11th I N T E R N A T I O N A L F O L K L O R E
F E S T I V A L
I S T A N B U L – T U R K E Y
April 22 – 26, 2016
Festival is organized by Mediteranian Organization in cooperation with local municipalities, chambers of commerce and local folklore ensemble. The festival will be covered in media by the local and international press and television. Mayors or the deputy mayors, from the cities of festival contestants, will be honored guests of the festival at the expense of the organizer.
Istanbul – a city on two continents, the combination of East and West, Europe and Asia, with rich culture that leaves every visitor speechless, since it was influenced by four great civilizations: Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman. Istanbul changed its name few times throughout history. It is known as Bysantium, New Rome, Constantinople and Istanbul. Today, Istanbul is a metropolis with over 17 million residents. Modern Taksim Square and Beyoglu area and Osmanbey, will make you feel like in any other world metropolis, while you walk Sultan Akhmetov square, it will be like a time travelling. New and old, the Orient and Europe, Islam and Christianity, you will not meet them anywhere so intertwined and inseparable, as in Istanbul.
1stday – April 22
Arrival at Istanbul. Check in at the selected hotel. Free time for
individual activities. Dinner. Overnight.
2ndday – April 23
Breakfast. Press conference at the press centre. Optional city tour
(Agia Sofia, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Bosphorus Bridge, shopping, etc.). Lunch pack.
Opening ceremony of the festival. Performances of the groups. Dinner. Socializing,
going out, optional. Overnight.
3rdday – April 24
Breakfast. Optional boat ride on the Bosphorus. Free time for
individual activities. Lunch pack. Performances of the groups. Closing ceremony. Dinner.
Optional night out at a traditional Turkish restaurant. Overnight.
4thday – April 25
Breakfast. Free time for individual activities. Lunch pack. Free
time. Dinner. Overnight.
5thday – April 26
Breakfast. Hotel check out and departure. End of services.
*Trip to Istanbul – Travel guide http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFXBgFTzPbY
PRICE PER PERSON
Hotel **** GRAND EMIN www.aymahotelsgroup.com 175 €
Extra day 44 €
Hotel **** GOLDEN CITY www.gchotelistanbul.com
Hotel **** KENT www.kenthotel.com
Hotel *** WASHINGTON www.hotel-washington.com 149 €
Extra day 38 €
Hotel *** BENLER www.benlerotel.com
Hotel *** BARIN www.barinhotel.com
Hotel *** ERBOY www.erboyhotel.com
Hotel *** GRAND TAHIR www.glorioushotelistanbul.com
Hotel *** SANGCALAR
Hotel *** TAYHAN www.hoteltayhan.com 129 €
Extra day 33 €
Hotel *** GRAND LIZA www.hotelliza.com
Hotel *** ILKAY www.ilkayhotel.com
Hotel ** AGAN www.aganhotel.com
www.cordialhouse.com 109 €
Extra day 28 €
Special offer: Groups that have participated on other festivals of Mediteranian Organization
have a 10% discount
THE PRICE INCLUDES
– Accommodation at the selected hotel in double, triple or four bedded rooms
in half board (breakfast and dinner, + lunch pack)
– Participation fee for the festival
– Accompany during the festival
– Certificates, plaques, photos and videos
THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
– Optional excursions
– Personal expenses and expenses not covered by the program
OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS AND SERVICES
– Tickets for all trips, tours and attractions
– City tour
– Guide for Istanbul city tour 80-100 € (price depending on the language)
– Agia Sofia – 9€
– Museum Karie – 5.5€
– Big Palace – 3€
– Museum Fethie – 2€
– Τopkapi palace – 9€
– Hamam and massage – 15€- 40€
– Transfer to / from airport
– OW (one way) bus up to 30 persons – 95€
– OW (one way) bus up to 50 persons – 130€
– “Gar” dinner at a restaurant with live music and an international program,
one drink included – 25€
– Boat ride on the Bosphorus, with the guide – 12€
– “Kumkapi” dinner, the price depends on the chosen meal
– Discotheque – 6€
– Extra charge for a double room per person per day: 5€
– Extra charge for a single room per person per day:
Hotel **** 27 €
Hotel *** 23 €
The exact name of Hotel/Hostel will be announced five days before the festival, if it is not already mentioned in the program.
The organizer reserves the right to change the terms and conditions of performance of excursions and individual items from the program due to objective circumstances.