One of Europe’s most compelling cities, Istanbul is a fascinating blend of hip, classical, ultramodern and the ancient. Readers are offered two hotels.
The four-star Richmond Hotel (available at a small supplement) is the only hotel located on Istiklal Street, the centre of entertainment, culture and shopping in Istanbul.
The four-star Sultanahmet Palace Hotel, whose eclectic style reflects period Byzantine and Ottoman elegance, is centrally located opposite the Blue Mosque in the old town – great for access to the Mosaic museum and the Stables bazaar.
The price includes: rturn flights from Stansted, Heathrow or Manchester, taxes, transfers, three nights four-star hotel accommodation with breakfast.
Extension: add seven nights in Kyrenia, North Cyprus.