Cultural Tours Fall 2011 – Bursa-Iznik-Istanbul

20 09 2011

•    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 at hotel.



Cultural Tours Fall 2011 – Bursa

19 09 2011

•    Visit Orhan Gazi & Osman Gazi Tombs
•    Visit Ulucami and Koza Han (Silk Market)
•    Visit Green Mosque & Green Tomb
•    Lunch at Bursa Iskender Restaurant
•    Visit Karagoz “Turkish Shadow Puppet Theater” Museum for presentation of a Karagoz Play
•    Traditional Turkish bath experience (Optional)
•    Return to hotel; dinner & overnight in Bursa.



Cultural Tours Fall 2011 – Canakkale-Bursa

18 09 2011

•    Visit Troy in Canakkale
•    Departure via private bus to Bursa
•    Lunch at Bandirma Eken
•    Visit Uluumay Museum & Muradiye Complex in Bursa
•    Check-in to hotel; Dinner & overnight in Bursa.



Cultural Tours Fall 2011 – Istanbul-Edirne-Canakkale

17 09 2011

•    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; dinner & overnight in Canakkale.



Cultural Tours Fall 2011 – Istanbul

16 09 2011

•    Visit Dolmabahce Palace
•    Visit Istanbul Modern Museum
•    Lunch at Karakoy Güllüoglu
•    Visit Jewish Museum
•    Visit Greek Orthodox Church
•    Visit Surp Hiresdagabad Armenian Church
•    Return to hotel for free time.



Cultural Tours Fall 2011 – Istanbul

15 09 2011

•    Marbling Workshop at “Ebristan” studio by artist Hikmet Barutcugil
•    Lunch at Del-Mare Fish Restaurant
•    Return to hotel, free afternoon



Cultural Tours Fall 2011 – Istanbul

14 09 2011

•    Visit Topkapi Palace and the Harem
•    Lunch at Konyali Restaurant in the Topkapi Palace
•    Visit Hippodrome
•    Visit to Blue Mosque
•    Visit Turkish & Islamic Art Museum
•    Visit Sokullu Mehmet Pasa Mosque & Mevlit
•    Return to hotel, free afternoon
•    Visit to Armaggan Nuruosmaniye
•    Hosted Dinner at Nar Restaurant at Armaggan Nuruosmaniye, accompanied by Turkish Classical Music.



Cultural Tours Fall 2011 – Istanbul

13 09 2011

•    Visit Turkish Cultural Foundation Istanbul Office and Briefing
•    Visit Hagia Sophia
•    Lunch at Matbah Restaurant
•    Visit Istanbul Archeological Museum
•    Visit the Underground Cistern
•    Visit Spice Market (Egyptian Bazaar)
•    Cocktail & Bosporus Dinner Cruise.



Cultural Tours Fall 2011 – Istanbul

12 09 2011

Arrival in Istanbul. Greeted at the arrival hall of the Ataturk Airport. Transfer to hotel.