims.
Topkapi Palace: The home of many Sultans over the centuries, this beautiful palace is sumptuously decorated and overlooks the Sea of Mamara and the Bosphorus River. A must see while in Istanbul. It has been featured in many films including the James Bond movie “From Russia with Love”.
Selimye Barracks: This is where Florence Nightingale nursed soldiers during the Crimean War (1853-56). It is in this barracks that she introduced many innovative new techniques in the field of nursing and saved the lives of many soldiers. It is open for tours to the public.
Shopping: In Istanbul you can experience the thrill of shopping in the Grand Bazaar where you can buy beautiful carpets, ceramics, leather goods, jewellery and almost anything else you can think of. If you are not already skilled in the art of haggling, it is a skill you will quickly acquire while shopping in the Grand Bazaar. As well as the old world experience of wandering around the Bazaar, Istanbul also has trendy modern shopping malls and designer outlets such as Kanyon and the Istinye shopping mall.