Post Congress tours are available for the participants who will travel to Kyrenia via Istanbul and who has chance a stop in Istanbul to experience Turkey more by visiting breathtaking historical sites like Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace during Istanbul Tour and Ephesus, Cappadocia, Gallipoli, Troy and more during Ephesus and Cappadocia Tours.
Minimum 6 participants are required for each tour. Congress Secretariat reserves the right to cancel the tours if this number is not met. For such cancellations, payments will be fully refunded.
Please note that tours are planned and scheduled to start from Istanbul by picking up participants from their hotels in Istanbul. Any hotel accommodation cost on or before April 27, 2018 in Istanbul is not included in the prices.
Please check the payment and cancellation conditions indicated at the bottom part of this page.
For any inquiries or any requests of private tours please contact CIGR 2018 Secretariat – firstname.lastname@example.org
Post Congress Tour 01 (PST01)
Available: 27 – 29 April, 2018
Day 2: Istanbul Classics and Highlights: This tour is a must in Istanbul. You will begin the day with Hagia Sophia - The Church of Divine Wisdom. Next, you will see the German Fountain - a gift of Kaiser Wilhelm 2. And listen the stories of his liaison with the orient. Hippodrome, where the chariot races were organized by the Romans and Byzantines, Blue Mosque-the only mosque with six minarets and its surroundings will be our next place to visit. Topkapi Museum is the big one...the most important museum of Turkey and the Balkan Peninsula. It is an incomparably rich treasure- chest, brimming with things of historical importance. First, second, third and fourth courtyards; the Audience Hall, Divan-the High Court, Historical Kitchens, Royal Stables, the Treasury, gardens, kiosks…Probably the best commentary on Ottoman History, art and its culture is simply to come direct to the First Courtyard of this amazing Palace. Last place to see is Hagia Irene Church (from outside). To see these things with a great guide...well, you will never be quite the same again. Following the visits your guide will take you the Grand Bazaar for demonstration of Turkish Handicrafts.
Day 3: Bosphorus Tour: You meet your guide at hotel. First we visit the Spice Bazaar where your guide explains the miracle of the herbs and spices! We visit Rüstem Paşa Mosque and then walk to the embankment. You take the boat and cruise for 90 minutes. The boat goes by the shores of Bosphorus while your guide specialist on Bosphorus will explain you everything en route. You will see the views of Dolmabahce Palace, Leanders Tower, two suspension bridges, Rumeli Hisarı Fortress, beautiful mansions by the shores of Bosphorus and finally we disembark from the boat. We meet the bus and drive to the Dolmabahce Palace. Imagine a palace with 285 rooms, 6 baths (hamam), 68 toilets and a ceiling made of 14 tons of gold! Dolmabahçe Palace is one such architectural jewel, built by the Ottoman Sultan Abdulmecid between 1843 – 1856, checking out the modern approach to architecture with an essentially French influence. The rich tastes and splendor of the era is evident in every corner and artifact in the decor. You just cannot miss the Bohemian crystal chandeliers, the Crystal Staircase or the largest handmade Hereke rug in the Great Ceremonial Hall. Our guide – expert on 19th century Ottoman history – will take you step-by-step deep to the history of the palace and to its related stories full of legends, myths, and poems.
Post Congress Tour 02 (PST02)
Ephesus & Pamukkale Tour (3 Days, 2 Nights)
Available: 27 – 29 April, 2018
Post Congress Tour 03 (PST03)
Cappadocia Tour (3 Days, 2 Nights)
Available: 27 – 29 April, 2018
Payment for optional tours should be made in Euro by any of the following methods. Please note that no personal checks will be accepted.
1) Online payment (Credit Cards)
Payment for optional tours can be paid by credit card through the secure online registration system. Only Visa and MasterCard are accepted.
2) Bank Transfer
Bank Remittance Information:
Please instruct your bank to transfer Euros as follows:
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|Beneficiary Banker’s Name||Garanti Bank AS|
|Beneficiary Banker’s Name||Levent Sanayi Branch (Code :416)|
|Beneficiary Name||Kaiki Kongre Yonetimi ve Turizm A.S.|
|Beneficiary IBAN No.||TR65 0006 2000 4160 0009 0854 01|
|Beneficiary Address||Kosuyolu Mh. Ali Nazime Sk. No:45 Kosuyolu/Kadikoy Istanbul, Turkey|
|Beneficiary Phone No.||+90 216 428 95 51|
|Note||Please make a note that this transfer is for 19th World Congress of CIGR and include your name.|
Please indicate your name clearly to the bank, and send us a copy of the bank receipt to email@example.com.
Tour reservation requests will not be confirmed without payment. Full payment in Euro should be received within two weeks time after the reservation request is made through our online registration system; otherwise, your reservation request will be cancelled without an additional notification. If you need more information about your payment, please contact our secretary, firstname.lastname@example.org. Payment by bank transfer is preferred.
- Full payment is required to confirm the optional tour reservations.
- All the aforementioned costs are payable in full without deduction of any bank charges. All bank transfer charges, bank collection fees and financial charges are payable by the participants.
CONFIRMATION & INVOICE
A proforma invoice and a confirmation letter will be sent to the participants upon they finalize online payment. They will be generated automatically by online system and will aim to inform the participant on the current status of the items booked.
CANCELLATION POLICY FOR TOURS
- All booked post congress tours to be cancelled before March 23rd, 2018 are 80% refundable after deduction of bank expenses.
- All booked post congress tours to be cancelled between March 24th – April 13th, 2018 are 50% refundable after deduction of bank expenses.
- No refunds for cancellations made on and after April 14th, 2018.
- All cancellations must be done in writing to email@example.com, and valid only upon written confirmation from the Congress Secretariat.
- All refunds will be done after the end of CIGR 2018.