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Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge

Istanbul: 3 Day Itinerary

Modernity and history are skillfully combined in Istanbul, a fascinating city. Our luxury three day itinerary provides an enthralling experience with its magnificent architecture, lively marketplaces, and rich cultural legacy. Travelers are drawn to Istanbul because of its beauty and attraction, which include the famous Hagia Sophia and the busy Grand Bazaar.


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Luxe Istanbul Absolute Musts

Soho House - beautifully furnished rooms, amazing rooftop bar. Stay in a mezzanine suite to be extra luxe. 

Yeni Lokanta  - flavors of Turkey done magnificently, set in a colorful modern Mediterranean space off Istikal Caddesi.

Sunset Cruise - explore the sights along the Bosphorus in a private yacht while having sundowners to cool you off.

Luxe Istanbul Itinerary & Map 

Navigate your way through Istanbul with our recommended itinerary and map. View Google Maps with color-coded areas in interactive mode and access our scheduled list of spots.

Map Key

Daily Plan Summary

Soho House Istanbul


Day 1




İstiklal Caddesi






Eleos Restaurant

Turk Fatih Tutak Istanbul



Day 2


The Blue Mosque




Hagia Sophia


Topkapi Palace Museum


Hurrem Sultan Hammam


Lokanta 1741

Insid of Topkapi Palace Museum

Day 3


Istanbul Museum of Modern Art


Mürver Restaurant


Private Sunset Cruise

Instilation inside Istanbul Museum of Modern Art


Basilica Cistern




Yeni Lokanta

Istanbul Day 1: Beyoğlu & Nişantaşı

Turk Fatih Tutak Istanbul
Turk Fatih Tutak, Istanbul

In the centre of the city lies the opulent and stylish Soho House Istanbul Hotel. A classy and comfortable stay is offered by its chic décor, faultless service, and first-rate facilities. It offers the ideal fusion of refinement and leisure, from the rooftop pool to the hip restaurant and spa. Booking or staying does not require Soho House membership.

Explore Beyoğlu

The senses are delighted when one walks around Beyoğlu. Lively streets, historic houses, and a busy vibe characterize this energetic neighborhood. There's plenty for everyone, from the bohemian vibes of Karaköy and Galata to the stores and cafes on Istiklal Avenue. Discover the little side lanes, unearthed treasures, and the fascinating fusion of cultures that makes Beyoğlu so alluring.

An Istanbul gastronomic wonder is Eleos Restaurant. Their cuisines are a sensory extravaganza, combining Mediterranean and Turkish flavors in a pleasant way. It is a dinner experience that will never be forgotten because of the kind service, lovely atmosphere, and outstanding presentation. begins lunch service around 1430.

Soho House Rooftop

Soho House has wonderful rooftop cocktails. A real pleasure is to sip on well made cocktails while taking in breath-blowing city vistas. It's a great place to relax and take in the Istanbul skyline thanks to the chic atmosphere, attentive service, and inventive drink selection.

Culinary wizard Fatih Tutak is. His creative interpretation of Turkish food is a real palate-pleasure. His deft use of current methods and classic tastes in every dish creates an amazing eating experience. His creations, from presentation to flavors, are evidence of his culinary prowess and love of what he does. For those looking for a singular and remarkable culinary experience, Fatih's restaurant is a must.

Istanbul Day 2: Sultanahmet

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Hürrem Sultan Hamamı

Explore Sultanahmet

History, culture, and beauty are all enthrallingly combined in Istanbul's Sultanahmet neighborhood. Representing the city's rich heritage, it is home to famous sites including the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, and Topkapi Palace. There is a magical ambiance created by the cobblestone alleys, little cafes, and colorful bazaars.

The opulent and real Turkish bath experience is offered by Hürrem Sultan Hamamı. Entering this magnificently restored and old hamam is similar to entering a peaceful haven. A really restful and revitalizing experience is guaranteed by the excellent treatment provided by the knowledgeable masseurs and staff. Hürrem Sultan Hamamı is a must-see for everybody looking for a classic and luxurious spa experience because of its traditional bathing procedures, calming atmosphere, and meticulous attention to detail.

Lunch at Lokanta 1741 is a happy affair. The menu features an amazing fusion of modern and traditional Turkish cuisine, all expertly and with care produced. Rich flavors and a sophisticated presentation are features. There is friendly atmosphere and attentive service. Lokanta 1741 serves up both traditional and contemporary Turkish food.

Enthralling historical treasure, the Basilica Cistern. Entering the subterranean cavern, you are taken to a calm and magical place. Amazing is the majesty of the old architecture, which is lighted softly and sustained by innumerable columns. To the ethereal aura is added the reflection of the columns in the lake. A very unusual experience that provides a window into Istanbul's past is discovering this underground masterpiece.

A gourmet delight is Aheste restaurant, which is close to the hotel. It provides a really special eating experience with its warm ambiance, faultless service, and delicious Turkish-Mediterranean cuisine. Aheste is a must-visit for everybody looking for a wonderful gastronomic adventure while in town because of the meticulousness and great flavor of every dish.

Istanbul Day 3: Karaköy

Modern Art Museum Istanbul
Modern Art Museum, Istanbul

Presenting a wide range of modern artworks, it provides an engaging and stimulating experience. The contemporary, slick architecture of the museum creates an immersive setting in which to enjoy the cutting-edge pieces on show. The museum honours the inventiveness and artistic manifestations of Turkish and foreign artists with everything from paintings and sculptures to multimedia projects.

It is quite amazing how inventively and creatively the restaurant approaches Turkish food. Every meal is painstakingly made with the ideal harmony of tastes. The whole eating experience is improved by the chic and modern atmosphere.

Private Sunset Cruise

A sunset trip on the Bosphorus is a very wonderful experience. Sailing across the famous Bosphorus Strait at dusk offers you amazing sweeping views of the city skyline. The calm waterways, lit up monuments, and warm sky colors produce a seductive and beautiful ambiance. An other viewpoint on Istanbul's splendor is provided by a cruise. Private charters are offered by a lot of companies. The company we went with is no longer operating.

The modern interpretation of Turkish food at the restaurant is excellent and imaginative. Emphasizing locally grown, fresh ingredients, every dish is a masterwork of flavor and presentation. Foodies seeking an outstanding culinary adventure in Istanbul should not miss Yeni Lokanta because of its friendly ambiance and attentive service, which enhance the whole eating experience.

Luxe Istanbul Extensions

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