Istanbul truly is a fascinating blend of western culture with eastern architecture. Treat yourself to a Turkish hammam at Cemberlitas Hamami, haggle for bargains at the Grand Bazaar and visit the unmissable Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. The rail journey from the UK is an adventure in itself. Cross Europe’s diverse landscapes and cultures en route to Istanbul on a classic rail journey to a classic city and country. You can also take the new high-speed train into central Turkey – visit Ankara, enjoy a hot air balloon ride at dawn in Cappadocia or sample the Mediterranean Coastline in Izmir, Antalya or Bodrum.