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Student Trips to Istanbul

A visit to Istanbul will allow your students to discover more about a city that has multi-cultural diversity at its very core.  Unsurprisingly, for a city that has a central location between the East and West, it has an intoxicating mix of European and Asian influences.

Thanks to its position on the infamous Silk Road, many armies infiltrated the city and claimed it as their own. From Greeks, Romans and Venetians, the city still has a historic appeal and a mix of cultures that’s completely unique, and is hard to match anywhere else in the world.

No visit to Istanbul would be complete without visiting the visually-stunning Blue Mosque (otherwise known as Sultanahmet Camii). This magnificent building dominates the skyline of the historic part of the city; creating one of the most beautiful places of Islamic worship anywhere in the world.

The Topkapi Palace is another must-visit whilst you’re staying in Istanbul.  This huge palace was built between 1460 and 1478, and was the residence of the Ottoman Sultans for nearly 400 years. Nowadays, the palace houses a museum which is home to a range of interesting exhibits and artefacts; including fine porcelains, copper works, portraiture and imperial treasures.

Istanbul is now home to an enviable dining scene; with upmarket restaurants, trendy eateries and kebab houses, lining the streets. The city gives visitors and locals a tantalising taste of Turkish and international cuisines, so there’s a wealth of options to suit any taste or budget.

Here at StudyLink, our team of Account Executives can help you to create your perfect study tour to this alluring and increasingly modern city.

Our range of college trips to Istanbul...


The two sides of Istanbul make a great destination for a cultural field trip. There is a fluid transition between a millennia of history and the new hip, chic side of the city.

Religious Studies

Thanks to its position between the East and the West, Turkey has numerous places of worship including mosques, churches and synagogues, so it's a great destination for students of religious studies.

Our range of university trips to Istanbul...

We’re a one-stop shop for your university group travel package to Istanbul. 

Whether you’re looking for a travel package, or a comprehensive subject-linked itinerary, we’ll work with you to pull together exactly what you need.  

We've created group travel packages to Istanbul across a broad spectrum of subjects including:business & economics, health & social care, performing arts and theology & religious studies.


Preferential group travel rates for flights to Istanbul, plus increased flexibility & convenience:

Seats are secured with an initial deposit, the full fare is not required when you book. 

Passenger names don’t need to be confirmed upfront & can be switched at a later date.

For certain periods we also offer guaranteed preferential rates with key airline partners meaning we’ll guarantee the quoted fare and seats until you’re ready to book.




Centrally-located Istanbul accommodation at preferential group rates

Our room rates are guaranteed, so you can reserve your beds whilst you confirm your passenger numbers. 





Pre-booked visits & attractions - planned around your own group activities 

Through our partners based in Istanbul we’ll pre-book tickets at top visits and attractions at preferential group rates, we’ll plan these visits to fit around your own schedule.  Istanbul trip highlights include Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Haghia Sophia, Kariye Museum, Bosphorus Cruise, the Grand Bazaar and the Spice Bazaar. 




Services available from StudyLink in Istanbul:

• Airport transfers

• Pre-booked meals at a range of restaurants 

• Local Guides for key visits & walking tours 


  • Support from one of our award-winning group travel Account Executive with excellent knowledge of Istanbul
  • A one-stop shop for your student group travel package to Istanbul
  • Multiple quote options to help you make the best value choice for your group 
  • Preferential rates with airlines, hotels & hostels, rail & other transport options & flexible flight booking options – reserve seats for longer than if you book direct
  • On-the-ground support & assistance from our representatives in Istanbul 
  • Convenient and time-saving online travel technologies
  • Risk management services for complete peace of mind
  • External accreditations providing reassurance, including ABTA, ATOL & IATA licences

Price promise - we’ll beat any like-for-like quote 

We’ll also beat any like-for-like quote to ensure you’re getting the most competitive price for your travel requirements. 

What our customers are saying about us...

“All of it was fantastic. The organisation was brilliant, our driver and tour guide were fab (and it was so nice having the same people each time), and the trips were amazing. The whole trip was absolutely seamless, thank you so much. The staff I liaised with were also really lovely and helpful.”

Ms Amy Kyte, Student Experience Officer at University of Derby


“We have no complaints about the service we have received from your company and Rachel Cain has been very helpful throughout the process from the beginning when I first approached her for a quote to the end of the tour.”

Mr Jim Lowe, Course Co-ordinator at Falmouth University

Speak to one of our Group Travel Account Executives

A dedicated Account Executive will manage your tour organisation from start to finish. Our award-winning team each have years of experience in travel and will provide you a complete solution for your group travel requirements. They’ll use their knowledge of Istanbul and group travel expertise to create a custom-made itinerary just for you. Whether you’re looking for a travel package or a comprehensive curriculum-linked itinerary, your Account Executive will work with you to pull together exactly what you need.