We will visit the Turkish Tuborg factory, which is our sponsor, and get information about beer production processes.
We will do a city tour of Izmir.
We will stay in Izmir in the evening.
The next day, we will return to Istanbul by bus.
The city of Istanbul has a history which spans over almost 2,500 years, which is evident in the Old City area of Sultanahmet. The tour begins with a visit to the magnificent Hippodrome, once the site of chariot races during the Roman and Byzantine era. See the ancient monuments which stand here to this day, such as the Obelisk of the Theodosius, the Serpentine Column, and the Column of Constantine.
Then possibly the most photographed site in Istanbul , the Blue Mosque. Famous for its beautiful courtyard and impressive minarets, the mosque gets its nickname from the splendid blue tiles that cover its interior walls.
Then visit Topkapi Palace, home to the Sultans of the Ottoman Empire. After this we take a break for a much needed lunch and then continue to the Hagia Sophia, one of the worlds architectural gems.
An ancient basilica dating back to the 4th century, the Hagia Sophia stood as the Cathedral of Constantinople for over a thousand years before being converted into a mosque in 1453; today it serves as a museum.
Finally we go to Istanbuls famous Grand Bazaar, the largest and the oldest covered marketplace in the world, where you may find all kind of gifts, leather, clothing, rugs, antiques, and jewelery in an authentic Oriental atmosphere . Experience the sights, sounds and aromas and get caught up in it as you haggle for bargains !
A traditional Turkish bath package includes 45 minutes of washing, traditional body scrubbing with handwoven wash cloth known as a kese;, a foam wash, and a massage.
The attendants usually provide visitors with a peshtemal, a thin cotton towel to wrap yourself and a regular towel to use after bathing
Bosphorus Brewing Company
Take a 3-hour Bosphorus cruise on a boat
Experience special Turkish-cuisine foods
Watch live dance performances
Drink unlimited local drinks
BCWC (Brewery Collectibles World Convention) - World Beer Collectibles Meeting is an organization that is held every 2 years and brings together beer collectors from all over the world. The event, which will be held in Istanbul for the 5th time in June 2021, was first held in Martin, Slovakia in 2013, in Milwaukee, USA in 2015, in Tychy, Poland in 2017 and in La Plata, Argentina in 2019. The organization, which is held on a different continent every two years, enables beer collectors from different countries to come together.
This organization, where thousands of people all over the world, whose common passions are beer and collections, meet, mingle and have the opportunity to add new objects to their collections for 4 days, is also a good opportunity to get to know and taste different beers and lives different cultures.
We can count the following as the most important activities of this organization.
Exchange of beer collections of different countries,
Opportunity to get to know the beer culture of the countries visited,
Factory and pub visits of large and boutique brewers and beer tastings,
Getting information about the destination and city culture and visiting,
The taste of beers brought by collectors and competitions,
The opportunity to meet face to face with people who share the same passion and are mostly met online.
Turkey collectors Beer Club, a member of the World Beer collectors as well as the first and only Turkish club BCWC World Organizing Committee's mission is to be the representative. This committee decides where the BCWC will be held, takes this decision by making a long and detailed screening. Candidate countries become a candidate by making their presentations 6 years before the organization will take place. Later, they prove that they can organize this great organization with the international and local organizations they have held for 2 years. 4 years before the organization, at the BCWC, candidates are voted on after their final presentation by the Committee, and the winner country is determined.
In 2017 Turkey, Ukraine, Portugal, and Germany taking the most votes in the vote that a candidate has also won the right to this organization in Istanbul. In 2019, we took over the key of the organization until we hand it over to the country that will do it after us.
KEMAL HAKİMOĞLUBCWC COORDINATOR
EMRE ÇİÇEKBCWC HEAD OF STUFF