Welcome to Istanbul – Turkey! You should pick this amazing Istanbul tour package to discover the spiritual places of Istanbul with tour guides. It is a great chance to explore the Islamic Sights in Istanbul any time or pre Umrah or Post Umrah Tour. Also, you will have time to relax at the hotel after a tiring journey with a comfortable overnight stay.
You will be picked up by the agency representative to transfer to the hotel. You can relax with a comfortable overnight stay. There are 3 airports in Istanbul. One of them is Ataturk Airport which is 20 km away from the city center of Istanbul. Other airports are Sabiha Gokcen Airport and Istanbul Airports are 60 km away from the city center. Our tour package can pick you up only Ataturk Airport. Otherwise, if you are in Sabiha Gokcen Airport or Istanbul Airport, you can contact us for transfer rates.
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. Kadikoy 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
You will be picked up from the hotel by agency representative for 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 overnight stay in Istanbul.
If you accept the tour that you would like to join and ready to book you can use our online booking form on the mentioned page. You can click on (Book Now Pay Online) You can pay either deposit or full amount with your Visa or Master Card.
Do we pay the full amount?
Generally, we charge a minimum %30 deposit or some small amount according to tour content. The deposit may change according to the tour package you that you chose and it is shown on the website how much deposit we charge. If you pay only deposit the rest has to paid in CASH once.
Is there any discount for children?
Of course, we have a discount for children. You will see the discounts for children when you start the booking online.
What are the departure dates of the tour?
Our tours depart every day (unless otherwise stated)! You need to pick your date from the booking form and complete it then we will arrange your tour according to the chosen starting date.
What kind of vehicles do you use for your day tours?
We use fully air-conditioned non-smoking new-model touristic vehicles for our tours, like Mercedes, Wolksvagen, Isuzu, Otokar) – so that you can enjoying touring in comfort.
Some of our tour Packages include local buses for conneting from one city to others. We use a good bus companies for your locla bus travel from one city to others.
Do your tours stop in shopping stores?
Our regular group tours stopping in some shopping places. But there is no obligation to buy. Mostly we stop unique goods shops belong to Turkey such as carpet store, leather store or jewelry stores. Once we stop here also you will get a lecture about the goods. Our private tours do not stop any shops unless you required.
Who will pick up from our hotel?
If you booked your own hotel and start the one of our tour from your hotel, one of our staff/driver will come to your hotel at given time that will be written on your confirmation voucher and take you the meeting point to meet with other tour participants and tour guide.
Do we have to carry our passport with us during the tour?
While you are on a city tour, you do not need to carry but just in case, once you arrive in your hotel, take the copy of your passport and carry passport's copy with you.
If you travel from one city to other city and if you are going to use the flight or bus connection between cities, you have to take your passport with you.
How many people there will be in the group tours?
Group size changes day by day. We are not able to give you an exact number of the group but generally, group size is between 8 and 25 people.
Are tour guides licensed and speak English?
All of our tour guides are licensed by the Turkish Tourism & Cultural Ministry and all are educated and well experienced.
If I am Vegetarian, am I able to find any Vegetarian food during Turkey Trip?
Yes, It is very easy to find vegetarian food in Turkey. But please let us know your food preference at the time of booking.
What happen if I forget any valuables/any staff in the tours?
We are not responsable for any forgeten valuables/staff on our tour. But if you let us know immediately we will try to do our best to find it and deliver it to you according to the possibility.
When I pay by credit card, is it safe to use your online booking?
It is secured by SSL 128-256 bit and we do not see any credit card details. When you insert your credit card details the payment charged directly by our bank.
Do you pick up and drop off from/to hotels for the day tours?
Yes, we do pick up and drop off from Central Hotels like Sultanahmet, Laleli, Aksaray, Taksim, Fındıkzade, Karakoy, Beyoglu, Sirkeci. If the hotel that you booked is out of these areas, where you need to come by yourself to our meeting point or there will be an additional cost for pick up and drop off according to the possibility.
Do you drop off the airport after the tour?
Yes, we are able to transfer you the airport at the end of the tour with an additional cost. The price change according to the airport. Please let us know which airport at the time of booking.
If I have stopped over in Istanbul for a limited time, can I join the day tours?
According to your flight arrival and departure time, you are able to join. But there will be an additional cost for pick up and drop off the airport.
If you would like to upgrade the hotel to a higher quality hotel, we will be glad to offer two options:
Option 1:We can upgrade your hotel accommodation according to your request with an additional cost. This additional cost will be added to the total amount of the mentioned package tour.
Option 2: If you would like to book your own hotel, We are able to take mentioned hotel price out and we can quote a new tour package price without the hotel. By this way, you will get all the mentioned services in the itinerary except hotel accommodation.
P.S: If you book your own hotel, the location of the hotel has to be central for pick up and drop off for the tours.
If the mentioned hotels are suitable for you, you can book your package directly online through our website.
If you would like to change your hotel, please make a request then we will be glad to quote a new price accordingly.