Istanbul Islamic holy tour is a perfect advantage to visit Islamic sites, enjoy overlooking Istanbul and sail between two continents. In the morning you will visit the Eyup Sultan Mosque, Ayyub Al Ansari Tomb and take Cable Car on the Pierre Loti Hill in Eyup district. You will enjoy the Bosphorus boat cruise and lunch on the boat. Also, in the summer period, you will have a chance to swim and visit Anadolu Fortress on the Asian side of Istanbul.
08:30 – Our shuttle service will pick you up from your hotel and take you the meeting point for starting the full day tour. Once you meet with other tour participants and tour guide you will drive to Pierre Loti Hill that is one of the highest points in the European Side of Istanbul. You can watch the Golden Horn and the Bosphorus and take a picture. After a short break in here, we will take Cable Car (Teleferic) down to Eyup District where we will visit Holy Abu Ayyup Al Ansari Tomb and the first mosque in Istanbul after the conquest of Istanbul which is Eyup Sultan Mosque. It as one of the popular mosque for Muslims. It is ordered to built by Fatih Sultan Mehmet in 1453 right after the conquest and completed in 1458. Our professional Istanbul tour guide informs you more about the mosque and tomb then we will drive along to Old Byzantium City Walls surrounded Constantinopol. These were built for defensive purposes to protect the city from enemies. We will drive all the way the city walls to the one of the shopping mall (outlet center). We will spend around one hour that gives you chance to find all famous brand at a reasonable price. From here we will drive to Golden horn again to embark on the Boat. We will have open buffet lunch on the boat and sail between two continents. Bosphorus Cruise is one of the best activities that you must do while you are in Istanbul. While you are sailing on Bosphorus, you will be able to see the Asain and European Shores that host many old historical palaces like Dolmabahce Palace, Beylerbeyi Palace and many old Ottoman Mansions lying along the shores. We will stop in Anadolu Kavagi. You will have time to explore this Black Sea town on your own. Also, you can go and visit Anadolu Fortress, built in 14 Century by Yildirim Beyazit for using military purposes during the wars. It is built in Beykoz district that is the narrowest point of the Bosphorus. Once we complete our visit, we re-embark on the boat and sail back to the Golden Horn. On the way back we will be able to see Maiden’s Tower was used as a lighthouse and control tower during the Ottoman Empire and now it is used as a restaurant.
At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel by our shuttle services around 17:30
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.