**** Arrival to Istanbul must be on Monday , Tuesday ,Wednesday ,Thursday or Friday .
This is very important .
“Verily you shall conquer Constantinople. What a wonderful leader will her leader be, and what a wonderful army will that army be!”
Let your ziarah achieve excellence by visiting a city which is sanctified by our prophet Mohammad (PBUH) with his hadith above and take the chance to see “the Chamber of the Holy Mantle”. This chamber is a part of the Topkapi Palace and all the sacred leavings of islamic history are exhibited here such as; The Holy Mantle of the Prophet, The Honored Standard, First Manuscripts of Quranic Verses, The Letters of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), The Sacred Seal, The sacred Strands of Hair, The Prophet’s footprint,
The Sacred Sandals, The Bow Of the Prophet, The Holy Tooth, The staff Of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), The staff Of Moses, The Cooking Vessel Of The Prophet Abraham, The Turban of the Prophet Joseph, The Prophet John’s (John the Baptist) Forearm and a Fragment Of His Skull, The Keys and Locks of the Kaba, The water Bag used during the restoration of the Tomb of the Prophet, Covers Of Kaba and the tomb of the prophet, Soil form the Grave of Prophet Mohammad, The Prayer Rug and Bridal Veil of Fatimah al-Zahra, The scarf of Aisha bint Abu Bakr, Sword Of The Prophet, Sword Of Abu bakr al-Siddiq, Sword Of Omar ibn al-Khattab, Sword Of Othman ibn Affan, Sword Of Ali ibn Abu Talib, A Piece of a Mantle Attributed to Husayn ibn Ali.Besides all these sacred leavings, you can visit and pray at fabulous imperial mosques such as Mosque of Suleiman The Magnificent(the one who built the Walls of Jerusalem),Mosque of Sultan Ahmed (The Blue Mosque), Mosque of Mohammad Al Fatih (The Conqueror) etc. Also you can visit mosque & tomb of Ayyub Al Ansari who hosted our Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) at his home during the Hijrah. He was also the Standard Bearer of Prophet Mohammad(PBUH) He became a martyr during an unsuccessful Arab siege of Constantinople (Istanbul).
Sheikh Edebali Tomb
Ertugrul Ghazi Tomb & Tombs of Alps and Hatuns and His family members
Photo Shooting with Alps and Hatuns Clothes
Turgut Alp Tomb
Osman Ghazi Tomb
Orhan Ghazi Tomb
Roundtrip airport transfers
Professional Tour guide services during tours
Entrance fees to museums and sites
6 NIGHTS 7 DAYS BEST OF ISTANBUL & ERTUGRUL TOUR INCLUDES:
- Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul Airports
- 6 nights hotel in Istanbul
- 6 open buffet breakfasts
- Guided Istanbul City Tour
- Guided Princess Islands Tour with lunch
- Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise and Shopping Tour
- Full Day Sogut , Inegol , Bursa Ertugrul tour including breakfast and lunch
- All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
- Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
- Professional English-speaking tour guides
- Return transfer to Istanbul airports
- Emergency Contact Number through Whatsapp
Personal expenses: Lunches, extras at hotel or additional meals
Tipping: Tips for guides and drivers
Insurance: All types
6 NIGHTS 7 DAYS ISTANBUL TOUR ITINERARY:
Day 1 – Istanbul – Arrival Day
Welcome to Istanbul -Turkey . Meet with our staff at the airport ( SAW OR IST AIRPORT ) . Transfer from airport & check in to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2 – Istanbul City Tour – (Open buffet breakfast included)
Pick up at 0815- 0830am from your hotel for the day tour of Old Town of Istanbul also known as Sultanahmet Square..
Visit to TOPKAPI PALACE The great palace of the Ottoman Sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the Sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of tour beloved Prophet Mohammed (Peace be upon him)
SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE ( BLUE MOSQUE ) Across from Haghia Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles.
HIPPODROME Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius known as Egyptian Obelisk, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. Lunch break at 13:00pm.
We Will then take you to the GRAND BAZAAR which is the biggest covered Bazaar of the World having 4000 shops .We leave you there so you can enjoy as much as you like .There is also World Famous Turkish Restaurant NUSRET at the Grand Bazaar where if you like can enjoy delicious Turkish Kebabs and chance to see NUSRET personally known also as SALT MAN. The rest of the evening is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3 – Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise and Shopping Tour (Open buffet breakfast included)
Pick up at 0815- 0830am from the hotel and depart for the Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise and Shopping Tour.
Visit the SPICE BAZAAR (Egyptian Bazaar) The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice.
BOSPHORUS BY BOAT a traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion you will see the magnificent sights of the following attractions from your boat. See Dolmabahce Palace, and further along, the parks and imperial pavilions of Yildiz Palace. On the coastal edge of this park, is Ciragan Palace, 300 meters of its marble facade faces the shore. At Ortakoy a great variety of artists gather every Sunday to display their work along the street. Ortakoy is a symbol of tolerance with a church, a mosque and a synagogue existing side by side for centuries.
Built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452 prior to the conquest of Istanbul was completed in only four months to control and protect the infamous Bosphorus passage. It is one of the most beautiful works of military architecture anywhere in the world.
The summer residence of Ottoman sultans exists in its original renovated glory featuring original antique furniture and magnificent gardens with the Harem on the Asian side of Istanbul.
BOSPHORUS BRIDGE enjoy a unique chance to step from one continent (Asia) to another (Europe)
CAMLICA HILL the highest point in Istanbul. At the top of it you can rest and admire the magnificent panorama of Istanbul and the Bosporus from the beautiful gardens, landscaped in traditional Turkish Ottoman style. SHOPPING TOUR (after cruise) Experience the traditional silk weaving skills of Turkish women at the carpet weaving courses provided by The Ministry of National Education. You will get the opportunity to see jewellery, handcrafts centre and a modern leatherwear show. Enjoy the experience of shopping whilst gaining the knowledge of the ancient craftsmen, The rest of the evening is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 4 : Istanbul - Full Day Princes Islands Tour (Open buffet breakfast & lunch included)
Princes' Islands-Once favourite summer resort of Byzantine Princes. The islands are 20 km away from the city. They are covered of the summer houses of Istanbullus. On the islands is not allowed driving cars, motorbykes.
Heybeliada-Once known as Chalkitis (copper island). It is the greenest and the second biggest island of the Princes' islands. We will enjoy in the beauty of island by horse carriage.
Buyukada(Big island)-The largest and the most impressive island. After seeing island with a guide, we will have lunch in a fish restaurant. Then you will have free time to enjoy in the beauty of island as you desire.
Day 5 : Istanbul - Free Day (Open buffet breakfast included)
After breakfast at the hotel , free day at leisure on your own .
Day 6 : Full Day Ertugrul tour from Istanbul covering Inegol ,Sogut, Bursa
Resurrection of Ertugrul Ghazi and Kurulus Osman Tour
‘ Footsteps of ‘Fathers’ of Ottoman Empire ‘
Ertugrul Ghazi , Turgut Alp , Osman Ghazi , Orhan Ghazi and Sheikh Edebali
We pick you up from your hotel in Istanbul early in the morning and drive to Sogut area where everything started for Ottoman History.
Sogut is the birthplace of Ottoman Empire .
Being in Sogut is like a voyage in time machine and you will be amazed with the untouched beauty of the surroundings and nature. 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 and even you can hire Alp 's or Hatuns ' clothes and take photos as well . We will also visit the Tomb of Sheikh Edebali who was the mentor of Ertugrul Ghazi and considered as spiritual founder of Ottoman Empire . We also visit Orhangazi Mosque which is the first Ottoman Mosque with a lead dome built in 1392 .After Sogut we will continue to Inegol where we will visit the tomb of Turgut Alp who was one of the greatest of warriors and a very close confidant of Ertugrul Ghazi and later his successor, Osman I . He ruled the area for 36 years and buried in Inegol as well.
After Inegol we will continue to Bursa City which was the first capital of Ottoman Empire . We will visit Tophane area , where Osman Ghazi and Orhan Ghazi, 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 1399. Then, we will start to journey back to Istanbul via Osmangazi Bridge .End of Ertugrul Tour with sweet memories .
Enjoy Daily Footsteps of ‘Fathers’ of Ottoman Empire ‘ Tour with a difference of TRIP NOW TRAVEL
Ertugrul , Turgut Alp , Osman Gazi , Orhan Gazi and Sheikh Edebali Excursion With English Guide by TRIP NOW TRAVEL
Day 7 – Istanbul – End of Tour (Open buffet breakfast included)
After breakfast check out from the hotel. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we look forward to seeing you in the future
@ 4 star Avicenna Hotel or similar category at the heart of Old City Valid till end of April 2020 Per person in double room : 625 GBP Per person in triple room : 575 GBP Single Room: 730 GBP
@ 4 star Avicenna Hotel or similar category at the heart of Old City Valid till end of April 2020
Per person in double room : 625 GBP
Per person in triple room : 575 GBP
Single Room: 730 GBP