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Istanbul Derby: Galatasaray v Fenerbahçe

Specific Tour Istanbul

From €699,00 699,00


4 days


Specific Tour

Group Size

Max 4 people




Discover Istanbul’s pulsating football scene with a trip to the Intercontinental Istanbul Derby.

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 city’s most symbolic rivalry – the Intercontinental Istanbul Derby between Galatasary and Fenerbache. This is the game where Europe meets Asia and Istanbul’s two most successful clubs fight it out.

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!

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  • Experience the fiercest football game 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 all included!


Day 1 - Welcome to Istanbul
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.

Check in at the Armada Istanbul Hotel (or similar) and relax for a bit. You'll be greeted by your local host on the whatsapp group - who'll kick off the trip in style by recommending you the best tips and places to go for a traditional Turkish food place for dinner.

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

Day 2 - Match Day
Day 2 - Match Day

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 meet up with Gala 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 3 - Stadium tours and Free time
Day 3 - Stadium tours and Free time

We will visit one of the cities great stadiums for a behind the scenes tour (available as an extra)

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 4 - Time to say Goodbye
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!

What you get

  • 3 nights in a 4* Armada Hotel in Istanbul (Twin Room)
  • Match ticket (Short Side)
  • Pre-match experience in the city
  • Walking tour through Istanbul
  • Trip manager & Local Host
  • Insurance
  • Stadium Tours (optional as an extra)
  • Flights
  • Single room (available for surcharge)
  • Daily breakfast (Optional as an extra)


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

You can do it if you wish.

You can also secure your spot with a deposit, and then pay the balance in up to two instalments no later than 60 days before you travel. In this way you can organise yourself and plan ahead with time!

What does a trip include?

A trip on the Homefans marketplace is a carefully hand-picked experience curated by Homefans and the local hosts in the destination to offer a unique sports experience through local eyes.

It usually includes the following:

  • Match Ticket
  • Local Host
  • Pre-Match Experience with local fans
  • Pre-arranged activities

In some cases more activities will be added or some will be omitted (and mentioned in the inclusions)

Where in the stadium 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 and local hosts work tirelessly to make sure you get the best seats.

We always aim for the long side of the home supporters section.

Can I upgrade my seat location?

We can always upgrade the seat location based on availability, at an extra cost. We do recommend that the group  stays together in the same area to get the most out of this experience, but if you would like to enquire about an upgrade, feel free to get in touch.

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!

How do you plan and execute your trips seamlessly?

The trips and activities on the Homefans marketplace are designed and executed by fully-vetted locals, and supervised and monitored by Homefans.

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

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

Can children / young adults join the tour?

Homefans is for everyone!

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

Will I have to share a room?

In order to keep competitive prices,  the trips on the Homefans marketplace always offer prices based on 2 people sharing.

If you wish to stay on your own in a single room, you may pay a supplement for a guaranteed single room. This can be found on the extras section at checkout and you can add it to the booking. You can also get in touch with us to arrange this.

Can I extend my stay / upgrade my hotel?

Yes, you can extend your stay by clicking on the EXTRAS section at checkout, choosing the number of extra nights you wish to extend your stay.

For a hotel upgrade, please get in touch with Homefans and we will assist you in this matter.

Can I cancel my trip if I cannot travel?

If you foresee that you cannot longer attend this trip, we appreciate if you let us know with time in advance.

According to our Terms & Conditions , if you tell us 45 days before the trip starts, we can keep your deposit and transfer it to another future trip or use it as credit.  The deposit payment is non-refundable and non-transferrable.

Why are there local hosts on the trips?

Homefans was created to address a pain point we experienced quite often. You travel abroad to watch a sporting event, yet once you arrive, you still feel like an outsider, with a lack of knowledge around the destination and the event.

The local hosts on the Homefans marketplace address this issue by becoming the local link to your trip. They enhance the experience completely, and create that necessary human connection – and will surely become friends in the future!


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Robert Maylin


Galatasaray v Fenerbahçe

Another wonderful experience organised by Home Fans. Both the Istanbul derby game and the Besiktas match the day before were fantastic and the two guides, Arif and OG, made the whole event so much better. Love going to games with guys like these because they are genuine fans and have so many interesting stories to tell. Tales of previous games, the rivalries, fan culture etc, this for me is the best thing about these trips. The hotel was also perfect so thanks again Home Fans and looking forward to the next one in the forthcoming season.
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Semih Kiremit


This was amazing!

Thanks to Homefans I went to a lifelong dream of mine: the Intercontinental derby Galatasaray against Fenerbahce! I had a blast the whole weekend and Homefans arranged everything for us. Our tour guide was the best ever, he made the experience even better. Thanks a lot guys!


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