Istanbul & North Cyprus  Holidays

2 Centre Holidays: Istanbul & North Cyprus 

Prices from £1,048 per person

3 Nights Istanbul & 7 Nights North Cyprus - Total 10 nights 

Welcome to a journey of cultural and historical discovery, starting in the enchanting city of Istanbul and ending in the serene haven of Northern Cyprus. Our 2-center Istanbul and North Cyprus holidays offer a unique blend of experiences, allowing you to explore the best of both worlds. With options to stay in renowned resorts like Famagusta, Kyrenia, and Bellapais, your vacation promises a perfect balance of adventure and relaxation.

Getting to these splendid destinations is hassle-free, with direct flights available from major airports to Istanbul. Upon your arrival in Istanbul, our dedicated representative/driver  will greet you and arrange a private transfer to your chosen hotel. Spend three captivating nights exploring the rich tapestry of this historic city, and then embark on a private transfer back to the airport for your onward flight to Northern Cyprus. Upon arrival, another private transfer will whisk you away to your selected hotel for a blissful 7-night stay. As your journey comes to a close, we ensure a seamless departure with a private transfer to your preferred airport, be it Larnaca for a direct UK flight or Ercan airport via Istanbul.

Our prices are based on a delightful 3-night stay in Istanbul at a luxurious 4-star hotel with bed and breakfast included, followed by a splendid 7-night escape at your chosen 4-star or 5-star hotel in Northern Cyprus. Please note that you have the flexibility to combine any Istanbul hotel with any Northern Cyprus hotel to create your dream vacation. If you're interested in a custom package, reach out to our friendly reservations team, and they will be delighted to assist you. Alternatively, you can fill out a holiday request form, and we will promptly provide you with a tailored quotation via email.

Istanbul, a city straddling two continents, is a mesmerizing blend of East and West, past and present. Nestled on the shores of the Bosporus and divided by the Golden Horn, it preserves the grandeur of empires from Byzantine to Ottoman. Immerse yourself in history at Topkapi Palace, admire the architectural marvels of the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, and lose yourself in the vibrant Grand Bazaar. Your time in Istanbul, no matter the duration, promises an unforgettable experience.

Now, let's turn our attention to Northern Cyprus: the birthplace of Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love, and a paradise where nature's spectacular beauty unfolds endlessly. Situated just 40 miles off Turkey's south coast in the Mediterranean, Cyprus serves as a historical crossroads between East and West. Hospitality is ingrained in the culture, and the British, in particular, are welcomed as cherished friends. Nicosia, or Lefkosa in Turkish, stands as the capital of both sides of this unique island, the last divided city in the world, offering a treasure trove of history and vibrant markets for souvenir shopping. Kyrenia (Girne) and Famagusta (Gazi Magusa) are the two exceptional resorts we feature. Famagusta is renowned for its golden sandy beaches, while Kyrenia boasts a picturesque and charming harbor. Savor the same relaxed and informal dining experience in North Cyprus as you would in Turkey. The Turkish cuisine is celebrated globally, promising culinary delights that will make dining out a highlight of your holiday.

Empire Palace Hotel

Istanbul - 4* - Bed & Breakfast


Nowy Efendi Hotel

Istanbul - 4* - Bed & Breakfast


Arkin Palm Beach

Famagusta - 5* - Bed & Breakfast


Romance Istanbul Hotel

Istanbul - 4* - Bed & Breakfast


Kyrenia Palace Boutique Hotel

Kyrenia - 4* - Bed & Breakfast


Yasmak Sultan

Istanbul - 4* - Bed & Breakfast


Lord's Palace Hotel

Kyrenia - 5* - Bed & Breakfast


Merit Crystal Cove Hotel

5* - Ultra All-Inclusive


Arkin Colony Hotel

Kyrenia - 5* - Bed & Breakfast


Kemerli Konak Hotel

Kyrenia - 4* - Bed & Breakfast


Pia Bella

Kyrenia - 4* - Bed & Breakfast


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


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. 

2 Centre:3 nights Istanbul & 7 nights N.Cyprus = Total 10 Nights Winter from pp      Summer from pp
3 nights in Istanbul 4* Hotel BB & 7 nights in Kyrenia -  Lord Palace Hotel 5* BB£1,048                          £1.248 
3 nights in Istanbul 4* Hotel BB & 7 nights in Kyrenia - Kemerli Konak Hotel 4*BB£1,098                          £1,148
3 nights in Istanbul 4* Hotel BB & 7 nights in Kyrenia - Colony Hotel 5*BB£1,178                          £1,248
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
£1,146                          £1,298 

£1,178                         £1.248

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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