Max 15 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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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 Sinan - 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.
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 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!
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!
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!
No, you can secure your place with a deposit, then pay the balance at least 4 weeks before your trip date depending on your destination.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.