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Istanbul Football Experience: Galatasaray, Beşiktaş or Fenerbahçe

5 Excellent (2 reviews) Istanbul

From €100,00 100,00


4 hours


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Hello, I’m Arif Altuntaş! Experience a Galatasaray, Beşiktaş or Fenerbahçe game with me, your local host in Istanbul!

In Turkey, or especially in Istanbul, we experience such a high level of passion for football that for many it is greater than in many world champion countries! Here, intensity is part of the way of life, culture and, above all, football!

The Istanbul Football Experience features experiences in matches from the capital’s three main clubs: Galatasaray, Beşiktaş and Fenerbahçe. However, I am available for any other clubs you would like to attend, just get in touch!

In the experience, we will meet at the meeting/departure point for the stadium, joining with pieced jersey fans on the bus, subway and ferry. We will taste delicious street food around the stadium and, after that, we will enter the stadium singing along with the local fans. Let’s all celebrate together when we score a goal and, if we happen to concede a goal, let’s give even more support to our team!

I will take care of everything related to your experience myself. We will meet you at a convenient location and carry out all pre-game activities together. We will leave to where we found ourselves at the end of the match. Don’t miss out on the exhilarating Istanbul Football Experience – where passion and football unite in a matchday like no other!

Additional information

To attend football games in Istanbul you must have a Passolig Card. Don’t worry, this is included in the experience and I will contact you in advance to request information so that this can be arranged.

Organized by

Arif Altuntaş

Member Since 2023

2 Reviews

Experience organized by Arif Altuntaş

Verified Homefans Host 2 Reviews


  • Tailor your experience by attending matches of Galatasaray, Beşiktaş, Fenerbahçe, or any other Turkish football club of your preference.
  • Experience Turkish football's intense culture as you join passionate fans in the stadium
  • Indulge in mouthwatering street food around the stadium, adding a flavorful twist to your matchday
  • Feel the electric energy as you sing and celebrate with local fans, making every goal an unforgettable moment.

What you get

  • Passolig Card
  • Match Ticket
  • 01 Local Food at pré match
  • 01 Scarf as gift
  • Bilingual local host
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips
  • Transportation


Is Homefans responsible for the activity?

Even though we are a friendly bunch, we are not directly responsible for the activity.

We are a marketplace, which means we facilitate that travellers like yourself, take part in a sports experience offered by a fully-vetted local host who has enrolled on the platform.

The responsibility to carry out the activity relies exclusively on the local host. However, we as a marketplace act in the interests of everyone, supervising everything and facilitating  communication and support when needed for a flawless experience.

Is the match date confirmed?

Whilst the fixture calendar has been released, final confirmed dates are usually announced 2-3 weeks before the kick-off date, due to TV schedule. It is possible then, that Sunday matches will move to Saturday and vice-versa.  The local hosts will keep you posted in case there is a change.

When will I receive confirmation of the tour?

When you choose and pay for your an activity on the Homefans marketplace, you will receive a booking confirmation directly after the booking via email. In this confirmation, you will get all the details of your booking.

What does an activity include?

An activity on the Homefans marketplace involves a fully-vetted host, who offers a specific experience around a sporting event (match day experience with a ticket for the game) or some other cultural experiences (walking tours, stadium & museum tours with a local, among others).

They last between 2 hours up to a whole day. Please check the inclusions in each activity on the “What’s Included‘ section.

How will the host get in touch?

Once the booking is done, you will receive an order confirmation and the Homefans tech platform will notify the host about it. You can always chat with the host on the marketplace by clicking on the ‘ASK A QUESTION‘ button – you will send and receive messages you can check on your own dashboard with email notifications.

A few days prior to the game, the host will get in touch with you via Whatsapp to arrange the appropriate logistics.

How are the activities planned and executed?

The activities on the Homefans marketplace are designed and executed by fully-vetted locals that have been approved by Homefans.

All bookings made on Homefans are backed by our Buyer Guarantee so you have peace on mind when booking.

With more than 10,000+ customers , Homefans is one of the biggest specialised sports marketplaces in the world.

How many people will be on the tour?

The maximum number of people the host will allow is stated above.

However,  this number may not always be met and it may even be possible that your party is on the tour on your own.

Higher numbers make for a more sociable experience, lower numbers make for more personalised attention from your host. Look at it as a win/win!

Can I pay a deposit for an activity?

Unfortunately, given that the activities are 100% offered by local hosts onboarded on the Homefans marketplace, this is not possible.

All activities are paid 100% upfront to ensure a correct preparation by the local host.

I have to cancel my activity - what can I do?

If you foresee that you cannot longer attend the activity you booked, you can do it within the next 24 hours after your booking was done.

According to our Terms & Conditions, after the 24 hour window, the host cancellation policy applies, and it depends on each host.  Given that it involves tickets, it’s usually non-refundable.

If you have solid grounds on why you want to cancel, please get in touch with Homefans and we will facilitate the process with the local host.

Can I upgrade my seat location?

Please get in touch with the local host on the activity’s page (and clicking the ASK A QUESTION button) to enquire – the local host will let you know if it’s possible.


Based on 2 reviews
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Dan Lloyd


Great Groundhopping in Istanbul!

I experienced 3 matches in Istanbul in 3 days with host Arif who looked after me very well. I was primarily in Istanbul to witness the big derby between Fenerbahce v Galatasaray and the atmosphere and matchday experience did not disappoint. The game was not the best but that is football! I would recommend Arif as a host for any football match in the great city of Istanbul. I hope to be back soon!



enjoyable experience

It was an incredibly enjoyable experience. We wouldn't have had this much fun without Arif. He is really good at his job and very experienced. You can trust him and benefit from his guidance. Thank you very much Arif.
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Organized by

Arif Altuntaş

Member Since 2023

2 Reviews