Discover the Magic of Bosphorus: Embark on an Exclusive Islamic Journey

Uncover the enchanting allure of the Bosphorus with our exclusive Islamic journey. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Islamic heritage as you traverse this historic strait. Book now for an unforgettable adventure!

Guardians of the Bosphorus: An Exclusive Islamic Journey - Tour Itinerary and Highlights

Embark on an exclusive and spiritual expedition titled "Guardians of the Bosphorus." This private Islamic tour will lead you through five sacred locations: Yahya Efendi Dergah and Tomb, Telli Baba Tomb, Hz. Yusa Mosque and Tomb, Camlica Mosque, and Mahmud Hudai Tomb.

  • 09:30 AM - 10:00 AM: Meet and greet at your respective hotels in Istanbul.
  • 10:00 AM: Departure for the tour.
  • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM: Explore the Yahya Efendi Dergah and Tomb, a haven of spirituality and heritage.
  • 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM: Visit the revered Telli Baba Tomb, enveloped in mystical ambiance and reverence.
  • 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM: Immerse yourself in the tranquility of Hz. Yusa Mosque and Tomb, a site steeped in Islamic history.
  • 02:15 PM - 03:15 PM: Discover the grandeur of Camlica Mosque, a symbol of modern Islamic architecture and a panoramic view of the Bosphorus.
  • 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM: Experience the serenity of Mahmud Hudai Tomb, a sanctuary of peace and devotion.

Explore the Yahya Efendi Dergah and Tomb: A Haven of Spirituality and Heritage

Yahya Efendi, also known as Molla Şeyhzade or Sheikh Yahya Beşiktaşî (1494 - May 4, 1569), was a mystic, scholar, and poet who lived during the Ottoman period. Yahya Efendi, who served as a professor in Istanbul during the reign of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, was a well-known scholar of his time. He had close relations with the Ottoman palace and was consulted by Sultan Suleiman throughout his life. After retiring, he constructed many buildings and established dervish lodges and foundations in Beşiktaş, transforming the area into a recreational spot by planting trees.

Considered a saint in Istanbul, Yahya Efendi, according to the beliefs of Istanbul sailors, is one of the four spiritual guardians of the Bosphorus along with Aziz Mahmud Hüdayi, Prophet Joshua, and Telli Baba.

Visit the Revered Telli Baba Tomb: Enveloped in Mystical Ambiance and Reverence

Telli Baba was a revered saint belonging to the Kadirî Sufi order. His tomb is located in Rumelikavağı, Istanbul.

In Istanbul, it is believed that Aziz Mahmud Hüdayi in Üsküdar, Yuşa in Beykoz, Yahya Efendi in Beşiktaş, and Telli Baba together are considered as the four guardians of the Bosphorus. According to one account, Telli Baba's original name was "Imam Abdullah Efendi," and he was martyred during the period of Fatih Sultan Mehmet while serving as a battalion imam in the army.

The exact identity of Telli Baba remains uncertain, and there are various legends about him. The shrine, which is visited frequently by those seeking marriage or individuals with specific wishes, has numerous narratives associated with it.

Immerse Yourself in the Tranquility of Hz. Yusa Mosque and Tomb: A Site Steeped in Islamic History

The Tomb of Prophet Joshua, known as "Türbe of Hızır Yusa" in Turkish, is a revered religious site located in Istanbul, Turkey. According to Islamic tradition, Prophet Joshua, or Hızır Yusa in Turkish, is believed to be a prophet and a significant figure in the Abrahamic religions.

The tomb is situated in the district of Beykoz on the Asian side of Istanbul, near the Black Sea coast. It is a place of pilgrimage and devotion for many Muslims who believe in the prophethood of Joshua and come to pay their respects.

The site is characterized by a peaceful and spiritual atmosphere, attracting both locals and tourists seeking a tranquil and reflective environment. Visitors often offer prayers and seek blessings at the tomb, hoping for fulfillment of their wishes and desires.

The Tomb of Prophet Joshua is not only a religious landmark but also holds historical and cultural significance, showcasing the rich tapestry of faith and tradition in the region. It remains an essential site for those looking to deepen their spiritual connection and understanding of the Islamic faith.

Discover the Grandeur of Camlıca Mosque: A Symbol of Modern Islamic Architecture and a Panoramic View of the Bosphorus

Camlica Mosque, officially known as Camlica Republic Mosque (Camlica Camii in Turkish), is a prominent mosque located on Camlica Hill in Istanbul, Turkey. This mosque is one of the largest in Turkey and stands as a symbol of modern Islamic architecture.

Situated on the Anatolian side of Istanbul, Camlica Mosque offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the Bosphorus Strait and the European side of the city. Its construction was completed in 2019, and the mosque complex includes several facilities such as a library, art gallery, conference hall, and a museum.

Designed to accommodate thousands of worshippers, the mosque features a stunning blend of traditional Ottoman and contemporary architectural elements. The exterior boasts a combination of white marble and intricate calligraphy, while the interior is adorned with intricate designs, elegant chandeliers, and beautiful stained glass windows.

Camlica Mosque serves as a significant religious and cultural center for both locals and visitors, attracting people from all around the world to witness its grandeur and experience the tranquility it offers for prayer and reflection.

Experience the Serenity of Mahmud Hudai Tomb: A Sanctuary of Peace and Devotion

The Mahmud Hudai Tomb, also known as Mahmud Hudai Mausoleum, is a revered religious site located in Istanbul, Turkey. It is dedicated to Mahmud Hudai, a prominent Islamic scholar, Sufi saint, and a significant figure in Sufism.

Mahmud Hudai was a key figure in the Khalwati Sufi order and had a profound influence on the spiritual and intellectual development of Sufism in the Ottoman Empire. He was known for his teachings emphasizing piety, love, and unity among people.

The tomb, located in Istanbul, stands as a place of pilgrimage and veneration for followers of Sufism and those seeking spiritual guidance. Visitors come to the tomb to pay their respects, seek blessings, and engage in prayers. The architecture of the tomb is typically designed in a style that reflects the cultural and architectural traditions of the region.

The Mahmud Hudai Tomb remains a significant site for individuals looking to deepen their spiritual connection and gain insight into the teachings of this esteemed Sufi saint.

At the end of the tour transfer back to your hotel.

Indulge in an intimate and spiritual journey through these distinguished sites, delving into the Islamic heritage that graces the Bosphorus. Book your private tour and embrace a day of deep spiritual reflection, history, and architectural marvels.


  • This Tour is private tour operate with min 2 person
  • Things to Note for the Tour: Avoid wearing short skirts or shorts, sleeveless shirts, and short-sleeved tops. It is advisable to bring a scarf for the tour.