Holidays to Istanbul

Today Istanbul remains as one of the world’s greatest cultural landmarks. Historically, the city has acted as the meeting place of eastern and western culture and the sight of countless power struggles throughout history. Straddling the Bosphorus strait connecting the Sea of Marmara with the Black Sea, the city once …

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How to get to Istanbul

Here's what you need to know about getting to Istanbul. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Istanbul takes 3 hours, 55 minutes.

When to go to Istanbul

Typical Holiday Price

£536 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Istanbul varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit


Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - April is the cheapest month to go to Istanbul.

Things to see and do in Istanbul

Celeny Da Silva | Trip by SkyscannerHagia Sophia
Hagia Sophia | FlickrTopkapı Palace
Topkapı Palace
Satrin I | Trip by SkyscannerGrand Bazaar
Grand Bazaar
Yagmur B | Trip by SkyscannerBlue Mosque
Blue Mosque
Bruno Girin | FlickrBasilica Cistern
Basilica Cistern
Elvira Vanag | Trip by SkyscannerThe Spice Bazaar
The Spice Bazaar
Danai M. | Trip by SkyscannerBosphorus Bridge
Bosphorus Bridge
Tom Nicknish | Trip by SkyscannerTaksim Square
Taksim Square
okalkavan | FlickrGalata Tower
Galata Tower
Yellonero | Trip by SkyscannerGalata Bridge
Galata Bridge

Reviews of Istanbul

H Kh
H Kh

The prices are completely different and fake ..on main screen it shows the offer as 275 AED but when I start booking it changes to around 1000 AED !!!

Khadijah  Shasli
Khadijah Shasli

I strongly recommend Istanbul because it contains the beautiful cultur and the modern life

Thembi Skele
Thembi Skele

I had an amazing time in İSTANBUL. The people are amazing but the driving it’s something else

Fatma  Kallel
Fatma Kallel

Turkey is a fabulous place , theirs everything green places , luxury, friendly peace

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