Day 1 - Istanbul - Arrival Day
Meal: No Meal
You will be picked up by the agency representative to transfer to the hotel. You can relax with a comfortable overnight stay. There are 2 airports in Istanbul. These are Sabiha Gokcen Airport and Istanbul Airports are 60 km away from the city center.
Stay overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2 - Istanbul Islamic and Companioans of Prophet Muhammad Tour
Meal: Breakfast and Lunch
After having a perfect traditional breakfast at 08:30, we will explore Istanbul which is the most populous city in the country in terms of economic, historical and socio-cultural aspects. Istanbul was the center of Islam from 1517 until 1924 when Khilafat passed through the Ottoman Empire. Karakoy is the district that the first mosque in Istanbul was built here. The first mosque on the European side of Istanbul was built inside the Rumeli Castle. It was built by Mehmed the Conqueror in front of the Anatolian Fortress on the Anatolian side to prevent attacks from north of the Bosporus before the conquest of Istanbul. The next place to visit is the Eyup Sultan Mosque which is a mosque located near the Golden Horn in Eyüp Sultan district in Istanbul. And also it is the holy place for Muslims. You will also see the tombs of Sahabah. One of the Sahabah cemeteries locates outside Egrikapi Gate, and it is a typical Muslim cemetery. The last place to see is Suleymaniye Mosque which was built as part of the Süleymaniye Complex, consisting of madrasah, library, hospital, primary school, Turkish bath, a forbidden area surrounded with fences, and shops. Süleymaniye Mosque is one of the most important works and examples of the Ottoman period architecture.
After an exciting day, you will have time to rest and overnight stay in Istanbul.
Day 3 - Istanbul Old City Tour to Islamic Heritage
Meal: Breakfast and Lunch
You will be picked up from the hotel by agency representative for the old Istanbul city tour. You will start visiting from the Hagia Sophia which is a historical museum in Istanbul. After the Ottomans conquered Istanbul in 1453, it was converted into a museum by Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror. Next historical destination is Topkapi Palace. For nearly 400 years after the conquest of Istanbul, it was the administration and education center of the empire. At the same time, Topkapi Palace served as the house of the dynasty and the Sultans. Sultanahmet Mosque will be another place to visit. The most typical example of classical Turkish art, the work is the first to be built with 6 minarets originally. This structure carries traces of Sinan Agha the Grand Architect if it is not one of his works. After having the traditional lunch break, you will discover the Grand Bazaar which has more than 4000 shops. It is the best place to buy gifts for your loved ones.
After the magnificent day, you will be transferred to the hotel for an overnight stay in Istanbul.
Day 4 - Depart From Istanbul - End of Tour
After a delicious breakfast, check out from the hotel. We hope you will have unforgettable memories in Istanbul.
According to your flight departure time, our driver going to pick you up from your hotel and take you to the Airport for your onward flight.
It was my second visit to Istanbul but the first time for my daughter and wife. Ali along with Darwesh Baba made our visit special. Just to see in the eyes of my daughter and wife taking in the history being told to them. The way the reaction on their faces was priceless to hear and see the places of the Sahaba’s burials sites what was meant for them to have been sent there before the times of the ottomans was breathtaking to hear. Thanks to our guide for an amazing eye-opening tour.
Amazing experience, we have been twice and one day will go again. I have been on this tour in May 2016 and again in August 2021. The local tour guide is a lovely person and his translation from Devresh Baba was very enlightening. The tour takes place in a comfortable vehicle and they are very accommodating of different people around the world. That is a great way to explore the less known gems around Istanbul city and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is traveling to Istanbul. If I am alive I will come and join you once again. Very highly recommended!
With its history, culture, nature, it was my dream to spend my vacation in Istanbul. Instead of shopping tours, we booked a Shaba tour in the city which was amazing. Our hotel in Istanbul, Sura Hagia Sophia Delux was perfect with a supper view, our tour guide was Ugur, has a lot of information about the religions not only Islam but also Christianity, and Jewish. The guide gave us lots of information about Turkish culture and city life. Lastly, Mr. Tuna at the Toursce office was really kind and patient with our unending requests 🙂
We visited the sahaba graves & most important sights of Istanbul with this company. That was a very gratifying and spiritual experience. Local tour guide Hakki and his master dervish baba were very knowledgeable and gave us too much information. If you are going to visiting Istanbul then please do not give this a miss.
We visited the Islamic and natural beauty sites in Istanbul with my family with a very professional tour company. Istanbul is a mistic and beautiful city. Everything was excellent in our daily organizations. The touring to Islamic sites of Istanbul was great. Recommended.