The Ottoman Capitals 1 (4 Nights – 5 Days)

Day 1 : Istanbul – Istanbul

Arrival at Istanbul Airport in the morning and meeting with your guide, transfer to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, start discovering Istanbul by visiting the ancient Racetrack, which was one of the largest car racing grounds in the Byzantine Empire. You will take a short walk to the Blue Mosque, completed in 1616, is a triumph of harmony, proportion and elegance. Then, outside, as a panaromic, we can see Saint Sophia, the Church of divine wisdom and a witness to the sophistication of the 6th century. Lunch will be served. Then you will visit the magnificent Topkapi Palace, the winter residence of the Ottoman sultans for almost 300 years. It is located on the promontory that protrudes between the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. Dinner and accommodation in the hotel.

Day 2 : Istanbul - Istanbul

Tour of the Bosphorus. We’ll start visiting, Camlica Hill. Istanbul’s highest point. Then we’ll take a boat cruise down the Bosphorus canal. The Rumeli Fortress will be visited from the outside as a panoramic view. We got off the boat. Lunch will be served. We visited a Leather Factory. Dinner and accommodation in the hotel.

Day 3 : Istanbul - BURSA - Istanbul

Bursa green day full. We will drive to the city of Eskihisar and take a cruise in the Sea of Marmara at a ferry stop in the city of Yalova. Our journey will continue towards Bursa observing the city of Yalova with a panoramic view of the coach and arriving at the first capital of the city Ottoman Empire, which is called Bursa. Visit Ulucami( Grand Mosque): the largest mosque in Bursa, with the most striking example of Ottoman Turkish art and impressive calligraphic wall decorations since 1399 ad. Next, Koza Han, which means the “silk market”. Koza Han was built in 1491 by sultan Beyazit II. It was used as much as caravanserai as a silk market because Bursa was the last stop on China’s Great Silk Road. Since 1491, Koza has been the centre of silk industry and trade. Lunch break. After lunch go to the old tree. It is one of the oldest trees in Turkey, with a 600-year-old tree, 35 meters long and 9 meters wide. Then drive to the city centre at the Turkish delight factory for possible shopping before leaving for Istanbul. . Dinner at the local restaurant in Istanbul to spend the night in the hotel.

Day 4 : Istanbul - Istanbul

After breakfast the full day of the tour of the islands of Principe will begin. There are 9 islands and they are called Princess Island. We’ll take a cruise to the island and stop the fourth called Büyük Ada. We’ll take a tour of the island with a horse carriage. Lunch will be served at the restaurant by the sea. Free time to walk on the island and possible activities. Cruise back to Istanbul. Dinner and accommodation in the hotel.

Day 5 : Istanbul

After breakfast, departure from the hotel. You’ll have an easy day off before you return home. Transfer to Istanbul International Airport and take a safe flight to your country with Turkey’s beautiful memories.

Program Name : The Ottoman Capitals 1 – Bursa City Breaks

Duration             : 4 Nights – 5 Days

Breakfast  (B)    : Hotel

Lunch         (L)    : Set Menu – Local Restaurant

Dinner       (D)    : Hotel                    

Included              : Proffesional Tour guide, Transportation

Breakfast (B) , Lunch (L), Dinner (D)

Entrance fees, parking and local taxes

Tips for local restaurant

Excluded             :  Gratuity to guide and driver

Personel expenses

Visa expenses if required

Portage services in airport and Hotels.

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