NATO ADVANCED RESEARCH WORKSHOP ON
"UNDERWATER GROUND FAILURES ON TSUNAMI GENERATION, MODELING, RISK AND MITIGATION"
May, 23-25, 2001, Grand Hotel Tarabya,
Istanbul, Turkey
(Field Trip on May 26, 2001)

























DAILY TOUR PROGRAMS IN ISTANBUL
May 23, 2001 / Wednesday - HIGHLIGHTS OF ISTANBUL
Following breakfast, we will depart for the" old city". We will visit the Hippodrome where once upon a time 100.000 specters were watching at the chariot races and the gladiator fights were performed on monumentalized courtyard of the building. We will then proceed to the Blue Mosque; one of the "master pieces" of Ottoman Empire and famous for its delicate blue ceramic tiles. Right after we will visit Saint Sophia. This church -converted mosque- now turned to museum takes breath away with in sheer architectural size of its interior and magnificent dome Next we will visit the Museum of Turkish History and Art which was an old palace was serving for the Grand Vizier (Sultan's Ruler) who has a tragic story where you will see the very best collection of Turkish world famous Handy craft collection. Then, we are going to walk to visit the Underground Cistern of Roman period where hundreds of the column taken from the ancient cities around was reconstructed to built this architectural masterpiece to provide the water to the city of Constantinople. Finally, Grand Bazaar, which is a most attractive shopping center and the biggest "soak" in the world with nearly 4000 shops. Lunch is included.

Tour Price Per Person: 50. - USD

IN ALL DAILY TOURS


ALL INCLUDED
* Lunch at a local restaurant included water.
* Restaurant tips.
* Professional tour director at your service throughout the tour
* Sightseeing as described in the itinerary
*Land transportation by private air-conditioned minibus or motor coach depending on group size.
NOT INCLUDED
* Beverages, alcoholic and hot drinks in the lunch.
* Personal Expenses
*Customary tips to your guide and to your driver.