Istanbul is popular for being able to offer culture-rich meetings, incentives, conferences & events. Turkish Airlines flies to more countries than any other airline in the world, making Istanbul a great and easy destination to get to for incentives and MICE. Beautiful hotels, diverse venues, fantastic food, and superb adventures – Istanbul is a great choice for adventurous groups. With 8,500 years of history and having been the capital of the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empires, this city offers abundant places to visit and things to do including sailing in The Bosphorus, visiting The Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, hundreds of museums, imperial palaces, historic bazaars and a vast amount of restaurants. At Make Happen, we help our clients discover the real and local aspects of destinations, through places, people, culture, history, food, arts and authentic experiences.
Discover Sultanahmet Square • The Blue Mosque • Hagia Sophia • Grand Bazaar • Topkapi Palace • Basilica Cistern • Archeology Museum • Enjoy the boutiques and cafes in Bebek • the restaurants and bars of Arnavutkoy • Experience sailing through the Bosphorus • visiting Istanbul’s Islands (e.g. Buyukada) • exploring the neighbouring towns on Cappadocia, Troy • Relax in the nearby resorts of Bodrum and Antalya • Take in Istanbul’s landmarks through a walking foodie tour • Wake up to the sunrise in Cappadocia from a hot air balloon • Visit the ancient city of Troy (which dates to 3000 BC) • Discover the unique volcanic formations in the Red & Rose Valleys • Visit the famous Acropolis, the altar of Zeus and the birthplace of books. Explore Byzantium • Hippodrome • Blue Mosque • Hagia Sophia • Topaki Palace • Spice Market • Basilica Cistern • Turkish Baths • Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum • Dolmabahçe Palace • Imperial Mosque of Suleyman the Magnificent • Chora Church • Grand Bazaar • Ciragan Palace • neighbourhood street tours in Beyoglu • Karaköy’s cool boutiques, cafes and restaurants • Tophane’s galleries • Cukurcuma’s antiques • Cihangir’s bohemian neighbourhod • Istiklal’s side-streets • Galata neighbourhood & bridge • discover Istanbul’s Bosphorus Coast • walk through the Bebek neighbourhood and its waterfront park • enjoy cocktails in the neighbourhood of Arnavutköy • cycle around the island of Büyükada, and discover its beautiful Ottoman-era mansions • helicopter rides across the Bosphorous • art & food tours • mountains • castles • churches • valleys • gardens • ancient cities • river cruises • hot-air ballooning. Outside of Istanbul, discover the following amazing places – Kayseri • Bodrum • Antalya • Marmaris • Cappadocia • Imir • Kusadasi • Ephesus • Hierapolis • Troy • Pergamon • Antalya • Aphrodisias • Trabzon • Mesopotamia • Diyarbakir • Mardin • Tigris river and Euphrates river.
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