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Istanbul: Day Trip to Edirne

1. Istanbul: Day Trip to Edirne

You will depart from your hotel in the early morning, at which point you will make your way towards Eski Camii. The structure was built of cut stone and brick between 1402-14, with fine white marble and decorative calligraphy on the interior walls and pillars. Üç Serefeli Camii, the name of the mosque, was derived from the three balconies on the southeast minaret. Each balcony is reached by a separate stairway, and the decorative tile designs on the minarets are all different. The minarets were the most important development in the structure of the mosque in the 15th century. Selimiye Mosque Edirne’s crowning glory was built for Selim II, (1566-74) by Sinan who was the architect of the Abode of Felicity for 50 years. It was the masterpiece of Sinan’s old age, and its symmetrical design was strongly emphasized by the four minarets and the soaring rise of the central dome. Semiz Ali Pasa Arasta is also the work of Sinan. Completed in 1589, it is a long tunnel-like building with shops on both sides. There you may buy one of Edirne’s specialities, soap shaped like fruit or vegetables. Meric Bridge (New Bridge) was constructed at the junction of the Meriç and Arda rivers between 1842-1847. Kule Kapisi (a 12th-century tower gate) is all that remains of the tower, which once protected the principal gate of the citadel. It was rebuilt by the Byzantine emperor John Comnenus II (1118-1143) as part of his repair of the Hadrianic defensive system. Beyazit Kulliyesi is the largest in Edirne, the complex had a mosque and a hospital which was famous for the skill of its surgeons. In the octagonal domed timarhane, the insane were treated with musical therapy. At the conclusion of your historic tour, you will be returned back to your point of origin. (Selimiye Mosque is closed to visitors until 2026 as it is under repair)

From Istanbul: Private Trip to Baha'i House Edirne

2. From Istanbul: Private Trip to Baha'i House Edirne

Baha’i Tour Edirne is everyday departure private tour by private guide and car. We will pick you up from your hotel in Istanbul at 10:00 am and drive to Edirne, from Istanbul to Edirne it takes about 3 hours drive. We will stop on the way for rest. When we arrive to Edirne our first stop will be visiting holy Baha’i house lands in Edirne we will give you about 2 or 3 hours to visit house and pray. If you have Bahai ID pls bring it with you. After Bahai House visit we will stop Selimiye Mosque which Baha’u’llah prayed in this mosque then we will give you free time in Arasta Bazaar you can make shoping or you can have a lunch. We will meet with you at the meeting point and drive to Istanbul from Edirne. Transfer to your hotel about at 19:00 pm.

Bucharest: 6-Day Central Balkans Guided Tour to Istanbul

3. Bucharest: 6-Day Central Balkans Guided Tour to Istanbul

Day 1 – Arriving in Bucharest and begin adventure. Arrival at Bucharest airport. Individual transfer and accommodation at your hotel. Late walking tour of the Old Town. Pick up from your hotel. Cărturești Carusel - In a nutshell, one of the world's most beautiful bookstores... 6 floors and an amazing setting. There's more here (visit inside). Leisure time, with the option of dining at a local restaurant. Transfer to the hotel at a predetermined time. Some free time. Overnight stay. Day 2 – Discover Romanian treasures Breakfast is served at the hotel. Departure by bus to Peles Castle. Departure for Bran Castle (Dracula). Dracula – as he is perceived today – is a fictitious character whose name derives from the appellation given to Vlad Tepes, the ruler of Wallachia from 1456-1462 and 1476. Evening panoramic bus tour of Bucharest, including the Romanian Parliament (Ceausescu Palace), Victory Square, the Romanian Triumphal Arch, and Revolution Square. Return to your hotel room. Spare time. Overnight stay. Day 3 – Explore Veliko Tarnovo – Medieval Bulgarian capital Breakfast is served at the hotel. Departure by bus to Bulgarian border. Pick up from your hotel. Cross Danube river and arrive in Veliko Tarnovo. (Transfer 190 km – approx. 3 hours) Short walking tour. Departure, we head further south, to Plovdiv city. (Transfer 180 km – approx. 3,5 hours) We cross Stara Planina (The Balkan), At the top we have a coffee break. Your tour guide will tell you an interesting story about this place. Arriving in Plovdiv and check in at your hotel. Short evening walking tour in Old Town. Spare time for dinner and relax. Overnight stay. Day 4 – Go to Istanbul.. Breakfast is served at the hotel. Departure by bus to Istanbul. (Transfer 440 km – approx. 6 hours) During the trip, your tour guide will tell you about the most interesting moments of the historical relations between Bulgaria and Turkey, filled with dramatic events. Short stop for lunch and a short rest in Edirne (Turkey). Arrive in Istanbul. Check in in your hotel. Spare time to relax and dinner opportunity. Evening Istanbul is at your disposal! Overnight. Day 5 - The treasures of Istanbul Breakfast is served at the hotel. Morning - Istanbul sightseeing city tour journey by bus and boat – total 3 hours. Pick up from your hotel. Discover Istanbul on this 90-minute bus tour and a 90-minute Bosphorus cruise. Plus, learn its history through its top sites (and hidden ones too): Ciragan Palace, Ortaköy Mosque, Bosphorus Bridge, Rumeli Fortress, Beylerbeyi Palace, Maiden Tower, Galata Tower, and more. Cruise along for 90-minutes over the Asian and European shores. Enjoy the picturesque skyline as you pass historical sites, palaces, fortresses, and the Bosphorus bridges, becoming fully enchanted by the scenery. Transfer back to your hotel. Half day spare time to relax, shopping and discover Istanbul myself. Overnight stay. Day 6 - Coming home Check out and transfer to Istanbul airport for your flight.

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Gamze from katalay.com was our guide. It was well organized and everything on time. She is a warm and sweet person and told us a lot about the area. She gave us enough time to visit everything. We enjoyed it very much!