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Ipek & Alex Wedding


Ipek & Alex Wedding 

July 12, 2014

Accommodation in Istanbul

Please kindly note that we are holding below mentioned room allotments in each hotel with different release periods. Therefore, if the option date is over or the rooms are sold out, the relevant hotel will disappear from the page. All the bookings will be confirmed first come first served basis.

Amiral Palace

8 rooms reserved

  • Single room bed& breakfast 73 €/ per night.
  • Double room bed& breakfast 85 €/ per night.
  • Extra bed 24 €/ per night.

Hotel Arcadia Blue

8 rooms reserved

  • Single/ double room bed& breakfast 120 €/ per night.
  • Extra bed 30 € / per night.

Richmond Hotel Istanbul

8 rooms reserved

  • Single room bed& breakfast 100 €/ per night.
  • Double room bed& breakfast 112 €/ per night.
  • Extra bed 30 €/ per night.
  •  All room rates are quoted in EURO € per room and per night including breakfast and % 8 VAT.


Daily Tours

11 July Istanbul Highlights
0900 Departure by coach. Visit the Topkapi Palace which was the royal residence of the Ottoman Sultans more than 400 years. Visits include the Harem and the Treasury Sections. Then walk into the Saint Sophia Church Museum which was the largest Church of the East Roman Empire, then converted into a mosque during the Ottoman era, now serves as a museum for visitors from all over the world. After having our lunch continue to Grand Bazaar.
1430 Return to hotel (15:30 Departure for boat trip)
Per Person 90 €
Tour will depart by minimum 15 paying participants. Rate includes lunches, entrance fees to the mentioned sites.

16.30- 19:00 Boat trip at the Bosphorus.


12 July Byzantine Secrets
10:00 Departure from the hotel, cross the Ataturk Bridge on Golden Horn and drive along the City Walls dating back to the 5th.century AD. built by Theodosius II... Visit the Fener Roman Orthodox Patriarchate. Then visit the Chora Church, a 14th century Byzantine church which had been converted into a mosque in the 15th. century, famous for finest example of Byzantine mosaics decorating the ceiling and the walls with scenes taken from the old and the New Testaments. Take a stroll through the typical Turkish neighbor-hood around the church. Continue visiting St.Sergius & Bacchus Church.
13:00 Lunch at a local restaurant
14:00 15:30 after lunch continue visiting the Underground Cistern Basilica which served as the water reservoir of the city both during the Byzantine and the Ottoman Empires

16:30 Return to hotel
(18:00 Departure for wedding)

Per Person 90 €
Tour will depart by minimum 15 paying participants. Rate includes lunches, entrance fees to the mentioned sites.


18:00 departure for wedding by shuttle bus.


There will be complimentary transport arranged from the hotels listed on this website to the wedding and back. Please confirm whether you would like to reserve a place on the minibus by emailing Oasis.

The Bosphorus Boat Trip will take place 4:30-7:00pm on Friday, 11th July. Please confirm your attendance by sending an email to ipekandalex@gmail.com if you have not done so already.
The boat will depart from Kabatas pier at 4:30pm and return to Arnavutkoy pier at 7:00pm. Please make sure you arrive at Kabatas pier by 4:15pm latest.

There will be complimentary transport arranged from the hotels on this website to Kabatas pier. Please also confirm whether you would like to reserve a place on the minibus by emailing Oasis.

If you are not staying at one of the hotels listen on this website, but staying nearby, you can also meet at one of the hotels specified  you can also walk to the nearest hotel listed and take the complimentary minibus to the wedding/boat trip. If you plan to do this, you will have to inform Oasis beforehand and meet at one of the following hotels: Pera Palace, Amiral Palace and Arcadia.

To confirm your transport, please send an email to Deniz Yurtkuran- oasis@oasis.com.tr specifying how many people, which hotel you want to be picked up from and for which event (wedding, boat trip or both). Please specify your transport requests by 30 June 2014. You will be sent further information about pick-up times nearer the date of the wedding.


There are 2 airports in İstanbul. Istanbul Ataturk Airport is on the European side and most of the international flights and domestic flights use this airport. Most of you will probably be landing to this airport. Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport is the one on the Asian side and some domestic flights depart from this airport as well as some international flights.


There are taxis available at the airports. Taxis from Ataturk Airport cost around 45-50 TL to Sultanahmet and around 50-60 TL to Beyoglu. Taxis from Sabiha Gokcen Airport cost around 90-100 TL to Sultanahmet and around 100-110 TL to Beyoglu. (All prices vary depending on time spent in traffic). If you would like to arrange an airport transfer (for example if you are arriving in a group) please contact Oasis directly. Transfers costs are around €75 up to 8 people. There are also buses operated by a company called Habatas which s approximately 5 €.

Depending on traffic (which can be heavy during morning and evening rush hour), it may take up to 1 hour to travel to Sultanahmet and up to 2 hours to Beyoglu from Ataturk Airport. It may add an extra hour to your journey if you are arriving at Sabiha Gokcen airport. Please factor in travel time when planning your arrival & departure.

Furthermore, for those who are ambitious about the Greek and Roman archaeological sites at the western coast of Anatolia, such as Ephesus, Pergamon and Assos or interested in visiting the fairy chimneys and Early Byzantine Cave- Churces in Cappadocia, tailor made tours can be arranged upon your request. There are also nice beaches along the lace – like intricate coastline of the region for relaxing under the Mediterranean Sun and/or sailing along the beautiful Aegean  coastline.

You will need a tourist visa to enter Turkey. You can apply for online visa at following link.  Obtaining visa at the airports on arrival will not be in affect as of April 2014. 



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