Megatrails' Istanbul plans offer historical digs

NEW YORK -- Former homes of wealthy citizens of the Ottoman Empire have been converted to special-category hotels and are featured in packages to Istanbul offered by Megatrails this winter.

The Blue House and the Sultanahmet Palace are both hotel-homes located in the heart of Old Istanbul and close to such attractions as St. Sophia, the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. These hotels offer the amenities and comforts of larger hotels but add more historical atmosphere and intimate settings.

One-week packages at these special-category properties start at $685 per person, double occupancy, and include roundtrip air from New York (midweek departures), daily buffet breakfast, hotel tax and service charges and airport transfers.

Packages are valid for travel until March 31, with supplemental charges starting at $250 for travel between Dec. 16 and Jan. 3.

Other hotels are featured in Megatrails' winter program, such as the five-star Marmara, with package costs starting at $985.

Optional guided tours are available to clients, who can extend their stay to include a two-day visit to Ephesus for $290 per person or a three-day visit to Cappadocia for $325.

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