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Istanbul Overview

Istanbul is an enchanting holiday destination in Turkey where the old meets the new! The city’s rich old culture blended with modern lifestyle is reflected through its skyscrapers, mosques, palaces, churches, vibrant nightlife, delicious Turkish foods and traditional markets. The capital of four major empires including the Roman, Byzantine, Latin and Ottoman, Istanbul presents a different mystery in each of its regions and is visited by millions of tourists every year. A tour of the city will take you through some of the Turkey’s top attractions including The Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia Museum, Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazaar and more.

Istanbul Airport Information

Currently, there are two international airports that serve the city of Istanbul, Ataturk International Airport and Sabiha Gokcen International Airport. A third airport, set to be one of the world’s largest is also under construction. While the Ataturk International Airport serves most of the international airlines, Sabiha Gokcen serves domestic and a few low-cost international airlines. The airports are 60 km away from each other and are well connected through Airport Buses, Taxis, and Private Transfer Services. Both the airports have world-class facilities like 24/7 shopping and food services, disabled friendly toilets and transfers, luxurious stay options, conference rooms, lounges, and much more.

Flights to Istanbul from UK Airports

Other than the flag carriers British Airways and Turkish Airlines, Air France also operates flights from the UK to Istanbul. London Heathrow is the airport of choice for many when it comes to flights to Istanbul. The average time of travel from UK to Istanbul on a non-stop flight is around 4 hours. If you are looking for cheap flights to Istanbul from London and other international airports in the UK, do not forget to checkout our website.

Istanbul Accommodation Options

A renowned tourist destination, Istanbul is visited by millions of tourists annually. The city’s well developed tourist infrastructure manages to cater to tourists of every taste and budget. From five star luxury hotels, mid-range hotels, to backpacker hostels, all options are readily available. Some of the high-end luxury accommodations in Istanbul are Sura Hagia Sophia Hotel & Spa, Best Western Antea Palace Hotel & Spa, Courtyard By Marriott Istanbul International Airport, Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center.

Best Time to Visit Istanbul

The best time to be in Istanbul for sightseeing is during the spring and fall seasons. With the temperature averaging around 15°C, the weather is pleasant for outdoor activities during these seasons. Tourists begin to pour in from March till May; April being considered the best month to visit Istanbul. June-August is the hot period, and if you wish to avail heavy off-season discounts, now would be a right time to visit. September marks the beginning of autumn and the city starts seeing a substantial increase in tourist numbers again till November.

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