Where can be a better place then Istanbul to learn how to shake your belly?? Belly dancing is a very popular and traditional dance originated from Middle East and now considered a great way of keeping fit and getting in touch with your body and soul. We will collect you from your hotel in the morning and drive you to the studio where you will meet Turkish teacher who will be very excited to share with you those special figures. A workshop of two hours will take place in which during you will learn basics of belly dancing, how to relax your muscles and moving them in a way you never did before. During and after the class, you will feel much more flexible, and well… also feminine..
After a lunch break you will meet your tour guide to tour some of the most interesting parts of the city. According to your request we may start our afternoon tour with a visit to a famous belly dance costume designer – Bella. You may want to purchase one of her already designed beautiful costumes or get one specially made for yourself.
In the afternoon, we will take a scenic drive around Istanbul viewing Galata Bridge, old city walls of Istanbul and some local neighbourhood and will spend the rest of the day indulged in shopping in famous Grand Bazaar where has been very lively for hundreds of years as it was the heart of economy and politics in Old Istanbul.. With thousands of shops selling many oriental ornaments, jewellery, food, handicrafts and now many perfectly faked big brands Grand Bazaar still keeps it charm.
Pick-up & drop-off
Belly dancer starting kit (a hip scarf and finger cymbals)
2 hours private belly dancing class from Turkish teacher
Hire of studio for 2 hours
English speaking assistant for the morning and tour guide for the afternoon
Half day afternoon tour of Grand Bazaar