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Venue Location
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Tekser DMC

Mesrutiyet Mah. Halaskargazi Cad.
No: 112 Kat: 4-7 Osmanbey
Istanbul, Turkey

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Contact Person: Şen Günersel
Event Details
Event Details

We invite you to enjoy the dazzling duo of Turkey between 15-20 October 2022. Your program is busy yet vibrant. You will live Istanbul up to its best and have a full day trip to Gallipoli region where we will commemorate the ANZAC soul.

Agenda
Agenda
  • Day 1

    October 15, 2022

  • Day 2

    October 16, 2022

  • Day 3

    October 17, 2022

  • Day 4

    October 18, 2022

  • Day 5

    October 19, 2022

  • Day 6

    October 20, 2022

  • 2:25 PM - 3:30 PM

    ARRIVAL

    ARRIVAL

    14:25 Arrival by EK123 from DXB

    Greeting at the airport and transfer to the hotel.

    You will be greeted at the airport by IGA Meet & Greet service which is a VIP greeting service.
    You will be picked up from the gate of the plane and will be provided a buggy car ride. You will pass through fast track and your own porter will assist you until you meet your guide.
    IGA reservation number: 118457

    Your guide for 15th October 2022 : Ms Eser Sedef +90 532 746 55...
    14:25 Arrival by EK123 from DXB

    Greeting at the airport and transfer to the hotel.

    You will be greeted at the airport by IGA Meet & Greet service which is a VIP greeting service.
    You will be picked up from the gate of the plane and will be provided a buggy car ride. You will pass through fast track and your own porter will assist you until you meet your guide.
    IGA reservation number: 118457

    Your guide for 15th October 2022 : Ms Eser Sedef +90 532 746 55 30

    After meeting your guide, you will be transferred to your hotel.
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    4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

    CHECK-IN

    CHECK-IN

    Upon arrival to your hotel you will check-in and have time to settle.
    We will be providing you the necessary equipment for your Turkish bath session however we recommend you to have your swim suit with you in case you feel more comfortable.

    5:45 PM - 7:30 PM

    TURKISH BATH

    TURKISH BATH

    17:45 Departure from the hotel and drive to Hurrem Sultan Bath
    18:30 Turkish bath experience at Hurrem Sultan Bath
    We made a reservation for “Pir-ü Pak” service which lasts approx. 45 minutes and inclusive of below services;
    • Use of hammam
    • Traditional body scrubbing in the warmest quarter
    • Relaxing bubble wash ritual on the warm marble stone
    (Full body bubble massage, head and neck massage)
    Should you wish the upgrade your bath experience please let us know...
    17:45 Departure from the hotel and drive to Hurrem Sultan Bath
    18:30 Turkish bath experience at Hurrem Sultan Bath
    We made a reservation for “Pir-ü Pak” service which lasts approx. 45 minutes and inclusive of below services;
    • Use of hammam
    • Traditional body scrubbing in the warmest quarter
    • Relaxing bubble wash ritual on the warm marble stone
    (Full body bubble massage, head and neck massage)
    Should you wish the upgrade your bath experience please let us know.
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    8:15 PM - 9:45 PM

    ZORLU SHOPPING MALL

    ZORLU SHOPPING MALL

    19:45 Transfer to Zorlu Shopping Mall
    20:15 Free time at the mall for a quick dinner and shopping experience.
    21:30 Transfer back to the hotel
    21:45 Arrival to the hotel
    Kindly note that if you don't feel like going to the mall after your relaxing experience at the bath, you can simply advise your guide accordingly.
    Your dinner is reserved at Cantinery for 21:00
  • 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM

    HALF-DAY TOUR

    HALF-DAY TOUR

    08:30 Departure from the hotel
    09:00 Visit Hagia Sophia
    10:15 Visit Underground Cistern
    11:15 Visit Topkapi Palace (visit Konyalı Restaurant to have an idea about the venue)

    1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

    LUNCH AT SARNIC RESTAURANT

    LUNCH AT SARNIC RESTAURANT

    2:45 PM - 3:15 PM

    HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE

    HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE

    We will be experiencing "marbling art" and "calligraphy" within Caferaga Educational Center complex. Kindly note that these sessions will just be performed as a demo as the actual experience takes 1-1,5 hrs.

    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    VISIT ARCHEOLOGY MUSEUM

    VISIT ARCHEOLOGY MUSEUM

    We will just inspect as a gala dinner venue as time is limited to explore as a museum.

    4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

    TRANSFER BACK TO THE HOTEL

    TRANSFER BACK TO THE HOTEL

    Kindly note that there is a big derby soccer game between Besiktas & Trabzonspor where we are expecting sudden road closures and heavy traffic. Therefore we are planning to use a sea taxi. We will have a pleasant walk from Archeology Museum to the pier and then take the sea taxi. It is a nice opportunity to see how we locals bless a soccer game.

    5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

    FREE TIME AT THE HOTEL

    FREE TIME AT THE HOTEL

    As advised above due to soccer game we might have delays in arrival time.

    6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

    TRANSFER FROM HOTEL TO DIVAN KURUCESME FOR INSPECTION OF THE VENUE

    TRANSFER FROM HOTEL TO DIVAN KURUCESME FOR INSPECTION OF THE VENUE

    Before dinner we will make a quick inspection of Divan Kurucesme.

    7:00 PM - 7:45 PM

    INSPECTION OF DIVAN KURUCESME

    INSPECTION OF DIVAN KURUCESME

    One of the venue options

    8:15 PM - 11:00 PM

    PROCEEDING DINNER

    PROCEEDING DINNER

    We will try different courses at below restaurants;
    Oligark
    Ali Ocakbaşı
    Feriye
    If time permits we might stop at Nomads to have an idea about the show.
  • 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM

    DEPARTURE FROM THE HOTEL AND TRANSFER

    DEPARTURE FROM THE HOTEL AND TRANSFER

    9:15 AM - 9:30 AM

    INSPECT BEYAZ MARTI BOAT

    INSPECT BEYAZ MARTI BOAT

    9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

    INSPECT SAIT HALIM PASA MANSION

    INSPECT SAIT HALIM PASA MANSION

    11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

    QUICK VISIT OF BLUE MOSQUE AND HIPPODROME

    QUICK VISIT OF BLUE MOSQUE AND HIPPODROME

    12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

    INSPECT 1001 CISTERN

    INSPECT 1001 CISTERN

    1:15 PM - 1:30 PM

    ROOF VISIT OF GRAND BAZAAR

    ROOF VISIT OF GRAND BAZAAR

    1:45 PM - 3:15 PM

    LUNCH AT NUSR-ET

    LUNCH AT NUSR-ET

    3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    EXPERIENCE "LOW-CARBON" CONCEPT

    EXPERIENCE "LOW-CARBON" CONCEPT

    4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    BRIEF BOSPHORUS CRUISE

    BRIEF BOSPHORUS CRUISE

    We will be stopping at Esma Sultan en route to inspect the venue

    5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

    FREE TIME AT THE HOTEL

    FREE TIME AT THE HOTEL

    7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    DEPARTURE FROM THE HOTEL AND TRANSFER

    DEPARTURE FROM THE HOTEL AND TRANSFER

    7:30 PM - 8:15 PM

    DRINKS AT ULUS29

    DRINKS AT ULUS29

    This restaurant is listed on Michelin Guide Book.

    8:45 PM - 10:30 PM

    DINNER AT TOPAZ

    DINNER AT TOPAZ

    This restaurant is listed on Michelin Guide Book.
  • 6:30 AM - 9:00 PM

    GALLIPOLI DAY

    GALLIPOLI DAY

    Your guide for today: Mr. Hakan Başar

    06:30 Departure from the hotel
    08:30 Refreshment break
    09:00 Continue to drive
    11:00 Arrive to the region
    • Gallipoli
    o Drive down and back, visit Canakkale Airport enroute
    o NZ main memorials and places
    o Lunch venue (Maydos and other alternatives)
    o Hill 971
    13:00 Inspect Maydos Restaurant
    15:00 Inspect Canakkale airport
    16:00 Drive to Istanbul
    21:00 Approximate arrival to Istanbul (dur...
    Your guide for today: Mr. Hakan Başar

    06:30 Departure from the hotel
    08:30 Refreshment break
    09:00 Continue to drive
    11:00 Arrive to the region
    • Gallipoli
    o Drive down and back, visit Canakkale Airport enroute
    o NZ main memorials and places
    o Lunch venue (Maydos and other alternatives)
    o Hill 971
    13:00 Inspect Maydos Restaurant
    15:00 Inspect Canakkale airport
    16:00 Drive to Istanbul
    21:00 Approximate arrival to Istanbul (duration is longer due to rush hour traffic)

    Our minivans are comfortable and has a desk where you can place your laptop and work while travelling. We can also provide you internet connection through our GSM operator.

    DRESS CODE FOR THE DAY:
    Comfortable shoes and sporty clothing. Shorts, jeans etc are welcome.
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  • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    MEETING WITH SWISSOTEL TEAM

    MEETING WITH SWISSOTEL TEAM

    DRESS CODE FOR THE DAY:
    Smart casual or business casual. Comfortable sneakers as we have quite a lot of walking today.

    DRESS CODE FOR THE NIGHT:
    Smart casual to chic. Jeans are not suggested.

    11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

    INSPECTION OF THE RITZ CARLTON HOTEL

    INSPECTION OF THE RITZ CARLTON HOTEL

    12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

    STREET FOOD TOUR AT ISTIKLAL STREET

    STREET FOOD TOUR AT ISTIKLAL STREET

    Your guide for today: Ms. Eser Sedef
    Street food tour will be conducted by Atilla Acet

    3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    FURTHER INSPECTIONS

    FURTHER INSPECTIONS

    Possibility to inspect Rahmi Koc Museum or Ciragan Palace or some other restaurant options.

    7:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    TRANSFER FROM THE HOTEL

    TRANSFER FROM THE HOTEL

    8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

    DINNER AT MIKLA RESTAURANT

    DINNER AT MIKLA RESTAURANT

    This restaurant received 1 Michelin Star.
  • 6:30 AM - 7:15 AM

    DEPARTURE TRANSFER FROM THE HOTEL

    DEPARTURE TRANSFER FROM THE HOTEL

    Please advise if you are going to do your own check-in or if you would like us to assist with this request. If so, we would need PNR # or ticket no as well in addition to the below info. We already have your passport info.

    Turkish Airlines Flight Number
    TK2026 Class:
    Economy From:
    Istanbul, Turkey Leaving:
    Thu 20 Oct 08:55 Destination:
    Erkilet, Kayseri, Turkey Arriving:
    Thu 20 Oct 10:15

    We understand that your arrival transfer in Cappadocia wil...
    Please advise if you are going to do your own check-in or if you would like us to assist with this request. If so, we would need PNR # or ticket no as well in addition to the below info. We already have your passport info.

    Turkish Airlines Flight Number
    TK2026 Class:
    Economy From:
    Istanbul, Turkey Leaving:
    Thu 20 Oct 08:55 Destination:
    Erkilet, Kayseri, Turkey Arriving:
    Thu 20 Oct 10:15

    We understand that your arrival transfer in Cappadocia will be taken care of by the other DMC.
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