Ottoman empire, reached its climax in the 16-17th centuries. During this era The Ottomans had created a unique architecture in their religious, military, official and public edifices. The 15 -day tour features to bring forth these architectural treasures to the sight and knowledge of the ambitious visitors.
Day 01 Arrival at Istanbul airport, transfer to the hotel introductory lecture. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 02 Visit Şehzade complex, Suleymaniye complex and museum of Turkish and Islamic arts, Mihrimah Mosque. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 03 Visit Topkapı Palace, St. Sophia, Sultan Ahmet Mosque ( Blue Mosque ) and Sokollu Mehmet Pasa Mosque. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 04 Visit Beyazıt Complex (Library, University, the second hand book market ),The Grand Bazaar. Free afternoon. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 05 Morning drive to Iznik, then to Bilecik via Osmaneli, visit Orhangazi Mosque-Tomb and the old Ottoman Houses. Drive to Eskişehir, upon arrival panoromic city anto visit the Ethnographic museum . Overnight in Eskişehir.
Day 06 Visit Battal Seyitgazi complex, then drive to Yenişehir via Inegöl, visit the Semaki House, Kurşunlu Han and Sinanpasha Mosque, before proceeding to Bursa for overnight.
Day 07 Fully day sight seeing in Bursa, the first Capital of Ottomans, visit Green Mosque and tomb. In the afternoon continue sight seeing with the Grand Mosque (Ulu Camii) and the silk markets. Late afternoon return to Istanbul and overnight.
Day 08 Free at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 09 Day trip to Edirne, which was once a capital of the Ottoman Empire and in 1800's one of the seven largest cities of Europe visit Selimiye Mosque, which is the best example for the classical ottoman architecture. Continue sight seeing with Beyazıt complex ( Bedesten, Bazzar, Arasta ), Üç Şerefeli Mosque, Muradiye Mosque return to Istanbul. En Route observe many examples of Ottoman Bridge architecture. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 10 Fully day Bosphorus cruise, after boat trip visit Sadberk Hanım Museum, Ortaköy Mosque, Rumeli Fortress, Yıldız Palace gardens. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 11 Rustempaşa Mosque, Spice Bazaar, Büyük Valide Han, Mahmut Pasa baths and mosque. Free afternoon . Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 12 a.m. Visit the Asian side of Istanbul. Usküdar, Atik Valid Mosque, Cinili Mosque, Şemsi Pasha Mosque and Mihrimah Sultan Mosque. Afternoon cross the Bosphorus by ferry to Eyüp, one of the holiest place of Muslim world. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 13 a.m. Nusretiye Mosque, Kılıç Ali Paşa, Azapkapı, Rüstempaşa Han, Galata Bedesten. Take the nostaljik subway and reach at Tunel Square to visit Galata Mevlevihane. Free afternoon to discover the new quarters of Pera. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 14 Visit Takkeci Ibrahim Çavuş Mosque, then drive around the Belgrade forest area, visiting aqueducts, dams and reservoirs, visit the Piyale Paşa Mosque. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 15 Transfer to airport.