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TURKEY

Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul: Seat of Three Empires

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Program #18720RJ
10 Days | 9 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
If you’re looking for a more flexible schedule with ample independent time and several meals on your own, then our FLEX learning adventures are made for you.
Istanbul is the only place on earth where you can experience two continents, 17 centuries and the customs of dozens of ethnic groups within the confines of a single city. Discover the magical and legendary in Istanbul through presentations on Byzantine history and art, Ottoman architecture, and the evolution of the bazaars, along with visits to its great monuments: Hagia Sophia — the grand former cathedral of the Byzantine Empire — the Roman Hippodrome and Topkapi Palace, seat of the Ottoman Sultans for over 400 years.


Highlights

• Witness the Sufi's Whirling Dervish religious ceremony at their sacred center.
• Enjoy a private study cruise on the Bosphorus and marvel at the waterfront palaces, mansions and fortresses.
• Discover the excellence of Turkish cuisine during a gourmet lunch of local specialties at renowned Ciya Restaurant.

Program Notes

This learning adventure is one of our FLEX programs. It offers a more flexible schedule than our traditional programs and includes ample independent time and several meals on your own.

Activity Notes

Walking up to four hours on crowded city streets and bazaars. Stairs in some buildings and on motorcoaches.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Istanbul, 8 nights, departure.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
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8 nights of accommodations
18 meals: 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 4 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
23 Field trips
1 Performances

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4.7
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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