Few cities on earth have as complex a past as the beauty on the Bosphorus. For over two millenia Istanbul has acted as the gateway between worlds, the meeting point of cultures, and the seat of not just one but two empires.
There’s history, layered upon history, and to an outsider, it can be discombobulating in the extreme. Visitors rarely even scrape the surface. Only by exploring the city with an insider will you have any chance of unwrapping the enigma. Join the Harmony of Ancient Treasures and Present Blessings tour to peel back the mystery of ancient Constantinople and modern-day Istanbul.
Explore the secluded inner sanctum of the Topkapi Palace, home to the Ottoman Sultans for four centuries. Discover the Aya Irini, a perfectly preserved Eastern Orthodox church, one of the few to remain in the city. Delight your taste buds with the culinary delights on offer in the Spice Bazaar before crossing the iconic Galata Bridge and end the journey at a heavenly spot in fascinating Ortaköy.