Discover Istanbul’s incredible football culture when you experience one of the city’s biggest derbies.
Istanbul is the city where continents collide and where history has pivoted for over 2000 years. This ancient city is stacked with iconic sights and, an eye-watering 14 million people call it home. And every one of these 14 million, from the president to the taxi drivers have an opinion when it comes to the beautiful game.
Istanbul is home to five top-flight teams and three true giants of the game – Besiktas, Galatasary, and Fenerbahce. Three clubs that each command millions of fans and result in a local football scene full of chaos, noise, and colour. On this trip, you’ll take in the fiercely fought battle between Fenerbahçe and Besiktas.
Your weekend will be led by one of our very finest football hosts who is both a football fan and ambassador of this chaotic and mystical city – with them by your side you will discover Istanbul’s relentless football culture from the inside. Plus you will share the experience with a small group of like-minded sports fans for a more memorable, connected and enjoyable experience.
This incredible weekend puts a magical city, great food, and a monumental football scene into the palm of your hand. As well as the match tickets and accommodation – food and city sightseeing are also a relevant part of this fantastic Istanbul weekend. A compelling experience.
Your accommodation in Istanbul
Here’s a taste of the quality hotels we use on this football adventure: Osmanhan Hotel, Armada Istanbul city Hotel or similar will be used for these trips. The hotels you’ll stay in for your departure will be shared with you two weeks before you go.