4 DAYS UMRAH MUSLIM TOUR ISTANBUL

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4 DAYS UMRAH MUSLIM TOUR ISTANBUL

4 DAYS UMRAH MUSLIM TOUR ISTANBUL
 NOTE: This tour can be also proposed as a prolongation, given after the pilgrimage to Mecca as an extra stop on the way back to their country.
Day 1 &ndas..

4 DAYS UMRAH MUSLIM TOUR ISTANBUL
 NOTE: This tour can be also proposed as a prolongation, given after the pilgrimage to Mecca as an extra stop on the way back to their country.
Day 1 – Istanbul – Arrival Day
(Dinner included)
Meet our guide at the Ataturk airport. The transfer will be done from the airport to the hotel. Check-in in the hotel will be done. In the evening after dinner in the hotel : meeting with our tour guide, he will give all the information concern the tour.
Overnight and dinner in Istanbul

Day 2 – Istanbul Islamic and Sahabe Tour
(Breakfast and dinner included)
After breakfast, we start the Istanbul Islamic and Sahabe Tour. Istanbul is the center of religion for centuries. After the ottoman period, Islamic Religion spread throughout the city. The first mosque in Istanbul was built in Kadikoy on the Asian side of the city, which was conquered by the Ottoman Turks in 1353. The first mosque on the European side of Istanbul was built inside the Rumeli Castle in 1452. The first grand mosque which was built in the city proper is the Eyup Sultan Mosque (1458). Next to Eyup Sultan Mosque, we will visit the tombs of the Sahabe, which is very famous in Turkey for being the first generation of Muslims, who had come as far as Istanbul and besieged the city. The small Sahabe Cemetery just outside Egrikapi Gate may seem like a standard Muslim cemetery. The Süleymaniye Mosque becomes most meaningful when understood in its historical and cultural context. It was built during the latter part of Süleyman’s long and prosperous reign, which stretched from 1520 to 1566. After the tour, transfer back to the hotel.
Dinner and Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 3 – Istanbul City Tour
(Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included)
After breakfast depart from the hotel for the day tour of old Istanbul city.
Visit ST. SOPHIA This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the architectural marvels of all time. TOPKAPI PALACE The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed. SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, the BLUE MOSQUE is known for its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. HIPPODROME Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column, and the Column of Constantine. Lunch break at 1:00 pm after the lunch we will visit the GRAND COVERED BAZAAR In this labyrinth of streets and passages are more than 4,000 shops with each trade having its own area: the goldsmiths’ street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such as handpainted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brassware and trays, water ewers, onyx-ware, and meerschaum pipes. After the tour, transfer back to the hotel.
Dinner and Overnight in Istanbul.

Please Note: Hagia Sophia is open every day, Topkapi Palace closed on Tuesdays, Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays. If your tour is on one of these days we would offer to visit Underground Cistern instead of Topkapi palace museum, instead of Grand Baazar we will visit Spice Bazaar.

Day 4 – Istanbul – End of Tour
(Breakfast included)
After breakfast check out from the hotel. Transfer back to the Ataturk Airport, according to flight time.
 

Included services:
- Pick up airport transfer from Istanbul Ataturk Airport
- 3 nights hotel HB accommodation 
- 3 breakfasts
- Mentioned Lunches
- Mentioned Dinners
- 2 different fully guided Istanbul Islamic tours
- Professional  English or French speaking tour guide
- All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
- Transportation in fully air-conditioned, non-smoking luxury busses (Mercedes Vito, Mercedes Sprinter, Mercedes Travego. Depends on the group size)

Excluded services:
- Insurance: All types
- Turkey entry visa
- Items of a personal nature such as drinks, cold drinks, laundry
- Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the included section
- International flights
Please Note: Hagia Sophia is open every day, Topkapi Palace closed on Tuesdays, Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays.