Istanbul Holidays 2024/2025

An Istanbul city break has so much to offer – museums, monuments and UNESCO World Heritage Sites are all on the roster. There’s even a handful of beaches to relax on when exploring gets too tiring! Holidays to Istanbul are filled with culture, and thanks to being split across two continents, there’s always something unique around every corner.

Istanbul Holiday Deals 2024/2025

The Cultural, Economic and Historic Hub

Istanbul was originally founded by Greeks, it then went on to be ruled by Romans and then the Byzantines. The Ottomans named Istanbul as the capital of their empire, and changed its name from Constantinople to its current title at the same time. There’s a ton of historic buildings displaying the city’s culture from throughout the years, all waiting to welcome visitors from around the world.


Istanbul is home to four of Turkey’s 19 UNESCO World Heritage sights. The first three are a trio of mosques and their surrounding areas. The fourth UNESCO site is the city’s walls, which have had their place in the history books since the 4th century. Topkapi Palace is another sight that’s worth putting on your sightseeing list! Its countless rooms are home to collections of precious jewels and religious relics.

Thing To Do In Istanbul

One of the most common things to do in Istanbul, and other parts of Turkey, as a tourist, is to visit a Turkish bath! Turkish baths have had their place in Istanbul’s history books since Romans roamed the city. And today, centuries-old bath houses can still be found right across the city. They are the perfect place to relax and unwind after a long day of exploring. 

There’s also plenty of exciting excursions you can get involved in during your visit to Istanbul, like a dinner cruise with a traditional Turkish show. You’ll enjoy a 3.5-hour dinner cruise experience on the Bosphorus Strait with food, wine and entertainment. You can admire spectacular views of Istanbul’s beautifully illuminated palaces, mosques and

Bosphorus bridges, and enjoy a delicious 3-course dinner while enjoying entertainment from belly dancers, whirling dervishes and other artists.

Grand Bazaar Istanbul

The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with 61 covered streets and over 4,000 shops on a total area of 30,700 m², attracting between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily. The Grand Bazaar is a shopaholic’s paradise, with so many items available to buy as presents for loved ones or souvenirs from your amazing holiday. 

You’ll find ethnic Turkish rugs and carpets, local clothing, ceramic items, silver jewellery, handmade gifts, gold bracelets and necklaces, amulets, and leather goods to name a few! You’re sure to bag a bargain here as bartering for a good price is encouraged here. The Istanbul Grand Bazaar is open to visitors and shopping every day between 08.30 and 19.00 during the week and it is only closed on Sundays, so make sure you plan in time to visit during your holiday to Istanbul!

Holidays To Istanbul With Holiday Hypermarket

Whether you’re looking for a jam-packed Istanbul city break with your family, or want a short break to Istanbul with your besties, we’ve got the perfect deals for you. If you love everything Turkey has to offer and want to experience authentic traditions and rich history, then Istanbul is the place for you! Book today and enjoy our exclusive online discounts!


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