The Real Deal Vacation package to Istanbul includes airfare from New York City on United Airlines, five nights at the centrally located Mosaic Hotel in Istanbul's Old City, daily breakfast, an arrival transfer from the airport to your hotel, and a half-day guided historical city tour, from $999 per person including all air and hotel taxes and fees.
When Jan. 21, Feb. 4, 25, Mar. 4, 11, 2013 ($999); add $20 for Jan. 28, 2013; add $30 for Jan. 7, 14, Feb. 11, 18, 2013.
Gateways New York City ($999); additional gateway cities also available.
The Fine Print Package price does not include the Turkey Visa fee of approximately $20. Visas can be obtained from the international airport in Turkey upon arrival. Based on double occupancy; single supplement is from $226. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.
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Why It's a Deal A recent Kayak search shows the lowest round-trip airfare from New York City to Istanbul starts from $656 in mid-January (United Airlines). Add to that $278 per person including taxes for five nights at the Mosaic Hotel, and you're already spending $934 on airfare and accommodations alone. For just $65 more than that, this travel package gives you airfare and five nights in the heart of Istanbul's Old City, an arrival transfer, a half-day guided historical tour of the city, daily breakfast, and includes all taxes and fees.
More Several optional tours are also available, including a guided tour of Istabul at night for $90 per person; a half-day tour of Topkapi Palace and the Mosque of Süleyman the Magnificent for $70 per person; a full-day cruise on the Bosphorus including a trip to the Istanbul Spice Market, the Rumelihisari Fortress, Beylerbeyi Palace, and lunch for $88 per person; and a half-day trip to Beylerbeyi Palace and Camlica Hill for $44 per person.
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