Istanbul at New Year
Founded as Byzantium, famed as Constantinople, the city we know today as Istanbul straddles two continents and has played a pivotal role in world history. When the modern republic of Turkey came into being in the 1920s, Istanbul lost its status as imperial city and capital. But it remains one of the world’s most delightful, complex and vibrant metropoli, its present day streets, waterfronts and bazaars both welcoming and mysterious; its people fully modern yet deeply aware of their city’s rich history. For people in western Europe, Istanbul has long represented ‘the Orient’.
This tour is led by Terry Richardson, classical historian, writer and journalist and author of the Rough Guide to Istanbul. This is an ideal opportunity to explore the iconic monuments of historic Sultanahmet at a quiet time of year and to discover some of the hidden corners and back street life of other quarters of this great city.
Tour dates & prices
Included in your cost:
- Expert Guide Lecturer
- Professional Tour Manager
- Meals as per the itinerary, tea or coffee with dinner
- Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
- All taxes & gratuities