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Istanbul - Private Travel

The geographical link between Europe and Asia since it was founded as Constantinople in 330 AD, Istanbul has been a thriving, urban centre for centuries. At once both cosmopolitan and historic, the city delivers a goldmine of architectural treasures and monuments by day, and incredible world-class restaurants and five-star hotels by night. Istanbul is the perfect place to explore before embarking on a cruise and the best city on both continents to experience a traditional hammam spa.

For a city of 15 million, Istanbul never seems as crowded as it should be. That said, its immensely important historic sites are visited by another 12 million each year. Built-in the 6th century, the Hagia Sophia Holy Grand Mosque is perhaps the most important religious structure of all time, the largest church in the world for more than 1,000 years. Of the many mosques, Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque) is the most beautiful, a

marvel of Ottoman architecture.

The treasury rooms at Topkapi Palace, home of Ottoman sultans between 1500 and 1850, present a feast of artifacts – including the 86-carat Spoonmaker’s Diamond. Dolmabahçe Palace is filled with gold, chandeliers, candelabras, and baccarat crystal throughout its 265 rooms.

Grandeur aside, the Grand Bazaar is one of the oldest covered markets in the world, dating from 1461, its 3,000 stalls famous for jewelry, carpets, leather, embroidery, spices, and antiques. And the Spice

Market near the ferry docks yields superb coffee and everything your spice cabinet may be missing.

Luxury shopping awaits on the Asian side of town along Bagdat Avenue, where small boutiques mingle with both high-end and mid-range international retailers. Visitors can also experience the city’s opulence with a cruise on the celebrated Bosphorus Strait, whose banks are lined with multimillion-dollar historical mansions.

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What is your approach to planning bespoke luxury travel?

Our role can be so important. Whatever we plan will make for lasting memories and can seal or bond families, love and friendly relationships. It is primarily about listening and understanding what a client wants; their needs, moods and family dynamics.

Saloua Rezgui

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What is your approach to planning bespoke luxury travel?

Listen - get to know who is traveling and what the desires are for this journey. And the advice – where to spend to minimise travel time, and where to save to maximise experience and enjoyment.

Gavin Crawford

Africa, Asia & Winter Destinations

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What is your approach to planning bespoke luxury travel?

Every client is looking for something unique. I like to develop a great relationship with our clients so that I am able to customize a trip to their exact preferences. It’s incredibly rewarding to plan and deliver someone's dream trip.

Colleen Shields

Africa, Asia & Middle East

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The Tully Difference

If you’re considering bespoke luxury private travel to Istanbul, let our expert Travel Designers make your vacation truly customized from start to finish.

Having spent the last three decades travelling and experiencing the best luxury offerings first-hand, Tully Luxury Travel has an exceptional understanding of Istanbul. We have the contacts and the relationships in place to ensure your travel needs are met – milestone celebrations, romantic dinners, private tours, dietary requirements, special room-service requests – all the details curated in step with your every wish.

In Istanbul, our private travel specialists have insider information on how to make your visit to the city memorable. We can book you into one of two Four Seasons Hotels or the Shangri-la, to name just a few luxury hotels in Istanbul, outfit you with a private driver and tour guide to ensure you see all the sights, and even help arrange to have any shopping items sent home.

The time to start planning your next vacation is now. Our private luxury travel service also allows us to secure the best amenities and VIP extras at no additional cost. That’s the Tully Difference.

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