Teacher Study Tours 2009 – Group 1 Istanbul

10 07 2009
  • Departure from the hotel. Transfer to airport for homebound flights through Istanbul.


Teacher Study Tours 2009 – Group 1 Cappadocia – Ankara

9 07 2009
  • We depart for Ankara.
  • First visit to the Mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder and first President of the Republic of Turkey.
  • Lunch at Ankara Castle. 
  • Visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations.
  • A briefing on domestic/foreign policy issues by a guest speaker.
  • Dinner and overnight at the Hotel.


Teacher Study Tours 2009 – Group 1 Cappadocia

8 07 2009
  • After breakfast, departure for full day Cappadocia tour.
  • First stop will be the Kaymakli underground city.
  • Visit the celebrated Goreme Open Air Museum, which was once a major center of monasticism. The finest of its frescoed churches are undoubtedly the Elmali Kilise (the Apple Church), and the Tokali Kilise (the church with a Buckle).
  • Lunch will be served at a typical regional restaurant.
  • In Avanos, the town famous for its pottery, visit a pottery workshop.
  • Visit Mustafapasa (Sinasos), one of the nicest villages in Cappadocia and the scenic view of Uchisar, Pasabag (Monks Valley) and Pigeon Valley.
  • Dinner and overnight at the Hotel.
  • After dinner, attend a Whirling Dervishes ceremony at the magnificent Saruhan Caravanserai.


Teacher Study Tours 2009 – Group 1 Konya – Cappadocia

7 07 2009
  • After breakfast, drive to Cappadocia.
  • Lunch enroute and then visit the magnificent, early 13th century Sultanhan Caravanserais from the Seljuk period.
  • Dinner and overnight at the Hotel.


Teacher Study Tours 2009 – Group 1 Pamukkale – Catalhoyuk – Konya

6 07 2009
  • After breakfast, drive to the delightful ¨frozen waterfalls¨ and the healing hot mineral springs of Pamukkale, the main cotton growing area of Turkey and an ancient health resort for the Roman.
  • Visit Hierapolis.
  • Drive to Konya.
  • Lunch will be taken at Kosk Restaurant in Konya.
  • Visit the Museum and Tomb of Rumi, which is one of the supreme achievements of Turkish Art. Its dome is completely covered with an amazingly intricate faience mosaic.
  • Visit the Neolithic site of Catalhoyuk where humans first congregated in villages.
  • 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.
  • Dinner and overnight at the Hotel in Konya.


Teacher Study Tours 2009 – Group 1 Kusadasi – Aphrodisias – Pamukkale

5 07 2009
  • Depart for Pamukkale, Denizli.
  •  After breakfast move on to the Ephesus Archeological Museum and the vast, cruciform Basilica of St John, which was built by the Emperor Justinian in the early 6th century, and provided the model for the cathedral of San Marco in Venice.
  • Lunch in Karacasu.
  • Visit to a village school, Atakoy Ilkogretim Okulu, in Karacasu.
  • Late afternoon visit to the remains of Aphrodisias.
  • Visit the Temple of Aphrodite, built around the 1st century B.C. and converted into a basilica in the 5th century A.D and one of the finest ancient stadiums ever built.
  • Dinner and overnight at the Hotel in Pamukkale.


Teacher Study Tours 2009 – Group 1 Bursa – Ephesus – Kusadasi

4 07 2009
  • Departure for Kusadasi.
  • Lunch will be taken enroute at Ramiz Restaurant in Akhisar, Manisa.
  • Afternoon visit to Ephesus.
  • Dinner and overnight at the Hotel in Kusadasi.


Teacher Study Tours 2009 – Group 1 Adapazari – Iznik – Bursa

3 07 2009
  • Early morning departure for Adapazari.
  • Visit to the Adapazari Enka Schools.
  • Lunch will be served at Enka Schools.
  • Depart for Iznik, famous with its Lake and beautiful “Iznik tiles,” which decorate mosques and palaces throughout Turkey.
  • Visit the Iznik Foundation, an organization reviving the tradition of Turkish tile-making.
  • Depart for Bursa, rich in religious monuments, mosques, tombs, and traditional Turkish baths.
  • Visit the Great Mosque.
  • Then enjoy shopping at the Koza Han, home of the Silk Trade.
  • After dinner, the group will enjoy a traditional Turkish Shadow Theatre: Karagoz.
  • Overnight at the Hotel in Bursa.


Teacher Study Tours 2009 – Group 1 Istanbul

2 07 2009
  • Visit to Ayasofya (Hagia Sophia), which was built by the Emperor Justinian and inaugurated in 537 AD.
  • Visit to Bahcesehir Science Technology High School.
  • Lunch at the Bahcesehir Science Technology High School.
  • NGO’s and reception at the Turkish Cultural Foundation Turkey office
  • Overnight at the Hotel.