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Duration
8 days

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40

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Departure Type
Scheduled

Age Requirement
0 - 99 Ages

Guiding Method
Fully guided

Operated In
English

Physical level
relax

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Istanbul

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Tour Overview

If you are looking for something special and extraordinary then look no further. The best Turkey package for a short visit for Religious & History in Turkey, including Istanbul, Sogut, Bursa, Kusadası, Pamukkale and back to Istanbul. This an exquisite tour for you with all the bells and whistles. There are no long bus rides just domestic flights getting you to your destination comfortable and relaxed. By booking that tour, you will be able to see Istanbul - Marmara Region, Kusadası and Pamukkale. An Ideal tour for these who loves history and culture for their 8 Days Religious & Historical Tour in Turkey!

Itinerary

Upon our arrival at Istanbul International Airport, your guide will meet, assist and transfer you to the hotel. Istanbul’s original name is Byzantium then Constantinople. It is a most fascinating city, which actually crosses two continents Europe and Asia. It is a city of amalgamation of bazaars, minarets, mosques, churches, palaces, and restaurants catering to every one’s taste, museums, customs and twelve million people. Overnight in Istanbul.
(Breakfast and Lunch included) After breakfast start your full day tour. Our first visit will be the first grand mosque which was built in the city proper is the Eyup Sultan Mosque (1458). Our tour starts vising Eyup sultan Mosque. Next to Eyup Sultan Mosque we will visit the tombs of the Sahabe, which is very famous in Turkey by 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. TOPKAPI PALACE. It is 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. After that, our next stop will be SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE. It is located across from St. Sophia and it 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. After that, we will see the ANCIENT HIPPODROME, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. Visit to HAGIA SOPHIA GRAND MOSQUE: The Hagia Sophia, previously known as the Church of Divine Wisdom, is simply The best of its kind! Hagia Sophia is the greatest surviving example of Byzantine Architecture. For 1000 years it was once the largest church in the world, decorated with stunning 6th century golden mosaics. Today it is a mosque. After the lunch break, Murtis Tour will take you to the GRAND SPICE BAZAAR that is a unique atmosphere with reasonable prices for your shopping. Here you will find; Exotic Spices and Herbs, Turkish Baklava, Turkish Delights, Turkish Coffee, nuts and fruits, small souvenirs such as Ceramic Handicrafts, Evil Eyes totems, all naturel olive oil, soaps and many other goods in Souvenir Shops and stores. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul. Please Note: Topkapi Palace closed on Tuesdays. If your tour is on one of these days we would offer you to visit Underground Cistern instead of Topkapi palace museum.
(Breakfast and Lunch included) After breakfast, we will first do BOSPHORUS BY BOAT; a traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. The shore lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion, you will see the magnificent sights of the following attractions from your boat. See 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 (view from boat), Built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452 prior to the conquest of Istanbul was completed in only four months to control and protect the infamous Bosporus passage. It is one of the most beautiful works of military architecture anywhere in the world. BEYLERBEYI PALACE (view from boat), is the summer residence of Ottoman sultans exists in its original renovated glory featuring original antique furniture and magnificent gardens with the Harem on the Asian side of Istanbul. Lunch break at the Turkish restaurant. After the lunch we will then take you to 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 hand painted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brassware and trays, water ewers, onyx-ware and meerschaum pipes. After the tour transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included) After breakfast, we will pick you up from your hotel and depart for Ertugrul Gazi - Sogut City Tour. Ottoman Empire was founded here in 1299, and Ertugrul Gazi, father of the founder of Ottoman Empire Osman Bey, passed away and buried here. We will visit THE TOMB OF ERTUGRUL GAZI. After that we will visit Bilecik Museum originally constructed as a courthouse on the land where a demolished Ottoman building once stood, this large and impressive structure was restored and opened as a museum in 2006. It exhibits both archaeological and ethnographic items in chronological order. Shaykh Edebali Tomb, which was attributed to Sheikh Edebali, who was considered by many to be the philosophic architect of the Ottoman Empire, was built during the time of Orhan Gazi. It has a panoramic view on the cliffs. Orhan Ghazi Mosque built on the edge of a steep cliff, the mosque has the capacity to hold 365 worshipers at the same time. Believed to be built in the early 14th century and only 50 meters from the Edebali Mausoleum, Orhan Ghazi Mosque was restored in 1973. Unlike other mosques, which the minarets are traditionally adjacent to the mosque, the main minaret of Orhan Ghazi Mosque is built on a rock, 30 meters away from the main building. The Clock Tower is located at the center of Bilecik province over a hill dominant to the city. The Watch Tower is four - sided, with one clock in each side and was constructed by Sultan II. Abdülhamit. Pelitozu Pond, which is covered with pine trees, is 7 kilometers away from the city center. The pond, which has an area of 213.50 hectares, was created for irrigation purposes. It attracts great attention especially on weekends due to its ease of transportation and wide area. You can set up a tent and barbecue around the lake. There are also tea gardens and pancake houses. You can also rent bicycles for touring around the lake and you can travel by sea bikes in the lake. After the tour transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Bursa.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included) After breakfast, we will first visit the historical Covered Bazaar and Ulucami (Grand) Mosque of Bursa, Climb to Uludag Mountain by cable car , (Which also known as Mount Olympos, from where the Greek gods watched Trojan war). After a lunch break, we continue with visits to Green Mosque and Green Mausoleum. After the tour transfer to Kusadası. Once we reach to Kusadası time is going to be 19:00- 19:30 and check in to your hotel. Overnight in Kusadası.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included) After breakfast start your fully guided tour of Ephesus, one of the best preserved ancient sites in the world. In our Ephesus your you will also see the Temple of Artemis, Curetes street, famous Roman baths, Celsius Library, Grand theatre. Lunch break around 13:00pm. After the lunch, we will visit a place which continues to perform one of the oldest arts of Turkey; a carpet weaving centre. After that we will do a Turkish Village Tour. Sirince's construction style today belongs to Anatolian Greeks. The houses on the slope are all original with their white paints. Sirince Village also has a fantastic reputation for making some of the best wines in Turkey - especially fruit wines. We will see the vineyards and it is time to learn how to make fruit wine with Turkish wine makers. In the evening you will be tested about your knowledge of making fruit wine. On the way we will visit one of the famous leather production centers of the region, where you will have the opportunity to get a good factory rate. After that you will visit Textile. On this guided tour, you will avoid the constant nagging and sometimes bullying that is well known in the markets of Turkey. Enabling you to enjoy the shopping experience whilst gaining the knowledge of the ancient craftsmen. After your tour we will transfer you back to your hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included) After breakfast we depart for Pamukkale. Upon arrival to Pamukkale we will visit visit the calcium terraces of Pamukkale (cotton castle) and the ruins of Hierapolis, then walk around this natural phenomenon and have the option of lying in the waters of the natural springs. Lunch break in Turkish restaurant. After your tour we will transfer you back to your hotel. Overnight in Kusadası.
(Breakfast included) Today we depart for Izmir Airport for our domestic flight to Istanbul and then back to home. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we would like to see you in the future in one of our tours again. Have a nice trip back home and thanks for choosing TravelShop Booking.

Trip includes

Included

• 3 nights’ hotel in Istanbul - Pulman Istanbul Hotel & Convention Center • 1-night hotel in Bursa - Ramada Bursa Hotel • 3 nights’ hotel in Kusadaası - Comfort Ada Class Hotel PS: If This hotel list not available at the time of your booking then we will arrange similar hotel for your group. If you prefer a Different category hotel, there might be an additional cost
Professional English - speaking tour guides
7 breakfasts 4 dinners 6 lunches
All Airport transfer mention in site the Itinerary Transportation in a fully air - conditioned, non - smoking coach
• Guided Istanbul Islamic City Tour • Guided Istanbul Bosphorus Tour • Guided Istanbul Bursa Tour • Guided Ertugrul Gazi - Sogut City Tour • Guided Ephesus Tour • Guided Pamukkale Tour

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Domestic Flight from Izmir to Istanbul – For Per Person Approximately From 35.00 to 50.00 Euro International flights
Insurance: All types
City Tax Turkey entry visa Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry Any others expenses which are not mentioned at the included section Tipping

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