An awe-inspiring city with incredible architecture, delicious food, and warm people

“If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul.”
Alphonse de Lamartine

Istanbul, what can I say? I visited this magical city for the first time over ten years ago and fell in love with its mix of old and new, the traditional and the modern.

Istanbul is beyond incredible, making it one of the most inspiring cities I’ve been to so far, and I can’t wait to explore this eclectic and hospitable city with you.

Our week will be focused on a balance of history, breathtaking architecture, delicious food, and, of course, some fabulous shopping. The largest city in Turkey, Istanbul, formerly known as Constantinople, is a unique city that sits on two continents, both in Europe and Asia, divided by the Bosphorus, the capital of both the Byzantine Empire and the Ottoman Empire. It is the third largest European city in size, and nowhere is the juxtaposition between old and new, East and West, more intoxicating.


“Guided with Grant’s great humor, patience, thoughtfulness and his unwavering pursuit of making sure each traveler was able to pursue their personal design quest, each day was memorable. I would travel with Grant anywhere in the world.”

"Grant is a delightful host and guide, so easy to work with, an instant friend to all, and kept everything running seamlessly. We are looking forward to going on another trip with him again as soon as possible."

"He knows and caters to his group brilliantly… Traveling with Grant is like seeing the world with your favorite guidebook and best friend in one – can’t wait to do it again!”

"If the Instagram-gurus, every it-girl, Martha Stewart, two socialites, and a Travel + Leisure editor all teamed up, they could NOT plan a better trip than Grant Gibson."

"I felt like I made lifelong friendships with an inspiring and diverse group of women – kudos to Grant for putting together such a vibrant, dynamic group of travelers who were so easy to get along with and so much fun. At multiple points, I laughed to the point of tears with these ladies."

“Thank you, Grant, for sharing your absolute gift of putting together an amazing trip that was perfectly planned, full of surprises, completely curated and totally inspiring. I learned and saw so much. I really expanded my mind.”