Turn Your Business Trip into a Fun Trip
Many people visit Istanbul at different times of the year for business reasons. Business trips planned for one or a few days may sound stressful and tiring at first. However, these trips are a good opportunity to discover the beauties of the city that you will stay in, even if you have a limited time on your hand! You can make your business trip much more enjoyable with different activities you can do in your spare time. How about planning a trip where you can discover new places and get to know different flavors and cultures? Here are the tips to turn your business trip into a fun trip!
Take a Cultural City Trip
There are different historical and cultural beauties in every district of Istanbul, which is almost an open-air museum. You can walk the road between Beyazıt and Sultanahmet and feel the historical texture of the city. After visiting the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Topkapı Palace, you can take a short break in Gülhane Park.
If you would like to continue your route with Sirkeci and Eminönü, you can stop by old inns and bazaars. Walking the streets of a city that preserves its historical architecture can feel like traveling in time. You can add Beyoğlu, Galata and Cihangir to your list and make a cultural trip after finishing your work.
Go on a Flavor Journey
Istanbul is a city where every street host different tastes and delicious food. There are many flavor alternatives in Istanbul, where restaurants from different cultures and Turkish flavors come together. Fish and bread in Eminönü, meatballs in Sultanahmet, kumpir in Ortaköy and pastry in Sarıyer... You can eat whatever you desire in this rich variety and delight your palate. If you would like to have a snack while wandering around, street Turkish bagel vendors and chestnut stalls can accompany you. Don't forget to eat baklava in Karaköy after your meal!
Make Time for Shopping
Istanbul, which hosts many places for shopping enthusiasts, stands out with its different and interesting product options. For an authentic shopping experience, you can visit the Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar. You can buy jewelry, carpets, leather products, handmade items from the Grand Bazaar, spices, and Turkish delights from the Spice Bazaar. Don't forget to purchase freshly roasted Turkish coffee from Eminönü! You can relieve your work stress while visiting shops and stores and purchasing beautiful Istanbul souvenirs for your loved ones. You can visit antique shops in Karaköy, Cihangir and Kadıköy and buy nostalgic pieces from places that sell vintage products.
Take a Bosphorus Tour
Would you like to breathe in the fresh Bosphorus air? A unique visual feast is waiting for you at the Bosphorus, the junction of the Asian and European continents! You can enjoy the view by participating in tours that will allow you to see both sides of the Bosphorus. You can go on a journey among the bridges connecting the two sides of Istanbul, seaside mansions and historical buildings. If you would like to explore the beauties of the city from the sea, then the Bosphorus tour will be an unforgettable experience for you.
Attend To Concerts
Istanbul is a city that hosts artists with different concert events every season. Open-air concerts or festivals in summer, indoor concerts in winter... You can listen to the concert of your favorite artist in Istanbul and witness unforgettable moments. You can enjoy music even during your sudden business trips. Jazz concerts at Galata, classical music recitals at Cemal Reşit Rey Hall, or open-air concerts are waiting for you!
Discover the Islands
Büyükada, Heybeliada, Burgazada and Kınalıada are islands, each with a different beauty. It is a destination you may want to explore with its unique texture, houses, streets, and local people! You can ride a bike on the streets of the island, eat ice cream and even swim in the sea. You can have a pleasant dinner at the Princes' Islands, which can be reached by ferries from many points of Istanbul.
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During your business trip, you may need to plan out your day correctly to make time for both work and social life. You may want to explore Istanbul and do different activities after your study program or in any free time that you can find. For this reason, having your accommodation close to event centers can help you spend your time pleasantly.
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