From June 7th to June 29th, Istanbul’s always unique offering becomes that bit more special. Here’s how you can be a part of it…
Istanbul isn’t a city that’s short of fantastic attractions to feast the eyes on. From towering minarets and underground Byzantine cisterns to steamy bathhouses – ancient culture and Ottaman architecture sit side-by-side with a thriving, modern European city. It’s synthesis of history and culture which offers a unique experience at any time of the year – but never more so than during the Istanbul Shopping Fest.
From the boutique to the bazaar to the Blue Mosque
For shopaholics and culture lovers alike, running from 7th to 29th June, the Shopping Fest offers 23 days when Istanbul’s malls and attractions come alive with exciting experiences, not to mention longer opening hours – ideal for making the most of a stay in Turkey’s timeless city.
Stay, shop, see and satisfy your craving – whether it’s for the latest fashion or Istanbul’s ancient history. Take in a fashion show but don’t forget to visit Topkapı Palace and Basilica Cistern along the way.
Not-to-be-missed discount days
Not only does the Fest offer a fantastic experience for visitors, there’s also the opportunity to bag a bargain at a series of discount days taking place throughout its 23 days.
‘Golden Day’ on 12th June is perfect for anyone hoping to pick up something sparkling during their stay – with jewellery brands throughout the city offering huge discounts. Meanwhile, additional discount days range from Jeans Day on 8th June to Technology Day a week later on the 15th.
Be a la mode on the streets
And don’t just head to the shops for all the action. Throughout the 23 days of the Fest Istanbul’s streets will also come alive. From carnivals and concerts to fashion shows and performances – it’s all on offer for a truly unique experience.
In particular, the Ortakoy Opening Ceremony on the evening of June 6th promises to be a spectacle to remember – with light, dance and water shows, various musical performances and a truly magnificent fireworks display. If you’re staying at the Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel it’s right on the doorstep so there’s no excuse not to join in the celebrations!
Making the most of it
While incredibly exciting and fulfilling, a full day of shopping and sight-seeing can be an exhausting experience too! Turkish coffee will no doubt be a staple for anyone making the most of the Fest and we can also help you along the way with our exclusive packages. For anyone who’s shopped ‘til they dropped there’s the option of recovering with a relaxing session in the spa with great discounts available. Complimentary shuttle buses are also running for the duration of the Fest and we can welcome you back from your day’s shopping and sightseeing with a refreshing chilled drink. No excuses now – there’s never been a better time to enjoy Istanbul!