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Title: Spring Break Study Trip March 14th March 23rd, 2008 Istanbul and the Aegean

Spring Break Study Trip March 14th March
23rd, 2008
Istanbul and the Aegean
  • Trip Basics
  • The Itinerary
  • Expected Costs
  • Corporate Visits
  • Key Dates and Other Issues

Why Go?
  • Fun!
  • Learn about Turkey in person history, culture,
  • Good value

Who Can Go?
  • Full-time students, part-time students, alumni.
  • Spouses, partners, and significant others.
  • Non-Stern friends may come, BUT
  • Stern students, alumni, and significant others
    will have first priority.
  • Approval must be obtained from EMA and the
  • Trip limited to 100 participants.

The Itinerary International Flights
  • Outbound Turkish Airlines
  • Depart JFK Fri Mar 14 Arrive
    Istanbul Sat, Mar 15
  • Inbound Turkish Airlines Depart Istanbul Sun
    Mar 23 Arrive JFK Sun Mar 23

The Itinerary Istanbul
  • 3/15 Sat Upon arrival meet with Tour Guide at
    the airport and transfer to the hotel. Welcome
    lunch will be one of the famous Kebap Restaurant.
    Overnight in Istanbul. (L)
  • 3/16 Sun After breakfast explore Hippodrome and
    then domed Basilica of St. Sophia, which has
    inspired architects and religious leaders for
    over fifteen hundred years. Constructed in 326 by
    Constantine the Great, it has been a cathedral, a
    mosque, and now a museum. We continue our
    sightseeing with Archaeology Museum, one of the
    Worlds biggest museums with its works more than
    a million belonging to various cultures.
    Overnight in Istanbul. (B)

  • Itinerary subject to change

The Itinerary Istanbul
  • 3/17 Mon Todays included excursions are
    magnificent Topkapi Palace once home to the great
    Sultans, filled with treasures and antiquities
    including twelve thousand pieces of fine Chinese
    porcelain, and the unique Blue Mosque whose
    interior walls are covered with twenty thousand
    blue Iznik tiles. Then visit Basilica Cistern, a
    6th century Byzantine underground cistern, with
    335 massive Corinthian columns supporting the
    immense chambers fine brick vaulting, Chora
    Church with its amazing frescos and Spice Bazaar
    where the scent of hundreds of spices permeates
    the air. Overnight in Istanbul. (B)
  • 3/18 Tue Corporate visit(s). Spend morning
    with a Cruise on Bosphorus, along the way,
    viewing the Dolmabahçe Palace and the Beylerbeyi
    Palace. Overnight in Istanbul. (B)

  • Itinerary subject to change

The Itinerary Istanbul-Izmir-Pergamum-Kusadasi
  • 3/19 Wed Corporate visit(s). Free time.
    Overnight in Istanbul. (B)
  • 3/20 Thr Transfer to the Ataturk Airport for
    morning flight to Izmir. Then drive north to
    ancient Pergamum, once ruled by Alexander the
    Great. Famous for the invention of parchment
    paper, Pergamum had a library containing two
    hundred thousand books. Visit to the Acropolis,
    the Alter of Zeus, the ten thousand-seat
    amphitheatre and Asclepion, a fourth century B.C.
    shrine to the healing God Asclepios. Overnight in
    Kusadasi. (B, D)

  • Itinerary subject to change

The Itinerary Kusadasi-Ephesus-Bodrum-NY
  • 3/21 Fri Todays included excursion takes us
    to Ephesus, the largest ancient city ever
    uncovered. Once populated with three hundred
    thousand people, it has an enormous amphitheatre,
    which can still hold twenty four thousand
    spectators. As we walk down the marble covered
    streets, we see gymnasiums, baths houses, public
    latrines, and the library of Celsus. Then visit
    local municipality carpet store where you will
    get the chance to explore the district from a
    cultural perspective. Overnight in Bodrum. (B, D)
  • 3/22 Sat Free Day in Bodrum. Overnight in
    Bodrum. (B, D)
  • 3/23 Sun Transfer to the airport for flight to
    USA via Istanbul.

  • Itinerary subject to change

Trip Cost
  • Total Price 2,200 - 2,299
  • Land-Only Price 1524
  • Single Supplement 815
  • Deposit Amount 175

The final price is still being re-negotiated
Trip Cost
  • Included in the cost of the trip
  • International coach airfare, including all taxes
    and fees
  • Domestic coach airfare from Istanbul-Izmir-Istanbu
  • All transfers and inter-city transportation
  • All accommodations (Standard Double. Additional
    fee for single accommodations)
  • Baggage handling at hotels
  • 5x Breakfast, 1x Lunch and 3x Dinner
  • Entrance fees to all sites outlined
  • All applicable taxes
  • Tips at the hotels, guides and drivers
  • English-speaking professional tour guides
  • Cruise on Bosphorus by Private Boat
  • Not included in the cost of the trip
  • Personal Travel and International Health
  • Passport and Turkish Entry Visa
  • Vaccinations
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary

Corporate Visits
  • Garanti Bank
  • The third largest private bank in Turkey with 36
    billion asset size
  • Provides retail, commercial, corporate and
    private banking services to over 6.2 million
  • Koc Corporation
  • A Fortune Global 500 corporation, comprised of 98
    consolidated companies, owned by one of the
    richest families in Turkey
  • The largest conglomerate in Turkey and a major
    player in the automotive, durable goods, food,
    retailing, energy, financial services, tourism,
    construction and IT industries.
  • U.S. Foreign Commercial Service
  • Part of the U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey
  • Ministry of International Trade and Investment of
  • Note Schedule and Company List to be finalized

Medical Information
  • NYU Health Services will hold an information
    prior to the trip to answer all questions.
  • Consult Center for Disease Control
  • http//www.cdc.gov/travel/

Passport Visa Information
  • Passport All travelers must have a passport
    which is valid for at least six months after the
  • Visa For citizens of most countries, a valid
    passport and a visa are required to enter Turkey.
    A 3-month multiple entry visa can be obtained at
    the Turkish border for 20. For more
    information, visit Turkish Ministry of Foreign
    Affairs (MFA) website http//www.mfa.gov.tr/MFA/C
  • Internationals All international students are
    responsible for updating all necessary
    documentation through OISS. For more
    information, visit OISS website

Travel Insurance
  • Personal travel insurance with comprehensive
    coverage is left at the discretion of the
  • A group insurance rate will be researched, and if
    feasible, offered as an option to travelers.

Key Dates
  • Begin accepting deposits Nov 26
  • EMA Beer Blast Dec 6
  • Deposit of 175 Due Dec 7
  • Full Payment Due Feb 6
  • Educational Seminars Feb/Mar
  • Trip Starts! Mar 14

Payment Information
  • Deposits 175 (Nov. 26th Dec. 7th)
  • Check
  • Payable to SCORP EMA
  • Drop off in EMA mailbox in Student Activities
    Office (6th floor)
  • or in KMC lobby.
  • Include note with detailed contact information.
  • PayPal 3-percent surcharge (180.25)
  • Available on EMA Web site as of Nov. 26
  • Full payments (Jan. 28th Feb. 6th)
  • Payments to travel agency Wren Fida
  • Checks and major credit cards accepted
  • 3-percent surcharge on all credit cards

Cancellation Policy
  • 175 deposit is non-refundable.
  • Final payment due 2/6/07.
  • For refund / cancellation policy, see Payment
    Terms and Conditions document

  • Contact us at
  • turkeystudytrip_at_gmail.com
  • www.stern.nyu.edu/ema

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