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The City that straddles Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait offers both historic and modern delights to the discerning traveller.
Its Old City reflects cultural influences of the many empires that once ruled here. In the Sultanahmet district, the open-air, Roman-era Hippodrome was for centuries the site of chariot races, and Egyptian obelisks also remain. The iconic Byzantine Hagia Sophia features a soaring 6th-century dome and rare Christian mosaics.
Explore Istanbul’s varied, vibrant neighbourhoods from the chic boutiques to the bustling markets. Sample the nightlife in the many restaurants and cafes and experience the diverse cuisine.
A short hop on the ferry between Istanbul’s European and Asian sides offers spectacular views of the City from across the Bosphorus.