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Geo 22 Islamic Heritage Istanbul&Bursa 4 Nights

Geo 22 Islamic Heritage Istanbul&Bursa 4 Nights

Discover the Islamic Heritage of Turkey and visit the Muslim Holy sites… 4 Nights

Day 01…. / Istanbul()
Arrive in Istanbul by …….. and transfer to the hotel. Early check-in is not guaranteed. (Normal check-in time at hotels is 14:00) In the afternoon, Egyptian Spice Market visit, which is filled with the fragrance of the exotic East. Spices, dried fruits, nuts and seeds, lokum (Turkish Delight) and other edibles fill most of the shops in Istanbul’s Misir Carsisi, along with jewelry and souvenirs. Later embark on the Bosphorus Cruise, through the waterway separating the two continents, Europe and Asia, with a possibility to take photographs of marble palaces, ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture besides modern residentials and luxurious apartments . Overnight at the hotel.
Day 02Istanbul(B/L)
Breakfast at the hotel. Depart for full day Istanbul sightseeing including Blue Mosque, facing Hagia Sophia, famous with its blue Iznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet.
Later visit Topkapi Palace Museum, which, from the 15th to the 19th century, was the principle residence of the Ottoman Sultans. We will visit the fabulous Imperial Treasury and the Baghdad Kiosk. Visit the Islamic Relics section. Topkapı Palace is now a museum and has unrivalled collections of jewelry, including the Spoonmaker’s Diamond, the 3rd largest in the world, Ottoman court costumes and ceramics, notably one of the world’s finest collection of early Chinese ceramics, much of it gifts from other rulers. We also visit the Imperial Armory, displaying centuries of Ottoman weaponry. But perhaps the loveliest features of Topkapı Palace are its courtyards with their ancient trees, and it is easy to imagine the sultan strolling here far from the cares of state and empire. Lunch at local restaurant. Afterwards visit Suleymaniye Mosque. Later visit the Museum of Islamic Arts. In the afternoon continue the tour at Grand Bazaar, the most attractive shopping center and biggest “souk” in the world with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewellery, gold, carpets, leatherware and souvenirs. Accommodation at the hotel.
Day 03Istanbul – Bursa(B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Bursa via ferry. Your tour of Bursa will start with a visit to Green Mosque called the “Jewel of Bursa” appropriately name because of its beauty, both inside and out continuing with a visit to the Green Mausoleum. Stop and join in an afternoon pray at the Grand (Ulu) Mosque. Spend some time at Bedesten, the Koza Han (Silk Producer’s Bazaar) and the covered bazaar. Return to Istanbul in the evening. Dinner en route. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 04Istanbul(B)
Breakfast at the hotel and check out. Visit the holy Eyup Sultan area.

Departure transfer to the airport to catch the flight to

Day 01 Istanbul (-) Arrive in Istanbul by …….. and transfer to the hotel. Early check-in is not guaranteed. (Normal check-in time at

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hotels is 14:00) In the afternoon, Egyptian Spice Market visit, which is filled with the fragrance of the exotic East. Spices, dried fruits, nuts and seeds, lokum (Turkish Delight) and other edibles fill most of the shops in Istanbul’s Misir Carsisi, along with jewelry and souvenirs. Later embark on the Bosphorus Cruise, through the waterway separating the two continents, Europe and Asia, with a possibility to take photographs of marble palaces, ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture besides modern residentials and luxurious apartments . Overnight at the hotel.

islamic heritageDay 02 Istanbul (B/L)
Breakfast at the hotel. Depart for full day Istanbul sightseeing including Blue Mosque, facing Hagia Sophia, famous with its blue Iznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet.

Later visit Topkapi Palace Museum, which, from the 15th to the 19th century, was the principle residence of the Ottoman Sultans. We will visit the fabulous Imperial Treasury and the Baghdad Kiosk. Visit the Islamic Relics section. Topkapı Palace is now a museum and has unrivalled collections of jewelry, including the Spoonmaker’s Diamond, the 3rd largest in the world, Ottoman court costumes and ceramics, notably one of the world’s finest collection of early Chinese ceramics, much of it gifts from other rulers. We also visit the Imperial Armory, displaying centuries of Ottoman weaponry. But perhaps the loveliest features of Topkapı Palace are its courtyards with their ancient trees, and it is easy to imagine the sultan strolling here far from the cares of state and empire. Lunch at local restaurant. Afterwards visit Suleymaniye Mosque. Later visit the Museum of Islamic Arts. In the afternoon continue the tour at Grand Bazaar, the most attractive shopping center and biggest “souk” in the world with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewellery, gold, carpets, leatherware and souvenirs. Accommodation at the hotel.

Day 03 Istanbul (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Bursa via ferry. Your tour of Bursa will start with a visit to Green Mosque called the “Jewel of Bursa” appropriately name because of its beauty, both inside and out continuing with a visit to the Green Mausoleum. Stop and join in an afternoon pray at the Grand (Ulu) Mosque. Spend some time at Bedesten, the Koza Han (Silk Producer’s Bazaar) and the covered bazaar. Return to Istanbul in the evening. Dinner en route. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 4 Istanbul (B)
Breakfast at the hotel and check out. Visit the holy Eyup Sultan area.
Departure transfer to the airport to catch the flight to …

5 Nights

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Day 01…. / Istanbul(L)
Arrive in Istanbul by …….. and transfer to the hotel. Early check-in is not guaranteed. (Normal check-in time at hotels is 14:00) In the afternoon visit the Egyptian Spice Market, which is filled with the fragrance of the exotic East. Spices, dried fruits, nuts and seeds, lokum (Turkish Delight) and other edibles fill most of the shops in Istanbul’s Misir Carsisi, along with jewelry and souvenirs. Later embark on the Bosphorus Cruise, through the waterway separating the two continents, Europe and Asia, with a possibility to take photographs of marble palaces, ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture besides modern residentials and luxurious apartments . Overnight at the hotel.

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Day 02Istanbul(B/L)
Breakfast at the hotel. Depart for full day Istanbul sightseeing including Blue Mosque, facing Hagia Sophia, famous with its blue Iznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet.

Later visit the Museum of Islamic Arts. After lunch enjoy the afternoon prayers at Suleymaniye Mosque, masterpiece of the the great architect Sinan. Visit the Grand Bazaar, the most attractive shopping center and biggest “souk” in the world with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewellery, gold, carpets, leatherware and souvenirs. In the afternoon, drivealong the Golden Horn, participate int he afternoon prayer Eyup Mosque and visit Rustem Pasha Mosque. Accommodation at the hotel.

Day 03Istanbul(B/L)
Breakfast at the hotel and check out. Full day tour with a visit to the Topkapi Palace Museum, which, from the 15th to the 19th century, was the principle residence of the Ottoman Sultans. We will visit the fabulous Imperial Treasury and the Baghdad Kiosk. Visit the Islamic Relics section. Topkapı Palace is now a museum and has unrivalled collections of jewelry, including the Spoonmaker’s Diamond, the 3rd largest in the world, Ottoman court costumes and ceramics, notably one of the world’s finest collection of early Chinese ceramics, much of it gifts from other rulers. We also visit the Imperial Armory, displaying centuries of Ottoman weaponry. But perhaps the loveliest features of Topkapı Palace are its courtyards with their ancient trees, and it is easy to imagine the sultan strolling here far from the cares of state and empire. Lunch at a local restaurant. Continue to St. Sophia – a Christian Basilica (church) conceived by Constantine in the 6th century which became a mosque during the Ottoman Empire and now is a museum. See the beautiful mosaics displayed at the museum. In the afternoon, drivealong the Golden Horn, participate in the afternoon prayer at the Eyup Mosque and visit Rustem Pasha Mosque. Accommodation at the hotel.

Day 04 Edirne, Selimiye Mosque (B, L)
In the morning, drive to Edirne and start your tour with a visit to the ruins of the ancient palace of the Sultans, which also hosts many beautiful mosques. One of the most important monuments in this ancient province is the Selimiye Mosque, built in 1575 and designed by Turkey’s greatest master architect, Mimar Sinan, hosting the tallest minarets in Turkey, at a height of 70.9 meters. Continue to another famous site, the Beyazit II Mosque, a great monument with its complex construction comprising many facilities used in those times. After the tour drive back to Istanbul.

Day 05 Yalova, Bursa, Grand Mosque(B, L, D)
After drive to Bursa via Yalova, your tour of Bursa will start with a visit to Green Mosque called the “Jewel of Bursa” appropriately name because of its beauty, both inside and out continuing with a visit to the Green Mausoleum. Stop and join in an afternoon pray at the Grand (Ulu) Mosque. Spend some time at Bedesten, the Koza Han (Silk Producer’s Bazaar) and the covered bazaar. Dinner en route to Istanbul. After the tour drive back to Istanbul.

Day 06Istanbul(B)
Breakfast at the hotel and check out.
Departure transfer to the airport to catch the flight to …

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