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Istanbul Champions League Final 2023

June 9
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The UEFA Champions League is one of the most prestigious club football competitions in the world, and 2023 final will be held in Istanbul. As the city is home to some of the most iconic landmarks, including the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, and the Grand Bazaar, it's the perfect destination for football fans and tourists alike.

The final will take place at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium, which has a capacity of over 76,000 spectators. The stadium was originally built for the 2005 Champions League final.

Meet the curator
  • Alex
    Alex spent his 20s living in Istanbul. He's currently based in London but is always considering where his next home country might be. When he's not designing incredible trips, Alex can usually be found at a music festival and drinking tea like a true local.
Your itinerary
Arriving to Istanbul Airport
June 9 | 08:00 - 08:30
Welcome to Istanbul! We hope you had a pleasant flight.
Hotel transfer
June 9 | 09:00
Your personal driver Emin will be waiting for you at the airport. Your car is black Mercedes S-class. If you have any questions about your transfer, please, send us message via our app-chat.
Early Check-in at Four Seasons Bosphorus
June 9 | 11:00
Proudly standing on the shores of the scenic Bosphorus – the storied strait that links Europe and Asia – lovingly restored, 19th-century Ottoman palace brings together Istanbul's ancient architecture, warm Turkish hospitality and contemporary accommodations. Relax in one of our traditional hammams, spend an afternoon lounging around our outdoor pool, and savour Anatolian delicacies as you admire the soaring minarets and towers of the city's inimitable waterfront skyline.
Lunch at Ocakbaşı
June 9 | 12:00
Take a culinary journey around Turkey at our pop-up restaurant located on the terrace, specializing in a variety of different flavored kebabs and mezes.
Get inspired by Beşiktaş
June 9 | 14:00 - 16:00
Besiktas is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Istanbul. This region is located on the European part of the Bosphorus. It is considered one of the most famous and vital areas in the European section of the city. During the eighteenth century, during the era of the Ottoman Empire, Dolmabahce Palace, the administrative center of Besiktas, was established, and the neighborhood grew and became one of the most prominent areas of the city.

One of Istanbul's most successful football teams, Beşiktaş, plays its home games at Vodafone Park, the stadium that sports enthusiasts won't want to miss. Get access to Beşiktaş Museum, learn about the glorious history of the successful soccer team, and enjoy an unbelievable experience that many would only dream of!
History of Galatasaray
June 9 | 16:00 - 18:00
How many sports clubs are there that actually have their roots in some mythical stories? Obviously, Galatasaray's history does not go back to Ancient Greek times, but when you ask the question "How was Galatasaray founded?".

You will walk through the famous Istiklal Street and see Galatasaray Lyceum where Galatasaray Football Club was founded in 1905.
Dinner at Neolokal
June 9 | 19:00
Maksut Aşkar and his young team preserve their culinary heritage and guide it into the future with their exciting cuisine. This also involves an emphasis on sustainability, as in the rigorous selection of local produce (including the fine Turkish wines) and the proximity of suppliers. Chef Aşkar puts his stamp on authentic recipes with a subtlety that is all of his own. Imagine a finely spiced 'cupcake' made of bulgur and a tasty chicken preparation, accompanied by a rich cream velouté and a full-bodied chicken demi-glace, topped with a potato crisp.

The location of the restaurant, in the Salt Galata, makes your experience all the more memorable. The large windows and fabulous terrace afford superb views of Istanbul's rooftops and beautiful mosques.
True sounds of Nardis Jazz Club
June 9 | 21:00
Known to be perhaps the go-to jazz bar in Istanbul, Nardis is situated at the foot of the Galata Tower and features live jazz music from local and international acts practically every night. With a capacity of 120, Nardis requires table reservations. We will provide you with sits at this venue. You will find your tickets in the app.
Breakfast at Yali Lounge
June 10 | 09:00 - 09:30
Just off the lobby, our all-day lounge is an intimate place to mingle with friends over afternoon tea, wind down with cocktails and cigars at night, or try the renowned Turkish pide.
In-Room Breakfast
June 11 | 09:00 - 09:30
Ideal for time-zone–hopping travellers, impromptu meetings or for a quiet, private meal, our extensive menu lets you dine in style in the comfort of your guest room or suite
Curator tips
  • Ninety-nine percent of venues and shops in Istanbul accept credit/debit cards, including Visa and Mastercard, as well as contactless pay. For small markets and convenience stores, local restaurants, bars and taxis – and when dipping into the wonderful world of Istanbul street food – you'll need cash.
    Alex Smith