2019/11 - Journey to Turkey

Regular price $3,150.00

Join ARCS for rugs, art, great food, history and culture.

Date: November 1–16, 2019

Location: Turkey

IICRC Continuing Education: 14 credit hours


Please call Ann Marie Thompson at 503-949-9700 for payment

For more Details, please contact: info@rugcarespecialists.org

Early Bird Registration thru July 1, 2019

ARCS Member: $2,950.00
Non-member: $3,400.00
Single Occupancy Accommodation: $400

General Registration - July 2, 2019 - September 31, 2019

ARCS member $3,150.00
Non-member $3,600.00
Single Occupancy Accommodation: $400
*** $350 Non refundable deposit included.

We will visit a number of different cities and villages, meeting people all along the way, including:

  • Istanbul - Carpet museums, Aya Sophia, Mosques, wholesale carpet dealers, covered bazaar, markets, and an much more.
  • Bursa - Ancient silk production center
  • Ayvalik - spend an evening on the Aegean coast
  • Izmir - private tour of ATC - a premier carpet restoration facility. Ancient ruins of Ephesus, small village carpet production in Seljuk, visit a small neighborhood wash plant.
  • Central Anatolia - Aksaray, Guzelyurt, Ilhara Valley with its ancient Christian Churches, and on by bus to Kayseri.
  • Kayseri - Visit handmade carpet industry facilities scattered around the area.
  • Istanbul - back again for more sights, shopping, and great food.

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Registration includes lodging, meals (no alcohol), site admission(s) and travel within Turkey. 
Registration is double occupancy, single occupancy is an additional fee.  Roundtrip airfare to Turkey is not included with registration fee, however group travel will be arranged from Chicago to Istanbul for those interested.

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