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 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 BosphorusWatch Now >>
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 >>
Join Laura McKenzie as she explores the Bridge to Asia in Romania, the Czech Republic, and Turkey.Watch Now >>