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
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