Extension: Istanbul: Ancient City - Modern City
Extend your adventure in Istanbul to gain deeper insight into the story of the city as you visit museums, palaces, religious sites and grand monuments.
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Program No. 16878RJ
4 days
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At a Glance

Delve deeper into the ancient and contemporary cultures of Turkey. From the Istanbul Archaeology Museum and the lavish Dolmabahce Palace to Istanbul’s Modern Art Museum and bustling squares — experts immerse you in the real Istanbul, bringing to life the city’s heritage of cultural fusion.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to one mile a day; some uneven terrain.
Program Extension
Program Extension
Since you’re already traveling to your program, why not arrive a little earlier or stay a little longer to dig deeper or explore a new place or topic? Before you enroll in an extension, be sure you are enrolled in the main program first.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Marvel at the exquisite Sarcophagus of Alexander the Great and Sarcophagus of the Mourning Women at the Istanbul Archaeology Museum.
  • Visit the Dolmabahce Palace, the second palace of the Ottoman Sultans built in mid-19th century.
  • Gain an insight into Turkey’s contemporary art scene at the Istanbul Modern Art Museum.

General Notes

This program may only be taken as an extension of "From Legends to History: Turkey's Legacy of Civilizations and Culture" (#12828). Because of the special nature of this program, we request that you call us to enroll. Please call toll free at (800) 454-5768, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. ET.

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