Exotic City Wellness Adventure
Traveling, and the memories it creates, are my greatest treasure. Each experience leaves an imprint on my soul that I can turn to for comfort and inspiration during the frenetic pace and sometimes high stakes stress of daily life. Escape to Shape is by far THE BEST at curating a series of meaningful experiences that will forever shape my perspective and outlook. From cultural exploration, historical tours, challenging fitness schedules, and healthy culinary experiences, Erica and Francesco expertly orchestrate trips and memories that I shall relish forever. The friends I have made on these trips are indeed friends for life. Thank you Escape to Shape for what you do - your trips are works of art.
-- Liz R.
Join ESCAPE TO SHAPE on an exclusive & exotic City Escape to impressive Istanbul; a city like no other, where the Eastern Exotic meets the Modern West, resulting in a unique & unparalleled city- rich in history, seeped in culture, splashed with magnificent architecture, vibrant color and never-ending energy.
Enjoy seven nights in modern, sleek accommodations at Soho House, Istanbul in the heart of hip Beyoglu. yoga & fitness classes, private cultural & historical tours, insider access to the cities best shopping, art & designers (including the Grand Bazaar & Egyptian Spice Market), flavorful food & a private boat to explore the history & natural beauty of Prince's Islands. Discover some of the cities hidden gems; relax as you experience a luxurious & authentic Turkish Bath & live like an in-the-know local at the exclusive Soho House. If you have long dreamt to immerse yourself in the rich, multi-layered culture of Istanbul, now is your chance, while staying fit along the way!
Due to the nature of the political climate in Istanbul (& world-wide) travel insurance is required to participate in this Escape. Additionally, this Escape will only be offered if 10 guests register by July 12. Space is strickely limited to 14 guests.
- 7-nights accommodations at Soho House- Istanbul- a chic, sophisticated property in the heart of hip Beyoglu. Each room has an en suite bathroom, heating, AC and deluxe amenities. PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLY KING BEDS ARE AVAILABLE- PRIVATE ROOMS OR SHARING A KING BED WITH A FRIEND/PARTNER ARE THE ONLY ROOM OPTIONS.
- 3 delicious & healthy meals & snacks reflective of the region & the season provided daily. Unique dining experiences around Istanbul, highlighting healthy takes on classic Turkish cuisine as well as Mediterranean favorites - from hidden cafes in the Grand Bazaar to fresh fish on the seaside, each meal is an experience.
- Yoga, meditation & fitness/HIIT training
- Guided private cultural experiences to discover the rich Byzantine, Greek, Ottoman and Islamic history of Sultanahmet (the ancient & original Istanbul). Experience the famous history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site- including Hagia Sophia, The Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Basilica Cistern and Topkapi Palace.
- Private guided shopping (& historical) tour of The Grand Bazaar & Egyptian Spice Market as well as numerous 'shopping secrets'.
- Discover the neighborhoods of Galata, Beyoglu, Çukurcuma, Karaköy, Balat, Arnavutköy & Moda (a bohemian hip neighborhood on the Asian side)- each with their own unique feel & flavor.
- Cultural treats such as exposure to Turkish music & dance
- Free time to further explore the culture, markets and world famous nightlife
- Experience a luxurious Turkish Bath
- Ground transportation to/from Istanbul Ataturk Airport (ISL) or Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW).
$3000 non-refundable deposit per person. Please refer to the policies page of our website for our complete cancellation policy.
Occupying the 19th century Palazzo Corpi in Istanbul’s Beyoğlu district, Soho House- Istanbul is THE place to stay for those in-the-know in this vibrant, culture-rich city on the Bosphorus. With 87 bedrooms, a Drawing Room, a Game Room, Dining Room, Club Bar, Pantry Kitchen, Naavah & Cecconi’s Restaurants, Cowshed Active (Gym) and Cowshed Relax (spa) it is the perfect place to call home at the end of full days exploring this impressive city. Plus, we will have access to the Soho House private members only club during our stay, thus enhancing the 'live like a local' feel of this exclusive Escape.
Please note that we will not have exclusive use of Soho House- Istanbul; rather, we will be sharing it with other discerning guests.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLY KING BEDS ARE AVAILABLE- PRIVATE ROOMS OR SHARING A KING BED WITH A FRIEND/PARTNER ARE THE ONLY ROOM OPTIONS.
Sample Itinerary & Menu
Sample Days At Escape To Shape: Istanbul
Please note all activities are optional
Arrival to Istanbul
1:00 pm- Lunch
5:00 pm- Yoga & Meditation
6:30 pm - Oritentation
8:00 pm - Dinner at Soho House
8:00-10:00 am- Breakfast Available at your leisure
10:00 am- Yoga & Meditation
12:00 pm- Depart for lunch & private tour to discover Byzantine Jewels- including Haiga Sophia, Hippodrome & Basilica Cistern.
8:00 pm - Dinner
7:30 am - Morning Burst Boot Camp
8:00-10:00 am- Breakfast Available at your leisure
10:00 am- Private tour to discover the Ottoman Treasures- Topkapi Palace & Harem and Blue Mosque with lunch along the way.
3:00 pm- Turkish Bath
5:00 pm – Yoga & Meditation
8:00 pm- Dinner