Embark on a 6 Days Istanbul and Bursa Islamic Adventure
Are you ready to embark on an unforgettable Islamic journey through Istanbul and Bursa? Explore the beauty, history, and spirituality of these enchanting Turkish destinations. Book your adventure now and create lasting memories!
Discover Istanbul and Bursa: A 6 Days Islamic Journey
Uncover the rich Islamic heritage, breathtaking beauty, and spiritual essence of Istanbul and Bursa in our exclusive 6 days tour package. Dive into the details below for an in-depth look at this extraordinary adventure.
Day 1: Arrival in Istanbul: Your Turkish Adventure Begins
Upon your arrival at Istanbul or Sabiha Gokcen Airport, you'll receive a warm Turkish welcome. Our team will meet you, provide seamless airport transfers, and ensure your check-in at your hotel. Your first night in Istanbul promises a comfortable start to your journey.
Day 2: Istanbul City Exploration: Unveiling Byzantine and Ottoman Wonders
Begin your day with a pickup from your hotel between 08:00 AM - 08:30 AM, and head to the meeting point where your group and tour guide await. Today's adventure is the Full Day Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Istanbul City Tour, which includes visits to:
- Hagia Sophia: A true masterpiece, the Hagia Sophia, also known as the Church of Divine Wisdom, is a testament to grandeur and proportion. Revered by both the Islamic East and Christian West, it stands as one of humanity's greatest treasures.
- Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Mosque): An iconic symbol of Istanbul, the Blue Mosque leaves a lasting impression on all who visit, creating a sense of awe and wonder.
- Hippodrome and Obelisk: The expansive Hippodrome, known as At Meydani or the "place of the horses," stretches between the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque.
- Shopping Opportunity: Enjoy some shopping in Istanbul, a city known for its vibrant markets.
- Grand Covered Bazaar (Kapali Carsi): Explore the world's oldest and largest covered market, situated in the heart of the city.
- Lunch: Savor a delicious lunch to refuel for your exploration.
- Topkapi Palace: This historical palace was not only the main residence of the Sultan and his court but also the seat of government. It was like a city within a city, with areas dedicated to politics and governance.
- Little Hagia Sophia Mosque: The Little Hagia Sophia, formerly the Church of the Saints Sergius and Bacchus, is a fascinating blend of Eastern Orthodox history and Ottoman influence, and now serves as a unique cultural center.
At 17:00 PM, your tour concludes, and we will drop you back at your hotel, marking the end of your Full Day Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Tour.
Day 3: Discovering Green Bursa: Ottoman Heritage and Mountain Adventure
Embark on a memorable journey as we pick you up from your hotel. Our route takes us to Kocaeli, where we'll board a ferry to Yalova, and then continue to Bursa, the first Ottoman Capital. Here's what this exciting day has in store:
- Historical Inkaya Tree: Our first stop is at the Historical Inkaya Tree, a remarkable natural wonder that has stood for over 610 years, bearing witness to centuries of history.
- Lunch with a View: Enjoy a delectable lunch featuring a delightful mixed grill at a charming restaurant nestled at the foot of the mountains. The scenic backdrop adds to the experience.
- Uludag Mountain Adventure: Our next destination is Uludag Mountain, Turkey's most advanced and beloved winter sports destination. You'll have free time to explore, whether you want to ski, play in the snow, or take a ride on the chairlift.
- Return by Cable Car: After an exhilarating time on Uludag Mountain, we'll descend back to the city center via a cable car, providing spectacular views along the way.
- Bursa's Treasures: Once back in the city, we'll explore Bursa's cultural heritage by visiting the Green Mosque, Green Tomb, and the vibrant Silk Market.
- Return to Istanbul: As the day winds down, we'll begin our journey back to Istanbul. You will be comfortably transferred to your hotel, concluding a day filled with history, nature, and adventure.
Day 4: Bosphorus Delights: Palaces, Bridges, and Scenic Views
Get ready for a captivating day as we pick you up from your hotel between 08:00 AM - 08:30 AM. We'll transfer you to the meeting point, where your group and tour guide await for a full-day exploration of the Bosphorus. Here's what's on the agenda:
- Dolmabahce Palace: Our first stop is the Dolmabahce Palace, a magnificent residence that housed six Sultans from 1856. Notably, it was also used as a presidential residence by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the Republic of Turkey.
- Bezm-i Alem Valide Sultan Mosque: Located along the Bosphorus in Dolmabahce, this stunning mosque is also known as Dolmabahce Mosque.
- Lunch: Enjoy a delightful lunch to refuel for the adventures ahead.
- Golden Horn: The Golden Horn, an inlet of the Bosphorus, is one of the world's largest natural harbors, with two rivers flowing into it at the far end.
- City Walls: Discover the great city walls of Constantinople, which stood unconquered for over 1600 years, with the first breach occurring during the fourth Crusade in 1204.
- Bosphorus Bridge: Gaze at the remarkable Bosphorus Bridge, one of the world's largest suspension bridges, connecting Europe and Asia and adding a modern touch to Istanbul's traditional architecture.
- Ebu Eyyup El Ensari Tomb: Visit the tomb of Ebu Eyyup El Ensari, who was honored with a visit by the Prophet Mohammed during his first trip to Medina.
- Pierre Loti Hill: The hill is named after Pierre Loti, a French novelist and naval officer who spent several years in Istanbul and visited many times. Enjoy a cable car ride for a breathtaking view.
- Rumeli Fortress (From the Sea): On our Bosphorus Cruise, you'll have a clear view of the impressive Rumeli Fortress, one of Istanbul's grand fortifications.
- The Black Sea: Capture the perfect shot where the Bosphorus meets the Black Sea, a moment to remember.
At 17:30 PM, we'll conclude the tour by dropping you back at your hotel, marking the end of an enchanting Bosphorus Cruise Tour in Istanbul.
Day 5: Escape to the Princess Islands
Today is all about escaping the hustle and bustle of Istanbul and venturing to the tranquil Princess Islands. Here's how your day unfolds:
- Morning Pick-up: We'll collect you from your respective hotels, adjusting the pick-up locations as needed. From there, we'll whisk you away to the ferry port, the gateway to the Princess Islands.
- Heybeliada: Our first island stop is Heybeliada. A scenic boat ride, approximately 1 hour long, brings you to this charming destination. Upon arrival, you'll explore the island with a guided tour on electric cars, gaining insights into its unique character and history.
- Buyukada: Next, we'll board another boat to reach the largest of the Princess Islands, Buyukada. Here, our tour guide will provide an overview of the islands, setting the stage for your adventure. Lunchtime is a treat, as you savor fresh seafood, Turkish kebabs, or vegetarian options.
- Free Time: After lunch, you have free time to make the most of the island. Relax at coffee shops, swim (seasonal), or simply soak up the island's ambiance.
- Reunion and Return: We'll regroup with the guide at the designated meeting point. It's then time to bid farewell to the islands and return to Istanbul. We'll drop you back at your hotels, concluding a delightful day on the Princess Islands.
Day 6: Farewell and Departure
Your journey is drawing to a close, but there's still one more day of memorable moments before you bid Turkey goodbye. Here's what your final day looks like:
- Leisurely Morning: Begin your day with a leisurely breakfast at the hotel. Afterward, you have some free time to savor at your own pace. Whether you want to explore any last-minute sights, do some souvenir shopping, or simply relax and soak in the local atmosphere, this morning is yours to enjoy.
- Tailor Your Experience: Istanbul is a city of endless possibilities, from its historical treasures to vibrant markets and delectable cuisine. Use this free time to revisit a favorite spot, uncover hidden gems, or just unwind at a charming café along the Bosphorus.
- Concluding Your Journey: As the day progresses, our team will be ready to assist you, taking into account your departure schedule. When the time comes, you'll be conveniently picked up from your hotel for a smooth transfer to the airport, allowing you to wrap up your memorable journey through Turkey.
- Farewell to Turkey: With your heart filled with cherished memories and your suitcase packed with experiences, you'll bid farewell to Istanbul and Turkey, knowing that you've uncovered the essence of a country where the past and present merge in a tapestry of culture and history.
We hope your journey has been both enriching and inspiring, and we look forward to welcoming you back to this captivating land in the future. Safe travels!
- Topkapi Palace: Please note that Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays.
- Spice Bazaar: The Spice Bazaar is closed on Sundays.
- Private Airport Transfers: Enjoy hassle-free and private transportation from the airport to your hotel and back to the airport.
- Accommodation: You'll stay for 5 nights in Istanbul with daily breakfast included.
- Full Day Istanbul City Tour: Explore the wonders of Istanbul with a guided tour covering all museum fees, expert guidance, and a delightful lunch.
- Full Day Bosphorus Cruise Tour: Immerse yourself in the beauty of Istanbul from the water during a Bosphorus cruise tour. This experience includes museum fees, professional guiding, and a delectable lunch.
- Full Day Bursa Tour: Discover the enchanting city of Bursa, including transportation, a savory lunch, expert guidance, and a cable car ride.
- Full Day Princess' Island Tour: Cruise to the picturesque Princess' Islands, where you'll enjoy a guided tour in an electric carriage, have lunch, and explore at your leisure.
- International Flights: International flights to and from Turkey are not included.
- Personal Travel Insurance: We recommend having personal travel insurance for your trip.
- Visa for Turkey: Please ensure you have the necessary visa to enter Turkey.
- Personal Expenses: Expenses such as souvenirs, additional meals, and other personal costs are not covered.
Pick-up and Drop-off Details
- Your journey begins and concludes with convenient transfers to either Istanbul International Airport or Sabiha Gokcen Airport.
Explore the Marvels of Istanbul and Bursa on Your 6 Days Islamic Journey
As you embark on your 6 days Islamic tour package from Istanbul, get ready for a transformative experience that combines spirituality, history, and culture. Your journey will take you to the mesmerizing cities of Istanbul and Bursa, where you'll discover the rich Islamic heritage and create lasting memories.
Arrival in Istanbul
Your adventure begins with a warm welcome in Istanbul, a city where East and West meet in perfect harmony. Whether you land at Istanbul or Sabiha Gokcen Airport, our team will be there to greet you. From there, you'll be whisked away to your hotel, setting the stage for the incredible days ahead.
Istanbul's Spiritual Gems
The heart of Istanbul beckons with its spiritual treasures. You'll visit the awe-inspiring Hagia Sophia, a masterpiece that has captivated both the Islamic East and the Christian West. The iconic Blue Mosque, with its intricate beauty, will leave you in wonder. Strolling through the ancient Hippodrome, you'll feel the echoes of history. The Grand Covered Bazaar is a shopper's paradise, offering a glimpse of Turkish treasures. Topkapi Palace, once the Sultan's abode, is a window into the empire's governance. The Little Hagia Sophia Mosque provides serenity amid the bustling city.
Journey to Bursa
Bidding farewell to Istanbul, you'll travel to Bursa, the first Ottoman capital. Along the way, you'll encounter the ancient Inkaya tree, a living relic of history. A delicious lunch awaits you at the foot of a mountain with breathtaking views. Uludag Mountain, Turkey's winter sports paradise, offers opportunities for skiing, playing in the snow, and enjoying a chairlift ride. Explore the legacy of Islamic art and culture at the Green Mosque and the Green Tomb. As the day ends, discover the vibrant Silk Market. It's an enriching day that will stay with you forever.
Cruising the Bosphorus
Your journey continues with a full-day Bosphorus Cruise. You'll visit the opulent Dolmabahce Palace, where Ottoman grandeur comes to life. The Bezm-i Alem Valide Sultan Mosque, located on the Bosphorus shore, is a serene sanctuary. The Golden Horn, the world's largest natural harbor, awaits your exploration. Marvel at the city walls of Constantinople, a testament to the city's resilience. The Bosphorus Bridge links Europe and Asia. Pay your respects at the Ebu Eyyup El Ensari Tomb, and enjoy a panoramic view from Pierre Loti Hill. Fly over the city by cable car and explore the grandeur of the Rumeli Fortress. At the end of the day, capture the moment where the Bosphorus meets the Black Sea.
Cruise to the Princess Islands
You'll sail to the enchanting Princess Islands on this leg of your journey. Heybeliada, with its serene charm, will be the first stop. An electric car tour will introduce you to its beauty. Then, it's on to Buyukada, the largest of the islands. After a general overview of the islands by your guide, enjoy a delicious lunch with fresh seafood, Turkish kebabs, or vegetarian options. The free time that follows allows for relaxation in coffee shops or even a swim during the summer. It's a day of tranquility and natural beauty.
Departure from Istanbul
After breakfast, your final day has arrived. You'll have free time according to your flight schedule, and our team will ensure your timely transfer to the airport. It's the end of a remarkable journey through Istanbul and Bursa, where history, spirituality, and culture have seamlessly blended into a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.
Embark on this journey and let the beauty and history of Turkey captivate your heart, leaving you with cherished memories and a deeper appreciation of Islamic heritage. Your 6-day Islamic tour package is designed to provide a meaningful and unforgettable experience, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future to explore more of this captivating land. Safe travels!