Located in Istanbul, we take great pride in partnering with you for leisure and incentive travel to our beautiful city. We feel that good communication is essential and we work closely together with you to make sure your programs run smoothly and successfully. We aim to exceed your expectations, every step of the way. Together we will make sure your clients have an excellent time. Welcome to Istanbul!
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Istanbul, formerly Constantinople, has one foot firmly planted in Asia and one in Europe. Divided by the busy Bosphorus river, Istanbul presents its different faces to the world, from minarets, mosques and grand palaces to towering skyscrapers and colorful sleek buildings. It is an ancient city, steeped in history with Byzantine and Ottoman influences but at the same time it is a hotspot in Europe, with a vibrant nightlife, many restaurants and bars, and a booming financial center.
At ODS Turkey, based in Istanbul, we know the best venues, the best intimate restaurants, which give that special magical touch to events, conferences and incentives.
Bosphorus Tour (the boat start sailing slowly through the Bosphorus, guests enjoy an open buffet of a rich variety of mezzes from the Turkish kitchen with barbeque specialties…) then Turkish Coffee & Water Pipe Entertainment
Dream Night at Feriye Restaurant with Fasil Musicians Entertainment Traditional Ottoman cuisine at its best…
Discover the Symbol of the Ottoman (visit of Topkapi Palace)
Traditional Turkish Art Class – Marbling or Calligraphy
Lunch at Green House
Traditional Turkish bat experience at Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Bath
Dinner at 1001 Column Cistern
Grand Bazaar and Spice Market Tours Farewell Dinner at Esma Sultan
Tea & Coffee stop in Cengelkoy Lunch at Suda Kebap Restaurant
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Ottoman Style Shopping (Grand Bazaar & Spice Market) by DMC Istanbul
Suggested Schedule of the Day:
10:00 Departure from the hotel
10:30‑12:30 Spice Market
12:30‑13:30 Free time for lunch
14:00 Drive to the Grand Bazar
14:00‑17:00 Grand Bazaar visit
Depending on the need we can have 2 deparutres from the hotel with 2 hrs. difference.
SPICE MARKET; One of the oldest covered bazaars in Istanbul, the Spice Bazaar in Eminönü located behind the Yeni Mosque and next to the flower market, was established by Sultan Turhan, and designed by architect Kazim Aga. It was given a new lease of life by the Municipality of Istanbul after its restoration between 1940 and 1943. Open every day except Sundays, it sells herbs, spices, a variety of natural medicines, and plant and flower seeds. Beside these traditional commodities, one can now find a large range of dried fruits and nuts, cheeses, meats and other foods.
GRAND BAZAAR ; Shopping experience of a lifetime: the construction started in the 15th century, right after the conquest of Istanbul by Sultan Mehmet, and galleries were added during the years to form today’s labyrinth of shops, grouped in streets according to the trade.
Silver, jeweller, leather goods, carpets, antiques, copper, even furniture make the Bazaar even today a major shopping center for natives and tourists.
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