Teacher Study Tours 2007 – Group 1 Ankara – Istanbul – USA

20 07 2007
  • Transfer to airport for homebound flights through Istanbul.


Teacher Study Tours 2007 – Group 1 Ankara

19 07 2007
  • We depart for the city tour of Ankara.
  • We will visit the Citadel and the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations.
  • Lunch briefing on Turkish domestic/foreign issues
  • Afternoon visit to the Mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.
  • Visit to Ministry of Education and farewell reception.


Teacher Study Tours 2007 – Group 1 Amasya – Hattusas – Ankara

18 07 2007
  • We drive to the ancient centers of Hittite culture at Hattusas and we will explore Lion Gate, the Tunnel, Kings Gate and Great Citadel.
  • Lunch at Sungurlu Mavi Ocak.
  • We will drive to Ankara. 


Teacher Study Tours 2007 – Group 1 Sivas – Tokat – Amasya

17 07 2007
  • We depart for the city tour of Sivas.
  • After the tour we continue on to Tokat.
  • A walking tour will take us through the old town, visiting Hatuniye Mosque and Tas Han.
  • Lunch at Cim Cim Restaurant.
  • We drive to Amasya, a city between the Black Sea and inner Turkey
  • Afternoon, we step back in time to see some of the most beautiful traditional old homes of Amasya.
  • Dinner at Ali Kaya Restaurant. 


Teacher Study Tours 2007 – Group 1 Cappadocia – Kayseri – Sivas

16 07 2007
  • We drive to Kayseri, one of the most important trade centers of Anatolia over history.
  • We will visit the castle and the Covered Market, which is one of the four biggest covered markets of Turkey. 
  • Lunch at Manti Evi Restaurant.
  • We depart for Sivas.
  • We will visit the Buruciye and Cifte Minareli Medreses.


Teacher Study Tours 2007 – Group 1 Cappadocia

15 07 2007
  • Departure for full day Cappadocia tour.
  • Our first stop will be the celebrated Goreme Open Air Museum.
  • The finest of its frescoed churches are undoubtedly the Karanlik Kilise (the Dark Church), the
    Elmali Kilise (the Apple Church), and the Tokali Kilise (the church with a
    Buckle).
  • Lunch at Alaturca Restaurant.
  • In Avanos, the town famous for its pottery, we will visit a pottery workshop.
  • Then we visit the troglodytic village of Zelve.
  • We will attend a Whirling Dervishes ceremony at the magnificent Saruhan Caravanserai.


Teacher Study Tours 2007 – Group 1 Konya – Catalhoyuk – Cappadocia

14 07 2007
  • Drive to Cappadocia.
  • Our first stop will be the Neolithic site of Catalhoyuk. We will be given a private tour of this neolithic Anatolian site, excavated by an international team, by Dr.Ian Hodder of
    Stanford University, who leads the excavation project.
  • We will visit the magnificent, early 13th century Sultanhan Seljuk caravanserai.
  • Lunch at Orhan Agacli Tesisleri in Aksaray.
  • Drive to the land of wonders that is  Cappadocia.
  • We will visit the Underground city of Kaymakli.


Teacher Study Tours 2007 – Group 1 Pamukkale – Konya

13 07 2007
  • Drive to Konya.
  • Lunch at Konya Kosk Mutfagi.
  • We will visit the Museum and Tomb of Rumi and the Karatay Medrese.
  • we will visit Ince Minareli and Alaadin Mosques.


Teacher Study Tours 2007 – Group 1 Kusadasi – Aphrodisias – Pamukkale

12 07 2007
  • Depart for Pamukkale.
  • Visit to the remains of Aphrodisias.
  • We will visit the Temple of Aphrodite.
  • Lunch at Anatolia Restaurant.
  • We will drive to the delightful ¨frozen waterfalls¨ and the healing hot mineral springs of Pamukkale.
  • We will visit Hierapolis.