Unlock the Splendors of Turkey: 8 Days Istanbul, Bursa, and Antalya Islamic Tour Package from Istanbul
Journey through Turkey's captivating history and natural beauty on our 8-day Istanbul, Bursa, and Antalya Islamic Tour Package. Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of Istanbul's iconic landmarks, then soak in the sun-drenched coastal charm of Antalya. This adventure offers a perfect blend of cultural exploration and relaxation, creating memories that will last a lifetime. Book your experience today and embark on an unforgettable Turkish getaway!
Explore the Wonders of Turkey: Istanbul, Bursa, and Antalya Await
Discover the essence of Turkey with our 8-day Islamic Tour Package from Istanbul, a journey that takes you through the historical gems of Istanbul, the Ottoman splendor of Bursa, and the coastal paradise of Antalya. This adventure is a fusion of culture, spirituality, and awe-inspiring landscapes that promises a memorable exploration. Below, you'll find the detailed itinerary of this captivating journey.
Now, let's delve into the specifics of your upcoming adventure:
Day 1: Arrival in Istanbul: Gateway to Turkey
Begin your Turkish adventure by arriving at Istanbul's Ataturk or Sabiha Gokcen Airport. Our friendly staff will warmly welcome you and ensure a seamless transfer to your hotel. After arriving at your hotel, take some time to relax and settle in. Your exciting journey begins here in Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2: Discover Istanbul's Historical Treasures
Your day begins between 08:00 AM - 08:30 AM with a convenient hotel pick-up, after which you'll be transferred to the meeting point to join your group and tour guide for an immersive Full-Day Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Istanbul City Tour. Here's what's in store for you:
- Hagia Sophia: Marvel at the breathtaking Hagia Sophia, also known as the Church of Divine Wisdom. This architectural masterpiece has captivated both the Islamic East and the Christian West, making it one of humanity's greatest treasures.
- Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Mosque): Experience the awe and wonder of the iconic Blue Mosque. A visit to Istanbul is incomplete without witnessing the beauty of this magnificent structure.
- Hippodrome and Obelisk: Explore the expansive Hippodrome, often referred to as "plaza of the horses," located between Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque.
- Shopping Opportunity: Take some time for a bit of shopping, where you can find unique souvenirs and local treasures.
- Grand Covered Bazaar (Kapali Carsi): Visit the world's oldest and largest covered market, nestled in the heart of the city. It's a shopper's paradise with a rich historical ambiance.
- Lunch: Recharge with a delightful lunch.
- Topkapi Palace: Immerse yourself in the history of the Topkapi Palace, which once served as the main residence of the Sultan and his court. This remarkable palace was not only the seat of government but also an imperial residence.
- Little Hagia Sophia Mosque: Explore the Little Hagia Sophia Mosque, formerly the Church of the Saints Sergius and Bacchus. This historic site offers a glimpse into the lost Ottoman Arts.
Your tour concludes at 17:00 PM, and we'll provide a comfortable transfer back to your hotel. After this enriching full-day Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Tour, you'll have a deeper appreciation for Istanbul's rich history and cultural heritage.
Day 3: Explore the Green Beauty of Bursa
Your day kicks off with a hotel pick-up, and from there, it's an exciting journey. Here's what you can expect on your Green Bursa Tour:
- Scenic Journey: We'll pick you up from your hotel and embark on a scenic journey. Our route takes us from Istanbul to Kocaeli, where we'll catch a ferry to Yalova. From there, we'll continue our drive to Bursa, known as the first Ottoman Capital.
- Historical Inkaya Tree: Our first stop is at the Historical Inkaya Tree, a majestic tree that has stood tall for over 610 years. It's a glimpse into Bursa's historical charm.
- Delightful Lunch: We'll treat you to a mouthwatering lunch at a charming restaurant nestled at the base of the mountain. Enjoy a delicious mixed grilled meal with lovely mountain views.
- Uludag Mountain: We'll continue our journey to Uludag Mountain, one of Turkey's premier winter sports destinations. It's the perfect place for skiing, enjoying the snow, and riding the chairlift. You'll have some free time to make the most of this winter wonderland.
- Cable Car Ride: As our time in Uludag Mountain wraps up, we'll descend to the town via a thrilling cable car ride, giving you panoramic views of the landscape.
- Historical Gems: Back in town, we'll visit the Green Mosque, the Green Tomb, and explore the Silk Market. These historical sites offer a deep dive into Bursa's rich cultural heritage.
- Return to Istanbul: Our adventure concludes as we drive back to Istanbul, where we'll ensure a smooth transfer back to your hotel.
This tour promises a perfect blend of natural beauty, history, and adventure, making it a day to remember.
Day 4: Voyage Along the Bosphorus: Palaces, Bridges, and More
Prepare for an unforgettable day as you embark on a full-day Bosphorus Cruise, Dolmabahce Palace, and Two Continents Tour. Here's a glimpse of the highlights you'll encounter:
- Dolmabahce Palace: Explore the grandeur of Dolmabahce Palace, a magnificent residence that housed six Sultans from 1856 to 1924. Notably, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the Republic of Turkey, used it as a presidential summer residence.
- Bezm-i Alem Valide Sultan Mosque: Visit the picturesque Bezm-i Alem Valide Sultan Mosque, also known as Dolmabahce Mosque, located on the Bosphorus shores.
- Golden Horn: Witness the breathtaking expanse of the Golden Horn, an inlet of the Bosphorus celebrated as the world's largest natural harbor.
- City Walls: Delve into the history of Constantinople's formidable city walls, which withstood only two breaches over 1600 years, one of which occurred during the Fourth Crusade in 1204.
- Bosphorus Bridge: Gaze upon the iconic Bosphorus Bridge, a marvel of modern engineering that connects the European and Asian sides of Istanbul, dominating the city's skyline.
- Ebu Eyyup El Ensari Tomb: Explore the revered tomb of Ebu Eyyup El Ensari, a companion of Prophet Mohammed during his first visit to Medina.
- Pierre Loti Hill: Ascend Pierre Loti Hill, named after the French novelist and naval officer Pierre Loti, and enjoy panoramic vistas. You'll also experience a thrilling cable car ride down the hill.
- Rumeli Fortress (Viewed from the Sea): Admire the formidable Rumeli Fortress, a historic fortification that becomes especially captivating during your Bosphorus Cruise.
- The Black Sea: Capture a perfect shot at the point where the Bosphorus meets the Black Sea, a unique and stunning convergence.
At 17:30 PM, your tour concludes, and we'll ensure your transportation back to your hotel. Get ready for a day filled with incredible sights and the fascinating history of Istanbul.
Day 5: From Istanbul to Antalya: Your Gateway to the Mediterranean
Your journey continues as you depart from Istanbul to explore the enchanting city of Antalya. Here's how your day unfolds:
- Morning Farewell: After enjoying your breakfast at the hotel, it's time to bid Istanbul farewell. Check out from your hotel, and we'll take care of the rest.
- Airport Transfer: You'll be smoothly transferred to the airport to catch your flight to Antalya.
- Arrival in Antalya: As you arrive in Antalya, our team will be there to greet you and ensure a seamless transition. We'll transfer you to your hotel in Antalya.
- Leisurely Freedom: With some free time on your hands, you can choose how you'd like to make the most of your day. Whether it's relaxing at the hotel, exploring Antalya, or unwinding by the Mediterranean, the choice is yours.
- Overnight in Antalya: Your overnight stay in Antalya promises a tranquil experience, setting the stage for the adventures that await you in this beautiful Mediterranean city.
Antalya beckons with its stunning beaches, ancient history, and vibrant culture. Get ready to discover the allure of the Mediterranean coast.
Day 6: Discovering Antalya's Charms: History and Waterfalls
Get ready for a day filled with exploration in Antalya. Here's a breakdown of what to expect:
- Morning Exploration: Your day begins with a hearty breakfast at your hotel, setting the stage for your Antalya adventure. At around 09:30 AM, our team will pick you up.
- Archaeological Wonders: Your first stop is the Archaeology Museum, the largest of its kind in Turkey, located in Konyaalti, Antalya. Dive into the rich history and cultural heritage of the region.
- Nature's Beauty: Next, you'll visit the breathtaking Duden Waterfall. This natural wonder provides you with the perfect opportunity to admire the Antalya coastline and the lush green park that surrounds the falls.
- City Center and Free Time: Following the visit to Duden Waterfall, you'll head to the vibrant Antalya city center. Enjoy a delicious lunch, and then, you'll have some free time to explore the city at your own pace.
- Guided Exploration: In the afternoon, you'll reconvene with your tour guide at the designated meeting point. They'll provide insights and show you some of the city's hidden gems.
- Back to Your Hotel: As the day winds down, we'll ensure a comfortable transfer back to your hotel.
- Overnight in Antalya: Your overnight stay in Antalya is a chance to reflect on the day's experiences and anticipate more adventures in this charming Mediterranean city. Get ready for another day of discovery tomorrow!
Day 7: Return to Istanbul: A Journey's Continuation
Your adventure continues as you make your way back to Istanbul. Here's what to expect on this day:
- Morning Beginnings: Start your day with a delightful breakfast at your hotel in Antalya. Afterward, you'll check out and get ready for the next leg of your journey.
- Transfer to Antalya Airport: Our team will arrange a smooth transfer for you from your hotel to Antalya Airport.
- Fly Back to Istanbul: You'll board a flight bound for Istanbul, and upon your arrival, our team will be there to greet you. They'll ensure a seamless transfer to your hotel in Istanbul.
- Leisure Time in Istanbul: With the day stretching before you, you'll have some free time to spend at your leisure. Whether you want to revisit your favorite spots, uncover hidden gems, or simply relax in a charming café along the Bosphorus, the choice is yours.
- Overnight in Istanbul: Enjoy a peaceful overnight stay in Istanbul, a city where the past and present harmoniously coexist. Take this time to reflect on your journey and the memories you've created.
This day marks the transition from Antalya's coastal beauty back to the vibrant atmosphere of Istanbul, setting the stage for your final day of exploration tomorrow.
Day 8: Istanbul Farewell: Completing Your Turkish Journey
Your last day in Istanbul is a time for final farewells and departure preparations. Here's how your day will unfold:
- Leisure in Istanbul: After a nourishing breakfast at your Istanbul hotel, the day is yours to enjoy at your own pace. Whether you choose to explore any last-minute sights, indulge in some souvenir shopping, or simply unwind and soak in the local atmosphere, you have the flexibility to make the most of your time.
- Tailor Your Experience: Istanbul is a city of endless possibilities, from its historical treasures to vibrant markets and delectable cuisine. You can use this day to revisit a favorite spot, uncover hidden gems, or simply relax 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 will 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!
- Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Tour: For an extra cost, you can add a mesmerizing hot air balloon tour in Cappadocia. Soar above the surreal landscapes and fairy chimneys of Cappadocia, creating memories that will last a lifetime.
- Airport to Hotel Transfers in Istanbul and Antalya: Your seamless journey begins with transfers to and from the airports, ensuring a hassle-free start and end to your trip.
- Flight Tickets Istanbul to Antalya, Antalya to Istanbul: Travel between these two captivating destinations with ease, thanks to your included flight tickets.
- All Transportation: Enjoy comfortable travel throughout your adventure in a non-smoking and air-conditioned tourist vehicle.
- 5 Nights Hotel in Istanbul with Breakfast: Find a welcoming home in Istanbul with a five-night stay at a comfortable hotel, complete with daily breakfast to fuel your days of exploration.
- 2 Nights Hotel in Antalya with Breakfast: Experience the charm of Antalya with a two-night stay at a hotel, where breakfast is included.
- Full Day Istanbul City Tour: Dive into the captivating history of Istanbul with a guided tour that encompasses all museum fees, expert guidance, and a delightful lunch.
- Full Day Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise Tour: Immerse yourself in the beauty of Istanbul from the water with a Bosphorus cruise tour. This experience includes museum fees, professional guiding, and a delectable lunch.
- Full Day Antalya Tour: Discover the wonders of Antalya during a full-day tour that covers all museum fees, offers expert guidance, and includes a satisfying lunch.
- Full Day Bursa Tour: Explore the enchanting city of Bursa, including transportation, a savory lunch, expert guidance, and a cable car ride.
- International Flights: Please note that international flights are not included in the package.
- Personal Expenses: Souvenirs, additional meals, and other personal expenses are not covered in the tour.
- Dinners: Dinners are not included in the package.
- Tip: Gratuities for your guides and staff are not covered.
Pick-up and Drop-off Details
- Istanbul International Airport or Sabiha Gokcen Airport: Your journey commences and concludes with convenient transfers to these airports.
An Enchanting Journey Through Istanbul, Bursa, and Antalya: 8 Days of Islamic Discovery
If you're yearning for an extraordinary experience that seamlessly weaves history, spirituality, and culture into an unforgettable tapestry, our 8 days Islamic tour package through Istanbul, Bursa, and Antalya is your gateway to these captivating Turkish destinations.
Istanbul Arrival: A Warm Welcome to Turkey
As you step into Istanbul, you'll immediately feel the warmth and hospitality that Turkey is known for. You'll be greeted at either Istanbul or Sabiha Gokcen Airport and swiftly transferred to your hotel, setting the stage for the incredible journey ahead.
Istanbul: Where Empires Converge
Istanbul, where the Byzantine and Ottoman empires converged, offers a mesmerizing blend of history and architectural wonders. The Hagia Sophia, an architectural masterpiece, will leave you in awe. The iconic Blue Mosque, with its intricate blue tiles, will captivate your senses. Strolling through the ancient Hippodrome, you'll feel the echoes of the past. The Grand Covered Bazaar is a shopper's paradise, where you can find treasures from Turkey. Topkapi Palace, once the Sultan's residence, holds the secrets of the empire's governance. The Little Hagia Sophia Mosque offers serenity amid the bustling city.
Bursa: The Ottoman Capital
Bidding farewell to Istanbul, we journey to Bursa, the first Ottoman capital. Along the way, you'll encounter the ancient Inkaya tree, a living relic of history. Lunch at the foot of a mountain offers breathtaking views. Uludag Mountain is a paradise for winter sports enthusiasts. Ski, play in the snow, and enjoy a chairlift ride. Discover the legacy of Islamic art and culture at the Green Mosque and the Green Tomb. As the day ends, explore the vibrant Silk Market. It's an enriching day that will stay with you forever.
Our journey continues with a full day Bosphorus Cruise. You'll visit the Dolmabahce Palace, a symbol of Ottoman opulence. Bezm-i Alem Valide Sultan Mosque, located on the Bosphorus shore, is a serene sanctuary. The Golden Horn is the world's largest natural harbor, waiting to be explored. The city walls of Constantinople are 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.
Antalya: A Coastal Paradise
Bid farewell to Istanbul and board a flight to Antalya, a coastal paradise. Upon arrival, we'll ensure a smooth transfer to your hotel. Enjoy leisure time and soak in the enchanting atmosphere of Antalya.
Antalya: Old City and Waterfalls
Antalya is a treasure trove of history and natural beauty. The Archeology Museum, the largest in Turkey, will reveal the region's rich past. Duden Waterfall offers breathtaking views of the coastline. In the city center, enjoy a delicious lunch, and then explore the vibrant surroundings at your own pace. The day ends with a return to your hotel, filled with memories of the old city and its mesmerizing waterfalls.
Istanbul: A Magical Return
After breakfast, you'll board a flight back to Istanbul, the magical city where East meets West. We'll be there to meet you upon arrival and ensure your seamless transfer to your Istanbul hotel. You'll have free time to reminisce about your journey and to explore any last-minute sights or souvenirs.
The time has come to say goodbye. After breakfast, you'll have some free time to make your final memories. We'll then pick you up from your hotel and escort you to the airport. It's the conclusion of an incredible journey through Istanbul, Bursa, and Antalya, where history, spirituality, and culture have blended into an unforgettable adventure.
Embark on this journey, and let the beauty and history of Turkey captivate your heart.