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. End your journey in Turkey, beginning in Ephesus where you may view up close some of the oldest buildings in the world. A tour of the awe-inspiring Hagia Sophia is a must-see attraction in Istanbul.
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 >>
Istanbul, formerly the ancient site of Byzantium and Constantinople, is currently the nexus of Europe and Islam. Due to its geographic location, Istanbul has always played a central role in world affairs. The Grand Bazaar is enormous, and Rudy explores its many passages and offerings.Watch Now >>