Istanbul, the thriving metropolis divided by the powerful stream of the Bosphorus is without any doubt one of Europe's most enticing travel destinations. Book your flight from Birmingham to Istanbul online with SWISS and treat yourself with a journey for all senses.
Formerly known as Constantinople, the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire, the city's history has been eventful and rich in cultural influences. Today you can gaze in awe at the monolithic Byzantine and Ottoman architecture which remains standing from the 4th century. You have the chance to feast your eyes on the minarets of the Hagia Sophia museum and to explore the grand Blue Mosque. Seize the opportunity to immerse yourself in the bustling grand bazaar for all your shopping needs. Discover the diverse local cuisine and smell the aromatic diversity offered at the Egyptian Spice Bazar.
At the end of your sightseeing tour you should climb up the famous Galata tower to gain an overview of all the places you have visited that day. You probably won't be able to see everything Istanbul has to offer during your first trip there. Luckily, SWISS offers cheap flights from Birmingham to Istanbul all year long.