DEAL OF THE DAY: 6-nights in Tbilisi and Istanbul from €669pps with O’Leary Travel

Depart from Dublin in October on Turkish Airlines for a six-night two-centre city break in Tbilisi, Georgia, and Istanbul, Turkey, from €669 per person sharing with O’Leary Travel.

The price includes:

  • Return flights from Dublin with Turkish Airlines
  • Three nights at the 3* KMM Hotel, Tbilisi
  • Three nights at the 4* Best Western Plus The President Hotel, Istanbul

Or choose the 4* Orka Royal Hotel or 4* Mercure Tbilisi Old Town Hotel for €799 per person sharing.

Tbilisi is the capital of Georgia and has a cobblestoned old town that reflects a long, complicated history with periods under Persian and Russian rule. Its diverse architecture encompasses Eastern Orthodox churches, ornate Art Nouveau buildings and Soviet Modernist structures, as well as Narikala, a reconstructed 4th-century fortress, and Kartlis Deda, a statue of the ‘Mother of Georgia’.

Istanbul straddles Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait. Its Old City reflects cultural influences of the many empires that once ruled here. In the Sultanahmet district, the open-air, Roman-era Hippodrome was for centuries the site of chariot races, and Egyptian obelisks also remain. The Byzantine Hagia Sophia features a soaring 6th-century dome and rare Christian mosaics. The Grand Bazaar, one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, is quite an experience!