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Istanbul and Bursa 5 Days

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5 Days / 4 Nights
Pricing

(2 – 6 People) Adult: £390.00 Per Person

(2 – 6 People) Child: £275.00 Per Person

(7 – 10 People) Adult: £315.00 Per Person

(7 – 10 People) Child: £205.00 Per Person

(11- 15 People) Adult: £285.00 Per Person

(11 – 15 People) Child: £175.00 Per Person

(16 – 20 People) Adult: £275.00 Per Person

(16 – 20 People) Child: £165.00 Per Person

(21 – 40 People) Adult: £225.00 Per Person

(21 – 40 People) Child: £115.00 Per Person

Single Supplement: £100

 

Price Includes

  • Transportation deluxe suitable vehicles including return transfers.
  • 1 night accommodation on BB basis at selected 4* hotels.
  • Professional English-speaking guide throughout the tour.
  • All museum and site entrances as per the itinerary above.
  • Parking fees and all toll fees.
  • All taxes of the services within the itinerary.
  • Insurance.

Price Excludes

  • Visits, other entrances not mentioned in the itinerary above.
  • Lunch, dinner and all additional meals and drinks.
  • Tips and gratuities for driver and guide.
  • Optional tours

Departure & Return Location

Istanbul

Departure Time

10am – 11am 

Itinerary

Day 1 – İstanbul – Arrival and Golden Horn & Early Islamic Heritage

Meeting at the airport with your guide and transfer to the hotel. After C/in, meet your guide at hotel
lobby for a short drive to Pierre Lot Hill having opportunity to taste a Turkish coffee at the historical café
with one of the best views of the city. Then we will visit Abu Eyyub Al Ensari Mosque and Tomb and will
have free time for prayer. Visiting Arab Mosque and Underground Mosque which are the most
important examples of Islamic heritage in the city. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your
hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 2 / Istanbul Full Day tour ( UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985)

We start our day at the Topkapi Palace – an incomparably rich treasure-chest, brimming with items of
historical importance (Please note that a visit to the Harem is not included). We will then proceed to the
Haghia Sophia ; undoubtedly one of the greatest architectural creations in the World – used as a mosque
during the time of the Ottoman Empire and today serving as a museum. After a short walk we will reach
the Hippodrome ; the city’s former centre of entertainment, sports and political activities during the Roman
and Byzantine Empires. Here you will be able to see the Obelisk from Egypt, Serpentine Column from
Delphi and the fountain of Wilhelm II. After a lunch break at a local restaurant. We will then proceed to
the Sultan Ahmed Mosque ; more commonly known as the ‘ Blue Mosque’ because of its magnificent
interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. The Blue Mosque is located just across from the Haghia Sophia and
was built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet. Our last visit of the day will be to the Grand
Bazaar – the oldest and the largest covered market place in the World, with nearly 4,000 shops full of rich
1 / 3​ collections of leather, carpets, jewelry and souvenirs. We then drive back to the hotel where we will
overnight.

Day 3 / Asia – Bursa

After breakfast and c/out from hotel, we continue driving across the first Bosporus Bridge & head for the
summit of Camlica Hill , which offers 360° panoramic views of Istanbul overlooking the Sea of Marmara. Then
we will drive to Bursa, the first capital of Ottomans. Bursa Castle, Osman & Orhan Gazi Tombs are the first
visits… And then, Great Mosque which was built at the end of 14 th C and has the greatest examples of
Islamic calligraphy in the world. Koza Han – Bursa Silk Market is the next point to visit. Green Mosque
and Green Tomb, will be the highlights of the day from Ottoman Era. Overnight at Bursa.

Day 4 / Bursa & Nicea

After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Cumalikizik which was founded as a vakf village and well protected
architectural structures of the early Ottoman period are still intact. Cumalikizik was named because
people gathered there on Fridays for Cuma pray. After a free time, we will drive to Nicea (İznik) city to visit
Hagia Sophia Mosque and historic tile workshops. Then free time to enjoy Nicea Lake. Then we will arrive to
Istanbul. Upon arrival c/in to hotel and free time…

Day 5 / Istanbul – Free Day & return transfer

After breakfast free time until the departure and transfer to airport for the flight to home…
**Depending on arrival or departure flight details, first day and last day programs can be shifted.

Accommodation at;

Day 1 -2 -3 / Istanbul : Yasmak Sultan Hotel, Sultanahmet or
similar Day 4 / Bursa : Anatolia Hotel, Cekirge or similar


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