1-Month Trip to Istanbul, Turkey

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Start packing for Istanbul, where East meets West.

Blessed by geography, Istanbul is a culture-packed destination that straddles two continents. Discover picturesque Middle Eastern mosques and then spot colorful European architecture. Marvel at the 4,000 shops of the Grand Bazaar and try the rich Asian-influenced cuisine. Learn to say ‘Hello’ in Turkish, to your home for the month. We’ll handle the details, just bring your job.

City of Istanbul

What's Included

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Meet your new community. We’re 4000+ strong.

Traveling the world is incredible, but traveling alongside a vibrant global community - now that’s unforgettable. Over the past 6 years, we’ve helped 4,000+ passionate adventurers find their go-to adventure buddies, business partners, and even love connections while on the road. Everything we do revolves around community. We can’t wait for you to join ours.

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Ozgur Gurbuz
Meet our Istanbul City Manager

Ozgur Gurbuz

Ozgur loves sharing his city with Remote Year travelers from around the world, and can’t wait to tell you where to find the best beyti lamb kebab in town. Want to kayak the Bosphorus River? He knows the perfect spot. Looking for the most beautiful rooftop to catch the sunset? Ozgur has you covered. With a City Manager like Ozgur and a Community Leader to support you on the ground, you’ll be exploring Istanbul like a local from the second you arrive!

Get cozy in the city nicknamed the “City of World’s Desire”.

You’ll be staying in shared apartments in the cozy and residential Kadikoy district. Grab lunch at a nearby seafood market. Stroll by cafés and shops on the umbrella-covered streets of the Moda neighborhood then head to the shore for views of the Marmara Sea. Experience Istanbul’s charm in your day-to-day life.
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Fuel up with a Turkish breakfast before logging on.

Power on in Remote Year’s designated workspace inside two historic mansions in the heart of Istanbul. It’s easily accessible, with reliable wifi, 24/7 access, and private bookable meeting rooms. You’ll surely stay productive in this environment - just grab a strong cup of Turkish coffee before your first meeting.
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Soar 2,000 feet above the city of Cappadocia

Ride a segway through the remnants of the Byzantine Empire on your new commute. Escape the bustle after work and soak in a Turkish bath. Enjoy baklava tasting with your crew. Cycle along the coastline at Caddebostan beach. Fill your nights and weekends with adventure in Istanbul.

Cross two continents off your bucket list. Get ready for Istanbul!

90% of Remote Year travelers say our programs changed their life. How will we change yours? 

Oct 30 - Nov 26, 2022

Spots still available


Welcome to your first trip with Remote Year! To travel with us you first need to be a member of our Community and have a Travel Pass Membership. The great news is, we include your first year’s Explorer Travel Pass Membership price with your first trip.*

Your First Trip + 1-Year Explorer Travel Pass Membership



Explorer Travel Pass Membership Benefits

Valid for 1 year

Future Trips Starting From $2,050


Community of 4000+ & 150 online groups


Dedicated RY Advisor


Job board, city guides & resources


50% off exclusive RY festivals from $750


Access to 80 destinations in our RY Travel Marketplace


3 day early-access to book new trips


Monthly local meetups & digital events


10% off Selina accommodations

*The Explorer Travel Pass Membership is included in your first trip and then is $49/month billed annually.

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