Istanbul Mosques & Islamic Heritage Tour

Turkey is famous for its holy mosques and Ottoman architecture. Dominating an empire for close to 500 years, the Ottoman Sultans realized the importance of these sacred sites of all faith and preserved and protected them.

Turkey has a rich heritage of religious and civil architecture, of mosques and tombs and of sites of faith.

Istanbul has a rich cultural and religious heritage. We will be visiting Istanbul's largest and most beautiful mosques, which includes some world-renowned sacred sites, tombs and madrasas for Muslim people as well.

per adult from

$68

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Duration

8 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Lunch
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Private transportation
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Entry/Admission - Turkey Escapades
    What's excluded :
    • Beverages on lunch
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Hagia Sophia Museum, Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

    Hagia Sophia is considered a unique monument in world architecture, and its magnificence and functionality has been a good example in construction of countless Ottoman mosques. Hagia Sophia with its exceptional history constitutes a synthesis between east and west. This monument is one of the wonders of the world that has remained intact until the present day. One can find many attractions in Hagia Sophia – interesting forms of Byzantine architecture, mosaics of the Christian period as well as structures added during the Ottoman era. In 2020, it is changed to mosque again and open for praying.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Blue Mosque, Sultanahmet Mah At Meydani Cad No 7, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

    The mosque is known as the Blue Mosque because of blue tiles surrounding the walls of interior design. Mosque was built between 1609 and 1616 years, during the rule of Ahmed I. just like many other mosques, it also comprises a tomb of the founder, a madrasa and a hospice.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Hippodrome, Binbirdirek, Sultan Ahmet ParkI No:2, Istanbul Turkey

    The Hippodrome of Constantinople was a circus that was the sporting and social centre of Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine Empire. Today it is a square named Sultanahmet Meydanı (Sultan Ahmet Square) in the Turkish city of Istanbul, with a few fragments of the original structure surviving.

    The word hippodrome comes from the Greek hippos (ἵππος), horse, and dromos (δρόμος), path or way. For this reason, it is sometimes also called Atmeydanı ("Horse Square") in Turkish. Horse racing and chariot racing were popular pastimes in the ancient world and hippodromes were common features of Greek cities in the Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine eras.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Walls of Constantinople (Istanbul City Walls), Istanbul Turkey

    Among the many well known monuments in Istanbul, the centuries-old city walls stand out with their effective surroundings and construction. They extend for 22 kilometers, stretching from the Sea of Marmara to the Golden Horn and demolished only twice in their all history. The firstly it was demolished by the Latin Crusaders who were supposed to be heading toward the Holy Land in 1204 and again in 1453 by the Ottoman Turks who tried to conquer the city of Constantinople.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Turkey Escapades, Kemalpasa Mah. Ataturk Bulv. Fatih Istanbul, Istanbul 34020 Turkey

    Our guests will be exploring, how high-quality leather coats have been produced and learn more about how leather products are created. You will be seeing each part of the production from tanned leather to ready to wear a leather jacket. This workshop is a must-see opportunity to learn more about how leather products are created and if you are interested in fashion, art, and leather. Added bonus - at the end of the visit you have time to shop in the Store, knowing that the products you are purchasing are high quality and handmade.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Eyup Sultan Mosque, Cami Kebir Sk. No:1 Merkez Mh, Istanbul 34050 Turkey

    Situated in the Eyüp district of Istanbul, outside the city walls near the Golden Horn. The present building dates from the beginning of the 19th century. The mosque complex includes a mausoleum marking the spot where Abu Ayub al-Ansari, the standard-bearer and friend of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, is said to have been buried

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Suleymaniye Mosque, Prof. SIddIk Sami Onar Cd. No:1 Süleymaniye Mah, Istanbul 34116 Turkey

    Suleymaniye is an Ottoman imperial mosque located on the Third Hill of Istanbul, Turkey. The mosque was commissioned by Suleiman the Magnificent and designed by the imperial architect Mimar Sinan. An inscription specifies the foundation date as 1550 and the inauguration date as 1557. Behind the qibla wall of the mosque is an enclosure containing the separate octagonal mausoleums of Suleiman the Magnificent and that of his wife Hurrem Sultan (Roxelana). For 462 years, the Süleymaniye Mosque was the largest mosque in the city, until it was surpassed by the Çamlıca Mosque in 2019. The Süleymaniye Mosque is one of the best-known sights of Istanbul, and from its location on the Third Hill, it commands a spectacular view of the city around the Golden Horn.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

10

Organised by Taban Seire Istanbul City Tours

Activity ID: V-280915P1

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