You are in Turkey and want to do real Islamic tour in Turkey then start your tour with a visit to Tomb of Ertugrul Ghazi who was a father of the Founder of Great Ottoman Empire and you want to visit Sahaba Tombs in Istanbul as well as Holy Islamic Relics at Topkapi imperial palace where you can see the Footprint of our beloved Prophet and Swords of the Caliphs ,personal belongings at Emanet-i Mukaddese..
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 ottman mosque | Alp ( Ottoman Soldiers ) on guard | 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 | Mt. Uludag | Bursa Grand Mosque ( Ulu Camii )
- Hotel Accommodation with Daily Breakfast based on Twin/Triple sharing ( 3 nights in ıstanbul, 1 night in Bursa )
- 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
- Bursa: 4 * Holiday Inn Hotel / 5* Gold Majesty 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
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: Bilecik / Sogut– Rise of Ottomans, Ertugrul tour
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 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. After Inegol we will continue to Bursa City which was the first capital of Ottoman Empire. Dinner and overnight in Bursa.
Day 3: Bursa Islamic relics, Tomb of Osman and orhan Ghazi, Mt. Uludag
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. 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 climb up to the mountain by cable car. The journey by Cable Car which you can find all city under your feet and see lots of tree species in the forest will take 15 minutes and you will want to take photo in every seconds. Optional skiing activities available in the spot ( usually skiing is possible between November - March ). We'll also have chance for taste and shop Turkish delight ( lokum ) and famous Turkish honey produced on the mountain. Then, we will start to journey back to Istanbul via Osman Gazi Bridge. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 4: 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 5: Fly Home
According to your flight time, we’ll transfer you to Istanbul international airport. End of the service.