As the final stop on the legendary Silk Road, Istanbul’s historic footprint is one of the most fascinating in the world. Centuries-old attractions come together in the city center, and you’re invited to experience it (without even leaving your lounge!).
Let the ancient and modern worlds converge when you hop on a virtual tour of Istanbul’s Old City, the Sultanahmet neighborhood, with a local who knows the lay of the land. You’ll start at Sultanahmet Square and the 3500-year-old Obelisk of Theodosius, and cut through the Arasta Bazaar, a buzzing market street, on your way to spectacular structures like the 15th-century Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, and an ancient Turkish bathhouse.
See the Stone of Milion (the remains of an ancient map), and end your virtual time-travel session at Topkapı Palace, a museum that once served as the headquarters of Ottoman sultans.