4-Day Istanbul Islamic Tour

4-Day Istanbul Islamic Tour
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$305.88
Duration: 4 days
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Description

While 95% of Istanbul’s population is Muslim it's also considered as a modern and historical Islamic city. Join this religious multi-day tour to explore Old City's mosques, palace, grand bazaar and cemetery.

Day 1 - Istanbul
Arrival Day. Meet at the airport Transfer to your hotel. You will be given your room key and the rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul. There are two airports in Istanbul. Istanbul Atatuk Airport is 20 km (12 miles) away from city center and Sabiha Gokcen airport is 55 km (35 miles) away from city center. Transfer from Ataturk airport to your hotel is included, if you arrive to Sabiha Gokcen airport please contact us for transfer rates.

Day 2 - Istanbul Islamic and Sahabe Tour [B]
After breakfast at 8:30am you have Istanbul Islamic and Sahabe Tour. Istanbul is the center of religion for centuries. After the ottoman period Islamic religion spread throughout the city. The first mosque in Istanbul was built in Kadikoy on the Asian side of the city, which was conquered by the Ottoman Turks in 1353. The first mosque on the European side of Istanbul was built inside the Rumeli Castle in 1452. The first grand mosque which was built in the city proper is the Eyup Sultan Mosque (1458). Next to Eyup Sultan Mosque you will visit the tombs of the Sahabe, which is very famous in Turkey by being the first generation of Muslims, who had come as far as Istanbul and besieged the city. The small Sahabe Cemetery just outside Egrikapi Gate may seem like a standard Muslim cemetery. The Süleymaniye Mosque becomes most meaningful when understood in its historical and cultural context. It was built during the latter part of Süleyman’s long and prosperous reign, which stretched from 1520 to 1566. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 3 - Istanbul [B;L]
Pick up at 08:30am from your hotel. Visit to St. Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Sultan Ahmet Imperial mosque, Hippodrome and Ancient Grand Bazaar. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 4 - Istanbul [B]
After breakfast check out from the hotel. Have a safe trip back home.

While 95% of Istanbul’s population is Muslim it's also considered as a modern and historical Islamic city. Join this religious multi-day tour to explore Old City's mosques, palace, grand bazaar and cemetery.