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Istanbul's Highlights

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4.8 out of 5 Average rating

Being able to pick and choose activities and either attend at the specified time or watch a recording later suits me perfectly.

Susan
, reviewed on 10 Oct 2022

Entertaining and instructive presentations by knowledgeable speakers.

Margaret
, reviewed on 18 Nov 2022
  • DURATION 60 mins
  • CAN I WATCH LATER? Yes! Sign-up and we'll email you a recording
  • HOW TO ATTEND Attendance is live via Zoom
4.8 out of 5 Average rating

Being able to pick and choose activities and either attend at the specified time or watch a recording later suits me perfectly.

Susan
, reviewed on 10 Oct 2022

Entertaining and instructive presentations by knowledgeable speakers.

Margaret
, reviewed on 18 Nov 2022

Event Description

Join Kelsey on an immersive walking tour through the vibrant streets of Istanbul, where ancient history and modern culture converge in a mesmerizing tapestry of sights, sounds, and flavors. Our journey begins at the iconic Grand Bazaar, one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world. Here, we'll wander through bustling alleyways adorned with colorful textiles, intricate ceramics, and glittering jewelry, immersing ourselves in the lively atmosphere of this historic trading hub. From the Grand Bazaar, we'll make our way to the majestic Hagia Sophia, a UNESCO World Heritage site that has witnessed centuries of history unfold within its walls. As we step inside this architectural marvel, we'll be awed by its soaring domes, exquisite mosaics, and the rich tapestry of religious and cultural influences that have shaped its identity over the centuries. Our tour will then take us to the Spice Market, a feast for the senses where the aroma of exotic spices fills the air and vendors beckon with tantalizing displays of saffron, cinnamon, and Turkish delight. Finally, we'll enjoy the Galata Tower, where panoramic views of the city skyline await, offering a breathtaking glimpse of Istanbul's timeless beauty and boundless charm.

  • Duration: 60 mins
  • Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (a recording will be available)
Kelsey Betzelberger

Meet the Host, Kelsey Betzelberger

A Chicago native, Kelsey is an experienced travel writer, opera singer & German teacher. She just moved to Spain with her husband & two cats, and loves to eat! She has traveled (mostly solo!) to 47 countries on 6 continents, and lived in Austria, Germany, France, Croatia, England, the Netherlands & Spain. Kelsey believes that, instead of having the trip of a lifetime, she prefers to have a LIFETIME of TRIPS! Fan of the phrase, "I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list!", she can't wait to explore the world with her fellow culture- and travel-lovers. Expect gorgeous sites, fascinating stories and close-ups of food. Let's get ready for takeoff! 

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What if I can’t make the event?

If a recording’s available for the event, you can still register for it and we will send you an email with a link to a recording shortly after it ends.

Will my camera be on and will I be visible to the other people?

Your camera and microphone does not need to be on for you to enjoy the event. The choice about whether to do this is completely yours.

How do I watch the live event?

Rest Less events are hosted on Zoom, a computer application that allows you to attend online events just by clicking a link. For detailed instructions, please go to our "FAQ" page, which you can find a link to in the nav bar at the top of the page.

How do I sign-up for and access the recording? (Recorded events only)

Book the event as normal (as if you are attending live). After the event ends you will automatically receive a post-event email with a link to the recording, as long as the event was recorded. You do not need to do anything else and there is no separate booking process for recordings only. Please note it can take up to 24 hours for Zoom to process recordings.

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