7 days

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Superbly situated on the banks of the continent-dividing Bosphorus Strait and, like Rome, built on seven hills, the vibrant metropolis of Istanbul has been around for over two-and-a-half millennia. Two great empires have made it their capital – the Christian Byzantines and the Muslim Ottoman Turks – and it is their spectacular legacy that makes the city so appealing to those of us with a passion for archaeology and history. The Topkapı Palace and its mysterious harem, the gloriously Iznik-tiled Blue Mosque, and the gorgeous mosaics and frescoes of the Church of Savior in Chora are just some of the highlights.

Tour highlights:

  • Explore vibrant Istanbul in the expert company of Terry Richardson, the man who quite literally wrote the book on this unforgettable city
  • Enjoy private visits at the Archaeological Museum and the Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora
  • Discover the glorious Blue Mosque, built to rival the Grand Mosque in Mecca
  • Visit the vast and rambling Topkapı Palace, which is now a museum and a treasure house
  • Sail the blue waters of the continent-dividing Bosphorus Strait aboard a private boat for a different view of the city
  • Indulge in tastes of regional cuisine throughout this tour and be surprised at how diverse Turkish dishes can be
  • Enjoy free time to soak up the culture and atmosphere of this memorable destination

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Deposit: $500 Single supplement: $965

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Meet your Experts

Terry Richardson

Andante Guide Lecturer

Terry Richardson has a university background in ancient history and classical civilisation. He first travelled to Turkey as an undergraduate back in 1977 and has been back countless times since then, and he also lived in southwest Turkey for around 13 years.

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Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Meals as per the itinerary, tea or coffee with dinner
  • Accommodation
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • All taxes & gratuities
  • Field notes
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Availability
8 November 2022 ABYZ221108 8 November 2022 (Tuesday) 14 November 2022 (Monday) Terry Richardson $4,380
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