Prepare to be overwhelmed with the history of Turkey, the “world’s largest museum”. Relive the glory of the Byzantines while gazing at the domes of St. Sophia and the Ottomans with an in-depth tour of the mosques and hamams (baths) designed by the great imperial architect, Mimar Sinan. Retrace the steps of the sultans in the magnificient courtyards of Topkapi Palace, the heartbeat of the Empire for 400 years. Meet local archaeologists at excavation sites not yet open to the public. Marvel at how the Early Christians lived when you descend down into the labyrinthine and complex underground cities of Cappadocia. With a private tour of the nearly 2,000-year-old Ephesus, the second largest city of the Roman Empire, you can understand how the Roman elite lived when you step inside a Terrace House and view its magnificent mosaics. More gems await further south in Bodrum: the Bodrum Castle, built by the Knights of St. John, and the ruins of the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.