Explore the ancient capitals of the Roman Empire on an escorted excursion that includes private tours of the Vatican, Rome and Istanbul. Highlights along the route of the Troy Tours excursion include visits to the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and St. Peter's Square in Rome, plus stops in Istanbul at the Blue Mosque, the Grand Bazaar, with its 4,000 shops, and Topkapi Palace, the seat of the Ottoman Empire for more than 400 years.
Dates: Eight days and six nights, with departures every Saturday in January, February and March. The last departure is March 29.
Price: Rates are $1,499 per person, double occupancy, and include round-trip Turkish Airlines airfare from LAX, plus two other international flights, and breakfast, tours, transfers and accommodations. Departure taxes ($76) are not included.
Info: Troy Tours, (310) 417-3460