The Brilliance of Byzantium: A Journey of Learning from Constantinople to Venice
Departure October 11 – October 23, 2019
While Western Europe was in the Dark Ages (c. 5th – 10th centuries), in the Greek east flourished the brilliant civilization of Byzantium. Based in storied Constantinople, now Istanbul, the Byzantines developed an empire that lasted for over 1,000 years (from 324 to 1453), and which at a time stretched from Asia to Spain. Even though the Byzantine civilization may not be as widely known as some other European cultures, nonetheless its achievements and brilliance cannot be overestimated.
On this journey of learning and discovery, we will explore four centers of Byzantine flowering and influence.
Why Travel with Thalassa Journeys
Thalassa Journeys was established by the principals and managers of Travel Dynamics, the company that 50 years ago pioneered the concept of educational travel for America’s educational and cultural institutions. The belief that travel is primarily a learning experience forms the core principle of Thalassa Journeys.
Each Thalassa Journey is constructed around a particular theme. Unlike most tours, each of our journeys are intimate, and led by lecturers who are truly subject-matter experts for each theme. Although many other companies claim to have expert lecturers, few truly have accomplished, renowned experts in their fields, like Thalassa.