This comprehensive tour of western Turkey covers many places a visitor would want to see. Starting in that world city situated on two continents, Istanbul was for a thousand years until May 1453 Constantinople, the capital of the East Roman empire. From here travel to Ankara, today’s Turkish capital and return by way of Minor Asia and its famous cities of antiquity to Istanbul.
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This comprehensive tour of western and central Turkey covers most places a visitor would want to see. Starting in that world city situated on two continents, Istanbul was until May 1453 Constantinople, the capital of East Rome for a thousand years. From here travel down into Minor Asia with its historical places going back to Greek antiquity. Return by way of the southern Turkish coast and central Turkey with its capital Ankara to Istanbul.
One of the world’s great cities, bustling and modern Istanbul does not hide its ancient history. For a thousand years the greatest Christian city, Constantinople in May of 1453 was conquered by the young Ottoman prince Mehmet II to begin its journey to become the modern Istanbul we find today. Immerse yourself in this fascinating city during comprehensive touring days.
A week-long tour of western Turkey gives you a fascinating glimpse of the important sites in this ancient and modernizing country. A former super power, the Ottoman Empire gave way to the modern Turkish republic after the Great War. The country, due to its location, has always played an important role between East and West.