Istanbul Full Day Tour - Edirne

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Once the capital of the Ottoman Empire and an important trading gateway between the east and the west, this tour explores the Ottoman and neo-classical architecture and other gems of this city. On the border of three countries, Greece, Bulgaria and Turkey, Edirne is a living museum with its mosques, bridges, and caravanserais.

Highlights:

  • Selimiye Mosque UNESCO world heritage site
  • Old Mosque (Eski Camii),
  • Uc Serefeli Mosque
  • Grand Bazaar.
  • 12th-century Tower Gate
  •  Meric Bridge
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We will pick you up at your hotel at 7AM for the three hour drive to Edirne.

On arrival we visit three mosques- each unique in their own style and place in history. 

Eski Camii which was built of cut stones and bricks between 1402-14, 

Üç Serefeli Camii whose name comes from the three balconies on its southeast minaret and 

Selimiye Mosque, Edirne’s crowning glory. It was built for Selim II. (1566-74) by Sinan, the masterpiece of his old age.

We will also visit Meric Bridge (New Bridge); Kule Kapisi (12 Tower Gate), which is all that remains of the tower that once protected the principal gate of the citadel; and Beyazit Kulliyesi, which included a mosque and a hospital, famous for the skill of its surgeons and where the insane were treated by musical therapy.

We will depart Edirne at 3:30PM for our return to Istanbul, returning you to your hotel around 6.30 pm.

Highlights

  • NOTE: This tour needs a minimum 8 participants.
  • This is a full day regular tour.
  • A minimal level of fitness is required to walk on this trip.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Profession Licensed English speaking tour guide
  • Airconditioned Transportation
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Tips to driver and guide
  • Beverages during Lunch
  • Personal expenses
  • Any other meals or services not listed in "price includes"

 

 

 

Route

  1. İstanbul
  2. Edirne