Traveller's Guide: Istanbul, Turkey

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Getting there

Istanbul is served by British Airways (0844 493 0787; from Heathrow; Turkish Airlines (020-7766 9300; from Heathrow, Stansted and Manchester; and easyJet (0905 821 0905; from Luton.

To reduce the impact on the environment, you can buy an "offset" through Abta's Reduce my Footprint initiative (020-7637 2444;

Linda Cookson travelled to Istanbul with Exclusive Escapes (020-8605 3500;, which offers four nights at Stablesgate House from £765 per person. The price includes return Turkish Airlines flights from Heathrow, Stansted or Manchester; transfers; a half-day private guide and breakfast at a nearby hotel. Additional nights cost £80 per person.

More information; 020-7839 7778

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