BEAUTIFUL SPRING TIME – ILKBAHAR When springtime comes to Istanbul the city is ablaze with tulips and flowers. The Hippodrome wears its colours and the gardens are delightful. The Tulip Festival takes place in April in Istinye Park. You see Istanbul at its beautiful best! A great time to book a package! SUMMER / RAMADAN TIME Ramadam is a special time in the Muslim Calendar. This year 18 June to 13 July. It is a time of fasting, reflection and coming together as a family at the time of breaking fast every evening. The Old City of Sultanahmet comes alive at this special time. All around the Blue Mosque and Sultanahmet Park there is a carnival atmosphere. Craft stalls set up special menus, shops selling all number of things are open late. Ottoman bans and stilt walkers and vendors wanter through the crowds. Tourists are welcomed to join in the festivities. So if you are arriving for a Cruise an Istanbul package brings an opportunity to see the Old City at this special time! MYSTERIOUS WINTER During winter the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia take on a misty myserious air. The queues are much short and local traders are more keen to bargain. See the Old City in a different light with less tourists around. Enjoy your meal by the fire at our local restaurant before snuggling up in your warm bed or perhaps a cup of Salom in the Hippodrome You may be even lucky enough to see all Byzantium and Ottoman Istanbul under snow!
Ayasofya Hotel offers 3, 4 and 5 night packages available throughout the whole year Whatever season you are planning to visit Istanbul a package is a great way to enjoy the Old City of Istanbul worry free. You will be met at the airport, transported to Ayasofya Hotel and receive a warn welcome. Together we spend time to plan the days of your program. You can choose when you would like to do the activities in your package. You might like to have your dinner on the night of arrival or keep it until your final night! Hamam?? You can have it after a sightseeing or early in the morning. And Your Bosphorus Cruise and Tours we can fit it into your own time frame for Istanbul and with an eye on the weather.