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Hagia Sophia, Istanbul





(in US$)

$3,790 Per person in double room
$790 Single room supplement


• 10 nights at 4 star hotels in Turkey
• Daily breakfasts (B)
• 10 Dinners at the hotels (D)
• 1 Lunch in Ephesus (L) (in carpet workshop)
• Licensed English Speaking tour guide
• Brodery couse visit in Istanbul
• Design workshop visit in Istanbul
• Felt workshop visit in Tire
• Comprehensive sightseeings as specified in the program
• Visit the textile workshop or factory during the tour
• All Transportation with AC vehicles
• All parking fees
• All entry fees to the sites & museums mentioned on the program
• All local taxes & service charges
• Domestic (Economy) flight from Istanbul to Izmir


• Turkish Visa Fee (to be obtained
   online before arrival  )
• Lunches & Drinks (1 bottled water
   included at dinners)
• Travel & Health insurance
• All other items which are not
   mentioned as included

Designed for Textile Artists, Textile Designers & Professors

June 15-25, 2024

Discover the Byzantium wonders and Ottoman treasures in Istanbul. You will visit a local carpet school to see the production of wool, cotton and silk Turkish carpets. You will also visit local homes to see the handmade items such as lace table covers and woolen socks.
The itinerary will also take you to Istanbul old city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; the great archaeological site of Ephesus and the Pamukkale waterfalls, another two UNESCO World Heritage Sites; a cloth workshop in Denizli; textile design school in Izmir and more..


June 15 Sat       Arrival Istanbul
Flight to Istanbul. Arrive to Istanbul airport where your tour guide will meet you after the customs and luggage claim with a  “TEXTILE ART TOUR” sing. Transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight. (D) 

June 16 Sun      Istanbul (Historical Monuments)
Visit the Hippodrome Square where ancient chariot races were held, the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia Museum  then proceed to Turkish Islamic Art Musuem, Afternoon Visit; the Topkapi Palace, Imperial Residence of Ottoman Sultans, with displays of priceless World-class collections of artifacts, jewelry and rare porcelain, shopping opportunities at the end of the day. Back to the hotel, dinner and overnight. (B,D) 

June 17 Mon     Istanbul  (Design Workshop)
Morning visit a textile & design workshop. Learn about the process of textile products. Afternoon visit famous Spice Market and it’s district. Then take a Private Boat Tour on Bosphorus. Dinner and overnight. (B,D) 

June 18 Tue      Istanbul  (Brodery)
Drive to a Brodery course, contact Turkish students and learn about brodery. Then walk to Istiklal street enjoy the shops, art galleries. Then proceed to Galata Tower, enjoy the view of the beautiful city of seven hills.  Back to the hotel. Dinner and overnight. (B,D) 

June 19 Wed     Istanbul – Izmir (Textile & Design school)
Morning flight to Izmir, the 3rd largest city of Modern Turkey. Short orientation tour and proceed to Textile – Design faculty at 9 September University. Contact Turkish professors and students. Proceed to your hotel. Dinner and overnight in Izmir.  (B,D) 

June 20 Thu      Izmir – Ephesus (Carpet)
Morning drive to Ephesus. Visit the archaeological site of Ephesus and it’s terrace houses. After the visit lunch at a carpet school. After lunch see the process of carpets and kilims. Learn details of Turkish carpets, motifs and more. Back to Izmir, dinner and overnight.  (B,L,D) 

June 21 Fri       Izmir – Tire  (Felt making, textile factory)
Morning drive to Tire. Wisit a Felt workshop, learn the details of this art. Contact to artists. Free time for lunch. Explore town of Tire, see around. Then back to Izmir and visit a texitle factory.  Contact the director of the factory. Then back to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.  (B,D) 

June 22 Sat       Izmir – Denizli – Pamukkale  (Textile factory and workshop)
Morning drive to Denizli. Visit one of the textile factories and workshop near the city. Afternoon proceed to the SPA hotel in Pamukkale. Enjoy the hot spring water and facilities. Dinner and overnight in Pamukkale. (B,D) 

June 23 Sun     Pamukkale  - Hierapolis
Morning visit Pamukkale and it’s cascades of calcium deposits. Also enjoy your free time at the archaeological site Hierapolis. Afternoon back to the hotel, dinner and overnight in Pamukkale spa hotel. (B,D) 

June 24 Mon     Pamukkale – Izmir
Morning drive to Izmir. Afternoon free time in Izmir. Explore the city and enjoy the shops, restaurants, etc... Farewell dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight.  (B,D) 

June 25 Tue      Izmir airport
Transfer to Izmir airport fly back home. End of our services.

Cenk Eronat, Director of Art Programs
+90-232 441-8635 / 441-8676 / 441-8677


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