Spotlight on Istanbul

Although you may need your raincoat, November is a great time to visit Istanbul. With comfortable temperatures and fewer crowds you will be able to take in the sights of this historic and cultural city, where East meets West at a more leisurely pace.

Spotlight on Istanbul
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Although you may need your raincoat, November is a great time to visit Istanbul. With comfortable temperatures and fewer crowds you will be able to take in the sights of this historic and cultural city, where East meets West at a more leisurely pace.

Because of its location on the Bosphorous strait, which combines the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara it is a great place to take a cruise whether for sunset views, entertainment or historical interest.

Go on a Bosphorus Cruise and travel through the waterway separating the two continents, see marble palaces, ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture, and modern residential and luxurious apartments. See the Rumeli Fortress from the water, a historical armament built by the Conqueror to control and protect the Bosphorus. A unique example of military architecture:

Bosphorus Cruise and Spice Bazaar - Yacooba
Enjoy a half-day Bosphorous cruise between the straits of Europe and Asia. See some of the historic locations along your journey before visiting Spice Bazaar.

Spend a day exploring the area around Gallipoli and the ancient city of Troy with the 'Private Troy and Gallipoli Tour'. Start with a morning drive to the ancient city, famous for the legendary Trojan Horse, then ferry across Dardanelles and lunch at Canakkale:

Private Troy and Gallipoli Tour - Yacooba
Spend a day traveling the area around Gallipoli and the ancient city of Troy to discover the well-known locations and learn about the history of this legendary place.

Explore the Christian history of Istanbul, the capital of Orthodox Christianity and the seat of the Patriarchate since the conquest of the Ottoman Empire in 1453:

Visit what was the residence of sultans for over 400 years and a symbol of the Turkish Empire at the opulent Topkapi Palace, where you can see Ottoman-style architecture blended with Islamic influence:

If you enjoy shopping, you will love the Istanbul Shopping Tour where you will visit the 'Grand Covered Bazaar'. Here you will find everything from jewellery, carpets, spices, ceramics and clothes:

And with its unique location come influences from both Asia and Europe

in its cuisine from traditional Turkish to Japanese, Chinese, Indian, and many, many more, so be sure to make your reservations!

There's plenty more to see and do, so why not take a look and curate your perfect travel package today!