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Hagia Sophia Tour: Crash Course

Marvel at Byzantine architecture with an expert
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3 hours
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  • Travel through time as you experience Byzantine culture through the ages
  • Led by a scholar in Byzantine history and architecture
  • Hagia Sophia
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During this trip our context tours were very “lecture driven”. The joy of a private guide is a knowledgeable person to stimulate and answer questions. Instead we always felt as were in school and the teacher was under pressure to present a lecture. A 5 minute background presentation is fine, and the rest should probably be spontaneous material based solely on questions (with your EXCEPTIONALLY educated guides this would be very possible). We consider ourselves somewhat nerdy and academic, but it was hard to stay engaged for a multi hour dense information lecture format type tour. Compound this with jet lag and it was not particularly enjoyable.
Claire’s lovely disposition and depth of her knowledge allowed teens and parents to engage in questions and enjoy the dialogue. It was a delightful three hours.
Clair was very knowledgeable. Nothing to improve.