Cultural Tours Fall 2010 – Istanbul

22 09 2010

Group I

Begin Central Turkey Tour or departure on homebound flight



Cultural Tours Fall 2010 – Bursa – Iznik -Istanbul

21 09 2010

•    Departure via private bus for Istanbul via Iznik (Nicaea) ancient city
•    Visit City Walls, Roman ruins
•    Visit Iznik Foundation for a presentation on Iznik tiles
•    Lunch at the Iznik Foundation
•    Departure for Istanbul
•    Check-in to Polat Renaissance Hotel
•    Farewell Dinner



Cultural Tours Fall 2010 – Bursa

20 09 2010

•    Visit Orhan Gazi & Osman Gazi Tombs
•    Visit Ulucami and Koza Han (Silk Market)
•    Visit Green Mosque & Green Tomb
•    Lunch at Bursa Iskender Restaurant
•    Visit Uluumay Museum & Muradiye Complex in Bursa
•    Traditional Turkish bath experience (Optional)
•    Dinner & Overnight



Cultural Tours Fall 2010 – Canakkale – Bursa

19 09 2010

•    Visit Troy in Canakkale
•    Departure via private bus to Bursa
•    Lunch at Bandirma Eken
•    Visit Karagoz “Turkish Shadow Puppet Theater” Museum for presentation of a Karagoz Play
•    Check-in to hotel for Dinner & Overnight



Cultural Tours Fall 2010 – Istanbul – Edirne – Canakkale

18 09 2010

•    After breakfast check-out & departure via private bus for Edirne & Canakkale
•    Visit Bayazıt Complex and Healing Center / Turkish classical music “Ney” concert
•    Lunch at Taşev Rest
•    Visit Selimiye Mosque
•    Drive to Canakkale (Gallipoli)
•    Visit 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 hotel for dinner & over night



Cultural Tours Fall 2010 – Istanbul

17 09 2010

•    Visit Dolmabahce Palace
•    Visit Jewish Museum
•    Visit Istanbul Modern Museum
•    Lunch at Karakoy Borekcisi
•    Visit Greek Orthodox Church
•    Visit Surp Hiresdagabad Armenian Church
•    Hotel & Free Evening



Cultural Tours Fall 2010 – Istanbul

16 09 2010

•    Marbling Workshop at “Ebristan” studio by artist Hikmet Barutcugil
•    Lunch
•    Hotel & Free Time
•    7:30 PM Briefing by TAIK (www.turkey-now.org)
•    8:00 PM Dinner Hosted by TAIK



Cultural Tours Fall 2010 – Istanbul

15 09 2010

•    Visit Topkapi Palace
•    Lunch at Konyali Restaurant in the Topkapi Palace
•    Visit Hippodrome
•    Visit Turkish & Islamic Art Museum
•    Visit Sokullu Mehmet Pasa Mosque & Mevlit
•    Hotel & Free afternoon
•    Visit to Armaggan & Cocktail Dinner (www.armaggan.com)



Cultural Tours Fall 2010 – Istanbul

14 09 2010

•    Visit to Turkish Cultural Foundation Istanbul Office and Briefing
•    Visit Blue Mosque
•    Visit Hagia Sophia
•    Lunch at Karakol Restaurant
•    Visit Istanbul Archeological Museum
•    Visit Spice Market (Egyptian Bazaar)
•    Hotel
•    Cocktail & Bosporus Dinner Cruise