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THIS IS NOT THE FULL BROCHURE

We invite you to call Sarah or Gwen at 1-800-762-4216 to request the full brochure. The brochure will include Important Traveler Information (and answers to most questions) and a Reservation Form. We can send the brochure through the Postal Service or as a PDF attachment. If you would like to receive a PDF, probably the best way to keep the message from going into a SPAM filter is to send a message to sarahb@serioustraveler.com. If you are already on our mailing list, no need to complete the entire brochure request form.

May 6 - 20, 2012

Istanbul • Gaziantep • Antakya • Cappadocia • Göreme
Ankara • Izmir • Seljuk • Ephesus • Bodrum

Dear Crafts Enthusiasts,

It has been such a delight working with our partners in Turkey to prepare this exceptional itinerary. We are very pleased to invite you to join our exclusive group of no more than fifteen honored guests.

Before you read through the itinerary, I’d like to share with you some comments from one who knows Turkey thoroughly.

Dear Gwen,
Thank you very much for informing me about your kind efforts in putting together this wonderful art and craft tour to Turkey. I am very much impressed with itinerary that covers many art workshops in Turkey. I have always had full confidence in A-level Travel’s expertise and contacts in making arrangements for these kinds of special interest tours. I was thinking that this group should visit a glasswork place in Istanbul as I started reading the itinerary. To my surprise, it was already included. The towns and hotels you will be visiting all sound interesting. The Dibekli Han in Bodrum is our favorite place that we discovered last summer. I believe your group will have a great time in Turkey.
Sincerely, John Gokcen, Hon. Consul General of Turkey, Seattle

You will have no better leader than our thoroughly qualified guide:

Çimen is the only guide that Turkish Cultural Foundation hires for their Turkish Culture Promotion tours that they organize for their guests made of journalists, artists, and politicians. She works and focuses on the theme of the reflections/effects of Turkish history, culture and folklore on traditional and contemporary arts and crafts. Recently she has been offered by TRT (Turkish Radio and Television-state channel) the opportunity to create a program that will show a reflection of the history of Turkish culture and its constituents; Turkish handicraft, performing, visual and fine arts, music, food, etc… to the present. She is one of our partners and a tour guide for over 20 years.
Ali Pasa, Managing Director

So all is prepared. Now all we need are the crafts enthusiasts who will appreciate and thoroughly enjoy this outstanding program, and I sincerely hope one of them will be YOU!

Gwen Erwood
President, Travel Concepts International, Inc.

P.S. May is a very popular month to visit Turkey, as the weather is beautiful. Make your reservations now in order to secure the best rates (as shown) for the required international and domestic flights.

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Art Experiences
  • Copper workshop / visit coppersmith, local artist “Sabahattin” in the coppersmith section of old city
  • Culinary experience by master chef Yusuf Uzunparmak in the old market of Antakya
  • Sculpture & mosaic workshop by local artist “Abdullah Ozalp” in Antakya
  • Hand-loom silk weaving workshop in Harbiye (Mythological Daphne) by local artist “Yılmaz Buyukasık”
  • Pottery workshop in Avanos village from the local artist “Guray Can”
  • Traditional double-knot rug workshop by the local experts
  • Painting workshop at Bodrum Casa Del Arte Hotel
  • Glass workshop at Beykoz Glass Furnace by local artists
  • Calligraphy workshop at Cafer Aga Madras from the most famous Calligrapher “Fuat Basar”
  • Sculpture workshop at famous Sculpture “Mehmet Aksoy” atelier
THIS IS NOT THE FULL BROCHURE

We invite you to call Sarah or Gwen at 1-800-762-4216 to request the full brochure. The brochure will include Important Traveler Information (and answers to most questions) and a Reservation Form. We can send the brochure through the Postal Service or as a PDF attachment. If you would like to receive a PDF, probably the best way to keep the message from going into a SPAM filter is to send a message to sarahb@serioustraveler.com. If you are already on our mailing list, no need to complete the entire brochure request form.

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