Complete detail of Istanbul, Bursa & Ertugral Tour:
DAY 1-ISTANBUL ARRIVAL
Welcome to Turkey! On the time of your arrival to Istanbul airport the welcome staff will be waiting for you at the exit, after then,you will be transported to the hotel OVERNIGHT IN ISTANBUL.
DAY 2-ISTANBUL-Roman Heritage Tour
After breakfast, pick-up from the hotel, meet your guide for Half Day Roman Heritage Tour.
The Hagia Sophia, the biggest church constructed by the East Roman Empire in Istanbul, It was used as a church for 916 years but, following the conquest of Istanbul by Fatih Sultan Mehmed, the Hagia Sophia was converted into mosque. Afterwards, it was used as a mosque for 482 years. Under the order of Atatürk and the decision of the Council of Ministers, Hagia Sophia was converted into a museum in 1935. With the government decision taken in 2020, it started to be used again as a mosque.
Topkapı Palace Museum, that exhibits the imperial collections of the Ottoman Empire and maintains an extensive collection of books and manuscripts in its library. It is housed in a palace complex that served as the administrative centre and residence of the imperial Ottoman court from about 1478 to 1856. It opened as a museum in 1924, a year after the establishment of the Republic of Turkey. The Topkapı Palace Museum is notable not only for its architecture and collections but also for the history and culture of the Ottoman Empire that it recalls.
The Blue Mosque (Called Sultanahmet Camii in Turkish) is an historical mosque in Istanbul. The Mosque was built between 1609 and 1616 years, during the rule of Ahmed I. just like many other mosques, it also comprises a tomb of the founder, a madrasa and a hospice.
Hippodrome of Constantinople, located in Sultanahmet/Istanbul, was a public arena mainly for chariot races. The oldest monument of Constantinople is the Obelisk in the Hippodrome, which was erected by the emperor Theodosius I in 390, but is in fact much, much older.In the end of tour, then back to hotel.
DAY 3-Bursa City Tour:
After breakfast, pick-up from the hotel and go to Bursa. It gives you a chance to leave the crowd of the city behind and visit to the old capital of Ottoman Empire, Bursa. The provincial limits of Bursa, a city which has been continuously developing since the day it was founded, now stretch from the skirts of Uludag to the midst of the Bursa plain, to the roads leading to Izmir, Mudanya and Yalova, to the surrounding villages.Drive to Bursa, former Ottoman Capital which was founded by the Bithynian King Pruisas I Cholus’ the Lame ‘(reigned 228-185 BC) and he also gave his name-altered to Hellenistic’ Prusa’-the city. Legend has it that the great Carthaginian General Hannibal helped him to choose the site. The Site is frequently cited as’Yeşil Bursa’ (meaning Green Bursa) in a references to beautiful parks and gardens located across its urban tissue, as well as to the water forests in rich variety that extend in its surrounding region.
The city is synonymous with the mountain Uludağ which towers behind the city core and which is also a famous ski resort. The mausoleums of early Ottoman sultans are located in Bursa and the numerous edifices built throughout the Ottoman period constitute the city’s main landmarks.
The surrounding fertile plain, its thermal baths several interesting museums, notably a rich museum of archaeology and rather orderly urban growth are further principal elements that complete Bursa’s overall picture. During the day, we will visit Orhangazi and Osmangazi tombs, ottoman mosques and markets, Cumalıkızık village, which has preserved its natural and cultural texture.In the end of tour, then going to Bursa Hotel.OVERNIGHT IN BURSA
DAY 4 –BURSA–BILECIK-SOGUT TOUR
Early in the morning we pick you up from your hotel in Istanbul and head to the Sogut region where everything started for Ottoman History.
Sogut It is the birthplace of the Ottoman Empire. We will visit the tomb of Ertuğrul Gazi, where he died in 1288, and many monuments scattered all over the city. After Ertugrul Gazi’s son, Savcı Bey, Halime Sultan, etc., we will visit the tomb of Sheikh Edebali, who is the mentor of Ertugrul Gazi and the spiritual founder of the Ottoman Empire. We also visit Orhangazi Mosque, the first Ottoman mosque built in 1392.
After Sogut, we will continue to Inegol, where we will visit the tomb of Turgut Alp, one of Ertugrul’s greatest warriors. Gazi and later his successor Osman ruled the I. Region for 36 years and was buried in İnegol.
You can visit the stores and shop at the places we will go during the tour.You can also try ottoman clothes and take pictures in costume stores. and then going to the Bursa hotel OVERNIGHT IN BURSA.
DAY 5–BURSA– ULUDAG-ISTANBUL
After breakfast pickup and the start of the journey.
The city is synonymous with Uludag, which rises behind the core of the city and is also a famous ski
resort. Before lunch, you will climb Uludağ Mountain with the cable car, which is the favorite center of
winter sports, with its rich flora and fauna, it has become a National Park by skiing, and summer activities
such as trekking and camping are also popular visits. The old Silk Market in the Grand Bazaar.
After lunch, the journey to Istanbul begins. Visit the New Camlica Mosque and transfer to the Istanbul hotel.
DAY 6 -ISTANBUL-Tombs of Sahabah-Spice Bazaar & Bosphorus Boat Tour
After Breakfast visit Tombs of Sahaba and Spice Baazar and after Bosphorus Boat Tour:
Approximately 09:30 am pick up from the hotels (pick up time depends on hotel)
Rumeli Fortress: You’ll see from the sea legendary fortress best scene.
The Black Sea:Get the best shot where Bosphorus meets the Black Sea Anadolu Kavagi (Stopover)
Anadolu Kavagi is the northern tip of Bosphorus. Last stop on the Asian Side Maidan Towers. The tower is built firstly in 1110 by Byzantine Empire Alaxias In the end of tour, then back to hotel.
DAY 7- ISTANBUL
Day at leisure. If you wish, after breakfast, you can join the optional Horse Riding & Archery Farm Tour subjet to availability Melikshah from ertugral series will join us (£50 per person)
After breakfast check out from the hotel, depending on your flight time, transfer you to the airport. This
is the end of your tour and we hope to welcome you again.
*Note this is provisional itinerary & is subject to change.
TOUR INCLUDES (Istanbul bursa tour):
- 7 nights 4* Hotel accommodation.
- Breakfasts in hotel
- Professional English-speaking tour guide.
- Transportation in fully air-conditioned, non-smoking luxury buses.
- Museum Entrance Fees included.
- Infants Free under 2 ( only visa & airfare).
- Extra Activities: Horse Riding & Archery £50 per person.
TOUR NOT INCLUDE:
. Travel insurance
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