Explore Istanbul, Sogut, Bursa, Cappadocia with this wonderful package
Bilecik and Sogut ; Birthplace of Ottoman Empire | Sheikh Edibali Tomb | Tomb of Ertugrul Ghazi | Tombs of Osman and Orhan Ghazi | Tomb of Turgut Alp | Orhangazi Mosque - first ottoman mosque | Alp ( Ottoman Soldiers ) on guard | Istanbul ; Ayyub Al-Ensari mosque and tombs | Underground Mosque | Sahaba Tombs in Istanbul | Topkapi imperial palace | Emanet-i Mukaddese | Blue ( Sutanahmed ) Mosque | Hagia Sophia | Grand covered Bazaar | Golden Horn | Pierre Loti hills | Bosphorus Cruise Ride | Osmanghazi Bridge | Bursa city ; - first capital of Ottomans Bursa Grand Mosque ( Ulu Camii )
- Hotel Accommodation with Daily Breakfast based on Twin/Triple sharing ( 3 nights in Istanbul, 1 night in Eskisehir, 1 night in Cappadocia )
- Transfer, full-board meals, sightseeing and entrance fees as specified
- Private transportation for tours and transfers
- Professional government licensed English-speaking guide only
- Istanbul: 4* Ramada Encore Hotel / 5 * Wishmore Hotel or similar
- Eskisehir: 4 * Hilton Garden Inn Hotel / 5* Turunc Eskisehir Hotel or similar
- Cappadocia : Ble Valley Cave Hotel / MDC Cave Hotel or similar
- Travel Insurance and other expenses of personal nature
- Tips for guide/driver 4,5 USD per pax - payable to tour leader at airport
- Personal expenses
- Hot Air Balloon Flight 265 USD / Per Person
Day 1: Istanbul – Istanbul Old City
Welcome to Istanbul, upon arrival to Istanbul international airport, you will be welcomed by your representative.
We visit the Sultanahmet square where Hippodrome of Constantinople, Egyptian and Serpent Columns situated. We’ll visit Topkapi Imperial Palace which was the house of Sultans and family as well as Sultan controlled empire from there. You can also have chance to visit the Emanet-I Mukaddese ( Sacred relics of Hz. Mohammed ( S.A.W.) Noon Pray Will Be Held At Sultanahmet ( Blue Mosque ) Mosque. Give a photo stop on front of Hagia Sophia - Magnificent structure which is started building In 532 with the order of King Justinian. It is a Master church of Orthodox Christianity and converted to Catholic Church then converted to Mosque and Ataturk (Founder of Turkish Republic) converted there to Museum. Visit Grand coverde bazaar and leather and carpet stores and have time for shopping. Dinner and overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2: Ayyub Al-Ansari mosque and Sahaba Tombs, Bosphorus cruise tour
Today we’ll visit Ayyub – Al Ansari Mosque: Today Muslims from all over world pay visit to this holy place. Our tour begins with a visit to the Mosque of Ayyub al Ansari - the standard bearer of Prophet Muhammed – and continues to the Mausoleum of Sokullu Mehmet Paşa, a Grand Vizier of Selim II-of Bosnian origin, the Mosque of Zal Mahmut Paşa-the son in law of Sultan Selim II., the Mausoleum of Sultan Reşat, the Tekke (Convent) of the Kalenderi Sect. Tombs of Eyup El Ensari ( RA ) Eyup and Ebu Derdag ( RA ) Eyup will be visited. After visits we’ll climb Pierre loti hills with cable car, you can enjoy free time while drinking tea/coffee. After lunch we’ll have a cruise tour on Bosphorus with a traditional excursion by boat along the waterway seperating Europe and Asia. We will pass the magnificent Dolmabahce and Ciragan Palaces, imperial pavillions of Yildiz Palace, old wooden Ottoman houses, Leander’s tower, Rumeli fortress and more. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3: Bursa /Bilecik / Sogut / Eskisehir – Rise of Ottomans, Ertugrul tour
We pick you up from your hotel in Istanbul early in the morning and pass by Osmanghazi bridge to reach 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. After lunch 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 Gazi 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 Gazi 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 Gazi 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 Gazi and later his successor, Osman I . He ruled the area for 36 years and buried in Inegol as well. late in the evening drive to Eskisehir city, for dinner and accomodate.
Day 4: Eskisehir / Cappadocia
After the breakfast have a panoramic tour of Eskisehir city and give photo stop on river. Drive to Cappadocia which is a stunning area of rock formations, subterranean churches and underground dwellings, the scale of which is over-whelming. The natural land formations and huge expanses of silence are just a part of the mystery of the region. The area is also famous for its carpet weaving and the distinctive red clay made pottery of the Avanos area. Upon arrival we'll watch sunset from famous Rose Valley ( Love Valley ). If you want to join optional Cappadocia hot air balloon flight, please let us know for booking. Dnner and Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 5: Cappadocia tour , optional Hot air balloon flight Cappadocia / Fly Istanbul back
Today we will have a wonderful tour around Cappadocia and will discover the Northern part of the region. We will start with Devrent Valley which is also known as Imagination valley, is famous for its red colour lunar landscape with the best-formed and most thickly clustered different rock formations. Then we drive to Pasabag ( Monk's Valley ) to see mushroom shaped fairy-chimneys. Then we continue to red River - Avanos where we have a chance to see the longest river of Turkey - Red River. We have chance to make your own pottery in traditional way and watch carpet veawing show. We give our lunch break at local restaurant. Then in the afternoon, we will visit World Famous Goreme Open Air Museum and see the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements dating back hundreds of years, we'll visit Byzantine rock carved churches, Wall paintings and frescoes; St Basil, apple church, snake church, st Barbara, Sandals Church, monasteries. We'll proceed top Esentepe (Panoramic View) we'll see panoramic view of cappadocia region from the best place. We will also visit the Natural Citadel called Uchisar before we go back to the hotel. Fly ıstanbul back. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 6: Fly Home
According to your flight time, we’ll transfer you to Istanbul international airport. End of the service.