Travel with The Art Explorers to Istanbul, the confluence of the great Christian, Moslem, and Byzantine cultures. Framed by the Marmara, Black, and Mediterranean Seas, and located on the mysterious Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul is considered home to one of the wonders of the world – Hagia Sofia. Located on the European portion of Turkey, the city is a repository of historic and modern art, as well as ancient ruins and culture. Places like the Blue Mosque take ones’ breath away, while a private viewing of Topkapi Palace will allow you a chance to behold the palace’s rare artifacts and treasures.
Rudy’s got a case of the “Blues” as he takes a Blue Cruise along the dazzling Turquoise Coast to discover enchanting Greek and Roman ruins. Step back in time to explore the ancient towns of Ephesus, Antalya, Myra, and Dalyan that dot the Turkish coast.Watch Now >>
In Istanbul’s Spice Market, persimmons are split open to reveal their insides that resemble melting rubies. Brown-gold paprika is carefully molded into the shape of a pyramid. Cinnamon, cumin, ginger, and cardamom infuse the air with the fragrance of the East.Watch Now >>