November Destination of the Month: Istanbul

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The City of Two Continents

The November Destination of the Month is Istanbul! Brimming with rich and diverse history thanks to its geographical location, with part of the city lying in Europe and the other in Asia, Istanbul invites you to experience Western and Middle Eastern culture in one incredible place.

Save 5% on all Istanbul hotels and activities booked on Travala.com this month by using the code “ISTANBULNOV” at checkout!

Crypto Events

Istanbul Blockchain Week

14–17 November

Istanbul Blockchain Week (IBW) is one of the most anticipated blockchain events of the year, and it’s coming to the Hilton Bomonti Hotel and to the ESA Espor Arena in Istanbul from 14 – 17 November 2022. This week-long event will celebrate Web3 culture and showcase the latest developments in the industry. You can expect a truly immersive futuristic experience, with events including IstanBlock, IBW NFT Day, and the W3E Championships Tournament. Don’t miss out!

One-day tickets start from just €96.49 with discount code EARLYBIRD40.

Hotels in Istanbul

Looking for accommodation in Istanbul? Here are our top 3 hotel recommendations available on Travala.com.

The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul

5/5 Stars | From $494 Per Night

Set on the banks of the Bosphorus, The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul seamlessly integrates European style with Turkish tradition. Experience local customs, from welcome drinks like sahlep in the lobby to Anatolian cuisine at Atölye, and then relax in perfect luxury. This five-star hotel features redesigned accommodation, an outdoor spa, nearly 26,000 sq ft of event space and three restaurants and bars, all with Bosphorus views.

W Istanbul

5/5 Stars | From $221 Per Night

It’s the modern centrepiece of the historic Akaretler Row Houses. A glittering tower amidst gilded domes and minarets. Dynamic finance and chic shopping here, old city and monuments there. It’s always the best of both worlds at the W Istanbul. Live like a king in the W rendition of opulent seraglios for modern explorers-rooms and suites with garden, terrace, or cabana.

JW Marriott Marmara Sea

5/5 Stars | From $236 Per Night

The JW Marriott Marmara Sea stands on the shores of the Marmara Sea and offers a boundless sunset view. Feel the upscale resort experience in the middle of the city while walking beside the sea, on the walking track special to the JW Marriott Hotel Istanbul Marmara Sea guests. Create meaningful memories or restore your sense of balance with resplendent décor, world-class dining, a rejuvenating spa, and wellness spaces.

Activities in Istanbul

Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Istanbul Tour

5/5 Stars | From $150

Prepare to be awed by Istanbul’s magnificent architecture, rich history, and eclectic bazaars as you discover the unmissable highlights of the Old City on this 1, 2, or 3-day private tour. Marvel over the glorious Hagia Sophia, learn how the Blue Mosque earned its famous nickname, and see the ancient Basilica Cistern. Tour Topkapi Palace to gain an insight into the lavish lifestyles of the Ottoman sultans and their harem, and browse the legendary Grand Bazaar, where you find everything from carpets to Turkish delight.

Taste of Two Continents Food Tour

5/5 Stars | From $125

Discover Istanbul’s European and Asian sides—and taste a range of delectable Turkish delicacies—on this full-day, small-group tour. Meet your guide in the morning in Istanbul’s Old City, and be sure to come hungry: you have a day of feasting ahead of you. Explore a spice market, and enjoy a traditional Turkish breakfast, before crossing the Bosphorus to trendy Kadikoy. Sip Turkish coffee, visit multiple restaurants, and discover Istanbul’s must-try dishes.

Cappadocia Hot Air Balloons by Butterfly Balloons

5/5 Stars | From $178

Admire the stunning landscape of Cappadocia from a hot air balloon at sunrise on this tour. Depart from your hotel in an air-conditioned minivan and make your way to Goreme. Enjoy a light breakfast before boarding your balloon with your pilot. Snap photos of the scenery as you soar above the ground. When your flight is complete, sip a glass of champagne!

 

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