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Book flights to Istanbul to experience a culturally rich destination – where age-old sites sit amidst bustling bazars and high-end restaurants.

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You can book up to nine passengers per booking, including adults, teenagers, children and infants.

Each adult passenger can bring one infant.

Children travelling alone, or in a different cabin class to their parents, are considered Unaccompanied Minors and pay the full adult fare. Please get in touch with us to book this service.

  • You can book up to nine passengers per booking, including adults, Overseas Filippino Workers (OFW), children and infants.
  • Each adult & OFW passenger can bring one infant.
  • All OFWs must submit the required documents to avail the tax exemption.
  • Children travelling alone, or in a different cabin class to their parents, are considered Unaccompanied Minors and pay the full adult fare. Please get in touch with us to book this service.
  • You can book up to nine passengers per booking, including adults, Overseas Filippino Workers (OFWs), teenagers, children and infants.
  • Each adult & OFW passenger can bring one infant.
  • All OFWs must submit the required documents to avail the tax exemption.
  • Children travelling alone, or in a different cabin class to their parents, are considered Unaccompanied Minors and pay the full adult fare. Please get in touch with us to book this service.
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Flights to Istanbul

Book flights to Istanbul to discover an incredibly diverse destination boasting culture, charm and haute cuisine. Iconic landmarks such as the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia provide Istanbul’s wondrous skyline that reflects on the mighty Bosphorus River. Narrow, cobbled streets lead to large, open squares, with adventures at every corner, while street hawkers sell cooked mussels with lemon wedges.

This popular Turkish city is also a brilliant destination for shopping. There are plenty of high-end boutiques in Istanbul, but you can still find great deals in the Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar, two world-renowned markets. Vendors play board games and drink coffee as shoppers navigate their way along the bustling corridors. With trendy vintage shops tucked away in hidden side streets, every trinket feels like a well-earned treasure.

As you walk across the bridges of the Bosphorus, beneath which are many restaurants, locals dangle fishing lines into the water below. At the end of a long day of exploring, head to a rooftop or balcony lounge to take in the spectacular sunset and hear the call to prayer from the minarets as shadows swoop over the city.

If you want to continue your evening revelry, join the locals and fellow travellers at the 'Golden Mile', which is full of high-end restaurants and low-key lounges that stay open well into the early hours. The bohemian neighbourhood of Beyoğlu is another area with great places to eat and drink.

Flights to Istanbul land you in either the Asian or European side of the city. Istanbul Atatürk Airport (IST) is located on the European side of Istanbul, and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW) is located on the Anatolia (Asian) side. Whether you’re landing in Europe or Asia, you can catch a connecting flight to explore the rest of Turkey. Or cross the Bosphorus to experience both sides of this marvellous city.

What to do in Istanbul

Shop in the Grand Bazaar

As one of the largest covered markets in the world, this shoppers' dream sells everything from bags with modern logos to scents and spices that will transport you to a place that time has forgotten. This labyrinth of more than 5,000 stalls and shops is a perfect destination to pick up a souvenir.

34200 Beyazit
Taya Hatun Mh.
+90 212 519 1248

(Turkish language website)

Head underground to the Basilica Cistern

This incredible underground cistern – commissioned by Emperor Justinian and built in the 6th century – brought water from Bulgaria to Istanbul. The 336-pillared space was opened to the public in 1987 and is a good idea on a hot day.

Alemdar Mah.
Yerebatan Caddesi 1/3
34410
Sultanahmet-Fatih
+90 212 522 1259

Watch football at Türk Telekom Arena

To say the Turkish are passionate about football is an understatement. The three main teams in Istanbul are Galatasaray, Fenerbahçe and Besiktaş. Game days are lively and the electric atmosphere is well worth the ticket price.

Türk Telekom Arena
Seyrantepe
34396

Where to eat in Istanbul

Pandeli (Turkish)

Blink and you will miss the entrance to this wonderful restaurant that overlooks the interior of the Spice Bazaar. The food is authentic and the menu is adventurous. Grab the table near the window above the main spice market walkway to watch the action as you have lunch. Pandeli has branches throughout the city.

Entrance Spice Bazaar
Eminonu
+90 212 527 3909

(Turkish language website)

Ali Muhiddin Haci Bekir (Turkish delight)

The original home of Turkish delight still serves up the best sweet treats in town. The original drawers, housing every type of this famous sweet imaginable, are a delight in themselves. Try the cream-filled versions for a hit of sugar as you explore the city.

Katip Çelebi Mh
34433
Beyoğlu
+90 212 244 2804

Rumelihisari Iskele (Turkish)

Locals and visitors love this restaurant, which has become an institution thanks to its incredible setting perched right on the banks of the Bosphorus. And while the location wows, the food grabs your attention too. The fish is excellent, as is the mezze.

Yahya Kemal Caddesi 1
Rumeli Hisari Sariyer
+90 212 263 2997

Places to stay in Istanbul

Hotel Empress Zoe

This charming hotel is covered in flowers, making it a pretty sight as you arrive. It’s also close to the Sultanahmet tram stop, so it's a great base for exploring the city. The rooms are tastefully decorated and the staff will make you feel welcome. There is a lounge in the garden in the summer and one by the fire for the colder months.

10 Akbiyik Caddesi
Sultanahmet
34122
+90 212 249 0040

Four Seasons Istanbul

This luxury hotel has everything you would expect, with the added bonus of being a former Ottoman Palace sat on the Bosphorus. Pull up a sun lounger by the outdoor pool and watch the yachts drift by, relax in the spa or enjoy the terrace.

Yıldız Mh
Çırağan Caddesi 28
Beşiktaş
34349
+90 212 381 4000

Jumba Hostel

Free towels, coffee and tea, Wi-Fi and breakfast – once you have paid for your stylish room in Jumba, you're all set. This hostel is run by three sisters, who pride themselves on high levels of service. Check out their famous cooking parties while you are there.

Hayriye Caddesi 22
Taksim
+90 212 249 0040

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