At A Glance:
  • Dates:
    August 16 - 23, 2015

    Istanbul, Turkey

    $3,395/person (DO)
    $3,690/person (SO)

    Combines With:
    The Venetian Republic

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    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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