Destination: East meets west in the Turkish city of Istanbul
Basilica Cistern, Imran Oktem Cad, Sultanahmet
It is the city where two continents collide, their cultures and heritage blending in a unique atmosphere.
Europe and Asia meet in Istanbul, and throughout this vibrant city youll find centuries-old mosques, churches and markets happily rubbing shoulders with modern restaurants, galleries and nightclubs.
The cost of an overnight stay varies from £10 to £1,000 depending on your taste because Istanbul is also a city of contrasts. Whatever you do, plan on visiting a hamman the traditional Turkish bath that the UKs stylish spas try, but fail, to replicate. For about £12 your skin will be scrubbed clean, a fraction of the cost youd pay back home.
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