With the cultural wealth brought by various ethnic groups, Istanbul has become also the stage for different arts to find presence and shine.
Located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, Istanbul has been a welcoming home to diverse cultures and communities for thousands of years. With the cultural wealth brought by various ethnic groups, Istanbul has become also the stage for different arts to find presence and shine.
On the Asian side of Istanbul, further to the north of the Old City, a wonderfully equipped school of glass arts was founded by the Ottomans to create unique art works to decorate the timeless palaces of the Bosphorus. Meet your expert guide at the lobby of your hotel and enjoy a drive over the Bosphorus Bridge on to Beykoz to attend a morning of art class concentrating on glassworks. Introduced to the Ottoman society through their commerce with the Venetians, giving form to glass was adopted as a major art during 16th century.
You will be stopping at the famed Kanaat Restaurant in Uskudar at lunch time to taste delicious stewed dishes of Turkish cuisine. In the afternoon, you will be hosted at the studio of a world famous Turkish artist creating masterpieces of water marbling, a form of fine art indigenous to the Ottoman society.
Concluding your day, you will walk through the narrow streets of Uskudar to hop on a public ferry to cruise back to the European side of Istanbul. Docking at the shores of Besiktas, you will be escorted back to your hotel.
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