Istanbul and Bursa Muslim Package Tour (6Days)
Tour itinerary :
Day 1 – Arrival to Istanbul
Arrival at Istanbul airport. Please look for your name after clearing customs. Meet your istanbultravelturkey travel representative and transfer to your hotel. Overnight Istanbul.
Day 2 - Istanbul Islamic Tour (B/L)
08:30 You will be picked up from your hotel for Full day tour of Old City. In this day you will be able to see:
St.Sophia: Byzantium largest cathedral, converted to mosque 1453 by the Ottoman Empire and today open as a museum to see both religion remains.
Topkapi Palace: The largest and oldest palace in the world, Topkapi is the crown jewel of the Ottoman Empire. With its treasury and exotic buildings overlooking the Golden Horn, your visit to Topkapi promises to be a truly fascinating experience.
Blue Mosque: One of the biggest mosques of Istanbul from 17th century architecture is one of the principal adornments on the skyline of Istanbul. Also famous for its blue tiles and 6 minarest.
Hippodrome: The former center of sprotive and political activities of Constantinople. You will be able to see the Obelisk from Egypt, Serpentine Column from Delphi and fountain of Willhelm II.
Grand Bazaar: In addition to its historical importance, it's a bazaar that will tempt even the nonshoppers with its rich collection of precious handmade carpets, jewellery, leather and souvenirs.
The Rüştem Pasha Mosque: is an Ottoman mosque located in Hasırcılar Çarşısı (Strawmat Weavers Market) in Eminönü, Istanbul, Turkey. The Rüstem Pasha Mosque was designed by Ottoman imperial architect Mimar Sinan for Grand Vizier Damat Rüstem Pasha (husband of one of the daughters of Suleiman the Magnificent, Princess Mihrimah). Its building took place from 1561 to 1563.
After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel at around 17:00. Overnight in Istanbul
Day 3 - Istanbul to Bursa to Istanbul (B/L)
In the morning, you will depart by ferry to Yalova. After which drive to Bursa for a visit to Ulucamii (Great Mosque), Cumalikizik Village, Green Mosque, Green Tomb and Uludag by cable car for a nice view of the mountain. After your tour of Bursa late evening, retun back to Istanbul around 8:30 pm. Overnight in Istanbul
Day 4 - Bosphorus Cruise Two Continents Tour (B/L)
08:30 You will be picked up from your hotel for Full day tour of Two Continents . In this day you will be able to see:
Spice Bazaar: Mystical smells of various spices. Shops selling fruits, vegetables, flowers, caviar and dry fish etc...
Bosphorus By boat: On the waterway separating the two continents, Asia and Europe. Opportunity to take photographs of marble palaces and ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture, besides modern residences and luxurious apartments.
Bosphorus Bridge: Unique chance to go from one continent (Asia) to another (Europe) in two minutes.
Beylerbeyi Palace: The summer residence of Ottoman Sultans with its original furniture and magnificent gardens with the harem on the Asian side.d
Dolmabahce Palace: With more than 340 rooms & 8 Turkish Baths the Imperial Residence of the last 6 Sultans, is sure to fascinate its visitors.
Note: You can choose to either visit the Dolmabache Palace or the Beylerbeyi Palace on this tour itinerary. However, due to time limitations, it will not be possible to visit both these Palaces. Please choose one.
Camlica Hill: Offers a panoramic view of Istanbul and Bosphorus from the highest point of the city.
After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel at around 17:30. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 5 - Princess' Islands Cruise Tour (B/L)
08:30 You will be picked up from your hotel for Full day tour of Princess' Islands. In this day you will be able to see:
Cruise in Marmara Sea to Princes' Islands, stop at Buyukada, the popular summer resort with sandy beaches and pinewood scenery, once the pleasure island of Byzantine Princes..
Tour of the island with horse-drawn carriages before LUNCH at a fish restaurant.
Also visioned during the tour: Topkapi Palace, Leander's Tower, Uskudar from the sea.
After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel at around 18:00. Overnight in Istanbul
Day 6 - Departure (B)
After breakfast check out from hotel (before 12:00), transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport regarding your flight details. End of tour and services. (If you would like, you can extend your trip by adding extra nights in Istanbul, please advise.
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