Istanbul & North Cyprus Resort

2 Centre Holidays: 3 Nights Istanbul & 7 Nights North Cyprus

 Combine your visit to the Turkish capital of culture and history with a relaxing seaside break in North Cyprus

Prices from £1,098 per person

Istanbul is uniquely positioned at the crossroads of the Orient and the Occident, with one foot in Europe and the other in Asia. Standing on the shores of the Bosporus, the narrow strait where the waters of the Black Sea mingle with those of the Sea of Marmara, Istanbul is also divided by the Golden Horn. Surrounded by water, the city guards the precious remains of the empires of which she has been capital from the Byzantine to the Ottoman. Istanbul is a unique link between East and West, past and present. Soak up the history of Topkapi Palace, the centre of the Ottoman Empire, the place from which the Sultans ruled their Empire, or marvel at the sheer beauty of the Blue Mosque and Hagia St. Sophia, and the incredible Grand Bazaar. However long you stay, your time in this unforgettable city will be a unique experience.

North Cyprus: Cyprus, the birthplace of Aphrodite, the enigmatic Goddess of Love, is a paradise of an island, where a continual show of nature is breathtaking in its beauty. Located in the Mediterranean, just 40 miles off Turkey's south coast, the Cyprus’ strategic position has meant that it was the stepping stone between East and West - the historical crossroads of the ancient world. Hospitality is a way of life here, and the British in particular are treated as long-lost friends. Nicosia, or Lefkosa in Turkish, is the capital of both sides of the island, and the last divided city in the world. There is plenty of fascinating history to explore and the market is a great place to stock up on holiday souvenirs.

Outside the main towns, North Cyprus has some of the most stunning scenery in the Mediterranean. The sheer rugged beauty of the Karpaz peninsula, where you can drive for miles without passing another car, and come across completely deserted beaches, the nesting places of the rare loggerhead turtles, is absolutely breath-taking.

Kyrenia (Girne) and Famagusta (Gazi Magusa) are the two resorts which we feature. Famagusta is perhaps best known for its golden sandy beaches, and Kyrenia for its charming, picturesque harbour.

North Cyprus enjoys the same relaxed, informal dining experience as Turkey. The Turkish cuisine is one of the best in the world and the delicious food will ensure that eating out is one of the main highlights of your holiday.

Your itinerary: You will fly direct from Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Dublin to Istanbul. You will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel. After staying 3 nights and exploring this fascinating city, you will be transferred back to the airportfor your flight to Northern Cyprus. You will be met by our local representative to transfer you to your hotel for a 7 night stay.On your return you will be transferred back to the airport for your return flight. Although your baggage will be checked in straight through to the UK, you will need to change plane in Istanbul.Usually all airport transfers will be private, unless the unlikely circumstance arises where other clients have made exactly the same arrangements, in which case transfers will be shared.Prices are based on staying 3 nights in Istanbul in the 4* Best Western Empire Palace Hotel based on bed & breakfast, followed by a 7 night stay at your chosen hotel in Northern Cyprus. Please note that any hotel in Istanbul can be combined with any hotel in Northern Cyprus. If you would like a price for your chosencombination please check with our friendly reservations team who will be pleased to help.

Empire Palace Hotel

Istanbul - 4* - Bed & Breakfast

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Nowy Efendi Hotel

Istanbul - 4* - Bed & Breakfast

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Arkin Palm Beach

Famagusta - 5* - Bed & Breakfast

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Romance Istanbul Hotel

Istanbul - 4* - Bed & Breakfast

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Kyrenia Palace Boutique Hotel

Kyrenia - 4* - Bed & Breakfast

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Yasmak Sultan

Istanbul - 4* - Bed & Breakfast

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Lord's Palace Hotel

Kyrenia - 5* - Bed & Breakfast

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Merit Crystal Cove Hotel

5* - Ultra All-Inclusive

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Arkin Colony Hotel

Kyrenia - 5* - Bed & Breakfast

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Kemerli Konak Hotel

Kyrenia - 4* - Bed & Breakfast

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Pia Bella

Kyrenia - 4* - Bed & Breakfast

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Istanbul Daily Tours

Day 1 - Istanbul Classic Tour
Duration: 9 am to 4 pm.
Visit the most important popular sites of Istanbul in one full day tour.
St Sophia Museum, Byzantine Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and Grand Bazaar.

Day 2 - Istanbul Two Continents Tour
Duration: 9 am to 4 pm
One of the most beautiful sights in the world, the Bosphorus, is the strait separating two continents Europe and Asia. This tour includes a Bosphorus Cruise and visits the Spice Bazaar, Rustempasa Mosque, Beylerbeyi Palace, Bosphorous Bridge and Camlica Hill

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Walking in North Cyprus

The perfect way for keen ramblers and nature-lovers to explore the landscape and flora and fauna of this beautiful part of the island

 

Spring starts early in North Cyprus and is the perfect time to explore the island, when the flowers are in bloom and the mountainsides are a beautiful, verdant green. There are some 32 species of orchid which grow here and are native to North Cyprus. The orchids come into flower as early as February and the season continues through to late April or early May.

The foothills of the Five Finger Mountains are perfect for keen ramblers, and it is essential to avoid the heat of summer. Wild flowers grow here all year round, from crimson poppies to vibrant anemones and crocuses. Perhaps one of the best known of Cyprus’s flowers is the Medos tulip (Tulipa Cypria) which is endemic to the island. Cyprus is also famous for its fruit, including olives, carob, date palms and citrus fruit.

For those who want to explore the foothills of the Five Finger Mountains, we offer a 7 day walking tour, based in the hillside Bellapais Monastery Village, a short walk from the village of Bellapais. 

Options:  3 nights in Istanbul & 7 nights in Kyrenia or Famagusta Total 10 Nights per person from 
3 nights in Istanbul 4* Hotel BB & 7 nights in Kyrenia -  Lord Palace Hotel 5* BBfrom £1.248 per person
3 nights in Istanbul 4* Hotel BB & 7 nights in Kyrenia - Kemerli Konak Hotel 4*BBfrom £1,098 per person
3 nights in Istanbul 4* Hotel BB & 7 nights in Kyrenia - Colony Hotel 5*BBfrom £1,248per person
3 nights in Istanbul 4* Hotel BB & 7 nights in Kyrenia - Merit Crystial Cove 5* Al

3 nights in Istanbul 4* Hotel BB & 7 nights in Famagusta - Arkin Palm Beach 5*BB
from £1,298 per person

from £1.248 per person

Prices include for all 4 options:

  • Turkish Airlines flight to Istanbul from Gatwick, Heathrow, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Dublin to Istanbul
  • Transfer from the airport to your hotel in Istanbul
  • 3 nights 4* Hotel BB in Istanbul
  • Transfer from Istanbul hotel to airport
  • Flight from Istanbul to North Cyprus
  • Transfers from Ercan airport to the your chosen hotel/resort
  • Stay 7 nights in your chosen hotel in resort as per board basis mentioned above
  • Transfer to Ercan airport and flight back to the UK via Istanbul with Turkish airlines, (or alternatively direct flight from Larnaca airport to UK with a different airline)

Early booking & loyalty discounts

"First impressions when we saw the gulet was 'wow!' The crew were so welcoming and the cabin beyond our expectations. Everything was perfect, the food was plentiful and delicious. The gulet was spacious and comfortable and sleeping on deck under the stars and watching the sunrise is something really special. Thank you, thank you. An unforgettable holiday that was so, so special..."

Mr & Mrs Guy

"Dear Mr. Koc, I've been meaning to write to you for some time, to say thank you for arranging such a wonderful holiday for us. We had 4 nights B&B at the Empire Palace Hotel in Istanbul, which was wonderfully central - with friendly, helpful staff - and then flew to Cappadocia, staying at the MDC Cave Hotel in Urgup, which was delightful. The location was outstanding and the hotel quite unique. We have travelled all over the world and I can safely say that this holiday was one of the best - full of new experiences including a trip in a hot-air balloon, visiting underground cities, ancient cave dwellings with amazing frescoes and fabulous landscapes. It was fun and exciting. For the first two days of tours in Cappadocia we went with the local representatives, who were excellent and our guide, Mustafa Sahin was outstanding. Thank you again for a brilliant trip and we will recommend your company. We may be interested in Croatia next year. Yours sincerely,"

Barbara Lewis , 30.7.2018

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"I wanted to send you an e-mail now that we are back from our wonderful holiday. My wife and I wanted to express our sincere gratitude to you and the team at Diamond Star for arranging a truly unique style of holiday that we are still talking about to friends and family two weeks after we came home. The places we have visited, and the things we have seen were truly amazing, it will take a month or more to sort through our photos"  Andrew and June Welch - 24 Oct 2022

"Back from our holiday to Istanbul/Cappadocia what an awesome holiday. The hot air balloon was out of this world. Thank you Diamond Star for making it all possible special thanks to Nazan. I recommend this company to make your dreams come true."  Mrs Angela Bailey - 6 Oct 2022

"We arrived home from Fethiye on Monday, and would just like to thank you and Akin for planning an amazing trip. The gulet was fantastic and as usual, the Ece Saray Hotel was lovely. The staff there are some of the best we have come across, and the breakfasts were great. We are looking ahead to 2023 and were wondering if you could arrange a quote for a similar trip."  Sue and Mike Fedeczko - 28 September 2022

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