Posted by on Aug 20, 2012 in Islamic | 0 comments

The main highlights of the Islamic tours in turkey are Istanbul, Bosphorus, Bursa, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Hierapolis, Fethiye, Antalya, Konya, Cappadocia

Turkey- Geographical Location

The Republic of Turkey is a Eurasian country located in Western Asia and in southeastern Europe. Turkey is bordered by eight countries namely

Turkey Tour

  • Bulgaria
  • Greece
  • Georgia
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Iraq
  • Syria
  • Cyprus

The main highlights of the Islamic tours in turkey are Istanbul, Bosphorus, Bursa, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Hierapolis, Fethiye, Antalya, Konya, Cappadocia

Historical Istanbul Sightseeing

Visit the Blue Mosque, the St Sophia, Hippodrome and Obelisk, Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace (exluding harem section). The Islamic tour will be completed with a visit to Rustem Pasha Mosque.

Bosphorus cruise & Dolmabahce Palace Tour

Drive Eminonu Port to board the regular city boat for a 2 hour Bosphorous Cruise. Enjoy this relaxing cruise along the shoreline while your guide explains to you the history of sights seen while onboard.

Green Bursa

Your Islamic tour today will head to Bursa, the capital of ancient Bithynia, which sprawls across the verdant slopes af Mysian Olympus (Mt. Uludag). With your arrival to Bursa, you will visit the Green Mosque, Green Tomb and also Silk Bazaar. After the cable car which will take you up to Mt Uludag, finally visit the Ulu Camii (The Great Mosque), constructed of a golden-hued limestone from Mt Olympus, it measures 56m by 68m and was the first congregational mosque erected by the Ottomans. Drive back to Istanbul with evening arrival.

Ephesus Ancient City

Check out and transfer to airport for 65 min flight to Izmir. On your arrival, you will be met and start the Islamic tour to Ephesus; one of the grandest cities in the Roman world. Drive to Meryemana and visit the house of Virgin Mary. Continue to Ephesus the Capital of Asia Minor. Visit the ruins of Odeon, herculas gate, the temple of Hadrian, the magnificent library, Agora and fantastic Greco Roman theatre.

Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour/ Bus to Fethiye

After breakfast and check-out, drive inland to Pamukkale, the noted ancient spa, where pure white travertine forms frozen waterfalls. Visit Hierapolis where you will have free time to walk on the terraces, after which you will be transferred to Denizli bus station for the day intercity coach to Fethiye where you will spend the night.

Visit to Antalya

Visit Fethiye bus station for the intercity day bus to Antalya. On your arrival to Antalya, you will be met and transferred to your hotel, with the remainder of day at your leisure to explore the Old City of Antalya.

Perge, Aspendos

Perge Ancient City was one of the most important cities along the Mediterranean coast. From here you will visit the world famous ancient Greco – Roman Amphitheater Aspendos, which is the most well preserved example in the world. Then visit to Side, an ancient site with attractions including Agora, the Gymnasium, the Apollo Temple and the ancient harbour. Evening is at your leisure to explore the old town by night.

Konya

Go to the Antalya Central Bus Station, to board the intercity day coach to Konya. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by your tour guide for the tour of Konya, the capital of the Seljuk Turks in the 13th century and home of the Mevlana Museum is also known for its theological school of whirling dervishes. After the Islamic tour you will take the bus to Cappadocia with early evening arrival. Tonight will offer you the unique opportunity to sleep in a traditional Cappadocian cave hotel.

North Cappadocia

Start the Islamic tour to visit Devrent Valley, Monk’s valley (Pasabagi) where you will find the world known fairy chimneys. Break for lunch in Avanos and then continue on to the Goreme Open-Air Museum where you will visit the numerous rock carved churches and monasteries. Depart for a panaromic view of Esentepe and then on to Uchisar Castle.

South Cappadocia

Another full day Islamic tour this time to visit the famous Derinkuyu Underground City. Afterwards a short hike through the green Ihlara Valley along the stream visiting some of the churches along the way. Stop in Belisirma for lunch and then on to Selime for a panoramic view. Stop at the Agzikarahan Caravansarai is included. After the tour, you will be transferred to Kayseri Airport for the domestic flight to Istanbul. On your arrival to Istanbul Airport, you will be met at the Airport for the transfer to your hotel in Istanbul.