City breaks Istanbul
If you are considering a city break, Istanbul is the perfect place to start. Wwith bustling bazaars, historic monuments and plenty of places to chill out in, it will be unforgetable. Whatever time of year you choose to go on a city trip in Istanbul, you will not be disappointed as each season has its beauty.
For a variety of city breaks Istanbul is the place to be. Many tourists flock there every year to enjoy all it has to offer. Flights are landing and taking off all the time, making sure visitors from abroad are well looked after so they will want to come back.
For sports based city breaks to Istanbul, the city is bursting at the seams with places to go. Football is the main sport so be prepared for some friendly banter if you fancy your chances with introducing that as a conversation. There are three main stadiums for a football city break Istanbul style.
One of the joys of going on a city trip in Istanbul style, is immersing yourself in a hamam, or Turkish bath. Opt for a hamam in the Old City for a more authentic take on what used to be the social and health hub of a Turk’s daily life.
For child friendly city break, Istanbul has a lot to offer. Including Miniaturk, a miniature world with over 100 scaled down models of famous Turkish, and mainly Istanbul, monuments. In contrast there is a giant chess set, plus a maze and go-kart track.
Other options for a child friendly city break to Istanbul includes the Toy Museum, boat rides along the Bosphorus, landscaped parks to run around in, and the Santralistanbul Energy Museum with interactive displays.
The food of Istanbul
A city break to Istanbul is not complete without trying out some of the local delicacies and dishes. For foodies a city break to Istanbul is a feast for the eyes as well as the mouth. Forget soggy kebabs eaten after midnight in on a night out, the Turkish kebab is the real deal – try iskender, tender slices of lamb served on a flat bread and covered with mouth-watering tomato sauce.
Pide is the Turkish equivalent of a pizza, minus the tomato base, and meze is like tapas. Lots of smaller dishes that are made for sharing, from fresh hummus and grilled fish to aubergine mash and the not-for-everyone dish of whole sheep’s brain.
But you cannot leave from your city trip in Istanbul without trying some Turkish Delight, known as lokum. This sweet treat comes in a variety of forms, from plain solidified sugar and pectin to being studded with nuts and flavoured with rosewater.
Go to Istanbul
Being just four hours from the UK means going on a city break to Istanbul is fairly simple and convenient. So as not to add to any complication when booking one of the city breaks Istanbul offers, plump for purchasing flights through BudgetAir. This travel agent combines simplicity with great deals – how can you go wrong?