Istanbul – a city on two continents, the combination of the East and the 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 when you walk Sultan Ahmet 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 – August 29. Arrival in Istanbul. Check in at the selected hotel. Free time for individual activities. Dinner. Overnight.
2ndday – August 30. Breakfast. Press conference at the press centre. Optional city tour (Agia Sofia, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Bosphorus Bridge, shopping, etc.). Lunch packet. Opening ceremony. Performances of the groups. Dinner. Socializing, going out, optional. Overnight.
3rdday – August 31. Breakfast. Optional boat ride on the Bosphorus. Free time for individual activities. Lunch packet. Performances of the groups. Closing ceremony. Dinner. Optional night out at a traditional Turkish restaurant. Overnight.
4thday – September 01. Breakfast. Hotel check out and departure. End of services.