Aphrodisias was constructed in honor of the Greek Goddess Aphrodite, and was considered one of the main centers for ancient Roman art. In Pamukkale you will discover one of the natural wonders of the world, the crystal-blue travertine terraces. Finally, visit the ancient site of Sardis where money, in the form of coins, was born.
It is said that the Silk Road is a crossroad of civilizations, a place where East meets West. Some of the trade-goods exchanged along the Silk Road over the centuries included fine textiles, magnificent oriental rugs, gunpowder, horses, herbs, spices, ceramics, and medicines, among many other things. Your journey down the Silk Road, with yourWatch Now >>
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 >>
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 >>