Why should Istanbul be your favourite event destination!
Since a long time Istanbul has been the heart and soul of Turkey! Although it is not the capital of the country, as many are wrongly assuming, it is a very important hub for business and number one event destination in Turkey.
Without any doubt Istanbul is also one of the world’s greatest cities, like London, New York or Paris. But unlike any other city, it splits between two continents: Europe and Asia. Being a bridge between the two continent makes it an extremely cosmopolitan and fascinating city, as well as unique in its style. And no…you don’t need your passport to go to the Asian side!
Istanbul can be also very complicated city, with his 16 million citizens, divided in three parts by the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn, the numerous hills, the traffic, it is not easy go around. But of course when you are coming you should see both sides with MEP.
The city can be definitely one of the most interesting for an incentive trip. With our 41 years of experience in the travel industry, MEP is providing DMC services in Istanbul, insuring a personal relationship with the local supplier, professionalism and creativity. We can help you to make your group reservations the most memorable one!
Here is our can't-miss list for Istanbul!
Visit Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern, to step back in the time.
Get impressed by the beautiful tile works at the Blue Mosque, see images of Christianity and Islam side by side at Hagia Sophia – how about a private evening visit? – and walk underground in Basilica Cistern or to spice it up, breakfast in the Cistern? All three buildings are on the same block around the city’s Roman Hippodrome Square, so it’s possible to explore them all in one morning!
Take a boat trip on the Bosphorus!
Cruise between the two continents or maybe play “urban golf” on each stop as a teambuilding activity?
Get lost in the Grand Bazaar!
Let the sellers tempt you with a waste range of souvenirs, species and anything else. And don’t get surprise if there they can speak all the languages of the world. MEP can get you behind the scenes access to secret ateliers, views from the Bazaars roof and bargaining games!
Explore the different neighborhoods!
Both in the European and Asian side we can find some areas that are more conservative (Fatih and Ümraniye), more modern (Beyoğlu and Kadıköy), more historical places (Sultanahmet and Üsküdar) and shopping areas (Nişantaşı and Bağdat Caddesi). And guess what the best way to do this? Through the foods of course! Go local foods hunting on two continents, taste the pickles from 200 year old pickle show, Gulluoglu’s famed baklava atelier and Turkey’s best Turkish Coffee cooked traditionally on sand at Mandabatmaz.
Catch the sunset at Galata Bridge!
You can be able to catch the most beautiful orange sunset accompany by seagulls, fishermen pack up for the day, and breathtaking view of the mosques. Or how about an early morning activity of fishing over the sunrise over Golden Horn?
Join one of our Corporate Social Responsibility programs!
Maybe a beach cleaning activity on Prince’s Islands with boat and horse-carriage tours around the islands? Join one of our Corporate Social Responsibility program. To get more info please send us an e-mail.