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Where to stay in Istanbul: Best areas for travelers

  • Istanbul City Center: Home to iconic attractions like Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, it's not surprising that this neighborhood is the top choice for many travelers. You'll be close to all the action and have your pick of places to stay, including the Biter Hotel. The Cibali Hotel Istanbul and the Grand Konak Hotel are other places from which to explore this popular part of the city.
  • Fatih: Suleymaniye Mosque is just one of the terrific sights that entice travelers to this area. You'll find a good range of welcoming hotels to take your pick of here, like the Romeo Hotel, the Best House Hotel and the Best Nobel Hotel 2. Book your room ahead of time and be close to the action!
  • Taksim: This place has got the lot — an awesome atmosphere, a good variety of hotels and huge attractions, such as Taksim Square. Explore all this neighborhood has to offer before kicking back in comfort at the A Plus Residence, the Butterfly Suites or the Pera Line Hotel.

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Istanbul Vacations

Take advantage of Istanbul package deals on Travelocity and visit the Turkish city that straddles two continents, Europe and Asia. With a history that goes back thousands of years, the city was over time conquered by many diverse groups, leading to a meld of cultures and languages.

Major Attractions

Travelers who visit Istanbul often regard the human population as one of the major attractions: local folk are friendly and welcoming, always happy to introduce visitors staying at Istanbul hotels to local tea gardens, coffee houses, taverns, and restaurants. Because of hectic traffic conditions, driving is not recommended in the city itself, but rental cars in Istanbul are ideal for exploring the nearby countryside. Architectural treasures abound in Istanbul, and booking an all-inclusive vacation to Istanbul lets you visit spots such as Hagia Sophia, which began as a church, then became a mosque, and is now a museum. Topkapi Palace, with roots that date back to 1453, is an enormous, ornate structure where sultans, their harems, and servants lived. Go even further back to 203 A.D. when you visit the Spiral Column and the Obelisk of Theodosius at the Hippodrome, or Sultan Ahmet Square. Shoppers regard the Grand Bazaar and the Spice Bazaar as must-visit sites; go early or late to avoid the tourist crowds and remember they are closed on religious holidays. Take a cruise down the Bosphorus, which divides city in two, to view the city from the water.

Festivals and Events

Istanbul International Biennial occurs every second year from September through November, and is a platform for contemporary art. Music lovers will be enthralled by the Istanbul International Music Festival (June and July) and the Istanbul International Jazz Festival (July), when top-notch performers entertain the public. If you're a movie fan you'll enjoy the Istanbul Film Festival in April, where you can view Turkish and other films.

Whether you're planning on visiting ancient churches and mosques in Istanbul, or just enjoying the scene, browse Travelocity for Istanbul vacation packages or get special deals on the mobile app.

Tours and Activities in Istanbul

Going traveling can teach us so many things. Not only can it give us an insight into the world and ourselves, it can inspire us to forge new friendships and learn from the experience of others. So, are you ready to head to your next amazing class?

There are so many cool adventures to choose from in Istanbul. Here are our top recommendations:

Frequently asked questions

How much are vacation packages to Istanbul?
Your vacation fantasies can come true in Istanbul from as little as $1,124. Package deals include flights and hotels, so they’re bound to make booking a cinch. The only thing you’ll have to worry about is having an incredible time.
How long should my Istanbul vacation be?
Many visitors spend about 3 nights in Istanbul. But that’s only a guide. Whether you’re staying for a matter of days or weeks, you’ll love discovering everything that this destination has to offer.
Where can I get the best vacation package deals for Istanbul?
There are exciting Istanbul package deals to snap up with Travelocity. Did you know we partner with as many as 400 airlines and 665,000 worldwide properties? Remember this the next time you’re ready to tick another place off the old bucket list.
Why should I purchase my Istanbul vacation bundle with Travelocity?
Fantastic savings, an abundance of amazing destinations and 24/7 customer service you can rely on — that’s why. And with our Price Match Guarantee, you can rest easy knowing that you’ll always score the best possible deal with Travelocity.
Can I save money on my Istanbul car rental if I combine it with my hotel or flight?
You sure can with our Istanbul vacation packages. With one of these, there are tons of ways to make your travel budget go further. Combine any two or more car, flight, hotel and tour bookings and watch the savings add up. With your own set of wheels, all the popular attractions in and around Istanbul are a memorable road trip away.
What is the best time of year to go to Istanbul?
is high season here, while are usually quieter. If your budget is your first consideration, try to avoid visiting in as it’s generally the most expensive time. The least expensive month to explore this part of the world is .
Which airport is best for Istanbul?
You have two choices for jetting into Istanbul, the first one being Istanbul (SAW-Sabiha Gokcen Intl.). It’s about 19 mi from the city center, while Istanbul (IST) is 22 mi away from central Istanbul.
What is there to do in Istanbul?
While taking the path less traveled is rewarding, you shouldn’t ignore the popular attractions that make a place famous. Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia are just two of them in Istanbul.
Where should I stay when visiting Istanbul?
Most travelers choose to book hotels in Istanbul City Center. Leading places to stay in this area of Istanbul include the Ottoman Hotel Imperial - Special Class (4.0 stars) and the Citadel Hotel (4.0 stars). Another superb neighborhood to look into is Fatih. Here, we suggest the Ottoman Hotel Imperial - Special Class (4.0 stars) and the Citadel Hotel (4.0 stars).

^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Travelocity.com from 2019-04-01 - 2020-03-31 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.