Hotel Accommodation with Daily Breakfast based on Twin/Triple sharing ( 4 nights in ıstanbul, 1 night in Bursa )
Transfer, full-board meals, sightseeing and entrance fees as specified
Private transportation for tours and transfers
Professional licensed English-speaking area guide
Istanbul: 5* Sura Hagia Sophia Hotel or Similar
Bursa: 5* Hilton Bursa Hotel or Similar
Tips for guide/driver
Day 1: Welcome to Istanbul
Welcome to Istanbul, upon arrival at Istanbul international airport.
Day 2: Istanbul – Istanbul Old City
Sultanahmet square where Hippodrome of Constantinople, Egyptian, and Serpent Columns situated Topkapi Imperial Palace which was the house of Sultans and family as well as the Sultan controlled empire from there.
Emanet-I Mukaddese ( Sacred relics of Hz. Mohammed S.A.W.)
Hagia Sophia - Magnificent structure which is started building In 532 with the order of King Justinian. It is a Master church of Orthodox Christianity and converted to Catholic Church then converted to Mosque converted there to Museum.
Visit Grand Bazaar and leather and carpet stores and have time for shopping. Dinner and overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3: Bilecik / Sogut– Rise of Ottomans, Ertugrul tour
We pick you up from your hotel in Istanbul early in the morning and drive to the Sogut area where everything started for Ottoman History. . Especially thinking the fact that our great hero Ertugrul Ghazi had been in these places and walked here and now it is our turn to follow his footsteps. We will visit the tomb of Ertugrul Ghazi where he died in 1288 and lots of monuments which are tributed to him, scattered around the town. You will have free time here to take photos. We will also visit the Tomb of Sheikh Edebali who was the mentor of Ertugrul Ghazi and considered as the spiritual founder of the Ottoman Empire. We also visit Orhan Ghazi Mosque which is the first Ottoman Mosque with a lead dome built-in 1392. After Sogut we will continue to Inegol where we will visit the tomb of Turgut Alp who was one of the greatest of warriors and a very close confidant of Ertugrul Ghazi and later his successor, Osman I . He ruled the area for 36 years and buried in Inegol as well. After Inegol we will continue to Bursa City which was the first capital of the Ottoman Empire. Dinner and overnight in Bursa.
Day 4: Bursa Islamic Relics
We will visit the Tophane area, where Osman Ghazi and Orhan Ghazi, the founders of the Ottoman dynasty, were laid for their final rest in two ancient Byzantine structures, which underwent drastic alteration or were even completely rebuilt after the earthquake of 1855. The tour ends by visiting Bursa Grand Mosque; built in the Seljuk style, it was ordered by the Ottoman Sultan Bayezid I and built between 1396 and 1399. We'll also have a chance for taste and shop Turkish delight and famous Turkish honey produced on the mountain. Then, we will start to journey back to Istanbul.
Day 5: Ayyub Al-Ansari mosque and Sahaba Tombs, Bosphorus cruise tour
Ayyub – Al Ansari Mosque: Today Muslims from all over world pay visit to this holy place
Mausoleum of Sokullu Mehmet Paşa, a Grand Vizier of Selim II-of Bosnian origin, the Mosque of Zal Mahmut Paşa-the son in law of Sultan Selim II., the Mausoleum of Sultan Resat, the Tekke (Convent) of the Kalender Sect. Tombs of Eyup El Ensari ( RA ) Eyup and Ebu Derdag ( RA ) Eyup will be visited.
we’ll climb Pierre loti hills with cable car, you can enjoy free time while drinking tea/coffee.
After lunch we’ll have a cruise tour on Bosphorus with a traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. We will pass the magnificent Dolmabahce and Ciragan Palaces, imperial pavillions of Yildiz Palace, old wooden Ottoman houses, Leander’s tower, Rumeli fortress and more. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 6: Fly Home
According to your flight time, we’ll transfer you to Istanbul international airport. End of the service.