Discover Turkey Tour June 2010

Friday, June 18 – Monday, June 28

Discover Turkey in a special escorted tour June 18-28, 2010 Organized and presented by The Turkish Cultural Center of Western Massachusetts in partnership with the Asian Arts & Culture Program, Fine Arts Center Did you know Istanbul has been selected as the 2010 cultural capital of Europe? Turkey stands as a bridge between the civilizations of the East and West. Enjoy the history and beauty of the renowned cities of Istanbul and Ankara home to famous monuments, the Blue Mosque, treasures at the Hagia Sophia museum and Topkapi palace, breathe in the spice filled “souks”-markets that entice shopping for renowned kilim rugs and spend an evening strolling along the Bosphorous. Travel into the heartland to see the natural landscape wonders of Cappadocia and Pamukkale, the Anatalya region, known as the Turkish Riviera by the Mediterranean Sea and much more. This land of snow capped mountains, brilliant sunsets and a hopping cultural life in its exciting cities is topped only by the hospitality of the Turkish people. Turkey is a must see for all travel lovers. We invite you to apply to participate in this escorted tour offered at a special all inclusive price of $2500. The Turkish Cultural Center of Western Massachusetts working in tandem with BAKiAD. Bosphorus Atlantic Association of Cultural Cooperation and Friendship encourages professionals in the United States to visit and cultivate ties with the Turkish people, academic institutions and businesses.

Application for a subsidized tour
The Turkish Cultural Center of Western Massachusetts will be responsible for the selection and the number of participants for the tour. Each tour group will be limited to sixteen people with a native speaking guide. Please email or go online for an application and submit it by November 1, 2009. All selected participants will be informed in December 2009 for the June 18-28, 2010 tour. Two orientation meetings will be held in fall 2009 and March 2010 prior to the tour.
Supported by the Ministry of Turkish Culture & Tourism.

To get information about events hosted by the Western Massachusetts Turkish Cultural Center, for the fall please visit their website.