Istanbul is one of the premier destinations in Europe for incentives, employee incentive trips, programs and corporate tours. The city is one of the most diverse, fantastic, and vibrant cities in the world that has it all. There are only few cities in the world that can be so delightful to experience and enjoy as Istanbul. You are able to find wide range of events, concerts, art exhibitions, conferences, festivals and social gatherings throughout the year in Istanbul.
Istanbul is a magical composition of two continents with its diverse culture. And especially the Bosphorus, Istanbul Strait will cheer up your hearts. Aside from being the largest and most popular city of Turkey, Istanbul is also the biggest cultural and financial center of Turkey. Istanbul is considered to be the bridge that links Asia with Europe from a cultural and geographical standpoint.
When you combine all these excellent features of Istanbul together with the superb network of luxury accommodations, congress centers and unlimited sights and sounds, and finally you’ll find a perfect city for companies to inspire and enrich their workplace community.
Istanbul offers a wide range of incentive ideas for the incentive planners to enjoy their guests along with fantastic incentive experiences. You can have a dinner or social event in the company of historic and modern city sights, experience the unique Whirling Dervishes show, enjoy the heaven Bosphorus on a boat tour, or relax in a historical Turkish Bath.
You can find a wide range of sightseeing tours to experience the amazing sights and sounds of the city, as well as visit Istanbul’s most famous landmarks, museums, structures, neighborhoods on one of these top Istanbul sightseeing tours.
Take a sightseeing tour of Istanbul and learn from the professional guides as they show you the best sights of the city. Enjoy the exciting historical and cultural facts about the city on these top rated and most visited landmarks and city walking tours, a double decker bus tour, a Bosphorus cruise, etc.
City Walking Tours
Istanbul also offers many city walking tours for travelers as majority of the popular tourist zones and sights are very accessible on foot. You can explore the city’s top attractions and get a closer look at the popular sights whether by self-guided or with professional guided city walking tours.
Admire the Hagia Sophia
Istanbul’s, as well as the World’s one of most visited sights. Formerly church and mosque, now a museum. First built in 325 AD, collapsed 2 times and rebuilt 3 times. Built in the year 532 AD, as the world’s largest place of worship.
Converted to a mosque after Ottoman Empire’s conquest of Istanbul in 1453. Converted to a museum in 1935, and finally converted to mosque in July 2020. Declared as one of the world’s greatest architectural works. Accepted as the 8th wonder of the world. Hagia Sophia is one of the most visually breath taking monuments you’ll find in Europe.
For the ones who are a true enthusiast of culture and art, the city’s museums offers the best of the city’s historical heritage, culture and modern art. The city hosts more than 80 museums and many art galleries showcase all the culture, arts and history; including painting, sculpture, photography and more.
Witness the amazing landmarks
The beautiful silhouette of Istanbul combines historical sites and monuments such as Roman aqueducts, Byzantine churches, Venetian towers, Ottoman palaces from the Byzantine, Ottoman and Turkish periods.
And the skyline covers monumental minarets with skyscrapers and plazas. And especially the Historical Peninsula and the Bosphorus will cheer up your hearts. Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern, Maiden’s Tower, Dolmabahce Palace, Grand Bazaar and Galata Tower are some of the most visited historical sites in the city.
Taste the authentic Turkish cuisine
The richness of the Turkish cuisine will let you experience and enjoy new flavors, from exquisite pastry choices to delicious meat, fish and vegetable specialties. The gastronomy of Turkey reflects a remarkable culinary synthesis that comes from its cultural heritage. The traditional Turkish cuisine is really worth a taste. Travelers may choose from a wide range of Turkish kebabs, mezes (starters) and dishes that are mostly based on meat. Also Turkish sweets such as baklava and Turkish delight are worldwide famous.
Enjoy the shopping scene
The shopping variety of the city ranging from traditional and modern products makes Istanbul an attraction center for shopping lovers. As being a very big metropolis, travelers can easily find almost every world brand in the shopping malls and the districts of Istanbul.
From popular outdoor markets, bazaars, carpet & kilim workshops, copper working shops, antique and handicraft shops, to designer shops, traditional shops, modern department stores and very big shopping centers; Istanbul has everything for every budget and style.
The Grand Bazaar definitely will be a unique experience and a shopping adventure for you. A series of covered streets feature over 4,000 merchants, all selling their products and wares. You can find anything here from spices, dried fruits, basketry, drapery, haberdashery, boots and slippers to gold and silver jewelry.
Experience traditional Turkish Bath
This will is one of the one time experiences on your Istanbul visit. With a Turkish bath, also called Hammam, you can enjoy an authentic experience, relax your muscles, refresh your body.
Admire the unique Bosphorus
Istanbul has a unique beauty with the Bosphorus (Bogazici), a 19 miles long strait running across the city, and separating the two continents, Asia and Europe, as well as Marmara and Black Sea. Bosphorus is one of the world’s most beautiful and charming natural formations and will definitely cheer up your hearts.
You can explore the Bosphorus by cruising along and visiting the shores of both continents lined up with summer palaces, mansions, fortresses, groves, parks and gardens, by motorboats, yachts and public ferries. A unique experience.
Enjoy the vibrant nightlife
The nightlife in Istanbul is one of the best in the world with lively clubs by the Bosphorus, and lively neighborhoods like Taksim and Kadikoy. Istanbul can also considered to be the city that never sleeps.
With its numerous little bars, pubs, cafes, and restaurants, you can easily spend the night bouncing from one venue to the next in Istanbul. You can enjoy the city’s dining, wining, shopping, music and entertainment scene throughout the year of its variety of lively events, concerts, festivals, art exhibitions and more.
Whirling Dervishes Show
This is another unique attraction and one of the most visited Istanbul attractions with the tourists.
It is because that this ceremony is a very unusual event for the tourists and when they hear about it, majority of them try to catch this one hour show and witness the miracle of the whirling dervishes.
Tour of the City on Hop-on Hop-off Double Decker Bus
The Big Bus Istanbul hop on hop off tour provides service to 19 stops and at least 46 attractions (28 landmarks, 15 attractions and 3 shopping places) on two lines on just one ticket.
The sightseeing bus runs every 30/60 minutes and lets you see the most popular popular sights along the interesting and different districts and neighborhoods of the city. And what is great that you can all do it in a couple of hours.
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