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#1/18
Rating:
4.5
(2 comments)
Destination: Istanbul
Istanbul's minaret-studded skyline is world-famous - and the city has some great rooftop bars that make the perfect place to soak up the view over a cold beer or two. Here are 10 of the best... read more »
#2/18
Rating:
5
(1 comment)
Destination: Istanbul
Trip type: Shopping, Short Break
Stylish Istanbul is a shopper’s paradise, but chic boutiques and glossy shopping malls are only half the story. Don’t miss the total sensory overload of the city’s most ancient bazaars... read more »
#3/18
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5
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Destination: Istanbul
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
Standing on the very link between Europe and Asia, Istanbul also marries modern and ancient, and is one of the most amazing cities in the world... read more »
#4/18
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4
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Mosques, minarets, mosaics and mezze make the ancient city of Istanbul one of Europe’s most alluring destinations – the ultimate east-meets-west experience on the Bosphorus... read more »
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4
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Destination: Istanbul
Trip type: Shopping
There's super-cheap shopping in Istanbul - it's a bargain-clothes-shopper's paradise!... read more »
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4
(1 comment)
Destination: Istanbul
Trip type: Activity, Spa
Pain and pleasure - the inside story on what really happens in one of Istanbul's famous Turkish baths... read more »
#7/18
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4
(1 comment)
Destination: Istanbul
Pastries dripping with honey, detox salads and table views that will make you swoon. It’s time to book a gourmet getaway in Istanbul…... read more »
#8/18
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4
(1 comment)
Destination: Istanbul
Trip type: Shopping
Shopping for traditional Turkish crafts in the Grand Bazaar and the rest of Istanbul’s historical Old City... read more »
#9/18
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4
(1 comment)
Destination: Istanbul
Trip type: Nightlife
From underground to over-the-top, a guide to Istanbul’s bar and club scene - in Beyoğlu and beyond... read more »
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Rating:
4
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Destination: Istanbul
Trip type: Cultural
If your image of Istanbul is all kebabs, headscarves and moustachioed men, prepare for a surprise - these days it's also super-cool clubs and Ozbek-clad babes... read more »
#11/18
Rating:
3.8
(5 comments)
Destination: Istanbul
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
Not only is Istanbul the only metropolis in the world to straddle two continents, it's also a city where you don't have to spend a fortune to have a great time... read more »
#12/18
Rating:
3.5
(3 comments)
Destination: Tehran, Istanbul
Iran may seem like an unusual travel destination, but taking the Trans-Asia Express from Istanbul to Tehran gives a real sense of travelling to a different world... read more »
#13/18
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3.5
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Istanbul contains some fascinating areas; from the historical delights of Sultanahmet to the modern thrills of Beyoglu's bars. But what are the must sees on a short break to this enchanting city?... read more »
#14/18
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3.333335
(3 comments)
Destination: Istanbul
Istanbul is not just a treasure-trove of ancient wonders; it has a modern side and a vibrant art and shopping scene. The latest European Capital of Culture is a great place to spend a long weekend... read more »
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Destination: Istanbul
Trip type: Shopping
Antiques and avant-garde design are the hallmarks of the shopping experience in Istanbul’s lively “new city”... read more »
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Destination: Istanbul
Trip type: Cultural, Nightlife
Enjoying art openings, concerts, film screenings, and theatre in Istanbul... read more »
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Easter is one of the most popular times of year to travel - whether you prefer to sunbathe, ski or see some city sights. So you need to plan carefully to get the best deal to the best destinations... read more »
#18/18
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Destination: Istanbul
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
Istanbul's graveyards and mausoleums create little havens of peace in this bustling city ... read more »
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