The magical landing spot where the East meets West, Istanbul is overflowing with rich culture, mashing up the old and the new. This Turkish metropolis is sprawling with more than 14 million inhabitants, bustling streets and a boisterous scene that will bring your trip to life. Marvel at the spectacular architecture of the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and beyond, all created with such exquisite detail and picturesque patterns.

To heighten the cultural experience, haggle at the historic Grand Bazaar, that contains over 4,000 shops, selling everything from unique lanterns, accessories and clothing, to furniture and plush rugs. Feed that appetite with authentic Turkish kebabs and street eats. Once the sun falls, hit up some of the top clubs and rooftop spots at Ortakoy and dance the night away.

Plan your trip with our enlightening travel guide, covering your airport transfers, must-visit sights and attractions, delicious local delicacies, places to exchange money and much more.

How to Get from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to City Centre?

Here are the best transport means to get from Ataturk Airport to city.

Where to Exchange Money in Istanbul?

Here are the convenient places for you to exchange money with the best rates.

What to See and Do in Istanbul?

Here are the must-does in Istanbul for first-timers.

What and Where to Eat in Istanbul?

Here are the must-try dishes in Istanbul for an amazing food tour.

What to Shop and Bring Home from Istanbul?

Here are the must-buys for yourself and your loved ones at home.