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What to expect

Central four-star hotel

Cruise the Bosphorus

Visit the 'Hagia Sophia'

About the trip

With one foot in Asia and the other in Europe, any visit to Turkey’s most happening city is sure to be a sensory delight. Our three night city break to Istanbul shows you the best sights this city has to offer, all in the company of your fellow Solos travellers!

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What's Included

  • Return flights & transfers
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Single Room
  • Half Board: Breakfast & Dinner
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • Full Day City Tour
  • Bosphorus Cruise on private boat
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Fully financially protected


  • Arrival Day
  • Bosphorus Cruise
  • Tour of Istanbul
  • Departure Day


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What you'll be doing


Arrival Day

Welcome to Turkey! Upon arrival, we transfer to our hotel to catch the first glimpses of this fascinating city where the continents meet.

After check-in we will meet for our Welcome Drink followed by dinner at the hotel.

  • Dinner Included

Bosphorus Cruise

After breakfast, we start exploring Istanbul, visiting the Egyptian Spice Bazaar which dates back to the 17th Century. It is still the most popular bazaar visited by locals to shop for fresh ingredients to spice up the dishes prepared in the kitchens of Istanbul.

From here, we continue to Eminonu Pier and board a private boat for a Bosphorus Cruise. We travel through the waterway separating Asia and Europe, seeing the old Ottoman wooden mansions, marble palaces, foreign embassy estates and small fishery villages all located along both the Asian and European sides of this famous river.



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Tour of Istanbul

After breakfast, we begin our day exploring the fascinating city of Istanbul.

We begin at the remains of the Hippodrome, once decorated with marble statuary and columns. In its heyday, it was the site of chariot races and the focal point of the city’s civic life. The remains of some of its walls are still visible as is an obelisk brought from Egypt in 390 AD by Theodosius I.

Adjacent to the Hippodrome is the Sultan Ahmet Mosque. Built during the period of 1609-1617, it is also known as the ‘Blue Mosque’ thanks to the light that shines through over 2,500 stained glass windows and reflects onto the dark blue Iznik tiles within. The next stop will be the breathtaking ‘Hagia Sophia’, one of the largest historical Christian shrines ever built with its rich mosaic murals, colossal columns and exposition of divine serenity. Then it’s time to explore the Topkapi Palace where, in the 15th Century,  Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror started the first stages of its construction. The famous Topkapi is built around four inter-connecting courtyards. We view the many treasures of the Ottoman sultans, including fine porcelains, gem encrusted objects d’art, traditional armour and imperial costumes, stunning tile work and sacred relics of the Christian and Islamic faiths.

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Departure Day

After breakfast, we have further free time to explore before our transfer back to the airport for our flight home.

  • Breakfast Included


Kent Hotel Four-star or similar

Kent Hotel has a great location in the heart of the old city, just a 15 minute walk from all the main sights of Istanbul such as the Blue Mosque and the Grand Bazaar.

Facilities Include

Hotel facilities include a restaurant, a bar/lounge and a snack bar/deli. WiFi is available thoughout.

Room Includes

All single rooms are equipped with one french bed,  air conditioning, direct call facilities, LCD television with local and international satellite channels, minibar and hairdryer, WI-FI and safe box.

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Average Temperatures

Month(s) Highest temperature Lowest temperature
January 12 °C 8 °C
February 13 °C 9 °C
March 16 °C 10 °C
April 19 °C 13 °C
May 23 °C 16 °C
June 28 °C 21 °C
July 31 °C 23 °C
August 32 °C 24 °C
September 29 °C 21 °C
October 24 °C 18 °C
November 19 °C 13 °C
December 14 °C 10 °C

Our Reviews

“I’m sure you will enjoy it, I have been on three solos holidays to date and the people I’ve met have been great.”

“I’ve been travelling with Solos for nearly 20 years, on and off. The reason is for exactly what you want – you meet like minded people… and have loads of fun!”

“I’ve been on loads of trips with Solos over the years and can honestly say you will not regret booking your 1st one!”

“The feeling you have once you go away on your own is worth all the nerves before! I was so very anxious the first time but now having done it 4 times, I love it!”


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