Istanbul

Where East meets West, a city which “spices up” your gay holidays...

Why:

For a spicy intense gay travel experience, this is the place to be. Let yourself get lost in the magnificent view of Bosporus or in the dark eyes of a handsome Turkish man. Live your days amongst beautiful sights and buildings, noisy exotic bazars or luxurious shops, relaxing hammams and delicious culinary options. The nights go “wild” along with other handsome gay men not only from Middle East, but from all over the world and live its gay nightlife like no other.  

When:

  • Anytime of the year

Top Features:

  • Sightseeing
  • Gay nightlife
  • Flirting
  • History, art & culture
  • Luxury and antique shopping
  • Cuisine
  • Wellness
  • Beaches

Explore this destination more:

Without a shadow of a doubt, Istanbul – same as New York, Paris or London, – is one of the world’s great cities. Superbly situated on both sides of the Bosphorus Strait’s blue ribbon connecting Europe and Asia; it is, unlike any other city in the world, split between two continents.

And it is an ancient city; originally founded by the Greeks in the seventh century BC. In the fourth century AD it became Constantinople, capital and heart of the Byzantine Christian world when everyone called it the Queen of Cities. Greeks used to refer to it as “I Poli”, the City, hinting to the fact the magnificence of the city was so unique, no other city would ever be called just The City. In fact, its current Turkish name is a corruption of the Greek phrase “eis tan polin”, to the City, Istanbul. It kept the warriors of Islam at bay from Western Europe for several centuries, before falling to the Ottoman Turks in 1453. The relics of these two great powers stud the old quarter, from the mighty Byzantine Church of the Holy Wisdom (Hagia Sophia or Aya Sofya), all the way to the splendid pavilions of the fulcrum of the Ottoman Empire, the Topkapı Palace. 

Istanbul has become a year-round destination. Visit in late spring or early autumn to enjoy warm, sunny days and ideal weather to explore this incredible city on foot. Midsummer is sultry, but this is a great time to enjoy an outdoor meal at a Bosphorus-front fish restaurant, or Turkish coffee at a pavement café. From mid December through mid-March, cold winds blow in from the Black Sea, fog and even snow sometimes blanket the city. To compensate, there are plenty of sunny spells; far fewer visitors and lower prices make it a wonderful time for a visit. This magical meeting place of East and West has more top-drawer attractions than it has minarets - and that's a lot! Istanbul is a city of paradoxes that somehow manages to exude an allure that visitors cannot help being affected by. The beautiful Bosphorus, the remnants of empires and different cultures at every turn, the amazing food and wine, and the youthful vigor of its younger population all make Istanbul wonderfully dynamic. Here are some of the best reasons to book your Tours in Pride tour in Istanbul:

  • Remnants of the Byzantine Empire and Ottoman era sights
  • Amazing fresh and scrumptious cooked food
  • Colorful food and spices bazaars – the Grand Bazaar is one of the largest and older covered markets in the world!
  • Art galleries and museums
  • Hipster neighborhoods in the life of a flourishing modern-day city
  • Beautiful antiques
  • Bosporus Views everywhere you turn
  • The best Turkish baths, synonym to relaxing, luxurious spa treatments
  • Shopping; from antique shops to high street fashion to major designer stores
  • Lesser-known historic sights, testimonials to this city’s place in past centuries as the largest and wealthiest city of the European continent and at times of the world
  • Vibrant and unforgettable nightlife!

We will show you all this and so much more; with a touch of spice from our young local representatives to make you fall in love with this unique piece of the world where East has been meeting and lovingly greeting the West for centuries.

Welcome to Istanbul! Istanbul'a hoş geldiniz!