Boundless Journeys’ tour of Turkey begins in the culturally rich city of Istanbul January 29th, 2010 • by Deborah Tobey Istanbul – the 2010 European Capital of Culture The Blue Mosque at dawn Congratulations to Istanbul, which has been designated the 2010 European Capital of Culture. This title is bestowed by the European Union, which designates a European Capital of Culture to recognize a city’s cultural development and history. Istanbul’s title is particularly significant this year – 2010 is the 25th anniversary of the European Capital of Culture project. We’re not surprised the Turkish city snagged such esteemed acclaim. Istanbul’s long history is enriched with Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman influences, which account for the city’s exotic, multicultural feel. Istanbul, one of the largest urban centers on earth, has a number of must-see sites like the Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace, two of the incredible places we visit with our local Turkish guide. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime experience. Discover Istanbul, hike in Cappadocia, and enjoy 7 glorious days cruising on the Turquoise Coast. Join us in Turkey, June 13-25. For more information call 1-800-941-8010, or visit us on the web at www.boundlessjourneys.com. Join Our Inner Circle E-mail is the best way for us to let you know first about new trips, travel tips, special events, and current promotions. Sign up for our e-newsletter, e-mail your name and address to [email protected], or give us a call (800-941-8010), and we’ll keep you in the loop! We respect your privacy and will never sell or share your e-mail address with any third party company, and our unsubscribing process is easy and prompt.