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Istanbul


Istanbul, Turkey, a Historical place

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About Istanbul

Often mistaken as Turkey’s capital (that will be Ankara, you're welcome), Istanbul is perhaps the most dynamic city in the whole region. This mega city which is also Turkey's most populous, holds a unique distinction for being one of the very rare cities in the world and the only metropolis, to be transcontinental. Bosphorus Strait divides the parts of city into European and Asian and Istanbul essentially acts as a bridge between the two continents. Tourists usually prefer to flock to the Eastern part which is also the main cultural and historical hub. Istanbul has many advantages to its favour which make it a tourist magnet. From the ever-friendly locals to the rich cultural medley and awe-inspiring architecture, Istanbul has it all. The scars from a harsh history for being at the centre of attention since times immemorial can be found throughout the city and that makes it historically important. From world famous signatures like Turkish Delights to Turkish baths(Hamam), Istanbul has the best that Turkey has to offer.

Winters are the best time to visit Istanbul when the weather tends to get chilly and one can indulge themselves in the piping hot signature dishes and take a plunge into one of the hamams. Istanbul is a region which has seen innumerable changes in kingdoms and kings over time. Each era and Dynasty bestowed upon Istanbul, their best architectural wonders which make the city a true architectural treasure. Major tourist hotspots around the globe are known for their monumental or natural attractions but the warm hearted and kind people of Istanbul are its highlight. Turkish people know how to party, which can be thoroughly experienced and enjoyed at the various discs and clubs that make night life in Istanbul another major activity. The city has an amazing sky line, probably one of the most scenic among metropolitans all over the world, and one structure stands out amongst that same sky line, and even makes to top post card images in Turkey.

The Aya Sofya or Hagia Sofia-as it is commonly called, is a major tourist destination in Istanbul which easily surpasses every other Museum in the region. The structure was planned and commissioned way back in 1435 and was declared a Museum in 1935. It is Istanbul’s greatest architectural achievement and a historic one at that. Topkapi Palace is the city's favourite place with a colourful theme and grandeur. The centuries old Grand Bazar in the Bazar District of old city is definitely worth a visit and offers the best shopping experience in Turkey. It is not uncommon to get lost in the wonderful chaos of the market and some people spend days exploring the whole market area. Sulemaniye Mosque is the crown jewel of Golden horn and sits upon one of Istanbul's seven hills.

Local Culture - A city is best described by its people and Istanbul has a lot of them. The best interactions happen at the various tea gardens and cafes or eateries across the city and one gets to know about the rich cultural heritage due to a wide variety of population here.

Dining - Istanbul's culinary heritage and greatness is as diverse as its cultural heritage. Some of the best signature dishes of Turkey find their mention across the city with freshly caught fish as favourite in many restaurants. One can find many international flavours ranging from various Asian classics to Italian recipes. The local kebabs and a heavy looking Turkish delight are some of the best on offer here along with a local wine known as Raki.

Things To Keep In Mind - Thefts and pick pocketing are not uncommon in a huge city like this. One needs to be a good bar-gainer while shopping to get the best deals and carry a good amount of thick clothes when traveling in winters.

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Tour/Attractions


Join the Full Day Mosaics Of Istanbul Small Group Tour With Lunch to discover every corner in Istanbul that is surrounded by mystery and breath-taking history .....
6065 INR per person

The One Way Private Transfer From Istanbuls Ataturk Airport To Istanbuls Cruise Port offers a safe, hassle free and comfortable transfer service. All transfers.....
1355 INR per person

Join the Bosphorus Cruise & Istanbul Egyptian Bazaar Tour and explore the wonders of historic city with your expert guide. Visit the world famous Spice Bazaar .....
2853 INR per person

The Small Group Imperial Afternoon Tour Of Istanbul invites you to spend a day in this city and gain an array of new experiences that is sure to leave a lastin.....
3567 INR per person

Discover the wonders of Cappadocia on this 2-Day Tour Of Cappadocia By Plane (One Way Ticket) From Istanbul. Explore the underground city of Ozkonak, discover .....
22120 INR per person

Join this Private Imperial Tour Of Istanbul and spend a day in this city for an array of new experiences that is sure to leave a lasting impression. Visit all .....
3139 INR per person

After docking, meet your expert guide and start the Istanbul Shore Excursion: Bosphorus Cruise & Istanbul Egyptian Bazaar. Visit the world famous Spice Bazaar,.....
2853 INR per person

The One Way Private Transfer From Istanbul Hotels To Sabiha Gokcen Airport offers a safe, hassle free and comfortable transfer service. All transfers are with .....
2069 INR per person

Make the most of your stay in Istanbul, joining the Ottoman Splendors Morning Tour From Istanbul to discover the beauty of Istanbul Ottoman tradition. See all .....
3211 INR per person

The One Way Private Transfer From Istanbuls Sabiha Gokcen Airport To Istanbuls Cruise Port offers a safe, hassle free and comfortable transfer service. All tra.....
2069 INR per person

Explore the best of Istanbul on this Full Day Mosaics Of Istanbul Shore Excursion With Lunch From Istanbul Cruise Port. Grab the opportunity to discover every.....
6065 INR per person

Full Day Tour To Princes Islands With Lunch From Istanbul invites you to sail in Marmara sea on a unique day tour. During this day you will admire the fantasti.....
5708 INR per person

Make the most of your cruises stay in Istanbul, joining the Ottoman Splendors Morning Shore Excursion From Istanbul Cruise Port to discover the beauty of Istan.....
3211 INR per person

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How much a typical Hotel in Istanbul costs per night, considering the average prices ?

The typical Budget Hotel cost is in the range of 86 SGD to 159 SGD.

The typical 1 Star Hotel cost is in the range of 50 SGD to 101 SGD.

While a stay at 2 Star Hotel cost is in the range of 85 SGD to 146 SGD.

If you plan to stay at a 4 Star Hotel, the cost is in the range of 99 SGD to 214 SGD.

If you plan to stay at a 4 Star Hotel, the cost is in the range of 107 SGD to 258 SGD.

While a stay at 2 Star Hotel cost is in the range of 48 SGD to 69 SGD.

However a 5 Star Hotel in Istanbul, the per night room cost is in the range of 158 SGD to 912 SGD.

Considering a stay at 3 Star, the cost is in the range of 67 SGD to 134 SGD.

Considering a stay at 3 Star, the cost is in the range of 103 SGD to 181 SGD.

Weather


Istanbul's Monthly Temperature
5.7
Jan
5.7
Feb
7.0
Mar
11.1
Apr
15.7
May
20.4
Jun
22.9
Jul
23.1
Aug
19.8
Sep
15.6
Oct
11.5
Nov
8.0
Dec
Avg
Istanbul's Monthly Rainfall

Which are the better months to visit Istanbul considering the Weather?

Its recommended to visit Istanbul in the month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec as the weather is pleasant

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  • Hotels at Istanbul, Turkey

    661 Hotels to choose

  • Restaurant at Istanbul, Turkey

    11 Restaurant to choose

  • Shared Itinerary for Istanbul, Turkey

    2 Itinerary to choose

  • Price Range of 0 Star Hotel

    Avg. SGD 123
    for Unrated Hotel

  • Price Range of 1 Star Hotel

    Avg. SGD 76
    for Unrated Hotel

  • Price Range of 1 Star Hotel

    Avg. SGD 76 for 1 Star Hotel

  • Price Range of 2 Star Hotel

    Avg. SGD 116
    for 2 Star Hotel

  • Price Range of 4 Star Hotel

    Avg. SGD 156
    for 4 Star Hotel

  • Price Range of 5 Star Hotel

    Avg. SGD 535
    for 5 Star Hotel

  • Price Range of 3 Star Hotel

    Avg. SGD 100
    for 3 Star Hotel

Weather
  • Weather at Istanbul, Turkey isMostly Cloudy

    Mostly Cloudy

  • Temprature at Istanbul, Turkey is 9.0

    9.0

  • Humidity at Istanbul, Turkey is 82%

    82%

  • Wind speed at Istanbul, Turkey is From the North at 18 MPH

    From the North at 18 MPH

  • Altitude ofIstanbul, Turkey in mtr.

    0

  • Nearest airport is Istanbul, Turkey (IST-Ataturk Intl.)

    Istanbul, Turkey (IST-Ataturk Intl.)

Hotels at Istanbul


View Hotel Dedeman-IstanbulReception
Rating
6.5
Yildiz Posta Caddest 50, Istanbul

Property Location
A stay at Dedeman Istanbul places you in the heart of Istanbul, within a 5-minute drive of Astoria Istanbul Shopping.....

Starts at SGD 74/night

View Hotel Four-Seasons-Hotel-Istanbul-at-SultanahmetExterior detail
Rating
9.0
Tevkifhane Sokak No. 1, Istanbul

Property Location
With a stay at Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet in Istanbul (Sultanahmet), you'll be within a 5-minute dri.....

Starts at SGD 523/night

View Hotel Eresin-Hotels-TopkapiGuestroom
Rating
7.3
Millet Caddesi 186 Topkapi, Istanbul

Property Location
A stay at Eresin Hotels Topkapi places you in the heart of Istanbul, within a 5-minute drive of Panoroma 1453 and Co.....

Starts at SGD 95/night

View Hotel The-Marmara-TaksimGuestroom
Rating
8.3
Taksim Square, Istanbul

Property Location
With a stay at The Marmara Taksim, you'll be centrally located in Istanbul, within a 5-minute drive of Taksim Square.....

Starts at SGD 213/night

View Hotel Swissotel-The-Bosphorus-IstanbulGuestroom
Rating
8.8
Visnezade Mah. Acisu Sok. NO. 19, Istanbul

Property Location
With a stay at Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul, you'll be centrally located in Istanbul, a 3-minute drive from Dolm.....

Starts at SGD 352/night

View Hotel Conrad-Istanbul-BosphorusGuestroom
Rating
8.8
Cihannuma Mahallesi, Saray Caddesi No:5, Istanbul

Property Location
A stay at Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus places you in the heart of Istanbul, within a 10-minute drive of Zorlu Performin.....

Starts at SGD 198/night

View Hotel Renaissance-Polat-Istanbul-HotelMeeting Facility
Rating
8.7
Sahil Yolu Caddesi No:2, Istanbul

Property Location
Located in Istanbul (Bakırköy), Renaissance Polat Istanbul Hotel is within a 10-minute drive of Atakoy Marina and Ca.....

Starts at SGD 156/night

View Hotel Grand-Hyatt-IstanbulHotel Bar
Rating
8.7
Harbiye Mah. Taskisla Caddesi No.1, Istanbul

Property Location
A stay at Grand Hyatt Istanbul places you in the heart of Istanbul, within a 5-minute drive of Acibadem Taksim Hospi.....

Starts at SGD 261/night

View Hotel Kaya-Istanbul-Fair-&-ConventionTurkish Bath
Rating
7.6
Gokevler Mahallesi 2317, Sokak No1, Istanbul

Property Location
With a stay at Kaya Istanbul Fair & Convention in Istanbul (Buyukcekmece), you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Ende.....

Starts at SGD 70/night