SIMILAR NoE WP10 Workshop in Istanbul
25-26 May 2006

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All tours and hotel reservations are managed by our official organizer DEKON Congress & Tourism. You can contact Dekon through their website at www.dekon.com.tr or email to dekon@dekon.com.tr. Mrs. Aysegul Arikan is coordinating these organizations. Alternatively, you can always contact Burak Acar at acarbu@boun.edu.tr for all sorts of questions.

 

HOTELS

Istanbul has a wide selection of hotels ranging from five-stars to hostels for backpackers. We have selected a number of reasonable hotels at the heart of the most lively part of Istanbul (Taksim/Beyoglu). There are public buses running frequently between Taksim and the university campus, you may also take a taxi for about 10 Euro one-way. We will also arrange a shuttle to run between the hotels and the campus in the morning and late in the afternoon. There are also a number of different sight-seeing tours available. Our tour organizer have reserved rooms in a couple of mid-range hotels located at Taksim/Beyoglu (the most lively center in Istanbul) with reasonable prices. Detailed information about the hotels can be found at the following links:

For reservations  at hotels & tours, please use the link at the top and the bottom of this page.

GUIDED TOURS

DEKON 1
BYZANTINE & OTTOMAN RELICS

FULL DAY
LUNCH INCLUDED
50 EURO / per person
Not operated on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays
Guaranteed departure
On this tour, the masterpieces of the Byzantine & Ottoman Era will be visited.
St. SOPHIA :The magnificent Byzantine Church is now a spectacular museum; one of the finest and largest architectural works of art in the world.
HIPPODROME : The former centre of sportive and political activities of Constantinople. During the visit it will be possible to see the Obelisk from Egypt, Serpentine Column from Delphi and Foundation of Willhelm II.
TOPKAPI PALACE : The former imperial residence from where the great Ottoman Empire was once ruled . Today a spectacular museum that has one ofthe largest collection of the Royal Family is displayed (Treasury, Chinese Porcelain,Calligraphy., etc.)
BLUE MOSQUE : One of the biggest mosques of Istanbul from 17th century, famous for its blue tiles and 6 minarets. The tour concludes with a spectacular show and lecture on Turkish carpets at the School of Hand Woven Silk and Wool Carpets.
GRAND COVERED BAZAAR: In addition to its historical importance, this world's biggest bazaar with over 4000 shops will tempt even the non-shoppers with its richcollection of handmade carpets, jewellery, leather and souvenirs (closed on Sundays).
 

DEKON 2
TREASURES OF ISTANBUL

HALF DAY
OPERATED IN AFTERNOON
35 EURO / per person
Not operated on Sundays and Mondays
On this tour, the masterpieces of the Byzantine Era will be visited.
St. SOPHIA :The magnificent Byzantine Church is now a spectacular museum; one of the finest and largest architectural works of art in the world.
HIPPODROME : The former centre of sportive and political activities of Constantinople. During the visit it will be possible to see the Obelisk from Egypt, Serpentine Column from Delphi and Foundation of Willhelm II.
GRAND COVERED BAZAAR: In addition to its historical importance, this world's biggest bazaar with over 4000 shops will tempt even the non-shoppers with its rich collection of handmade carpets, jewellery, leather and souvenirs (closed on Sundays).



DEKON 3
HIGHLIGHTS OF ISTANBUL

HALF DAY
MORNING
35 EURO / per person
Not operated on Sundays and Tuesdays
On this tour, the masterpieces of the Ottoman Era will be visited.
TOPKAPI PALACE : The former imperial residence from where the great Ottoman Empire was once ruled. Today a spectacular museum that has one of the largest collection of the Royal Family is displayed (Treasury, Chinese Porcelain, Calligraphy., etc.)
BLUE MOSQUE : One of the biggest mosques of Istanbul from 17th century, famous for its blue tiles and 6 minarets. The tour concludes with a spectacular show and lecture on Turkish carpets at the School of Hand Woven Silk and Wool Carpets.
GRAND COVERED BAZAAR: In addition to its historical importance, this world's biggest bazaar with over 4000 shops will tempt even the non-shoppers with its rich collection of handmade carpets, jewellery, leather and souvenirs (closed on Sundays).


DEKON 4
DOLMABAHCE PALACE

HALF DAY TOUR
AFTERNOON
35 EURO / per person
Not operated on Monday & Thursday

Min. 10 persons required
Come and see why this magnificent 19th century palace is called incomparable to the others of its time - with 14 tons of pure gold used for its interior decoration, a rich collection of Bohemian crystal in addition to its famous Harem section.
Proceed to the Europe’s largest of the most elegant shopping malls; "Akmerkez"
 

DEKON 5
BOSPHOROUS CRUISE TOUR

MORNING
60 EURO / per person

Not operated on Sundays
Minimum 15 persons required

After a short visit to the famous Egyptian Spice Bazaar (closed on Sundays), an unforgettable Cruise starts between two continents, Europe and Asia.



DEKON 6
GOLDEN HORN AND ST SAVOR IN CHORA

MORNING OR AFTERNOON HALF DAY
50 EURO / per person
Not operated on Wednesday
Visit by driving around Golden Horn between Old city and Pera. Visit of St Savor in Chora museum legendary Byzantine church with unique and extraordinary frescoes and mosaics exposing the life of Christ.

 

 

DEKON 7
ASIA

HALF DAY TOUR
AFTERNOON
35 EURO / per person
Operated on Everyday & min. 10 persons required

After a drive over the Bosphorus Bridge a stop at Camlica hill to enjoy a panoramic view of the city. Visit of the Asian part by bus and return to the hotel.
 


DEKON 8
EUROPE AND ASIA

FULLDAY TOUR WITH LUNCH
50 EURO / per person
Operated on Everyday & min. 10 persons required
Combination of tours 7 and 9


DEKON 9
TURKISH BATH

3 HOURS
50 EURO / per person
Operated on Everyday
A wonderful experience in an authentic bath with a history of more than 100 years, relaxation while receiving a massage on the heated marble.



DEKON 10
TRADING ACTIVITIES

3 HOURS
25 EURO / per person
Not operated on Sundays
Visit of Egyptian Bazaar and The famous Grand Bazaar for unforgettable shopping opportunities.



 


DEKON 11
TROY

FULLDAY

225 EURO / per person
Operated on Everyday
Minimum 10 persons required
Departure 06:30 return 23:00


Early start to the ancient city of Troy, famous with the legendary Trojan horse from the times of beautiful Helen, The Queen of Sparta, and Paris the Trojan Prince. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant at Çanakkale, cross the Dardanelle by ferry and visit the Gallipolis, famous battle-field of Anzacs, during World War 1.
Return to Istanbul late evening.


DEKON 12
EPHESUS


140 EURO / per person
Airfare 210 EURO ( SUBJECT TO RE CONFIRMATION)

Early flight to Izmir and drive to Selçuk for visits the ancient city of Ephesus, formerly the capital of Ionia in Asia Minor. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. Return to Istanbul by evening flight from Izmir




General conditions of the tours and excursions

ISTANBUL CITY TOURS
Morning departure 09:00 Return 13:00
Afternoon departure 13:30 Return 17:30
All tour prices are in EURO including transportation, guiding , entrance fees, lunch, dinner and accommodation as mentioned in the program, service charge and VAT.
Confirmation will be made on full payment of the tour price

CANCELLATIONS OF DAILY CITY TOURS
Cancellations made 48 hours before the tour date will receive full refund less 10 EURO for administration costs.

CANCELLATIONS OF POST TOURS
Cancellations made
21 days before departure date: 100% refund
21 days - 48 hours before departure date: 50% refund
After 48 hours before departure date: no refund
 

For reservations  at hotels & tours, please use the link at the top and the bottom of this page.