City of the World's Desire: 5-Star Istanbul Photography Break with Fine Dining

City of the World's Desire: 5-Star Istanbul Photography Break with Fine Dining

Istanbul, Turkey

£1,212

“The city’s over-abundance of important historic buildings and exciting new art galleries and museums provides visitors with more than enough to see.” Lonely Planet

Why we love it

Visit the vibrant city of Istanbul and experience the economic, cultural and intellectual heart of Turkey. With a private photography tour provided you will be able to capture the spectacular sights of the city spanning Europe and Asia.

What's Included?

  • Two night stay for two people in a 5-star hotel in central Istanbul
  • Private photography tour, including destinations, tips and timings
  • Tasting menu dinner for two at one of Istanbul's leading restaurants
  • Personalised itinerary including locations, tips and timings
  • Note that flights are not included, to give you max. flexibility with your travel

Description

As the 2010 European Capital for Culture, Istanbul is one of the world's most visually stimulating cities.

Straddling Europe and Asia, Istanbul (formerly known as Constantinople), capital of the Byzantine and then the Ottoman Empire has for centuries been a cosmopolitan crossroad. It represents a vivid contrast between East and West, ancient and modern. From architecture to art to the food, this is a city that will leave you wanting for more.

With a well-located 5-star hotel as your base of your Istanbul break, you are in a great position to take in all the rich sights Istanbul has to offer. Your luxurious and well-appointed room is filled with all the comforts you would expect of a 5-star establishment. The actual hotel will depend on your desired travel dates.

Included in your city break is a private photography tour with an ex-National Geographic editor and professional photographer. With your five hour tour you will have the chance to capture photos of the incredible diversity Istanbul has to offer. Depending on the day of the week and time you would like to go, you will see locals doing various day-to-day activities. With constant guidance by a very experienced photographer, you will be able to improve your photography skills while capturing the wide range of Turkish lifestyles. Your tour is fully customizable according to your interests and level of photography skills.

As part of your Istanbul break, we will also include a tasting menu experience at one of Istanbul's leading restaurants. The exact restaurant, as recommended by the New York Times Travel Guide or The Guardian Travel, will be confirmed based on the dates of your travel and your dietary needs.

Description

As the 2010 European Capital for Culture, Istanbul is one of the world's most visually stimulating cities.

Straddling Europe and Asia, Istanbul (formerly known as Constantinople), capital of the Byzantine and then the Ottoman Empire has for centuries been a cosmopolitan crossroad. It represents a vivid contrast between East and West, ancient and modern. From architecture to art to the food, this is a city that will leave you wanting for more.

With a well-located 5-star hotel as your base of your Istanbul break, you are in a great position to take in all the rich sights Istanbul has to offer. Your luxurious and well-appointed room is filled with all the comforts you would expect of a 5-star establishment. The actual hotel will depend on your desired travel dates.

Included in your city break is a private photography tour with an ex-National Geographic editor and professional photographer. With your five hour tour you will have the chance to capture photos of the incredible diversity Istanbul has to offer. Depending on the day of the week and time you would like to go, you will see locals doing various day-to-day activities. With constant guidance by a very experienced photographer, you will be able to improve your photography skills while capturing the wide range of Turkish lifestyles. Your tour is fully customizable according to your interests and level of photography skills.

As part of your Istanbul break, we will also include a tasting menu experience at one of Istanbul's leading restaurants. The exact restaurant, as recommended by the New York Times Travel Guide or The Guardian Travel, will be confirmed based on the dates of your travel and your dietary needs.

We also recommend

  • To cross at least once the Bosporus, commuting between Europe and Asia
  • Visit the world famous, Byzantine masterpiece of Hagia Sophia
  • Shop for souvenirs at the Grand Bazaar

Additional Information

This experience is valid for booking within 6 months from the date of issue, with travel dates within 12 months of booking. Does not include flights or airport transfers.

Hotel: We guarantee the star rating of the hotel (5 stars) and that each hotel will have a Guest Rating of at least 4 out of 5, as rated on TripAdvisor, Expedia, or Hotels.com. Additional hotel nights can be priced upon request.

Restaurant: Your dinner includes a tasting menu for two people at a restaurant recommended by either the New York Times Travel Guide or The Guardian Travel. Drinks are not included; these and any other extras purchased can simply be paid for on site. Service charge is not included, and is left to your discretion on the day.

All bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking at least 5 weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

We also recommend

  • To cross at least once the Bosporus, commuting between Europe and Asia
  • Visit the world famous, Byzantine masterpiece of Hagia Sophia
  • Shop for souvenirs at the Grand Bazaar

Additional Information

This experience is valid for booking within 6 months from the date of issue, with travel dates within 12 months of booking. Does not include flights or airport transfers.

Hotel: We guarantee the star rating of the hotel (5 stars) and that each hotel will have a Guest Rating of at least 4 out of 5, as rated on TripAdvisor, Expedia, or Hotels.com. Additional hotel nights can be priced upon request.

Restaurant: Your dinner includes a tasting menu for two people at a restaurant recommended by either the New York Times Travel Guide or The Guardian Travel. Drinks are not included; these and any other extras purchased can simply be paid for on site. Service charge is not included, and is left to your discretion on the day.

All bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking at least 5 weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

How it works

  • Choose your experience

    Treat yourself or share with someone you truly care about.

  • We arrange everything

    Our concierge will arrange everything, even the little extras.

  • Relax and enjoy

    Simply show up and savour the memory that will last a lifetime.

Location

Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey

Hotel is central Istanbul ; location will be provided in your personalised itinerary after booking.

City of the World's Desire: 5-Star Istanbul Photography Break with Fine Dining

Reviews

  • Excellent Photography Guide

    The value of a private tour guide helping you capture all the sights, from all the best spots is not to be understated, really improved the standard of the photographs, and took me to places that only a local would know, really made the difference on what is already a luxury holiday If you want to see Istanbul in style, and capture the city like a pro, then this is the holiday for you - Highly recommended

    Turkish Delight

    If you have not been to Istanbul before I would suggest you book flights ASAP because the sights here are really incredible, some of the buildings are nothing short of mind blowing. The food was excellent, as was the hotel, and the team at Truly made sure that everything went perfectly, no hassle to book anything, the concierge team provided a very good service.

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