History of the Byzantine Empire

Sojourn Highlights

  • Your Tour Leader, Professor Thomas Madden of Saint Louis University, is a noted expert on the Byzantine Empire whose engaging presentations bring the ancient city of Constantinople to life.
  • Privately guided visits to the World Heritage Sites of Hagia Sophia and the Hippodrome of Constantine
  • An evening of Ottoman music and a whirling dervish ceremony
  • Privately guided tours of the Basilica Cistern, Archeological Museum, and Great Palace Complex
  • Private yacht tour on the bosphorus around the historic peninsula and up the Golden Horn
  • Tour of the Theodosian Walls of Constantinople
  • Visit to the remains of the Forum of Constantine and the Forum of Theodosius
  • Opening and closing cocktail receptions with professor Madden and fellow sojourn members on the hotel rooftop terrace overlooking the bosphorus and the historic landmarks of Istanbul
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