Rudy visits the Eyup Mosque, the fourth most important Islamic site, and the sacred gravesite of Abu Ayyub al-Ansari. Following Ramadan is the three-day festival known as Seker Bayrami (aka Sugar Feast), and the streets come alive with celebration. Topkapi Palace was built on the original site of the Acropolis of Byzantium, and the Bosphorus Strait is one of the world’s most important sea passages.
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 >>
Explore Ishak Pasha Palace, Mt. Ararat, the highest peak in Turkey, and the ancient Armenian city of Ani.Watch Now >>
The specular light sparkling off the waters of the Aegean Sea from the Kusadasian shore will captivate you. In Ephesus, visit the sacred Home of Virgin Mary where tradition has it that Mary, Mother of Jesus, lived the last years of her life. Finally, explore the fabled city of Troy, where ancient ruins abound.Watch Now >>