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International Festival in ISTANBUL

Application Form Price: 75 € Date: 22 - 25 April, 2021
Location: ISTANBUL, Turkey
Director: Dragan & WOFA
Application Deadline: 15 March, 2021
Groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.

                                          I N V I T A T I O N

We are inviting you to the  International Folkore Festival in Istanbul  From   22.04 – 25.04.2021.

 Participating ensembles are coming from Russia, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Ukraine, Greece, Turkey, Serbia, Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, Armenia, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Slovenia,Macedonia…


April 22 - Scheduled arrival in the Turkey’s biggest city – Istanbul. Upon

arrival, there will be an optional city sightseeing tour (circular bus tour) that

includes: the Golden Horn waterway, crossing over to Asia via the

Bosphorus Bridge, visiting Camlica - the most beautiful viewpoint in the city,

Besiktas, Dolmabahçe Palace, Taksim and Beyoglu, Galata Bridge and

Tower, the Historical Peninsula, the Sea of Marmara… Afterwards we will

check into the hotel, have a meeting of group representatives and spend the


April 23 - Breakfast. After breakfast we will organize an optional sightseeing

of Istanbul’s historic core with travel guides provided in group languages

visiting: the pedestrian zone, the Grand Bazaar, the Hippodrome, the Blue

Mosk, Hagia Sophia (inside visit), Topkapi Palace – the former residence of

the Ottoman emperors and now one of world’s richest museums, Gulhane

Park. Free time for individual activities or shopping at the Grand Bazaar

(Kapalı Çarşı). Return to the hotel. Spend the night at the hotel.

April 24 – Breakfast. A day dedicated to festival activities. Performance

rehearsals. Sound checks. Openining of I International Folklore Festival in

Istanbul !!!

Performances of the cultural-artistic ensembles. Diploma presentation. After

the Festival there is an option to organize a final hangout in the evening for

all Festival participants. Going back to the hotel for the overnight stay.

April 25 – Breakfast. Leaving the hotel. Free time or an optional Joyful

Istanbul tour of the Miniaturk parkat the shoreof Golden Horn. The park


featuresthe models of 135 of the most iconic structures in Istanbul and

Turkey, made in 1:25 scale. Afterwards we will cross to the other side of the

GoldenHorn, to the picturesque neighbourhood of Balat, known for its

colourful facades, and the Fener neighbourhood, the home of The

Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. As the final partof the program,

we will organize an optional afternoon tour which includes: Bosphoruscruise

tour taking youon a boat trip between Europe and Asia with a tour guide

provided. Departure from Istanbul is scheduled for the afternoon Leaving the

hotel and unfortunately moving of all ensembles back to their arrival point of

departure with another meeting next year !!!!!!.

The price for staying at hotels:

Hotel Sorriso****, Hotel Sorriso Due****,

Hotel Holiday Inn (Sisli) *****


85 euros


The price for staying at hotels: Hotel Sahinler 3***, Hotel Golden Way


Giyimkent *****…

75 euros


The arrangement includes:

- Accomodation in 3/4/5 star hotels like: Hotel Sahinler***, Hotel Golden

Way Giyimkent ****, Hotel Sorisso****, Hotel Sorisso Due****, Hotel Holiday

Inn (Sisli)*****… for 3 nights with breakfast in triple and quad rooms (with

the option to pay extra 5 euros per nihgtper person for a double room).

- diplomas

- Invitation letter

The arrangement does not include:

- The extra charge for dinner is7-8 € per person per night, depends of Hotel

- Optional tours (from 5 € tour of Istanbul depending on thenumber of

applicants, the visit to Istanbul’s historic core: the Grand Bazaar,

Hippodrome, Blue Mosk, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace (without the entry

ticket) – from 10 €; Joyful Istanbul: Miniaturk (miniature Turkey) + Balat

(colourful facades) and Fener (The Ecumenical Patriarchate of

Constantinople) - from 10 € depending on the number of applicants,

Bosphorus cruise between Europe and Asia – from 20 €.

- Insurance, Travel costs, hotel parking, vignettes, tolls…


Note: all ensembles need to provide their own music, either by bringing an orchestra or a CD with their


music. Each ensemble is required to prepare a 5-15 minute performance.


Groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.

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