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.
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.Watch Now >>
Join Laura McKenzie, and enter the realms of ancient castles, such as Bran Castle (Dracula’s Castle) in Transylvania. Visit Sighisoara, the oldest city in Europe that is still inhabited. Soak in the warmth, hospitality, historic architecture, and classic vistas of Budapest.Watch Now >>
Explore Ishak Pasha Palace, Mt. Ararat, the highest peak in Turkey, and the ancient Armenian city of Ani.Watch Now >>