Istanbul

Important Information

Currency: Turkish lira
Visas: Pretoria.emb.mfa.gov.tr

Health requirements:

A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from travellers over one year of age arriving from an infected area. Recommendations do change from time to time and it is important to discuss your personal requirements with your doctor.

Top Attractions

  • Marvel over the 56m high dome at the Ayasofya.
  • Go bargain hunting at the Grand Bazaar, one of the largest covered markets in the world.
  • Be dazzled by a tour of the Blue Mosque.
  • Catch sunset on the Galata Bridge, which spans old and new Istanbul.
  • Discover the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art.
  • Admire the artistry of the Turkish carpet display in The Great Hall.
  • Take a ferry on The Bosphorus.
  • Relax in the surroundings of a traditional Turkish bath at The Cemberlitas Baths.
  • Enjoy a night out to Meyhane – a traditional Turkish tavern.
  • Book you ticket to tour the Harem at Topkapi Palace.
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