Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey

This popular Turkish resort offers miles of sandy beaches and bazaars brimming with Turkish goods. From here you can join an excursion to Ephesus, the showplace of Aegean archeology and one of the grandest ancient sites in the world. What began as a sacred center for Artemis became a Roman stronghold under Alexander the Great, then evolved into a center of Christianity.

Here along marble paved streets you'll discover one of the world's premier sites of antiquity. Ephesus, where St. Paul preached, was a powerful trading port in ancient times and sacred center for the cult of Artemis. It is also where the Virgin Mary is said to have spent her last days.

Istanbul, Turkey

Sparkling mosques and mosaics daze and amaze. Welcome to Istanbul, a city whose history remains a testament to some of the most glorious empires of all time: Constantine, Justinian, Mehmet the Conqueror, Suleyman the Magnificent - all left their legacies such as the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace.