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Ultimate Istanbul: 4 Day Football Adventure in Turkey

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Istanbul

NEF STADIUM, SUKRU SARACOGLU STADIUM AND VODAFONE PARK

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Experience the rivalries close up with a local Istanbul derby match


Nobody displays their local rivalries as passionately as Istanbul residents! Home to five top-flight teams and three iconic legends of the game – Galatasary, Beskitas,and Fenerbahce – a match in Istanbul should be a ‘must experience’ in all football fans’ lifetimes.

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Stadiums stadiums stadiums!


With so many top flight clubs in one city you are spoiled for choice! We head to the big three’s stadiums for museum and stadium tours, experiencing the different Istanbul districts as we go.

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The most intense rivalries in world football


Hear about how one game in 1934 became the catalyst for the “Eternal Rivalry” betwen Galatasaray and Fenerbahce and how thos erivalries continue and influence the cities communities with our Istanbul football masterclass.

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Destination

Istanbul

Team

GALATASARY, FENERBAHCE & BESTIKAS

Stadium

NEF STADIUM, SUKRU SARACOGLU STADIUM AND VODAFONE PARK

Stadium Capacity

52280, 50530 & 42590

Group Size

8-20

Languages

English

Currency

₺ LIRA

Overview

Istanbul is where East meets West, the Bosporus separating continents, cultures and football rivalries. Istanbul screams timeless history from every narrow street. The city has witnessed civilisations evolve and wither in the quicksand of time over the last 2000 years, but ever since English traders introduced the game of football to harbour workers in the late 19th Century, one thing remains constant: Istanbul’s love of football.

What's Included

  • Game Seats

    The superfan experience in all its passion and glory

  • Hotel Accommodation

    Your Looking FC accommodations are hand-selected for each and every game from a portfolio of rigorously-vetted hotels. Our Trip Design team prioritizes location, proximity to activities, comfort, amenities, and overall design to ensure your stay is a goal, every time. Think urban cool, easygoing, and authentic - the perfect spot to rest and relax after a home team victory! In Istanbul, we use hotels such as The Haze Karaköy or the Nabu Hotel Karaköy, or similar

  • Masterclass

    Deep dive into local football culture, led by a local personality

  • Essential Experience

    An inside look at the legendary stadiums of one of football's greatest cities

  • City Walking Tour

    Get to know the home team's stomping grounds with a football-themed city walking tour

  • Human-First

    You'll learn the songs and chants to yell with the fans in the home team's stadium.

  • Trip Captain

    A Trip Captain is available 24/7 to host and enhance your experience. Trip Captains are local experts and fans who are there to make sure you're having the trip of a lifetime!

  • Food & Drinks

    Breakfast is included every morning, along with two curated group dinners, and one lunch. Plus, we'll celebrate with a nightly round of drinks on Eric!

Itinerary

Questions

  • What airport/train station should I arrive into?
  • What’s the food like?
  • Do I need a visa to travel to this city?
  • What should I bring?
  • How much free time will I have?
  • Are there any casual 5-a-side games in town I could participate in?
  • Airport: Istanbul (IST)

    Train Station: Sirkeci railway station (Istanbul Train Station)

  • From street food stalls to sit-down restaurants with a view, there is no shortage of options for every palate and budget. You’ll know about Istanbul’s famous kebabs, but other classic dishes include lahmacun, simit, meze and an array of phyllo-based desserts like baklava need to be experienced. Turkish breakfast is an institution in its own right, and should never be passed over.

  • We strongly advise that you review official travel requirements for your country of departure and arrival before confirming any booking, as requirements for travel visas do vary based on your nationality and final destination.

  • Bring your phone, lucky club scarf, strong stadium singing voice, and a profound desire to get under the skin of one of the most historically rich and diverse cities football has to offer.

  • We’ve designed our trips to maximize your time in the city and our days are pretty action packed. All activities are optional, however, and you are welcome to dip in and out of the experiences as you wish. We’ve planned the itineraries to ensure you have some downtime on most afternoons.

  • Casual games are played most nights of the week. If you would like to join as a ‘ringer’ please let your Trip Captain know.

What our
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30 Sept 2022

A football fanatics dream trip

I went with Looking FC to Buenos Aires for the Superclassico, and it was everything and more.

Our trip captain Dani & everyone at Looking (shout out to Adam) were super helpful and planned everything brilliantly. By having a local as the trip captain, it felt like we got a real look at the authentic football culture as opposed to a more corporate feel which was great.

 

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26 Sept 2022

This was the best futbol experience of my life!

Looking FC had a lot of surprises for us every day. Everyone in their staff was great.

I highly recommend this trip to anyone that breathes futbol.

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19 Sept 2022

Use Looking FC

Looking FC were outstanding. It was so well organised and run by brilliant people.
Our Buenos Aires guide, Dani, was amazing and knew the best places to go, and what to expect from the game.
Adam was always on hand for any questions or issues, and sorted them quickly.
If you’re looking for a great football trip, I’d definitely recommend Looking FC.