6 DAYS ISLAMIC TOUR

349 EURO

6 DAYS ISLAMIC TOUR

6 DAYS ISLAMIC TOUR
Day 1 – Istanbul – Arrival Day
(Dinner included)
Meet our guide at the Ataturk airport. The transfer will be done to the hotel. Check-in will be done. In the eveni..

6 DAYS ISLAMIC TOUR
Day 1 – Istanbul – Arrival Day
(Dinner included)
Meet our guide at the Ataturk airport. The transfer will be done to the hotel. Check-in will be done. In the evening after dinner: 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 from the hotel, 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.
Dinner and Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 3 – Istanbul – Bursa Tour
(Breakfast and dinner included)
After breakfast depart from the hotel and drive to Bursa for a daily guided tour in Bursa. Today we will visit Bursa with all the famous and Islamic heritage places. We will visit Ulucamii (Great Mosque), Cumalikizik Village, Green Mosque, Green Tomb, Ozdilek Factory. After the Bursa City tour departs for Istanbul back.
Dinner and Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 4 – 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 is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of 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.

Day 5 – Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise and Shopping Tour
(Breakfast Lunch and Dinner included)
After breakfast Depart from Hotel for Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar)
The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme, and every other conceivable herb and spice.
BOSPHORUS ON BOAT a traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion, you will pass the magnificent Dolmabahce Palace, and further along, the parks and imperial pavilions of Yildiz Palace. On the coastal edge of this park, is Ciragan Palace, 300 meters of its marble facade faces the shore. At Ortakoy a great variety of artists gather every Sunday to display their work along the street. Ortakoy is a symbol of tolerance with a church, a mosque, and a synagogue existing side by side for centuries. RUMELI FORTRESS Built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452 before the conquest of Istanbul was completed in only four months to control and protect Bosphorus. It is one of the most beautiful works of military architecture anywhere in the world. BEYLERBEYI PALAS The summer residence of ottoman sultans whit its original furniture and magnificent gardens with the Harem on the Asian. BOSPHORUS BRIDGE Unique chance to step from one continent (Asia) to another (Europe)
CAMILA HILL the highest point in Istanbul. At the top of it, you can rest and admire the magnificent panorama of Istanbul and the Bosphorus from the beautiful gardens, landscaped in traditional style.
SHOPPING POSSIBILITY AT BEDESTEN. Exhibition the traditional silk weaving girls at the carpet weaving courses authorized by The Ministry of national education Possibility to see jewelry, handcrafts center, and leatherwear show. Free time provided for shopping.
Dinner and overnight in Istanbul

Day 6 – 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:
- 5 nights hotel HB accommodation i
- 5 breakfasts
- Mentioned flight tickets
- Mentioned Lunches
- Mentioned Dinners
- Mentioned Transfers
- 2 different fully guided Istanbul Islamic tours
- Guided Bursa city tour
- Guided Istanbul Bosphorus cruise and shopping tour
- Professional English 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