Join archaeologist Iain Shearer to discover over 2,500 years of history, culture, art and architecture in the stunning transcontinental metropolis of Istanbul.
Delve deep into the rich history of the Turkish capital, which served as the capital city during the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman periods. Nicknamed “The City on Seven Hills,” explore some of Istanbul’s seven grand mosques – including the Hagia Sophia – built upon seven hilltops, and marvel at the city’s colourful and dramatic architecture.
Wander through one of the oldest covered markets in the world, enjoy curated sightseeing to iconic and historical landmarks and savour the authentic flavours at the juncture of Western and Eastern cuisine.
This tour is part of the World Art Tours program organised by the Art Gallery Society of NSW in partnership with Renaissance Tours.