If you’re traveling to Istanbul for this New Year’s celebrations, then you may be looking forward to the shopping, amazing cuisine and incredible culture. You may have already compiled a list of famous sites to see, including archeological treasures and shopping opportunities. However, the city also has activities to enjoy that you won’t find anywhere else in the world. After you’ve spent some time in the Spice Bazaars and Topkapi Palace, be sure to make time for some of these amazing celebrations that will take place around the city.
Take a Cruise
Istanbul borders the Bosphorus, and you can take a cruise along this waterway to ring in the New Year. There is live Turkish music, a traditional Turkish melody musical performance, belly dancing and an Anatolian Folk Dance. You can also take in the Asuk Masuk, an imitation play of dwarfs performed by male dancers. The menu includes traditional Turkish foods along with unlimited local drinks, so book your reservations today if you love the idea of being on the water and taking in the culture of Europe and Asia at the same time. Transportation is provided in both directions, so it’s easy for visitors to come out and enjoy this event.
Gar Music Hall and Turkish Night Show
This famous bar has a special party to help visitors and locals ring in the changing of the year. The party includes folk dance, unlimited local drinks, and belly dancing. This is one of the most popular shows in the region with a mixture of oriental shows and folk groups. Tickets to the event include transportation to and from the hotel, so it’s easy to stay and make the most of your evening.
Enjoy a marvelous dinner comprised on the finest Turkish cuisine before watching some of the most impressive belly dancers in the region. The party program includes special shows with belly dancers, a Harem Girls Ceremony, singing, and open dancing with live Turkish music. Drinks are unlimited and the restaurant also provides transportation back to your hotel when the festivities conclude.
Reina Club and Restaurant
If you’re looking for a gathering where you can spend more time mingling, dining, and dancing, then consider spending some time at the Reina Club. Full meals are available and you’ll have several different restaurants to choose from for your meal. Guests are expected to dress nicely for the event and the ambience changes with every hour as new projects are presented in the party.
If you’ve been dreaming of going to Istanbul for a vacation, then New Year’s is one of the best times to visit. The Hotel Büyük Keban first started hosting guests in 1971, and we’re located near the Old City and all that this area has to offer. Our hotel was recently remodeled and updated so that you can have all the comforts of home while celebrating the new year abroad. Contact us today for reservation information!