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Bailey Chinnery Photography


13-17 May 2024 - Fully Booked

SORRY - fully booked. 


Istanbul....Constantinople.... The very names conjure up images of an ancient civilisation, of East meeting West, of an unimaginably exotic land.

An alluring and romantic city - once the seat of sultans and their harems - it entices the visitor with its mixture of chaos and paradoxes. It is a city of contrasts and contradictions and it ignites a fire within your soul. It will embrace you with its intoxicating blend of ancient and modern, East and West, and will leave an indelible mark on your senses.

The combination of history, culture and art (along, it's fair to say, with the cuisine) has inspired us to visit Istanbul in the spring of 2024. We can reasonably expect eight hours of sunshine and temperatures of around 22C while we are there. What better way to wave goodbye to the grey skies of a British winter?

We will be staying in the conveniently located Sirkeci area of the city. Sirkeci means "vinegar-maker/seller" in Turkish, but this district between is known more for its restaurants and hotels than its vinegar.

We are staying at the Grand Sirkeci Hotel which will offer a central and comfortable base from which to explore.


SINGLE ROOM - £3,895 (non FYV subscribers - £4,090)

Partner rate (non photographing) £2,950 (same for non FYV subscribers)

Includes £10 carbon offsetting fee. This is a voluntary contribution. Please advise us if you would rather opt-out and we will cover your contribution.


Four nights single room accommodation at the Grand Sirkeci Hotel
All food and wine with meals (when taken with Doug and Valda)
Transfers to and from Istanbul airport (if your flight coincides with ours).
Transport around the city.
Entrance fees.
Tips for baggage handlers, drivers, porters etc
Tuition from Doug and Valda
Follow up review session on Zoom


Flights, insurance, meals (apart from those listed), airport transfer should your flight not coincide with ours.
Fitness level - moderate. Gentle walking.
Average temperature High 22°, Low 13°C


Outward: 13/05/2024 - BA0676, London Heathrow (LHR), T5, departs 10:40 am arrives Istanbul (IST) at 16:40 pm
Return: 17/05/2024 - BA0603, Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International (SAW), depart 14:40 pm arrive at London Heathrow (LHR), T5, 16:50 pm

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