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Holiday type City breaks
Creative holidays
Learning holidays
Singles holidays
Special interest holidays
Country Turkey
Travel type Make your own way
Price range From £707
Travel partner GoLearnTo
Duration 7 nights
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Turkish Belly Dancing in Istanbul

This amazing 7 night/8 day belly dancing holiday set in Istanbul, one of the most vibrant and exciting cities in the world, uncovers the secrets and mysteries of belly dancing and enchanting oriental rhythms whilst offering the unique opportunity to discover ancient palaces, bazaars and Turkish cuisine in all its authenticity.

World renowned, professional and experienced Turkish performers, dancers and musicians will give 10 hours of dance classes over 5 days, where you will learn authentic belly dancing techniques and choreography with a chance to perform at your own individual belly dance show on the last evening.

Included

  • 10 hours of belly dancing and roman dance workshops with professional Turkish teachers
  • Classes take place for 2 hours a day for 5 days (2-6)
  • Belly dancer beginner kit (a hip scarf and a set of finger cymbals)
  • Opportunity to perform on stage with your teacher on the student’s night
  • Daily open buffet breakfast in hotel
  • Laundry service once a week for clothing used during the workshops
  • Welcome dinner on your arrival day
  • A certificate of attendance
  • 7 nights / 8 days at the 4* Konak Hotel (or similar) in a twin/double en-suite room Note: It may be possible to share a double room with another guest subject to availability or pay a private single rooms are available for a supplement
  • Check in anytime after 2pm on day 1 and check out by 11am on day 8
  • Arrival and return transfer airport from Istanbul
  • Please note: should the group size be less than 6 people the course content and itinerary may vary slightly, please email hello@golearnto.com to check latest bookings and for more details
Day 1- Arrival and welcome dinner

Upon arrival at Istanbul airport you will be met at the airport and transferred to your beautiful hotel located in the heart of the city - After checking in and refreshing, you will meet your teachers in the evening along with guides and the rest of the group - Tonight you will celebrate your arrival with a welcome dinner in a traditional restaurant in famous and beautiful Taksim

Day 2 - Belly dancing classes

After a delicious breakfast you will be transferred to the studio for your first belly dancing class lasting 2 hours (the studio is located a 5 minute drive from the hotel, and transfers are included in the course price) - The evening is yours to explore and find one of the many great places to dine, relaxing in time for your next day of dance classes

*OPTIONAL itinerary upgrade - After changing and refreshing you will drive to Sultanahmet to start exploring the city - You will first pay a visit to Hippodrome where the chariots were used to race in the Byzantine times and continue on to the Old City - You will also enjoy a guided tour of the Palace which features precious ornaments from Ottoman Empire and Islam - You will visit the treasury where you will see one of the biggest diamonds in the world - The next stop is Blue Mosque, this is the only imperial mosque with 6 minarets and takes its name from the blue tiles used for decorating its walls and dome

Day 3 - Belly dancing and Turkish rhythms

After breakfast you will enjoy your second belly dancing and rhythm class lasting 1 hour - In the afternoon you will experience a totally new style of rhythm and dance learning roman dance and rhythms where you will be taught the famous 9/8 Turkish rhythm during your 1 hour of classes

*OPTIONAL itinerary upgrade - Following the lesson you will be in for an amazing shopping experience visiting the Grand Bazaar - Apart from enjoying the maze of streets you will also be taken to a costume shop to help you find your belly dancing outfit for the final performance (if you want) from a famous belly dance outfit designer

Day 4 - Belly dancing and Turkish rhythms

After breakfast you will be taken to the studio for belly dancing and rhythm workshop that lasts 2 hours

*OPTIONAL itinerary upgrade - Today you will be crossing to another continent to the other side of the Bosphorous and heading to Kadikoy - You will enjoy a walk along the streets of Kadikoy a very popular area for locals with a huge fish and vegetable market, a large street for shopping and many bars - Here you will eat a delicious lunch of local dishes in one of the restaurants or a snack from the many street shops of Kadikoy - You will then head to Camlica Hill to enjoy an amazing view of the city - After paying a visit to Uskudar you will return to Europe and get ready for an evening meal

Day 5 – Belly dancing and Turkish folk dance

You will enjoy breakfast as usual at the hotel - After lunch you will enjoy 2 hours of belly dance and Turkish folk dances workshops

*OPTIONAL itinerary upgrade - In the morning you will head to the old city to visit more of the impressive monuments including Aya Sophia museum and the museum by Ataturk, famous for the beautiful frescoes and mosaics - Later you will visit the traditional underground water waterworks of the city, now beautifully restored it provides a unique and mystical atmosphere

Day 6 - Belly dancing and rhythm classes

In the morning after breakfast you will enjoy another series of dance classes belly dance and rhythm classes lasting 2 hours

*OPTIONAL itinerary upgrade - You will spend the afternoon cruising along the Bosphorus on private boat enjoying snacks and drinks will be served on the boat while we are enjoying the beautiful views of mosques, palaces and old houses along the shore - You have the evening free to dine in one of Istanbul’s fantastic restaurants

Day 7 - Finale evening and performance

You have the day free. This is a big day and after your free time during the day, you are welcome to participate in the evening’s performance to the audience tonight - At the end of the day you and your fellow guests will go to the club where you will do you performance together - You will be performing among other professional belly dancers, if you prefer not to participate, you are more than welcome to help with preparations or watch the show with the rest of the audience - After a successful performance, enjoy an after show party in one of the most popular clubs of Istanbul playing authentic tunes to celebrate!

Day 8 - Departure

Today after breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home or to the next destination
Accommodation is set in the beautiful 4* boutique Konak hotel - Located right in the centre of Istanbul it is ideal for exploring the area - All rooms are modern, beautifully decorated with all mod cons - Rooms are furnished to the highest standards - There is access to free wifi in the hotel - Daily maid service is included and free internet connection is available - Accommodation is included for 7 nights / 8 days - Check in anytime on arrival on day 1 and check out by 11noon on day 8 - The hotel boasts a beautiful spa with Turkish baths and massage room sauna, Jacuzzi and Turkish bath - You will have free access to all the spas facilities - The especially designed massage room will offer you a wide selection of massages to energise your body and you soul - In cases of no availability, an alternative hotel of a similar high standard will be provided. - Private rooms for sole occupancy can be reserved with a single supplement

This holiday is booked by phone. Click 'book now' to make a reservation request to our travel partner who will call you back to confirm your booking details and take payment. To speak to a representative now please call 0330 333 6737.

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