Turkey Travel Guide

Advertisement

Photo: Courtesy Turkey Ministry of Culture & Tourism

Istanbul is the world's only city to span two continents, which makes it something of a metaphor for the nation of which it is the largest city. The constant pull between East and West, between modern and traditional, makes Turkey seems like a whole other world. Its domed mosques with minarets piercing the sky, the muezzin's call to prayer five times a day, its crowded bazaars gleaming with copper and gold and piled high with carpets, and its palaces and sultans' harems are the stuff of fables. Yet these legendary scenes also mask the reality that Turkey is constantly changing as a modern country.

News & Features

View more blog stories

Advertisement

Travel Deals in Turkey

View all travel deals
* Some taxes, fees additional

View more trip reports

  • Istanbul Itinerary

    Day 1:
    Arrive in hotel at 11 am.
    • Dolmabahçe Palace
    • Istanbul Modern
    • Istiklal Caddesi

    Day 2:
    • Aya Sofya
    • Basilica Cistern
    • Blue Mosque
    • Arasta Read more

View more travel discussions