3-Day Turkey City Break in Istanbul

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Have a memorable holiday with a 3-day city break in Istanbul, Turkey!

Experience the ultimate Istanbul city break with our perfectly planned holiday package. Let us take care of the details, so you can fully enjoy all the attractions and activities the city has to offer. Whether you're seeking to discover the rich cultural heritage of Istanbul or indulge in its delicious culinary scene, our holiday package has got you covered. Join us and discover the enchanting beauty of Istanbul, Turkey!

The home for your 3-day holiday in Istanbul will be one of the city’s best hotels. You’ll choose from a great selection of places to stay, all conveniently located in downtown Istanbul, close to many of the top attractions and best restaurants in the city. Istanbul offers excellent hotels for every budget, ensuring travelers a fantastic city break in Turkey.

A popular 4-star hotel is the amazing The Grand Mira Business Hotel, praised by previous travelers as the perfect place to stay in the city. Travelers seeking a more luxurious option usually stay at the incredible 5-star hotel Akgun Hotel. For the budget-conscious traveler, an excellent affordable 3-star stay can be enjoyed at Ayyildizlar Otel.

All these hotels have everything you need for an exceptional holiday in Istanbul. You can rest assured that we will always recommend the best available places to stay in the city.

During your vacation in Istanbul you'll get the chance to experience some of the best attractions and activities offered in the city. Galata Tower tower, Hagia Sophia minor basilica, and Spice Bazaar bazaar are only a few of the many spectacular attractions and sights you’ll find on your carefully planned travel itinerary.

Make the most of your holiday in Istanbul by adding tours and tickets to each day of your trip. With plenty of exciting tours to choose from, you’ll never have a boring moment in Istanbul.

Between attractions and activities, you’ll have plenty of time to stroll along the best shopping streets and markets in the city. Here you can buy unique souvenirs to remind you of your city break in Istanbul.

As your holiday in Istanbul comes to an end, you will return home with a newfound appreciation for the vibrant culture, rich history, and exciting atmosphere of this top travel destination in Turkey. Your journey through Istanbul's diverse neighborhoods, famous landmarks, and hidden gems will leave you with countless cherished memories and stories to share with loved ones. Let your adventures in Istanbul inspire your future travels and stay with you for a lifetime.

This travel plan is designed to include everything you need to experience the best trip to Istanbul, Turkey. By booking this vacation package, you can avoid spending hours researching and planning your 3-day city break in Turkey. Let the experts plan it for you so you can focus on enjoying it instead.

For the best holiday to Istanbul, we offer you the opportunity to customize each day of your city break vacation in Istanbul, before and after booking. Our flexible trip planning means you’ll be able to explore Istanbul the way you want, at your own pace.

Book with us to get access to 24/7 personal travel support throughout your entire journey and a step-by-step guide in our easy-to-use mobile app, which includes all your travel documents for your vacation in Istanbul.

All taxes are included in the price of your vacation package.

The best flights, activities, tours, and hotels in Istanbul fill up quickly, so be sure to book your holiday package in advance. Select a date and start planning your city break in Istanbul as soon as today!

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Dolmabahçe PalaceDolmabahçe Palace
Gülhane ParkGülhane Park
Galata TowerGalata Tower
Grand BazaarGrand Bazaar
Hagia SophiaHagia Sophia
The Blue MosqueSultan Ahmed Mosque
Mısır ÇarşısıSpice Bazaar

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Sep 1 - Sep 3

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Day 1

Day 1 in Istanbul - Arrival day

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Your exciting city break begins as soon as you arrive in the beautiful city of Istanbul. You’ll stay in Istanbul for 2 nights.

You’ll choose between some of the best hotels and places to stay, all conveniently located in downtown Istanbul.

To feel pampered during your visit, you can stay at a hotel like Swissotel Living The Bosphorus, Istanbul. This 5-star luxury hotel has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 6,365 previous guests.

A popular 4-star hotel promising a comfortable stay at an excellent location is The Peak Hotel. This hotel has been praised by 3,801 previous guests in reviews, with an average rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars.

For the budget-conscious traveler, a fantastic hotel with cheap deals is the 3-star Akgun Hotel. This popular hotel has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 2,993 guests.

If these hotels are unavailable for your city break in Istanbul, we will help you find the best alternatives for your stay.

Istanbul has plenty of sights, monuments, and places of interest to explore. Luckily, you have plenty of time to do so for the next 3 days. Choose an early flight to get started with your sightseeing in Istanbul right away.

An attraction we recommend you check out today is Galata Tower. This spectacular travel destination and tower has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 140,276 travelers.

When you're ready to head out for dinner, an excellent restaurant you may want to try is Hanzade Terrace Restaurant. This restaurant has an impressive average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars by 5,898 customers and is sure to satisfy your hunger after a long day of exploring.

Another acclaimed restaurant in the city of Istanbul is Mivan Restaurant & Cafe. Rated at an average of 4.9 out of 5 stars by 3,913 customers, guests often have an outstanding experience at this restaurant.

Yet another popular place to eat, often recommended by locals, is Saltanat Fish & Kebab House. With an average rating of 4.7 of 5 stars among 2,112 customers, you may want to take a closer look at this restaurant's menu.

Istanbul is also home to several great bars, for every travel budget.

One of the best bars in the city is Arch Bistro. This claim is supported by 798 customers who have rated it an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Another great bar in Istanbul is Flekk. If you ask the 576 customers who have rated it an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars, Flekk is the perfect place for a drink or two.

Locals also enjoy Harab'be Cafe. This bar has an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars by 2,610 customers.

This is the time to raise a toast for the beginning of your incredible 3-day vacation in Istanbul!

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Day 2

Day 2 in Fatih and Istanbul

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  • Grand Bazaar
  • Süleymaniye Mosque
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Wake up to a new day of wonderful places to discover in the beautiful city of Fatih. You still have 1 night left of your city break in Fatih. We recommend you use this day to explore some of the top attractions surrounding the city.

Grand Bazaar is a best-rated bazaar and attraction in Fatih, which according to most travelers is a worthwhile visit. This popular site and has received an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 117,762 visitors.

Today, you’ll also have an excellent opportunity to spend some time at the incredible Suleymaniye Mosque. This attraction is a mosque, rated an average of 4.9 out of 5 stars by 4.9 visitors.

The magnificent Hagia Sophia is yet another popular stop on travelers’ itineraries. This attraction is a minor basilica and highlight for many visitors in Fatih. The attraction has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 111,022 visitors.

As the day moves along, one attraction you’ll probably wish to fit in your schedule is the fantastic The Blue Mosque. Around 82,741 visitors have given this attraction and mosque an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Come to Fatih prepared by adding some tours and tickets to your vacation package. If you’re up for a top-rated experience that many other visitors in Fatih enjoy, check out the spectacular tours you can join on this day.

When you’re ready to eat, recommend you go to one of the best restaurants in the region of Istanbul, like Divella Bistro Restaurant. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 1,711 customers.

Turkish Cuisine is another of the best restaurant options you can find in the region of Istanbul. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,399 customers.

İstanbul kebab cafe & restaurant, one of the most popular restaurants in the region of Istanbul, is a place locals enjoy. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 1,220 customers.

After dinner, visit some of the best bars in the region of Istanbul to end the day perfectly. Joker No.19 is an excellent example. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 3,483 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar that locals recommend, like Corner Irish Pub. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,406 customers.

Last Ottoman Cafe & Restaurant is another top-rated bar in the region of Istanbul. This bar is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 1,647 customers.

Raise your glass and relax after another amazing day in Fatih, Turkey.

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Day 3

Day 3 in Istanbul - Departure day

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  • Spice Bazaar
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Your city break in Istanbul is coming to an end and it’s soon time to say goodbye to the city.

Depending on how much time you have on your departure day, this is your chance to catch one last glimpse of the beautiful city of Istanbul. We recommend doing some last-minute shopping or sightseeing.

If you can catch a later flight, we recommend visiting some of the attractions you may not yet have had the time to explore.

Mısır Çarşısı bazaar is a fantastic attraction you could visit on your last day in Istanbul. This bazaar and popular site of interest has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 138,947 visitors.

If you're looking to enjoy one last delicious meal in Istanbul, consider a top-rated restaurant like Gulhane Sark Sofrasi. This restaurant is rated at an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,078 customers.

If you feel like eating something else, Arch Bistro is an excellent alternative. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 798 customers.

Another popular restaurant you could check out is İBB Kasımpaşa Sosyal Tesisleri, rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 4,846 customers.

You’ll then say farewell to Istanbul and begin your journey home, now filled with unforgettable experiences, memories, and photos from Turkey!

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