Experience the best of Turkey’s mesmerizing mix of East and West with an insider’s perspective of Istanbul, the only city in the world to span two continents. Throughout this uniquely designed itinerary, you will discover a plethora of museums, Byzantine churches, Roman monuments and Genoese architecture on daily excursions from your seven-night stay at the deluxe Palazzo Donizetti Hotel. Explore Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, and the elaborate Blue Mosque while learning about mosques from the Imam himself. Marvel at the beauty of the Hürrem Sultan Turkish Bath, enjoy browsing the colourful stalls of the bazaars with locals, and savour regional flavours during a cooking lesson. Visit the porcelain workshops of Iznik to learn about the making of famous tiles, and practice Ebru paper marbling at Caferaga Medresesi, a renowned arts college. This exclusive small group journey concludes with a privately chartered Bosphorus cruise. Program amenities include an extensive meal plan, wine with dinner and all excursions.
Tour Operator: AHI Travel
Tour Dates: May 5 - 13, 2013
Tour Cost: Approximately $2,995 USD per person, based on double occupancy
Activity Level: Moderate
Review the day-by-day itinerary in an on-line version of the brochure
Reservations: Call the Queen's Alumni Travel office at 1-800-267-7837 or AHI Travel at 1-800-323-7373