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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 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

Marvel at the Hagia Sophia

This stunning Unesco World Heritage Site has been a centre of Orthodox Christianity, a prized possession of the Muslim world, as well as a grand mosque for the sultans. The Turkish Republic eventually converted it into a museum in 1935. Hire a guide to get the most out of your visit.

Hagia Sophia Square
Sultanahmet
Fatih
+90 212 522 1750

Cruise the Bosphorus

The Bosphorus is an essential part of the Istanbul experience. While you can view it from many vantage points, the best thing to do is hire a boat and marvel at Istanbul’s iconic skyline while on the water. Make it a special event by choosing a company that organises food and drinks such as Bosphorus Tours.

Bosphorus Tours
34 Divanyolu Caddesi
Sultanahmet
34122
+90 554 797 2646

Explore Istanbul Museum of Modern Art

Overlooking the Bosphorus, this museum offers an insight into national and international modern art movements. Exhibitions tackle a wide range of styles, forms and topics, and no matter when you visit, there will be something of interest to see.

Meclis-i Mebusan Cad
Liman İşletmeler Sahasi Antrepo 4
34433
+90 212 334 7300

Where to eat in Istanbul

Khorasani (Anatolian)

Specialising in southeastern Anatolian cuisine, Khorasani serves great kebabs. Big portions, succulent meats and fresh side dishes raise this restaurant above the standard tourist offering. This is a great place to eat after a visit to Hagia Sophia or the Blue Mosque.

Ticarethane Sok, 39/41
Divanyolu Cad
Sultanahmet
34200
+90 212 519 5959

Meze by Lemon Tree (International)

Monkfish ceviche, braised octopus in soy sauce and other delights await you in this bustling establishment, where the chefs personally present their creations. The hazelnut pudding is worth saving space for. Book ahead, and try to get a downstairs table if possible.

Asmalımescit Mahallesi
Meşrutiyet Caddesi 83/B
Beyoğlu
34200
+90 212 252 8302

Karaköy Güllüoğlu (Bakery)

Baklava, the sweet layered pastry, is an Istanbul speciality and you'll find it everywhere in the city. But this shop and cafe is always packed with locals looking to get their sweet fix. Aside from baklava, there are plenty of types of Turkish delight and flans to choose from.

Karaköy
Rıhtım Cad
Katlı Otopark Altı No 3-4
+90 212 293 0910

Places to stay in Istanbul

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

Grand Hotel de Londres

Quirky, kitsch, quaint: there are many ways to describe this hotel, where lush colours and interesting paintings and sculptures are found in every corner. It boasts a lounge on the roof so grab your friends and enjoy the spectacular view over the city as the sun sets.

Meşrutiyet Caddesi 53
Beyoğlu
34430
+90 212 245 0670

Georges Hotel Galata

Located perfectly in a trendy area of town, this boutique hotel offers great service and makes a stylish base from which to explore the city. Breakfast is good and is included in the price of the room. There’s also a rooftop lounge where you can take in the skyline while mingling with the locals.

Müeyyedzade Mh.
24 Serdar-I Ekrem Sokak
Galata
Beyoğlu
+90 212 244 2423

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