İstanbul Yeni Camii & Hagia Sophia
|Day 1: Istanbul |
You will be welcomed by your tour guide, who will accompany you to your hotel.
Day 2: Istanbul
In ancient times, Istanbul was known as 'Byzantium', later the name was changed to Constantinople (the city of Constantin).Canstantinople was the capital of the Byzantian Empire. We will visit the famous Hagia Sophia, which was the biggest bazilika in the world between the 5th-16th century. The Ottomans converted the building into a mosque and used it for 500 years as a mosque until it became a museum. The huge 'Covered Bazaar' from the 16th century,will be our next stop. It has been the first shopping mall in the world and has thousand shops. The Bosphorus boat trip will amaze you and will give you a view of the Ottoman area, the Golden Horn as well as the Rumeli Hisar and the restored wooden waterside residences mostly from the Ottoman period. Dinner and overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3: Istanbul
Your first visit will be to the palace of the Ottoman's, that was built in the 15th century. The treasury and holy relics of Islam and divine religions are exhibited. Such as The beard oh Prophet Muhammet, his foot print and the swords of the followers (halefi) of the prophet. The next visit is to the 'Blue Mosque',built in the 16th century and has been the biggest mosque in the world for centuries. The Blue Mosque is famous for its thousands of blue tiles and six minarets. The Chora Museum, which has been used as church as well as mosque, with its unbelievable frescos, proves that Turkey a multi cultural country in peace. You will also have the possibility to visit a jewellery handicraft center and watch how skillfully jewellery is made in Istanbul for centuries. Dinner and overnight in Istanbul.
Day 4: Safranbolu
After breakfast, we will drive to Safranbolu. From the 13th century to the advent of the railway in the early 20th century, Safranbolu was an important caravan station on the main East–West trade route. The Old Mosque, Old Bath and Süleyman Pasha Medrese were built in 1322. During its apogee in the 17th century, Safranbolu's architecture influenced urban development throughout much of the Ottoman Empire. UNESCO named the city as world heritage. Overnight in the town Kursunlu, at a lovely thermal hotel.
Day 5: Amasra / Kastamonu / Istanbul
We start our trip from the highest point of the city- Hıdırlık Hill where you can take the amazing pictures. The Old Bazaar of the city, Kaymakamlar house, the part of bazaar for the hand crafts, caravanserai and bath, sun clock and of course the house of İmren turkish delight; all the places what you have to visit. After the short free time we are riding to Amasra. After about 2 hours long trip we reach to Amasra. The town has a cute small harbour with a Roman bridge and watchtower. Other interesting places to see in the town: a Byzantine-era church and a 19th century harbor (iskele) mosque; also some portions of the Byzantine city walls are still standing. At the bazaar you have a free time to rest and afret that start our return journey back to Istanbul
Day 6: Istanbul
Today we will visit the Mosque and Mausoleum of Eyüp Sultan,
Our second visit will be to the Spice Bazaar, (Turkish: 'Mısır Çarşısı', or Egyptian Bazaar) is one of the largest bazaars in the city. Our next stop Yeni Cami (The New Mosque or Mosque of the Valide Sultan) is an Ottoman imperial mosque located in the Eminönü district of Istanbul, Turkey. It is situated on the Golden Horn at the southern end of the Galata Bridge. It is one of the best-known sights of Istanbul.
Day 7: İstanbul Departure
Transfer to airport.