4* Turkish Airlines are offering cheap flights from Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Switzerland or Czech Republic to Istanbul, Turkey! You can book a ticket from only €98 for a roundtrip with meals and bags included!
Take advantage of this offer and see the icons of Istanbul, like the Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Palace, Dolmabahçe Palace, Blue Mosque and many other extraordinary landmarks! Take a Bosphorus sightseeing cruise or enjoy shopping in the Grand Bazaar. Walk along the oriental streets of Istanbul’s Sultanahmet neighborhood and try some traditional Turkish food!
Aya Sofya (Hagia Sophia)
Famed for its architecture, this 6th-century Byzantine masterpiece is Istanbul’s most iconic sight. Its dome was considered a revolution in the history of architecture. The building that stands today was actually the third church to be built on this site. The original 4th century structure was built by the first Emperor, Constantine the Great. It was once a house of worship that served several religions. It started out as a Greek Eastern Orthodox basilica, then it was converted to a Roman Catholic Church. It then served as a mosque from 1453 until 1931, before becoming the secular museum in 1935.
This great structure features decorative mosaics depicting various religious scenes. Five sultans and their families rest at the southeast corner of Aya Sofya. The tombs date from as early as 1574.
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To find out more about Istanbul go to Lonely Planet online shop >> and read Destination Fly4free: Istanbul>>
Great availability in November – December (also September – October dates from Vienna and Basel)
From: Basel, Geneva, Zurich, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Cologne, Frankfurt, Munich, Leipzig, Brussels, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Prague, Budapest, Vienna
One cabin bag and one checked bag per passenger.
In Istanbul we suggest you staying at Dosso Dossi Hotels & Spa Downtown with a great price, very good reviews, central location and breakfast included in the price.
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