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Re: New Year 2021 in Istanbul

Arabidopsis ” December 22, 2020, 14:53

We are going too, three adults 35-45, I suggest we team up. Preferably at an establishment of some kind.

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Re: New Year 2021 in Istanbul

Francisco ” December 22, 2020, 5:36 pm

MarasmusAmsterdamus wrote(a) on 22 Dec 2020, 12:23: It looks like there won’t be a movie :(

So I’m sorry, is there anything new added here? I think this information was already a few days ago. Or some other restrictions were added, I do not understand?

Basically the restrictions are the same as any weekend, Sat vs.

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Re: New Year 2021 in Istanbul

Arabidopsis ” December 23, 2020, 19:03

Have you paid? We got the same thing sent to us.

How did you pay, bank transfer, pay link or are you going to cash in person? We’re still 24 hours away thinking about it.

Colleagues on the trip, who else is going to what restaurant and where did you make reservations?

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Re: New Year 2021 in Istanbul

Irmar ” December 23, 2020, 19:51

Thinking about the restaurant at the Seres Hotel. It’s called Rooftop Meze. And generally thinking of staying at that hotel.

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Re: New Year 2021 in Istanbul

Arabidopsis ” December 23, 2020, 21:36

From the pictures, this place is going to be more interesting than SevenHills! I’ll have to keep it in mind as a priority place for New Year’s Eve too. Emailed the restaurant, waiting for information.

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Re: New Year 2021 in Istanbul

Col4anov ” December 23, 2020, 21:56

So celebrations in hotel restaurants aren’t cancelled? And they said they banned it, and restaurants will now give refunds

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vokk ” December 23, 2020, 23:09

While in Turkey Yemeksepeti installed. Or someone will post the apk. I even registered there. But somehow didn’t order anything, usually walked around anyway, took some takeaways at the same time.

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I have the experience of traveling from the airport on lockdown day. Buses run (as do almost all transportation). We got the keys to the apartments (from the neighbors of the owner). By the way, Turkish neighbors can always ask for a local cab (of their neighborhood), they know what’s cheaper.

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Re: New Year 2021 in Istanbul

Kupitoursam ” 24 Dec 2020, 08:13

Arabidopsis , do you think it would be possible to bargain with the muse roof? 70€ per person they asked for. Discounted the menu and it’s not so good.

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Arabidopsis ” December 24, 2020, 09:55

What exactly did you find “so-so”? I’ve only asked for the menu so far.

For my taste, SevenHills has a so-so menu for 100 E. Some local cold and hot appetizers and desserts and more or less festive stuffed turkey and sea bass. It’s not clear what “unlimited local alcohol” means. Doesn’t fit the concept of a “Mediterranean restaurant” as they position themselves.

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Arabidopsis ” December 24, 2020, 11:12 am.

Also, it’s not like they’re going to let “non-stayers off the street” into a priory restaurant for dinner without a reservation. I mean, they have to at least protect themselves against the law somehow.

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Irmar ” 24 Dec 2020, 11:38 am.

Kupitoursam , did they ask for an advance payment for the reservation? And how did you contact them at all? They don’t answer me by mail. Only managed to find out the restaurant’s hours of operation through Bucking

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Kupitoursam ” December 24, 2020, 11:40 am.

Didn’t ask, found their email on the internet, communicating there. First communicated in English, then switched to Russian)

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Arabidopsis ” December 24, 2020, 12:11 am

Irmar wrote(a) December 24, 2020, 11:38 AM: Kupitoursam, did they ask for an advance payment for the reservation? And how did you contact them at all?

I’ve had the restaurant respond quite promptly in English via email from their address on jimail, the address is from the establishment’s website. They asked for a prepayment, but it seems you can come to them in advance live and make it.

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How to celebrate New Year in Istanbul

New Year in Istanbul

Istanbul is a special city, so you can celebrate the New Year in the ancient city in an unforgettable way! Learn how and where to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2021, what the weather is like and what to do during the vacations. We share the best restaurants with a good New Year’s Eve program.

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The weather in Istanbul for the New Year

By Russian standards, winter is mild: daytime temperatures average +10. +12°C, rarely the temperature drops to +6. +4°C. Especially warm when the sun shines. At night and in the evenings it is cooler.

In December the weather is very variable. It can be just cloudy, sometimes it rains, it rarely snows. The sea is cold because of the wind. In general, the weather in Istanbul on New Year is usually good, but it is better to dress warmer – waterproof and windproof. However, the Turks care about their guests: special heaters and warm plaids are issued in the restaurants.

Winter in Istanbul

The retro streetcar on Istiklal. Photo: Randy Tarampi / unsplash.com.

New Year’s Eve ideas in Istanbul

There are many options for welcoming the New Year 2021 in Istanbul, but most tourists in their reviews recommend meeting it at the Galata Bridge . This is the bridge over the Golden Horn Bay that connects the new and old parts of the European side of the city. People come here to admire the festive fireworks or to set off their own fireworks. And on the lower floor of the bridge are many fish restaurants, where you can book a table in advance. True, not all restaurants are renowned for their cuisine, and they are shamelessly overpriced. Haggle!

Taksim district and Istiklal street are the heart of the night city. There are lots of stores, bars and nightclubs that don’t close until the morning. On New Year’s Eve, the clubs put on shows and discos, which attracts young people.

Another option for New Year’s Eve in Istanbul is to take a boat trip, drink champagne with light snacks and enjoy the views of the city at night in the lights, cutting the waters of the Bosphorus. Often there are shows and fireworks during the cruise. If you want to take a ride on the Bosphorus, find out the weather beforehand.

If you want a quiet and romantic holiday book a table in a closed restaurant with panoramic windows – there are many of them in Istanbul!

Galata Bridge

Galata Bridge is the most popular place to celebrate New Year. You can watch fireworks and have a pleasant evening in a restaurant. Photo: philipus / depositphotos.com.

The best restaurants and hotels to celebrate the New Year

How else to celebrate the New Year in Istanbul? Get a room in a luxury hotel and order dinner at a restaurant with a view of the city! For example, the Intercontinental Istanbul is located in the Taksim district and its Safran restaurant has won many awards for its Turkish cuisine. The magnificent panoramic view will be the perfect complement to the overall festive atmosphere.

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A great dinner, fireworks, cocktails and a disco – this is the New Year’s Eve scenario offered by The Marmara Hotel in Taksim. For vacationers with children it is a good idea to stay at the Marti Istanbul Hotel and celebrate the holiday with a special children’s menu.

In the Besiktas district there is a five star Four Seasons Hotel at the Bosphorus. The Aqua Restaurant at the hotel treats its guests with truffles, foie gras, and other delicacies; there is live music and a disco till morning.

One of the oldest hotels Pera Palace Hotel offers to celebrate the New Year in the glamorous style of the 20’s and 30’s: great food and live music, ladies in evening dresses and men in tails.

Prices for the New Year in Istanbul in 2021

As noted by tourists in their reviews, New Year’s Eve prices in Istanbul jump up significantly. Hotels at New Year celebrations usually raise their prices by 2-3 times, a standard room in a 3 * hotel for three nights – from $ 200 to $ 400. We advise to book a room at Hotelluk or Rumguru a few months before the holiday.

According to reviews of tourists who met the New Year’s Eve in Istanbul, for a modest holiday dinner at a restaurant will have to leave $ 75-100 for one person. Typically, the menu includes fish and meat snacks, beer, champagne and local beverages. Some establishments allow customers to bring their own alcohol.

The nightclubs in Taksim district on New Year’s Eve charge from $100 minimum to $600-700 in high status venues. There are a lot of people, so it is better to worry about admission tickets in advance. In some clubs the entrance fee is $30-50 per person, for this money you can see the show program, but for drinks and snacks you have to pay separately.

New Year’s Eve cruise on the Bosphorus on a boat with champagne will cost $ 150 per person.

Istanbul transport

There are a lot of ferries and pleasure boats on the Golden Horn and the Bosphorus – be sure to take a ride!

What to see on holidays in Istanbul

In winter it is much more pleasant to see the city than in summer, because there is no heat and crowds of tourists stepping on your heels. It’s a great place to visit Hagia Sophia Cathedral, the Galata Tower (the best view of the city), the Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Mosque), Topkapi Palace, Istiklal Street, and a ride on a vintage streetcar. See what you can’t miss in Istanbul.

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If you like shopping, check out the Grand Bazaar and the Egyptian Bazaar. Or take a boat ride on the Bosphorus for an unforgettable experience. See what excursions are worth taking in Istanbul. Look for author’s interesting excursions on Sputnik and Tripster sites – with tourist reviews and detailed program descriptions.

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Carpets, fixtures and ceilings are the main beauty in Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar. The ceiling is not for sale, but the carpets and fixtures are actively bought up by tourists and taken home.

Istanbul tours for New Year – 2021

Winter holidays tours are more expensive, so it is worth buying them a few months before the New Year. Look for them on services Travelata and Level.Travel.

Now you can still find great inexpensive deals. For example, tours with a departure on December 28 for 7-8 nights cost from 60 thousand rubles (3-4 stars hotels with good ratings of guests).

Tourist reviews about rest in Istanbul in the New Year

So, what good things noted by tourists in their reviews about the New Year in Istanbul:

  • A beautiful city with lots of entertainment and attractions. The weather in winter is perfect for romantic boat rides or leisurely walks along the promenades.
  • Wonderful food – and this applies not only to the expensive establishments. The quality of food is high everywhere, even in the ordinary outlets on the street.
  • You can properly relax by visiting the Turkish bath.
  • It is possible to combine a good holiday with shopping. New Year’s sales begin even before the New Year, you can have time to make a nice purchase.

The disadvantages of such vacations tourists called:

  • Excessive attention to women of Slavic appearance on the part of Turkish men. A male companion does not help much to get rid of the intrusive glances, especially sensitive will have to stock up on patience.
  • Some people are awakened in the morning by prayers. It is impossible not to hear them: there are several thousand mosques in the city, and powerful speakers amplify the sound.
  • In places of large crowds, excesses are possible – people drink, and not everyone knows how to do it adequately. The hot temper can break out, so in order to avoid adventures it is better to celebrate the New Year in a cozy hotel restaurant or other peaceful place.

Mutlu Yillar! Happy New Year.

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