Dance & Music Tours

Dancing in Istanbul (full day)

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Same program as half day tour in the morning, in which we will collect you from your hotel and you will meet your Turkish teacher in a studio for your two hour belly dancing class.

After a lunch break you will meet your tour guide to tour some of the most interesting parts of the city. According to your request we may start our afternoon tour with a visit to a famous belly dance costume designer – Bella. You may want to purchase one of her already designed beautiful costumes or get one specially made for yourself.

In the afternoon, we will take a scenic drive around Istanbul viewing Galata Bridge, old city walls of Istanbul and some local neighbourhood and will spend the rest of the day indulged in shopping in famous Grand Bazaar where has been very lively for hundreds of years as it was the heart of economy and politics in Old Istanbul.. With thousands of shops selling many oriental ornaments, jewellery, food, handicrafts and now many perfectly faked big brands Grand Bazaar still keeps it charm.

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Do & Don't in Istanbul

  • +Take a romantic ferry ride along Bosphorus
  • +Try “kokorec” - a very much appreciated Turkish dish (google it before trying)
  • +Get pampered with a scrub and a foam massage in a traditional Turkish Bath
  • -Don't wander in the back streets of Beyoğlu after midnight
  • -Do not forget your passport anywhere
  • -Do not be shy with locals


Period 1 Pax 2 Pax 3 Pax 4 Pax 5 Pax 6 Pax
01.01.2016 31.12.2016 € 509 € 259 € 179 € 129 € 109 € 99


Pick-up & drop-off

Belly dancer starting kit (a hip scarf and finger cymbals)

2 hours private belly dancing class from Turkish teacher

Hire of studio for 2 hours

English speaking assistant for the morning and tour guide for the afternoon

Half day afternoon tour of Grand Bazaar


  • Oriental Istanbul is a wonderful company. They are welcoming, helpful, knowledgeable and very accommodating. I would recommend them without hesitation! - Artemis Mourat / 2013, Teacher

    Wonderful and unforgettable experience, loved every moment! Will definitely return to Istanbul! hoping to see you all again! - Itsumi Suganuma / 2012, Student


    If you are a dancer at heart that appreciates beauty, history and colorful culture this is the perfect trip to embark on.  With knowledgeable and kind hosts that will take care of you and welcome you to their home town you will be delighted by what they have planned for you.  A beautiful trip to bring a friend along and to make new ones!  I would return in a heartbeat. - Bozenka / 2013, Teacher

    I always have a great time with Oriental Istanbul tours as guest teacher, knowing my students will be hosted very well in stunning parts of Turkey and its makes my work so easy and pleasureful.. One of the best and warmest  organizers I ever worked internationally. Strongly Recommended! - Ozgen / 2011, 2012, 2013 Teacher

    THE perfect tour: very rare & unique - detailed instruction by Ozgen, real roman by Reyhan + local festival in Edirne. How can be better than that! Really appreciate the flexibility about stay & activities. All people in the tour are nice, friendly and helpful - pleasurable all the time. Most of all Burcu and Yoko did such a great job organizing & leading us - easy going yet professional, they know tourism and dancing well. Plus, Ozgen is the great instructor as well as our travel buddy - fun & positive energy, multi tasking (waiter, guide, entertainer etc.. ;) ) Can't wait for the next year! - Akiko Tanikawa / 2012 & 2013, Student

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