Learn about Ottoman history on a full-day tour to Sogut. Visit the spiritual tomb of Ertugrul Ghazi, the tomb of Sheikh Edebali and marvel at the first Ottoman Mosque.
Due a long jorney 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.
Explore the phenomenal town of Sogut as you take a trip back in time. See the infamous resting place of Ertugrul Ghazi and create memories that you will treasure. Start off your morning with a pickup from your expert tour guide, jump in the air-conditioned vehicle and enjoy the ride. Learn about Ottoman history as your tour guide tells you about the birth place of the Ottoman Empire.
First stop, visit the spiritual tomb of Ertugrul Ghazi. According to tradition, he was the son of Suleyman Shah, leader of the Kayı tribe of Oghuz Turks, who fled from western Central Asia to Anatolia to escape the Mongol conquests.
Second stop, visit the Tomb of Sheikh Edebali, who was Ertugrul Ghazi’s mentor. Next stop, marvel at the first Ottoman Mosque built in 13th-century, the Orhangazi Mosque. After the tour, drive back to Istanbul and transfer to your hotel.
Who was Ertugrul?
Ertugrul Gazi, on whom the popular series is based, was the son of Suleyman Shah, leader of the nomadic Kayi tribe from the steppes of Central Asia. Early in the thirteen century, it is thought that he led his tribe in fleeing the region to avoid the violence of the Mongol invasions, but drowned crossing the Euphrates into Syria. At this point his family divided; two sons led part of the family back to Horasan to enter into Mongol service, while another son, Ertugrul, led the others westward to Anatolia.
In his time, the Byzantines and the Seljuks were two of the major competing powers, vying for control of Anatolia, as well as the Mongols. According to the traditionally accepted version of events, Ertugrul brought 400 followers into the service of the Seljuks, as auxiliaries against both the Byzantines in the west and the Mongols in the east). He was, therefore, rewarded for his efforts by the Seljuk Sultan in Konya, and given land in western Anatolia, namely the two small districts of Sogut and DomaniC.
Again, according to the popularly accepted version, Ertugrul Gazi is thought to have envisioned a prosperous and secure state for all peoples, Muslim and non, alike; a state rooted in the principles of the Islamic faith, and justice and fairness for all. This new ‘homeland’ became the foundation for what would become the Ottoman Empire.
Ertuğrul is thought to have passed away in Sogut at the age of 90 in the late 1290’s.
Regular group tour days : N/A
Private tour days : Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday