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PRE - CONFERENCE ISTANBUL TOUR PROGRAM

03 September 2003 - Wednesday

 

Arrival to your Hotel that you are going to be informed about. Relax and enjoy your stay till tomorrow when you are going to be picked up for your tour. Dinner will be served in your hotel.

04 September 2003 - Thursday

Following breakfast, we are heading to the old city to visit the "Hippodrome", once upon a time 1.000.000 spectators were watching at the chariot races and the gladiator fights. Highlight of this visit is the obelisk that was built 5.000 years before in Egypt and transported to Istanbul by the Roman Empire. Then, we are going to walk Blue Mosque next to Hippodrome. This mosque is famous with its delicate blue ceramic tiles which is one of the "master pieces" of Ottoman Empires. After this, we will visit Saint Sophia church. This church - converted mosque - turned museum takes breath away with in sheer architectural size of its interior and magnificent dome. After then, we will proceed the spectacular Topkapi Palace, built on one of the seven hills of Istanbul City. This huge complex commands the views of the Marmara Sea, the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. Lunch will be served at the Imperial Terrace of the palace with the best panoramic site of Istanbul city. Finally, we will go to the Grand Bazaar which is the most attractive shopping center and the biggest "soak" in the world with nearly 4000 shops antiquities, jewelry, gold, carpets and leather wear. After we finished our program for today we are going back to our Hotel for dinner and overnight.

05 September 2003 - Friday

Departure from your Hotel after breakfast for visit to the aromatic Spice Bazaar, where the scents of cinnamon cloves and thyme rise from hundreds of colorful muslin bags at every store - front. Then take a look at the Suleymaniye mosque dedicated in the name of Suleyman the Magnificent who was the most famous Ottoman Sultan in his reign more than twenty country was conquered. After the tour program finished, our travel agency will handle your transfer to Istanbul (Ataturk) airport.

TOUR PRICE
Per Person in Double Room : 215.-USD
Single Room : 235.-USD

ALL INCLUDED

  • Room with private bath or shower at a good 4 star Hotel.
  • Two open buffet breakfast at your Hotel.
  • Two open buffet dinner at your Hotel.
  • Two lunches in local restaurants.
  • Hotel service charges, tips and portage.
  • Professional tour director at your service throughout the tour.
  • Sightseeing as described in the itinerary including entrance fees.
  • Land transportation by private air-conditioned minibus or motor coach depending on group size.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Beverages, alcoholic and drink in the lunches and dinner.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Customary tips to your guide and to your driver

NOTE
For the Istanbul - Ankara flight on 5 September 2003, you may purchase your international flight tickets with a stop-over in Istanbul. Please book for the flight TK132 at 16:15.


PRE - CONFERENCE CAPPADOCIA TOUR PROGRAM

04 September 2003 - Thursday

This morning we are going to pick you up from your Hotels and we are heading in route to Cappadocia via picturesque Salt Lake which is the second biggest in Turkey. After lunch, we will visit the underground city of Kaymakli where 1400 years ago people carved the earth down and created huge complexes in 50 meters deep to defend themselves. Thousands of early Christians lived here and concealed from persecutors in eight-story complexes of subterranean dwellings. Dinner will be served at your hotel

05 September 2003 - Friday

After breakfast early departure from the Hotel for touring the citadel of Uchisar to see the enchanting lunar landscape of the region: 'moon-like' topography of Cappadocia. We will enjoy nature where the wind and the weather have eroded the soft volcanic rock, leaving pillars, cones and "Fair Chimneys". Then we are going to comes Goreme, with its rock chapels hollowed out by early Christians. These rock chapels were used by early Christians as secret dwellings for the purpose of protecting themselves from first by their Roman and later by their Byzantine persecutors. These secret dwellings decorated with vivid frescoes, which have withstood the corrosive effects of the time dating from the 6th to the 10th century, would be an unforgettable experience. We will also visit pottery - making village Avanos and see how pots and tiles are made out of white and red clays on the flying wheel. When we finished our program in the late afternoon, we are going to drive back to Ankara and leave you back to your Hotels.

TOUR PRICE
Per Person in Double Room : 125.-USD
Single Room : 150.-USD

ALL INCLUDED

  • Room with private bath or shower at the 4 star Hotel
  • Open buffet breakfast at your hotel
  • One buffet dinner at your hotel
  • Two lunches in a local restaurant.
  • Hotel service changes, hotel tips and the portage
  • Professional tour director at your service throughout the tour
  • Sightseeing as described in the itinerary
  • Land transportation by private air-conditioned minibus or motor coach depending on group size.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Beverages, alcoholic and drink in the lunches and dinner.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Customary tips to your guide and to your driver

POST - CONFERENCE ISTANBUL TOUR PROGRAM

10 September 2003 - Wednesday

Transfer to the Ankara Airport after breakfast for your Istanbul flight. Right after the lunch served in Istanbul, we are heading to the old city to visit the "Hippodrome", once upon a time 1.000.000 spectators were watching at the chariot races and the gladiator fights. Highlight of this visit is the obelisk that was built 5.000 years before in Egypt and transported to Istanbul by the Roman Empire. Then, we are going to walk Blue Mosque next to Hippodrome. This mosque is famous with its delicate blue ceramic tiles which is one of the "master pieces" of Ottoman Empires. After this, we will visit Saint Sophia church. This church - converted mosque - turned museum takes breath away with in sheer architectural size of its interior and magnificent dome. Then, we will drive to our hotel for check-in and dinner.

11 September 2003 - Thursday

Following breakfast, we will proceed the spectacular Topkapi Palace, built on one of the seven hills of Istanbul City. This huge complex commands the views of the Marmara Sea, the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. Lunch will be served at the Imperial Terrace of the palace with the best panoramic site of Istanbul city. Then we will go to the Grand Bazaar which is the most attractive shopping center and the biggest "soak" in the world with nearly 4000 shops antiquities, jewelry, gold, carpets and leather wear. Right after we will visit to the aromatic Spice Bazaar, where the scents of cinnamon cloves and thyme rise from hundreds of colorful muslin bags at every store - front. Then take a look at the Suleymaniye mosque dedicated in the name of Suleyman the Magnificent who was the most famous Ottoman Sultan in his reign more than twenty country was conquered. After we finished our program for today we are going back to our Hotel for dinner and overnight.

12 September 2003 - Friday

After breakfast, you are free on leisure depends on your program till 12:00 o'clock. At that time you should check out of your rooms.

TOUR PRICE

Per Person in Double Room : 215.-USD
Single Room : 235.-USD

ALL INCLUDED

  • Room with private bath or shower at a good 4 star Hotel.
  • Two open buffet breakfast at your Hotel.
  • Two open buffet dinner at your Hotel.
  • Two lunches in local restaurants.
  • Hotel service charges, tips and portage.
  • Professional tour director at your service throughout the tour.
  • Sightseeing as described in the itinerary including entrance fees.
  • Land transportation by private air-conditioned minibus or motor coach depending on group size.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Beverages, alcoholic and drink in the lunches and dinner.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Customary tips to your guide and to your driver

NOTE
For the Ankara - Istanbul flight on 10 September 2003, you may purchase your international flight tickets with a stop-over in Istanbul. Please book for the flight TK115 at 10:00.


POST - CONFERENCE CAPPADOCIA TOUR PROGRAM

10 September 2003 - Wednesday

This morning we are going to pick you up from your Hotels and we are heading in route to Cappadocia via picturesque Salt Lake which is the second biggest in Turkey. After lunch, we will visit the underground city of Kaymakli where 1400 years ago people carved the earth down and created huge complexes in 50 meters deep to defend themselves. Thousands of early Christians lived here and concealed from persecutors in eight-story complexes of subterranean dwellings. Dinner will be served at your hotel.

11 September 2003 - Thursday

After breakfast early departure from the Hotel for touring the citadel of Uchisar to see the enchanting lunar landscape of the region: 'moon-like' topography of Cappadocia. We will enjoy nature where the wind and the weather have eroded the soft volcanic rock, leaving pillars, cones and "Fair Chimneys". Then we are going to comes Goreme, with its rock chapels hollowed out by early Christians. These rock chapels were used by early Christians as secret dwellings for the purpose of protecting themselves from first by their Roman and later by their Byzantine persecutors. These secret dwellings decorated with vivid frescoes, which have withstood the corrosive effects of the time dating from the 6th to the 10th century, would be an unforgettable experience. We will also visit pottery - making village Avanos and see how pots and tiles are made out of white and red clays on the flying wheel. When we finished our program in the late afternoon, we are going to drive back to Ankara and leave you back to your Hotels.

TOUR PRICE
Per Person in Double Room : 125.-USD
Single Room : 150.-USD

ALL INCLUDED

  • Room with private bath or shower at the 4 star Hotel
  • Open buffet breakfast at your hotel
  • One buffet dinner at your hotel
  • Two lunches in a local restaurant.
  • Hotel service changes, hotel tips and the portage
  • Professional tour director at your service throughout the tour
  • Sightseeing as described in the itinerary
  • Land transportation by private air-conditioned minibus or motor coach depending on group size.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Beverages, alcoholic and drink in the lunches and dinner.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Customary tips to your guide and to your driver

ANKARA TOUR PROGRAM

05 September 2003 - Friday & 10 September 2003 - Thursday

This morning you will be picked up from your Hotels for the city tour. After a short orientation, we will visit the Mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk who is the great founder of the Turkish Republic. In this spectacular complex, we are going to walk on the Lionized Road which is opened in to the Monumental Courtyard, crowned with the Hellenistic temple shape mausoleum. Also you are going to have the chance to see the impressive guards changing. Then, we are heading to the "Museum of Anatolian Civilization " which is one of the best pre-historic museums of the world. Also, got the award of "Museum of Europe" in 1999. You will see the splendors collection of Asia Minor through out the thousands of years just like the monumental tomb of "King Midas with Golden Touch. After this we are going to have a lunch in a local restaurant near the castle where you are going to have a change to taste the local foods. Finally, we will proceed to 12th century Aladdin Mosque, which still boasts fine Seljuk woodwork although much rebuilt by the Ottomans. Many interesting traditional Turkish houses have been restored in the area, and some have found new life as art galleries or attractive restaurants serving local dishes. Close to the gate, Hisar Kapisi, we will see the beautifully restored bedestan (covered bazaar). A walk down from the hill near the Citadel Gate will take us many interesting stalls and vendors selling spices, dried fruits, nuts and all manner of produce. About late afternoon we are going to drive back. to your Hotel and this is the end of our services for today.

TOUR PRICE
35.-USD per person

ALL INCLUDED

  • Professional tour director at your service throughout the tour
  • Sightseeing as described in the itinerary
  • Land transportation by private air-conditioned minibus or motor coach depending on group size.
  • Lunch

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Personal Expenses
  • Customary tips to your guide and to your driver
  • The beverages and the alcoholic drinks in the lunch
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