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Capitals of Ottoman Empire - 6/5
After arrival Istanbul Ataturk Airport , We will pick you up from airport and transfer to hotel , free time and Overnight in Istanbul
Day 2- Old City Walking Tour
After breakfast we will enjoy a full day guided walking tour of old city in historical peninsula beginning with Hagia Sophia , the church of holy wisdom. Blue Mosque is the glittering jewel of lstanbul, Topkapi Palace was the principal residence of Ottoman Sultans, Hippodrome was the centre of sportive events and Grand Bazaar. After tour back to hotel and overnight in Istanbul
Day 3- Bursa
After breakfast drive to Bursa , the first captial of Ottoman Empire, en route we visit lznik, Archaeological Museum and Santa Sofia Museum .City became the center of tile production and lunch by the lake.We continue to Bursa, visit the Silk Bazaar.Overnight in thermal hotel.
Day 4- Edirne
Today visit Green Mausoleum, Great Mosque ( ulu cami ),The Mausoleum of the early ottoman sultans, visit some other ottoman monuments too during our day in Bursa. Drive to Edirne.One of the best example of ottoman architecture, Selimiye Mosque which was the master piece of great architect Sinan.Overnight in Edirne.
Day 5- Edirne- lstanbul
Breakfast at hotel then continue to discover the numerous monuments of this great city. Beyazit Complex and Uc Serefeli Mosque, Caravanserai of Rüstem Pasha, covered bazaar and Meric Bridge.Late afternoon we drive to lstanbul. Overnight in lstanbul.
Today we travel by private boat up to the bosphorus which is jewel of lstanbul, the only majestic waterway that seperates Asia and Europe.There is a lot to see on the other part of bosphorus, Beylerbeyi Palace, Kücüksu Pavillion, Cengelköy, grandiose ottoman mansions, Ortaköy Mosque,Rumeli Fortress which is the biggest open air museum.After cruise we visit Spice bazaar and Rüstem Pasha Mosque.
We complate our day with the Süleymaniye Mosque, built by great architect Sinan magnificiantly situated on the center of old city.Overnight in lstanbul
Day 7- lstanbul
Breakfast at hotel then our holiday finish and we transfer you to international airport.Thanks for visiting Turkey
All airport transfers,
Professional English speaking tour guide,
5 day lunch during tour,
All museum tickets,
Hotels as mentioned