Enjoy the charm of Istanbul's neighborhoods, Roman ruins including spectacular amphitheaters at Aspendos or Ephesus, the beaches of the turquoise coast and much more. Turkey offers a trip with a great blend of culture, food, nature and history.
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Good news is that airlines are keeping prices steady in this uncertain travel period so there is no need to purchase your plane tickets very ar in advance. Turkish Airlines has non stop flights from New York, Chicago, DC and LA. Alternatively KLM and Delta have flights with only one stop in Amsterdam/Paris.
Turkey's borders are open to tourism with no restrictions or quarantine. A PCR covid test within 72 hours or your departure is required.
Arrive in Istanbul and check into accomodations.
Take a tour of the city to learn about the history of Istanbul and the Turkish people while seeing all of the most famous sights in the Sultanhamet district. A perfect end to the day could be a dinner at a rooftop restaurant with views of the Bosphorous.
Take a trip to the famous Grand Bazaar, one of the oldest covered markets in the worlds with over 4000 shops, it is truly Istanbul's first mall. Explore the goods sold, mosaic paintings and hidden courtyards of the bazaar.
Get some exploring and shopping done and try a sunset cruise on the Bosphorous to view the city from a new perspective.