As is the case with the Rustem Pasha Mosque, the Blue Mosque also contains striking examples of Iznik tiles. Rudy will also seek out the best of Turkish cuisine, and he will explore the Ciragan Palace Hotel, which has gorgeous views of the Bosphorus Strait.
Become better acquainted with the concept of public Turkish Baths, a concept that was originally inspired by Roman Baths. Rudy will also visit with the Rumi Mevlevi Ensemble and shed light in the history of the whirling dervishes, and he will tour the ancient structure of Hagia Sophia.Watch Now >>
Upon visiting Sisko Carpets, Rudy learns of the stories that are weaved into each beautiful rug. Also, visit Rustem Pasha Mosque and its Iznik tiles, an art form that is thankfully being rejuvenated.Watch Now >>
It is said that the Silk Road is a crossroad of civilizations, a place where East meets West. Some of the trade-goods exchanged along the Silk Road over the centuries included fine textiles, magnificent oriental rugs, gunpowder, horses, herbs, spices, ceramics, and medicines, among many other things. Your journey down the Silk Road, with yourWatch Now >>
The city of Urfa is steeped in history, and its ancient architecture and ruins are not to be missed. A surprise awaits visitors atop Mt. Nemrut, while in Gaziantep one can view the most extensive collection of ancient Roman mosaics in the world that were recently discovered and transferred from the city of Zeugma.Watch Now >>