Academia Cultural Tour – Istanbul

1 06 2010

Departure Day.



Academia Cultural Tour – Ankara – Istanbul

31 05 2010

09.00 Visit Hacettepe University
11.30 Briefing by International Office of Middle East Technical University (METU)
Hosted Lunch at METU
14.30 Visit TOBB University
Depart for flight to Istanbul
Check-in to Polat Renaissance Hotel
Dinner and overnight at Polat Renaissance Hotel



Academia Cultural Tour – Ankara

30 05 2010

Departure for flight to Ankara
Visit Ataturk’s Mausoleum
12.30 Lunch with Former Turkish Ambassador Dr. Faruk Logoglu and Professor Norman Stone of Bilkent U.
Visit Museum of Anatolian Civilizations
Dinner and overnight at Ankara Hilton Hotel



Academia Cultural Tour – Bursa – İznik – Istanbul

29 05 2010

Departure Istanbul via Iznik (Nicaea) ancient city
Iznik Foundation for a presentation on Iznik tiles
Lunch at the Iznik Foundation
City Walls, Roman ruins Departure for Istanbul
Check-in to Park Hyatt Hotel
Dinner and overnight at Park Hyatt Hotel



Academia Cultural Tour – Bursa

28 05 2010

Departure to Bursa
Lunch at Botanic Garden Iskender Restaurant, Bursa
Ulucami and Koza Han (Silk Market) in Bursa
Uluumay Museum & Muradiye Complex
Check-in to the hotel for Dinner & overnight  Bursa Almira Hotel
Turkish Shadow Theater: “Karagöz”



Academia Cultural Tour – Edirne & Çanakkale

27 05 2010

After breakfast check-out & departure via private bus for Edirne & Canakkale
Bayazıt Complex and Healing Center / Ney concert from a famous Neyzen
Selimiye Mosque
Lunch at Taşev Rest
Drive to Canakkale (Gallipoli)
The Anzac Cove, 57th Infantry Regiment Cemetery and Memorial, Chunuk Bair, Canakkale Martyrs Memorial and the Lone Pine Cemetery & Memorial in Gallipoli.
Check-in to the hotel for dinner & overnight at Canakkale Kolin Hotel



Academia Cultural Tour – Istanbul

26 05 2010

Spice Market
Istanbul Modern Art Museum
Briefing about academic relations by Rector Nihat Berker & International Office of Sabanci University
Hosted Lunch at Sabanci University Karaköy İletişim Merkezi
Turkish & Islamic Art Museum
Hagia Sophia Museum
Turkish Cooking Workshop and Dinner
Return Back to the Grand Hyatt Hotel



Academia Cultural Tour – Istanbul

25 05 2010

Briefing about academic relations by Rector Muhammed Sahin & International Office of Istanbul Technical University.
Turkish Cultural Foundation Istanbul office and Briefing on Turkish Education & Higher Education.
Lunch hosted by TCF.
Marbling Art Workshop by Hikmet Barutcugil.
Briefing International Office and Hosted Dinner by Founder Enver Yucel of Bahcesehir University.
Return Back to the Grand Hyatt Hotel.



Academia Cultural Tour – Istanbul

24 05 2010

Topkapı Palace Museum
Lunch at Feriye Karakol Restaurant, Topkapi Palace
Blue Mosque & Hippodrome
Sokullu Mehmet Pasa & Mevlit  sample poetry
Return back to the hotel
Hosted Dinner at Koc University & Turkish Classical Music – FASIL
Return Back to the Grand Hyatt Hotel