8 -11 June 2023
Visit the most diverse city split between Europe and Asia for the short-break holidays and attend the main match of European football – Champions League Final on 10th June 2023! It is going to be one of the most watched sporting events in the world and you can be the witness of the fight for a chance to win the highly sought-after European Football Cup. Just imagine that over 300 million fans will watch the broadcasting of this event on TV and you will be among the lucky few who will feel the atmosphere of this game in Istanbul.
Above all, the event takes place in the stunning city which has it all: over 2500 years of history, culture, and traditions, amazing landmarks, vibrant nightlife, and breathtaking views. You will never run out of new things to see and do here, in this transcontinental metropolis and cultural melting pot. As always, our packages include best accommodation, guides, transfers, tours and 24/7 support.
Our returning guests are offered 5% discount. Tick the box "Apply price for club members" to see your discounted rates.
8 June. Day 1. Arrival
Arrive in Istanbul and take a private transfer to your hotel to check-in. Rest after a flight and dress up. In the evening stroll the streets of the city, which will also feature restaurants, attractions and of course the inevitable shops.
9 June. Day 2. Explore Istanbul
Spanning across Europe and Asia, Istanbul has been situated at a crossroad of civilizations for thousands of years. Pick up form the hotel and transfer to the city center. Walk through the ancient streets of former Byzantine’s capital - Constantinople. Descend into the mysterious sixth-century water reservoir (basilica cistern). Stop at colorful and lively Grand Bazaar to shop unique local products and have lunch, supported by immersive Turkish cuisine show. Come up to Hagia Sophia, an iconic place of worship for the world's two largest religions and coronation place of Byzantine Emperors. Enjoy a beautiful view of the Blue Mosque during sunset and marvel stunning interior design. We will end up with Bosphorus dinner cruise on luxurious yacht. You will enjoy dinner and drinks while seeing sights like the Dolmabahçe Palace, the Galata Tower, and the Bosphorus Bridge. The Bosphorus dinner cruise tour has also Turkish night show.
10 June. Day 3. Champions League Final
Get ready to attend the main football match in Europe and feel its vibe from the very morning walking the city with fans and enjoying the atmosphere of greatest sport event. Return transfer to the venue is provided.
11 June. Day 4. Free time in Istanbul. Departure.
Spend the day in Istanbul at leisure. Private transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
We are experts in football events and travel. We brought 2000+ football fans from Australia, USA, UK, Mexico, Argentina, Croatia, Spain, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand and many others to the World Cups in Russia in 2018 and in Qatar in 2022, EURO-21 and Champions League. Their reviews can be seen on the website below.
Travel with like-minded people
Our group will be something around 50+ soccer fans with both kids and adults, singles and couples. If you are travelling solo - that's not a problem! We can match one solo travellers with others, so you can share a room to manage costs if you wish. Our tours are great opportunities to make new friends!
Pre & post match hospitality
Attend the game in style. Meals & drinks served before and after the game to enlighten your game experience
All travel packages that we offer are customizable. Just tell our managers about your travel desires and we will tailor-make a tour for you.
We take care of you from the moment your plane lands at the airport and until we say our farewells. Along with travel directors in the field, there is a 24/7 phone/WhatsApp line with our operations office. You will always feel well looked after.
Add multiple destinations
We are not just about football. We are experienced in travel as we bring thousands of tourists to the remotest parts of the World. You will be surprised how close Istanbul is to everything and how comfortable a sophisticated travel itinerary trip can be with our experience travel concierge service team. Chat with one of our travel experts and we will create unique custom itinerary just for you.
Discover the Middle East
The Middle East… Fascinating, charming, unexplored & ultra modern. We’re absolutely sure you will have the most amazing oriental experience in Turkiye. However, why not take advantage of its crossroads location and extend your trip with a pre/post or even “in-between the games” tour?
Thousands years of history and bustling modern cities. Beautiful beaches and gorgeous mountains. Famous eastern Bazaars and best shopping malls. Fantastic museums and stunning natural wonders. Excellent food and coffee as a culture. Hamam and archeological sites. Make the most of your Turkiye experience by taking Cappadocia or Antalya extensions, or let us curate a tipr of a lifetime for you. You just can't afford missing chance to explore the country at the crossroads of worldsю
Discover Africa & Asia
Or, why not entertain your loved ones with a side-trip to Kenya or Tanzania on a safari, or take a beach break on a sunny Maldives, Seychelles and Mauritius?
Booking international flights
Flights from the USA, Canada, Mexico, Australia, UK & Europe are available to book. Please contact our managers for the details
Bosphorus Dinner Cruise - All inclusive
Dinner with a night out! This Bosphorus Strait All-Inclusive Dinner Cruise combines dinner, drinks, sightseeing, and entertainment for an affordable price. You'll pass by monuments from the Byzantine and Ottoman empires as you eat, drink, and enjoy watching traditional Turkish folk dancing and belly dancing. Cruise the Bosphorus Strait for a fun night on the water See the Bosphorus Bridge, Dolmabahce Palace, and other sights. Enjoy onboard entertainment such as folk dancing and belly dancing A Turkish meze dinner and unlimited alcoholic drinks are included
Vialand Theme Park
Feel the adrenaline of riding a speedy rollercoaster with this admission ticket to the Vialand Theme Park in Istanbul. hen, experience the 15 m sudden drop on the Viking water ride before heading to the 360-degree entertainment station which is suitable for all ages. Then..Enrich your visit with an All-Inclusive VIP, Diamond, Gold or Silver Package. Its combination of both being a big shopping and amusement center is unique worldwide. Inquire about Istanbul's iconic 600 000 sq meters amusement park now!
Witness the stunning 1-hour Mevlevi Sema ceremony in central Istanbul and see the whirling dances and dervishes. Step inside a 550-year-old Ottoman Turkish bath in Sultanahmet-Sirkeci and take your place. Marvel at this cultural dance that dates back 800 years. See the dervishes and sheikh take their place and praise the Prophet Mohammed. Following the chant, hear the drum voice as the dervishes perform the seven-part Sema ceremony which represents the birth of humanity. The Sema ends with a Fâtiha for the souls of all prophets, martyrs, and believers, and a prayer for the salvation of the country. Enjoy complimentary drinks during this incredible performance.
The pearl of the world on the historical Peninsula, Hurrem Sultan Hammam in Istanbul was designed and built by Mimar Sinan, the chief Ottoman architect. It was built at the request of famous Hurrem Sultan (Roxelana) the wife of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent in the 16th century, between the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia. Enjoy a full set of treatments: private changing rooms, scrubbing, massage, masks, fresh fruits.
★★★★★ Gleam Collection Hotel | City center, Taksim Square
Standard Double or Twin Room | Room 22 m² | City view | The nearest points of interest: Istanbul Congress Center, Taksim Metro Station and Taksim Square | Air conditioning | Private bathroom | Flat-screen TV | Soundproofing | Minibar | Free WiFi | Free toiletries | Bathrobe Slippers | Hairdryer | City view | Upper floors accessible by elevator | Entire unit wheelchair accessible | Hand sanitiser | Tea/Coffee maker | Minibar | Air Safety deposit box | Hardwood or parquet floors | Hypoallergenic | Soundproofing | Ironing facilities | Interconnected room(s) available | Laptop safe | Carbon monoxide detector | Electric kettle | Children's high chair | Cleaning products | Desk | TV | Telephone | Satellite channels | Flat-screen TV | Air purifiers | Clothes rack | No smoking | Garden View
★★★★★ The Stay Boulevard Nisantasi | City center, Nisantasi district
Superior King Room | 1 extra-large double bed | This double room has a soundproofing, seating area and electric kettle| 30 m² | Garden view | The nearest point of interest: the Istanbul Convention Center | Air conditioning | Private bathroom | Flat-screen | TV | Soundproofing | Coffee machine | Minibar| Free WiFi |
★★★★★ Sura Hagia Sophia Hotel | City center, Sultanahmet
Superior Double Room | breakfast |1 large double bed | 25 m² | City view | The nearest points of interest: Hagia Sophia and the Grand Bazaar | Air conditioning | Ensuite bathroom | Flat-screen TV| Soundproofing | Minibar | Free WiFi | Featuring city views| Coffee table| Flat-screen TV |The spacious private bathroom| |Seating area |The tea and coffee setup|
★★★★★ Orientbank Hotel Istanbul, Autograph Collection | City center
Deluxe King Room | Breakfast | 1 extra-large double bed In-room features include LCD TVs | City view | The nearest points of interest: Basilica Cistern, Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia | Coffee machines | Pillow menu | Complimentary natural toiletries |20 m² | Air conditioning | Ensuite bathroom |Flat-screen TV| Soundproofing | Coffee machine| Minibar | Free WiFi |
★★★★★ Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul | City center, European bank of the Bosphorus
Residential Studio | 57m² to 60m² (187 to 197 sq. ft.) | Relaxing views | The nearest points of interest: Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar and Blue Mosque (15-minute drive) | By state-of-the-art facilities | A full assortment of kitchen appliances and wireless internet | Bathroom with rain shower | Living room with dining area | Fully equipped kitchen | Located in Swissotel Living | Upgraded continental breakfast | WiFi internet access | Free access to fitness centre | Interactive TV | Satellite channels | Air conditioning | Nespresso machine | Minibar | Electronic safe | Dual-line telephone | Voicemail and dataport | Large work desk | Ergonomic desk chair | FM stereo radio | Hair dryer | Slippers | Smoking or non-smoking rooms | Tea set-up incl. teapot and loose-leaf tea | Late C-Out/Early C-In (subject to availability) | Pre-arrival contact by Suite Guest Relations | Magazines & Daily preferred Newspaper | Daily VIP Amenity Refresh | Breakfast in Swissotel Living Lounge | iPOD Docking station | In-room Water Bar | In-room Purovel Amenities | X-Box / Wii (subject to availability)
★★★★★ Sofitel Istanbul Taksim | City center, Taksim Square
Superior Room, 1 King / Queen Bed | Superior Room | 1 King / Queen Bed | Lower Floor | City View | The nearest points of interest: Sofitel Istanbul Taksim include Taksim Metro Station, Istiklal Street and Dolmabahce Clock Tower | 49 inch LED TV | Minibar | Brand of Ronnefeldt Tea and Julius Meinl Coffee Facilities | Atelier Cologne Bath Amenities | Shower | Digital Safe | Complimentary WiFi | Max. number of persons:3 | Area:From 35 m² / 376 sq ft | Free in Room Mineral Water | Mini Bar | Coffee/tea making facilities | Kettle | Bottled water | Bathrobe | Hair dryer in bathroom | Full-length mirror | RJ 45 Outlet | RJ 11 Outlet | Wireless internet in your room | High speed internet | Direct dial telephone | TV with on-screen billing info Sprinkler in room | Visual alarm for hearing impaired | Knock light for hearing impaired | Phone light for hearing impaired | Safe deposit box in room | Security Peephole | 220/240 V AC | 220/240 V AC | Iron | Shoe polisher | Double Glazing | Blackout Facilities | Opening windows | Soundproof room | Air Conditioning | Business Desk
★★★★★ The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul at the Bosphorus | City center, European bank of the Bosphorus
Front Bosphorus View Room | 45 m² | Sea view | City view | The nearest points of interest: İnönü Parkı, Dolmabahce Clock Tower, Dolmabahce Palace, Şairler Sofrası Parkı, Taksim Square | Air conditioning | Flat-screen TV | Minibar | Free WiFi | Room size | 45 m² | 1 extra-large double bed | Shower | Bathrobe | Bidet | Towels | Slippers | Hairdryer | Additional toilet | Upper floors accessible by elevator | Extra long beds (> 2 metres) | Alarm clock | Wardrobe or closet | Tea/Coffee maker | Minibar | Air conditioning | Safety deposit box | Hypoallergenic | Tile/marble floor | Ironing facilities | Iron | Interconnected room(s) available | Children's high chair | Sofa | Desk | Seating Area | Telephone | Satellite channels | Radio | Pay-per-view channels | Socket near the bed | Clothes rack | Fold-up bed | Wake up service/Alarm clock | Wake-up service | No smoking
Official Hospitality ticket package includes: some of the best seats, pre- and post game hospitality service on site, meals and drinks, access to Hospitality lounge. Rates start from 3,900 Eur. Contact your travel manager for more information and details of your ticketing process.
Please refer to the official website of the tournament's organizers to purchase standard ticket online: https://www.uefa.com/tickets/
Carefully selected 5-star hotels in the city center
Private comfort class transfers on arrival/departure
Return transfer to the match
Guided sightseeing tour in Istanbul with all admissions including cruise
24/7 support line
International flights to/from Istanbul
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The term Champions League, Campions League 2023 is used only to describe certain events without the specific permission of UEFA. World of Discoveries is not affiliated with UEFA, UEFA EURO, UEFA Foundation, UEFA Events SA, UEFA Club Competitions SA, UEFA Member Association in anyway. Travel packages and services provided by World of Discoveries are independent from UEFA . The official website that offers tickets for Champions League Istanbul 2023 tournament is https://www.uefa.com/tickets/
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Pascal Adolphe & Family
The World of Discoveries team made organising a complex holiday to the Qatar World Cup a breeze. My initial contact, Michael, managed to bring the cost of the holiday in line with my budget where other travel agents told me or would be impossible. On the ground we had a great experience on the desert tour and generally had a ball. Thank you
Carlos Silva, Family & Friends
World of discoveries went above and beyond on the World Cup tour, aside from the tour in Qatar they helped us and manage the logistics to get small 2-3 day tours to Egypt and Jordan in a marathon but memorable 16 days trip. We got to be in 2 of the 5 wonders of the world (Egyptian Pyramids & Petra; among other places) Everything they promised they delivered and always check on each and everyone on our group of 7. Helen from Spain did all the paper work and signed us up and the the land crew that greeted us in Doha were just perfect! Very well recommended and for the next World Cup and the Olympics they will be our go to people for the planning for a great experience such as Qatar 2022. Well done Wofdi!! Kudos to everyone of you!!! (Helen, Michael, Anna, Lina, Varya, among others) don’t meant to leave anyone out intentionally!!
Jeff & Cathy Sisler
We came across WOFDI last spring when we were trying to figure out how to attend the World Cup. The staff at WOFDI organized game tickets and accommodation for us. Communication was excellent throughout. They provided airport transfer and cultural tours as well. Wonderful experience!
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