Turkey is tipped to be a hot holiday destination this summer with assurance from the Turkish Tourist Office that it’s a safe destination. Whether it’s gullet sailing in the turquoise waters off Turkey’s Mediterranean coast, exploring the haunting moonscape of the breathtaking region of Cappadocia, or sticking to the cities, you’re probably going to be looking at travel fromlon to Ist.
Istanbul may not be Turkey’s capital, but it’s magical. Famous for its key position on the global map, firstly as Byzantium, then as Constantinople, and finally as Istanbul, it’s a vibrant city with one foot in Europe and the other in Asia, overlooking the waters of the Golden Horn and the Bosphorus.
Visit the Sultanahmet old town, steam in one of the area’s Turkish Baths and haggle in the the Grand Bazaar where you can find anything and everything in the 4,000 shops within 60 streets. The Blue Mosque, the museum of Santa Sophia and the Topkapi Palace, heart of the Ottoman Empire for nearly four centuries, are all stunning.
And now with fierce competition between full-service British Airways (www.ba.com) and Turkish Airlines (www.turkishairlines.com), prices for flights from Heathrow to Istanbul’s main airport, Ataturk, have fallen. Budget airlines Easy Jet (www.easyJet.com) and Pegasus (www.flypgs.com) also fly to Istanbul's second airport, Sabiha Gokcen with fares under £200 return.
For example, fly to Istanbul on the 5th of September from London for just £73.99 one way with Easy Jet. Alternatively, log on to comparison web site www.cheapflights.co.uk where there are some really great deals. Fly in style with British Airways in October for just £190 return including taxes.
The best deal we’ve found for you is £98 return including taxes, departing from London on the 13th of October returning on the 20th. This is a phone only deal with Citibond Travel so take a look at http://www.cheapflights.co.uk/agent/Citibond-Travel/?bi=CTBNTRV_6 for the number and bag a bargain. With cheap flights, travel fromlon to Ist, good value hotels and wonderful places to visit this must be a top destination for your holiday. Enjoy!