Extension: Istanbul: Ancient City and Modern City

Istanbul is thousands of years old, so it deserves a few extra days of exploration. Continue your discovery of this complex and mysterious city with our local experts.
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Program No. 22375RJ
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.

Program Extension

To take this extension, enroll in this main program first.

The Best of Turkey: A Journey by Land and Gulet

Go off the beaten path as you explore the Turkey seldom seen by tourists. From a private Sufi and Zikr ritual to expert-led walks and sailing excursions, this adventure has it all.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to one mile daily over varied terrain.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

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 "The Best of Turkey: A Journey by Land and Gulet" (#18761). 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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