Istanbul is an extraordinary city that straddles the Bosphorus, with one foot in Europe and one in Asia.
The Marmara Sea lies to the south of Istanbul, whilst the Black Sea is to the north. The western part of the city is in Europe, and the eastern is in Asia. The important watercourse that divides Istanbul is the Bosphorus. As a seaport, Istanbul is both the closest Asian city to Europe and the closest European city to Asia.
From London: 4 hours
All visitors to Turkey are required to purchase a visa before arrival
Comfortable year-round climate. Spring and autumn (from March to May and September to November respectively) have mild to warm days and cool nights. The summer months from June to August have warm to hot days and pleasant evenings. Winter runs from December to February and the days are crisp and evenings can be cold.
The year-round temperature range is 6°C to 15°C (January), 11°C to 21°C (April), 22°C to 34°C (July), 15°C to 27°C (October).
With over 15 years experience, we’re travel experts
Fully tailored holidays, exactly as you want them.
All of our holidays are financially protected by the ATOL scheme and Protected Trust Services.
Our experienced team at your destination will look after you every step of the way.