Cheap 3-Day Turkey City Break in Istanbul

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Take time off your daily routine and enjoy a cheap holiday in Istanbul, Turkey. Explore like a local for 3 days with this affordable city break package!

Satisfy your senses in Istanbul and discover the city's most memorable features. We'll introduce you to some of the best-kept secrets and sights in Turkey. Lastly, taste authentic local and international food at the city's most popular restaurants and bars.

Experience a terrific city break in Istanbul on a budget! From before your 3-day vacation in Istanbul until you're ready to say goodbye to Turkey, we'll help you make the most of your holiday.

This cheap vacation package allows you to book an airport transfer to Istanbul on your arrival in Turkey. For 2 nights, you'll stay at one of the city's top-rated budget hotels in the heart of Istanbul. Enjoy easy access to popular dining spots in Istanbul and quick, cheap trips to many of the city's best attractions, like the remarkable Galata Tower and Hagia Sophia.

You'll choose where you'll stay throughout your cheap holiday in Istanbul. You can delight in comfort at the 4-star Grand Unal. Or, enjoy cozy evenings at the charming 5-star The Green Park Hotel Pendik & Convention Center. You can also stay at the lovely 3-star Residence and use all its practical amenities.

These are only a few of the best places to stay for travelers visiting Istanbul on a budget. If these stay options are unavailable on your travel dates, we'll help you find perfect alternatives. Trust that we'll always offer you the best cheap holiday deals.

The 3-day itinerary of this affordable vacation package will allow you to experience the best attractions in Istanbul. Beyond visiting cheap places to travel to in the area, you'll also spend time at the city's most famous sights.

You'll explore the magnificent Spice Bazaar. Then you'll visit the stunning bazaar, Grand Bazaar. You'll also take in the atmosphere of the fascinating Sultan Ahmed Mosque, a well-loved mosque. At the picture-perfect Süleymaniye Mosque, you'll want to make sure you have a camera ready.

If you enjoy walking along local streets, here's some good news. Shop until you drop, and buy souvenirs to remind you of Turkey and your adventure in Istanbul.

As your 3-day city break in Istanbul ends, you'll return home happy, with a fresh new outlook.

This affordable travel plan includes everything you need for a worry-free city break in Istanbul. To give you the perfect personalized experience in Istanbul, you can customize your 3-day itinerary.

You can add flights to and from Istanbul or Turkey, and we'll offer you the best-value airfares. By adding a rental car to your cheap holiday package, enjoy cruising along the roads with the best budget car with CDW insurance.

Add tours and tickets to your itinerary and explore Istanbul like never before. Choose from many unique adventures in Istanbul and get them at unbeatable prices.

The final price of your cheap vacation package to Istanbul includes all taxes. Other perks included in this excellent deal are 24/7 travel support from your travel agent and a step-by-step guide through our mobile app. For your convenience, you'll also find all your travel documents stored in this app.

Enjoy 3 days of fun and relaxation in a new city. Take the opportunity to experience a cheap vacation in Istanbul, Turkey, before it's too late. Choose your travel dates and plan the perfect city break to Istanbul today!

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Galata TowerGalata Tower
Grand BazaarGrand Bazaar
Suleymaniye MosqueSüleymaniye Mosque
Hagia SophiaHagia Sophia
The Blue MosqueSultan Ahmed Mosque
Mısır ÇarşısıSpice Bazaar

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Day 1

Day 1 in Istanbul - Arrival day

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Your cheap holiday experience in Turkey begins as soon as you arrive in the vibrant city of Istanbul, where you'll stay for 2 nights. The city offers a variety of budget-friendly hotels and places to stay, and you'll find yours conveniently located in downtown Istanbul.

The cozy The Green Park Hotel Pendik & Convention Center is among the top-rated hotel options we recommend in Istanbul. The 5-star The Green Park Hotel Pendik & Convention Center offers guests a pleasant stay, and is rated an average of 3.3 out of 5 stars in 4,541 reviews.

Grand Unal is another excellent choice for travelers on a cheap holiday in Istanbul. This 4-star hotel provides guests with comfort and convenience, with around 1,202 guests rating it an average of 3.9 out of 5 stars in their reviews.

Travelers in Istanbul also enjoy staying at the practical 3-star Residence. This top-rated hotel offers cheap deals and has an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars in 612 reviews.

Budget accommodations in Istanbul are popular and get fully-booked fast. If these options are not available during your city break in Istanbul, we’ll help you find alternatives that match your preferences.

Istanbul is the perfect destination for cheap holiday goers. With interesting sights around every corner, this city in Turkey is truly an unforgettable city break destination!

When you’re ready to start exploring, head to the incredible Galata Tower. A stop at this spectacular tower and travel destination makes a great introduction to the city. The fascinating Galata Tower has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 140,276 travelers.

A quick, cheap trip to Istanbul is also the perfect opportunity to experience the country's local food culture.

For the best dining experience in this affordable city break destination, eat at the highly recommended Hanzade Terrace Restaurant. This restaurant is sure to satisfy your hunger as it has an impressive average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars from 5,898 customers.

Mivan Restaurant & Cafe is another local-favorite restaurant in Istanbul. Mivan Restaurant & Cafe serves delicious and affordable meals, and is rated an average of 4.9 out of 5 stars in 3,913 reviews.

Known for its good food and service, Saltanat Fish & Kebab House is also popular among locals and cheap holiday goers in Istanbul. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 of 5 stars from around 2,112 customers.

When you feel like celebrating your arrival in Istanbul, you’ll be glad to know that Istanbul is also home to several great bars for every budget. One great example is Arch Bistro. This bar offers various snacks and drinks at affordable prices and has an impressive average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 798 customers.

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

Locals also enjoy drinks at Harab'be Cafe. This bar offers customers a great place to relax and have a good time in Istanbul. Around 2,610 customers have given this bar an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars in reviews.

Raise a toast for the beginning of your refreshing city break and cheap holiday in Istanbul!

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Day 2

Day 2 in Fatih and Istanbul

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Day 2 of your cheap holiday in Turkey will introduce you to plenty of the best things to see and do in Fatih, where you'll be staying for 1 night. Make sure to eat your breakfast because day 2 of your affordable city break will be full of adventure!

You'll start today's fun with a visit to the remarkable Grand Bazaar. This bazaar and travel destination has received an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 117,762 visitors.

The incredible Süleymaniye Mosque is another local-favorite sight in the area. This attraction is a mosque, rated an average of 4.9 out of 5 stars by 43,429 visitors.

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

As the day moves along, one attraction you’ll want to fit into your schedule is the fantastic Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Around 82,741 visitors have given this attraction and well-loved mosque an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

There’s more to know about the city of Fatih than meets the eye. If you’re up for a challenge or a completely unique learning experience in this fabulous cheap holiday destination, join a popular tour you can try out on this day.

There are plenty of top-rated and reasonably-priced experiences to choose from in Fatih. Check out below to discover all options available during your stay in Fatih and add your pick to your cheap vacation package.

A cheap, budget vacation in Fatih should not stop you from enjoying incredible food. When you’re ready to have the best dining experience in Istanbul, try some of our top recommendations.

You could check out Divella Bistro Restaurant, one of locals’ top restaurant options in the city. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 1,711 customers, and is a great place to enjoy a satisfying meal after a busy day of exploring.

Turkish Cuisine is another excellent choice for cheap holiday goers in Istanbul. This restaurant serves a variety of delicious and comforting foods and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,399 customers.

If you feel like having something different, check out the menu at İstanbul kebab cafe & restaurant. This is one of the most popular restaurants in Istanbul and is known to offer good food at reasonable prices. İstanbul kebab cafe & restaurant has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 1,220 customer reviews.

After dinner, visit some of the best bars in the city to end the day perfectly. Relax, have a few drinks, or talk to friendly locals to make the most of your city break in Istanbul. 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 having some snacks and drinks at Corner Irish Pub. This bar is a popular hangout spot among locals and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 2,406 customers.

Last Ottoman Cafe & Restaurant is another top-rated city bar we recommend in Istanbul. Rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 1,647 customers, this bar is a great place to cap off the night.

There’s no better way to celebrate this opportunity to enjoy a cheap holiday experience in Turkey! Raise your glass and relax after another amazing city break adventure in Fatih!

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Day 3

Day 3 in Istanbul - Departure day

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Your city break in Istanbul is coming to an end and it’s soon time to say goodbye to this fabulous cheap holiday destination. Day 3, or your departure day, is your chance to make the most of your affordable vacation in Turkey.

Depending on how much time you have until your flight back home, we recommend doing some last-minute shopping or sightseeing.

If you would rather go for some last-minute sightseeing, the remarkable Spice Bazaar is a fantastic attraction you could visit on this day. This bazaar and popular place of interest has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 138,947 visitors.

Before you conclude your city break in Istanbul, drop by a top-rated restaurant for your last chance of an unforgettable dining experience. For example, Gulhane Sark Sofrasi has a menu of appetizing food and refreshing beverages and 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 another restaurant worth trying out. This restaurant serves a variety of value-for-money savory dishes and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 798 customers.

Another restaurant popular among cheap holiday goers is İBB Kasımpaşa Sosyal Tesisleri. Rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 4,846 customers, this restaurant is a great place to enjoy unique flavors that will remind you of Turkey and your fun memories in Istanbul.

You’ll then say farewell to Istanbul and begin your journey home. You’ll leave filled with the best city break memories from your terrific and cheap vacation experience in Turkey!

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