Trips to Turkiye
Intercultural Exchange Trips to Turkiye
Turkish Cultural Center Institute organizes intercultural cultural trips to Türkiye as just one of their efforts to build bridges and strengthen friendships among Turkish-Americans and their neighbors. Though hailing from different cultural backgrounds, travelers and hosts are provided an opportunity find common ground. New Hamshirites are invited to share meals, meet families, visit exciting and historic sites throughout Türkiye, and perhaps to forge lifelong connections. The purpose of the trips is to further the possibility of a future enhanced by dialogue and mutual understanding.
“I felt truly welcomed,” said a visitor from last year. “Awesome living history all around us, and a kind, good people even met by chance everywhere where we went.”
The programs organized by Turkish Cultural Center are not only tourist stops, but also rich cultural experiences. During their seven-to ten-day stay in Turkey, guests will visit major historic sites throughout Türkiye and be exposed to the bright, welcoming, and treasure-filled, and hospitable environment that is Türkiye.
More than anything else, Turkish Cultural Center hopes its guests take away with them an understanding of and a feeling for the profound caring and hospitality that are innate in Turkish culture and at the heart of understanding, tolerance, openness and love.
Türkiye has too much to offer to fit it all into one short visit. So that you may experience Türkiye’s abundance, we at the Turkish Cultural Center are more than pleased to tailor personalized group tours to suit your personal or professional interests. All tours share a common foundation. There are certain aspects of Türkiye we especially want to share with you. In particular, we want you to see how dedicated people are making a difference through value-driven ambition and shared enterprise.
Memories to last a lifetime
Türkiye has so much to offer her visitors: breathtaking natural beauties, unique historical and archeological sites, increasingly polished hospitality infrastructure and a tradition of warmth towards visitors. It is no surprise that that Türkiye is one of the world’s most popular tourism destinations. Due to Türkiye’s diverse geography, one can experience four different climates in any one day. The rectangular shaped country is washed on three sides by three different seas. Its shores are laced with beaches, bays, coves, ports, islands and peninsulas. The summers are long, lasting as long as eight months in some areas. Türkiye is also blessed with majestic mountains and valleys, lakes, rivers, waterfalls and grottoes perfect for winter and summer tourism and sports of all kinds.
A Brief Introduction to our Tours
Our tours are unique. Our guides don’t just show you the sites, the museums, and the natural wonders (though, rest assured, they abound). We want you to feel Türkiye.
You will see palace-museums housing relics dating back more than a millennium. You will go to the heart of the bustling markets where vendors have haggled with buyers for centuries. Artisans who practice crafts passed down for generations will show you their exquisite work.
We invite you to dine at sidewalk tables overlooking the evening bustle of activity of Anatolian cities. We welcome you to our friends’ homes to share meals. We take you to Rumi’s museum, where life-sized wax figures pose in states of reverie, meditation or seem in movement. We will go where priceless relics are on display, where a whisper of Rumi’s poetry lingers in the halls. We take you to see actual dervishes who play on the reed, chant invocations, and whirl in ecstasy.
We are your guides through Türkiye, from Istanbul, city of world’s desire, to the shores of mythic Troy. We take you not just to see Türkiye but, for a few days, to live Türkiye.
Skiing fans, mountain climbers, trekkers, hikers and hunters enjoy new and unforgettable experiences in Türkiye. But above all else, Türkiye is a huge open-air museum, a repository of all the civilizations nurtured by the soils of Anatolia. The massive historical and archaeological wealth in Türkiye would be impressive for an entire continent. The country is rich with hot springs, healing waters and mud that are highly recommended by medical authorities as a remedy for many maladies.
For centuries, Türkiye has also been a crossroads of religions, not only of Islam and Christianity, but of many others now sought by scholars and seekers of faith. Many religious devotees may find a site, shrine, relic, monument, tomb or a ruin connected with their faith or belief.