European Side Vacation Packages
To appreciate the many textures of Istanbul, pull on some comfortable shoes and explore nearby neighborhoods like Istanbul, Fatih, and Asmalimescit.
From here, it’s only less than 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) to one of the city’s most iconic visitor attractions, Hagia Sophia.
Spend time in Istanbul’s center. You can’t miss Hippodrome, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace.
Vacationers in European Side, looking for something different, will love the cultural attractions nearby. There are plenty of excellent places where you can spend an afternoon including Hagia Irene, the Istanbul Archaeology Museum and Pera Museum. Enjoy the wonderful exhibits at the Istanbul Modern Art Museum, the Turkish and Islamic Art Museum and Gallery Apel. For a great night out, spend an evening at the Nardis Jazz Club and the Galata Whirling Dervish Hall, one of the area’s most popular concert venues.
Sights such as Galata Tower, the Little Hagia Sophia and Valens Aqueduct are well worth visiting during your time in the area. Admire some of the holy places such as Suleymaniye Mosque, the Rustem Pasha Mosque and Sehzade Mosque. Relax in the calm atmosphere and gain a deeper understanding of the impotence of faith in European Side. For those who enjoy history, Istanbul’s past has been beautifully preserved at the Column of Constantine, Serpentine Column and the Column of Marcian.
Go to Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar and French Street to get in some retail therapy.
Get familiar with the local heroes in Istanbul by catching a game at the iconic Abdi Ipekci Arena, the home turf of the Galatasaray Liv Hospital and the Galatasaray OdeaBank. This stadium is also a first class live performance venue, so be sure to browse the event schedule to see what events coincide with your visit.
To really get to know this fascinating part of the world, consider making a reservation at one of the area’s charming bed and breakfast or hotel options. Check out the rooms and rates at the Doubletree By Hilton Istanbul Old Town, the Niles Hotel Istanbul - Special Class, or the Adamar Hotel - Special Class.
Accommodation in European Side
Before you head to European Side, book one of the 1332 European Side hotels that are listed on Expedia's hotel website.
Featuring in European Side's highly sought-after high-end range of accommodations you'll find the Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus, Ciragan Cad. No. 28, and the Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul, Sinanpasa Mah, Hayrettin Iskelesi Sok. If those don't suit, be sure to check out the Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet, at Tevkifhane Sokak No. 1, and The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul, at Suzer Plaza, Askerocagi Caddesi, No:6, two more budget-friendly options.