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Istanbul Matchday Experiences

5 Excellent (3 reviews) Superhost Istanbul

From €75,00 75,00


4 hours


Specific Tour

Group Size

Max 4 people




Football is a portion of food for your soul in Turkey. And football’s heart is beating mostly in Istanbul. There are 8 different Istanbul teams in the Turkish League now and all of them have different stories and football cultures. We will discover their differences and their amazing stadiums.

This event contains 7 different Istanbul teams’ home game matchday tours: Beşiktaş, Galatasaray, Başakşehir, Kasımpaşa, F.Karagümrük, Pendikspor and İstanbulspor.

Some stadiums are at the center of the city but some are far. When it is needed for a ride to the stadium outskirts of Istanbul, I will personally drive us all together there 🙂

We will gather where the fans gather before the game. Warm-up and drink up together with them and listen to some chants. We will enjoy the game and hope to have a good challenging game with multiple goals!

To be able to enter a sports event in Turkey you are going to have to have an ID card called Pasolig. I will handle this and the tickets for you. All Pasolig progress and tickets are included in the price you pay for the tour. The only thing you need to do is send me the personal info that I asked from you for your registration 🙂

I was born and raised in Istanbul. I have been going to football games in and out of the city for the last 20 years. Thanks to my experience with these games, I can guarantee you that I exactly know what a fan needs before, during, and after the game. I personally will be your guide during the whole experience. I will be next to you the whole game giving you hints for making your experience better. You don’t have to worry about tickets, logistics, security, or anything else: just enjoy the game! I will be providing a ticket and the information needed about that specific game we will attend to. So feel free to ask anything about the clubs, history, players, or football in general.

Important things to consider:

*Even though smoking in stadiums is forbidden this law does not apply and there is heavy smoking and secondhand smoke in all seats of the stadium

*Seats are behind the goal and we stand during the entire match

*It might get very loud in the stadium please bring earmuffs if you think it would disturb you.

*Galatasaray matchday experiences only include prematch + pasolig registration + ticket + assistance until stadium gates. Since i have a Fenerbahce Passolig card assigned to my national ID, I cannot enter Galatasaray matches as Galatasaray fan due Pasolig rules and regulations.

*For Istanbul Derbies between the big three ticket rules and regulations changed harshly in order to fight the black market. This means finding tickets for these games(FBvsBJK, FBvsGS, GSvsBJK) is hard and risky. So your reservation could be canceled and you can get a refund in cases in which I cannot find tickets.

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22 Reviews

Experience organized by Ogulcan_Y

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  • Explore different clubs of Istanbul like a local!
  • Discover Istanbul with the best local tips and guidance
  • Learn the history of Istanbul and Turkish football
  • Connect with a knowledgeable local host

What you get

  • Pasolig Registration.
  • Match Ticket
  • Car ride when needed
  • Bilingual Local Host
  • Pre-Match experience
  • Foods and drinks
  • Merchandise shopping
  • Tips


Based on 3 reviews
Very Good

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Brilliant guy and experience

OG is an absolutely great guy who went over and above to ensure we had the best time in Istanbul. He secured derby tickets for Besiktas v Fenerbahce and tickets for Galatasaray, and a third game in the second tier. Took total care of everything, even took me on a stadium tour of Fenerbahce and out for lunch. Great guy who cares about his guests from way before you even arrive in Istanbul. Takes time to explain everything and ensure you understand about how difficult getting tickets to football in Turkey is. Can’t recommend him highly enough, made my trip.
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M Akiens


Fenerbahce & Istanbul Experience

Great weekend for me and my friends, Ogulcan Y (O.G.) was a great help, got us through the difficulties of getting tickets for Turkish football without any major problems. We gave O.G. some difficult problems to solve as their were 8 of us, very pleased with his help, a good man, tells you the potential problems in advance and how he will try to solve. We also went to see Galatasaray on the Friday evening. I doubt very much that we would be have been able to get tickets to these 'sold out' games without the wonderful help of O.G. Fenerbahce in particular was a great experience, we had the recent history of the club, met in a bar near to the ground in a lively area where we could soak up the atmosphere. The atmosphere inside the ground was fantastic and we had a really good experience. We went as neutrals and came away as Fenerbahce supporters in Turkey.
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Besiktas v Kasimpasa and Istanbul Basaksehir v Adana Demispor, January 2023

We came for the big one, Fenerbahce v Galatasaray (Sunday), but the football fixture Gods were with us and we had not one but two bonus matches (saturday and Monday). The Besiktas market place was alive and the party started hours before kick off, and with our host Ogulcar, we joined the party. The atmosphere was superb, there were Turkish street bands and plenty of singing and flares. The local scarf sellers were even selling flares. The stadium is impressive and Besiktas were 2-1 winners so everyone was happy!! On the Monday we headed for what seemed like hours/miles across Istanbul to Istanbul Basaksehir v Adana Demispor. The crowd was small due to a Monday 5pm kick off, but the stadium and football were impressive, as was the fighting in the Director's seats, with the home and away Directors having to be seperated by riot police and stewards. OG once again was the perfect host. Turkish football really does have it all.....
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Homefans SuperHost

Member Since 2020

22 Reviews