Your exploration of Turkey should include Istanbul, the only city in the world to be located in both Europe and Asia. It was once the capital of three empires, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman – each has left its mark. The city’s museums, churches, palaces, mosques and bazaars are attractions that hold infinite potential for sightseeing. Don’t miss Tokapi Palace, a maze of grand buildings that was once the home to sultans and their court between the 15th and 19th centuries. Its opulence is truly astounding. Istanbul’s Imperial Sultana met Mosque (better known as the Blue Mosque) is synonymous with the city. In the summer months, an evening light show is a wonderful way to learn more about this cultural landmark.