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Istanbul Derby: Fenerbahçe v Besiktas

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Duration

4 Days

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

Max 10 people

Languages

English

Overview

COVID-19 Travel Requirements

Travel looks a bit different at the moment, given the advice is ever-changing and will vary depending on where you live Homefans is not publishing specific information however we are linking here to the Turkish Government where you will find the latest advice.

Last updated.  14 October

Discover Istanbul’s football scene when you attend the fiercely fought battle between Fenerbahçe and Besiktas

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 – Beskitas, 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 – stadium tours and city sightseeing are also included in this fantastic Istanbul weekend.  See you there!

Book with confidence

Homefans and their local hosts are now taking 2021/22 bookings for the Istanbul Derby for the below dates:

Besiktas v Fenerbahce .  Sunday 8 May (First day of the tour will be Friday 6 May)

You can secure your place with a 30% deposit and should circumstances change this becomes credit for any future trip. For more information about our flexible policies scroll down to read our FAQs or visit our Book with Confidence page.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Experience one of the fiercest football games in Turkey
  • Explore Istanbul with the best local tips and guidance
  • Sample delicious authentic food
  • Learn the history of Istanbul and Turkish football
  • Match tickets, accommodation, sightseeing and stadium tours all included!

Itinerary

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Day 1. Welcome to Istanbul

Today's all about getting together, as adventurous football fans from across the world arrive in Istanbul for derby day.

You'll meet your local host - who'll kick off the trip in style by taking you to a traditional Turkish food place for dinner.

So you can meet your fellow travelers and prepare for an incredible, jam-packed day of action tomorrow.

Day 2. Stadium Tour and Free Time

We will visit one of the cities great stadiums for a behind the scenes tour (which stadium is visited will depend on the match schedule)

If there's another good football game in town, our host will be happy to give you more insight and take you there if you wish (additional match tickets not included in the price).

Or if you'd rather spend more time exploring Istanbul - our host will give you the best tips and things to do. The choice is yours!

Day 3. City Tour & Matchday

It's matchday! And what a day this is.

Today starts with a magnificent city tour and a look into this city's amazing history. You'll see the best of Istanbul with your local host and marvel at sights like the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, and the Grand Bazaar.

Then we'll visit the historic Besiktas area along the European shores of the Bosphorus strait. Where you can treat yourself to some tasty local food and enjoy one last moment of calm before your crazy matchday experience begins.

You'll meet up with local supporters groups to learn their chant and get immersed in their local fan culture before heading to the stadium together. Where you'll see one of the loudest and most insane football atmospheres on Earth!

After the game, your host will be happy to give you the best nightlife tips. Or help you get back to the hotel and recover after a truly crazy day!

Day 4. Time to Say Goodbye

Unfortunately, even the finest (and craziest) adventures must come to an end. But the new friends and fantastic memories you've made will last for a lifetime.

It's time to pack your bags, check-out, and say goodbye to the majestic city of Istanbul. But don't forget to stay in touch with your fellow travelers - you might meet them on another Homefans sooner than you think!

Included/Excluded

  • 3 nights in a 4* hotel in Istanbul (Twin Room)
  • Daily breakfast
  • Match ticket (Short Side)
  • Private stadium tour
  • Pre-match experience in the city
  • Walking tour through Istanbul
  • Trip manager & Local Host
  • Insurance
  • Flights
  • Single room (available for surcharge)

Tour's Location

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FAQs

Will the stadiums be open in 2021/22? At what capacity?

Homefans believe that stadiums will be open to fans, however we cannot at this stage confirm what the capacity will be.  However our flexible booking policies mean that if the stadium will only accept 50% fans and you decide you only want to travel with 100% attendance you can swap to another venue or another date.

Will I need to prove I am vaccinated? Or show a negative test?

This will vary destination to destination and based on your nationality and age. Therefore Homefans are not able to advise on this.  Please check the foreign ministry of your destination and home country and the stadium requirements.  Again, if you find the requirements too much you can defer to later in the season/year when they relax further.

COVID-19 hasn’t gone away- should I still book?

We believe so, we all need something to look forward to.  But we understand that people may be apprehensive which is why we have created a flexible cancellation policy which means in the event that the event does not happen the amount paid simply becomes Homefans credit. 

 

You can transfer this to a later date (with no time limit), transfer to another tour, or even give it to a friend. This flexibility also applies if you decide to cancel for any reason (as long as you give us 45 days notice)

Do I have to pay the full amount when I book?

No, you can secure your place with a deposit of just 30%, then pay the balance at least 4 weeks before your trip date depending on your destination.

Where in the stadiums will we be sitting?

If we know where you will be sitting we always mention this is in the inclusions section.

 

Unfortunately we are not always able to tell you that at the time of booking, however our destination managers work tirelessly to make sure you get the best seats. We always aim for the long side of the home supporters section.

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 children / young adults join the tour?

If we can accept children there will be an option in the booking flow. However for many trips our local hosts take the decision, based on the content of the tour, to open this up to adults only. If you are looking to travel with under 18’s, please feel free to contact us and we can discuss your options.

Can you cater to dietary needs or requirements?

Our local hosts will do everything they can to cater to travellers’ needs. It’s a good idea to share your requirements at the time of booking so that our host is able to make the required preparations

Will I have to share a room?

In order to keep the costs low we always offer prices based on 2 sharing. If you make a booking for an odd number of people you or another member of your party may be paired with another traveller of the same sex. If you wish you may pay a supplement for a guaranteed single room. Simply make your booking as normal and get in touch with us to arrange this.

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