1. Day Arrival Istanbul and after meet the group Transfer to Hotel. Overnight in Istanbul
2. Day Istanbul Full Day City Tour (B,L)
Departure at 8am. We begin our tour of the Sultanahmet district, the heart of old Istanbul, at Hagia Sophia *. Built by the Emperor Justinian in the early 6th century AD and designed by Anthemius of Tralles and Isodore of Miletus, the church is one of the marvels of world architecture. Converted into a mosque in 1453, it is now a museum. Its massive dome still dominates the skyline of old Istanbul. It is also famed for its mosaics, including glittering portraits of emperors and empresses and a poignant Virgin and Child. Next we visit the Blue Mosque which takes its name from the exquisite tiles adorning its interior. Built by Sultan Ahmet I in the early 17th century and designed by a pupil of Sinan, the greatest of Ottoman architects, it is the only imperial mosque with six minarets. Its courtyard is especially grand. The Hippodrome, the stadium of ancient Byzantium, held 100,000 spectators and featured objects from all corners of the empire. Of these, an Egyptian obelisk and a bronze sculpture of three entwined serpents from Delphi survive.
The Grand Bazaar was the commercial heart of the old city and its 4,000 shops are full of treasures including carpets and kilims, silks, jewelry, ceramics, icons, and leather goods. Wandering through the Grand Bazaar, indulge in some shopping, Ottoman style.
Our tour is continued at Topkapı Palace, which, from the 15th to the 19th century, was the principal residence of the Ottoman Sultans. We will visit the fabulous Imperial Treasury and the Baghdad Kiosk. Topkapı Palace is now a museum and has unrivalled collections of jewelry, including the Spoonmaker’s Diamond, the 3rd largest in the world. It also possesses numerous Ottoman court costumes and ceramics, notably including one of the world’s finest collections of Chinese celadon ceramics, many of which were gifts from other rulers. Interestingly, some of the ceramics have a special glaze that was said to change color in the presence of poison. We also visit the Imperial Armory, displaying centuries of Ottoman weaponry. But perhaps the loveliest feature of Topkapı Palace are its courtyards with their ancient trees; it is easy to imagine the sultan strolling here far from the cares of state and empire. Last but by no means least, we visit the Grand Covered Bazaar, most attractive shopping center and the biggest “souk” in the world with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewellery, gold, carpets, leatherware and souvenir. BB Overnight in Istanbul
3. Day Princess Island Tour (B,L)
There is no better way to escape the bustle of Istanbul for a day than with a visit to the idyllic Princes’ Islands. Enjoy cool breezes and charming sights along the way to Büyükada, the largest Island in the chain. Famous for their mild climates, lush vegetation, and ornate Ottoman houses, all the islands are unspoiled by traffic.
We will enjoy our lunch at the best of one of the many excellent fresh fish restaurants that line the waterfront, gazing across the Asian shore of Istanbul, so close – though it feels worlds away. Please mind that horse carriages are not operated since December 201. BB Overnight in Istanbul
4. Day Bursa Full Day City Tour (B,L)
You all have been watching Dirilis Ertugrul and Kurulus Osman and have a great love and interest to Ottoman History. You have been watching Resurrection Ertugrul serials on TV Channels and Netflix.
Due to huge interest and demand, we have started Ertugrul tours for new and having an excellent response from all over the world. Our travelers have joined our tours so far and we all had great Ertugrul tour with them.
Due a long jornej we are departin earlie in the morning after breakfast. We drive with rest breaks straight to Sogut where located Ertugrul Ghazi Tomb & Tombs of Alps and Hatuns and his family members.
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.
After visit of Ertugrul Gazi complex we will have a lunch break at Bozuyuk. After lunch we continue to city Bursa.
Bursa City which was the first capital of Ottoman Empire. We will visit Tophane area , where Osman Gazi and Orhan Gazi, 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 1