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Bosnia & Turkey

Over the centuries, many have found themselves drawn to the diverse, beautiful land now known as Turkey. Even today, Turkey ranks among the top travel destinations in the world, thanks to such attractions as the modern and ancient Istanbul,  the wealth of Islamic and Ottoman historic sites and ruins, and the unforgettable landscapes of desert spots like Cappadocia. Add to that the incredible cuisine, the famous bazaars and artisan trades. It’s clear that Turkey travel offers something for everyone.

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Istanbul 

Once serving as the capital of the Ottoman and Byzantine Empires, Istanbul today is the largest city in Turkey and one of the largest in the world. Istanbul stretches across both sides of the Bosphorus, a narrow strait that connects Asia and Europe, making it the only city in the world spanning two continents. Impressive architecture, historic sites, dining, shopping, nightlife and exotic atmosphere all make Istanbul one of the world’s top tourist destinations.

The Old City is where most of the city’s impressive historic sites are found, which include the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. Another important district is New City, known for its modern day attractions, skyscrapers and shopping malls. Beyoglu and Galata are popular zones for nightlife and entertainment, while the Bosphorus area is home to beautiful palaces, waterfront mansions and urban parks.

There is no shortage of exciting things to see and do in Istanbul. A shopping affair not to be missed is the Grand Bazaar, one of the world’s oldest and largest covered markets. Visiting a Turkish bath is also a great way to experience the local culture. The nightlife scene in Istanbul abounds in numerous restaurants, pubs and nightclubs to suit every budget and preference.

Bursa 

Bursa, Turkey’s fourth-largest city, is located in Anatolia at the foot of Mount Uludag, which is shrouded in mystery and legends. Bursa was the first capital of the Ottoman Empire from 1326 to 1363.

It is a modern, thriving city with a great many historical sites dating from the Ottomans and before, which you can enjoy without having to cope with the masses of tourists that often make a visitor’s life in Istanbul difficult.

Conveniently located toward the western end of the Silk Road, Bursa is famous for its silk market and gorgeous silk products. Add to this the Green Mosque, the origin of Turkey’s shadow theater, the original Iskender Kebab, and plenty of parks and green spaces which also gave Bursa the name Green Bursa, and you’ll see why this is one of my favorite places in Turkey to visit, and why you should go, too.

Sarajevo

With its stunning natural setting, culturally diverse – and, at times, turbulent – history, and modern vibrancy, Sarajevo is a busy city which now actively welcomes visitors to its eclectic streets.

Due to its long history of religious and cultural diversity, Sarajevo is sometimes called the “Jerusalem of Europe” or “Jerusalem of the Balkans”. It is one of only a few major European cities to have a mosque, Catholic church, Orthodox church and synagogue within the same neighborhood.

The Islamic, Orthodox, Catholic and Judaic influences and religious traditions live on side by side here, in the formerly contested capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina set against the misty backdrop of the Dinaric Alps.

Počitelj

Počitelj is historic village and an open-air museum in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is located on the left bank of the river Neretva, on the main Mostar to Metković road, to the south of Mostar, in the territory of Čapljina Municipality.

In 1996, Počitelj was named by World Monuments Watch as one of the world’s 100 most endangered cultural heritage sites, as proposed by the University of York, United Kingdom, and the University of Sarajevo, in the light of its outstanding value.

The stepped medieval fortress village of Počitelj is one of the most picture-perfect architectural ensembles in the country. Cupped in a steep rocky amphitheater, it’s a warren of stairways climbing between ramshackle stone-roofed houses and pomegranate bushes.

Mostar

İzmir is one of the oldest cities of the Mediterranean world and has been of almost continuous historical importance during the last 5,000 years. Excavations indicate settlement contemporary with that of the first city of Troy, dating from the 3rd millennium BCE. Greek settlement is first clearly attested by the presence of pottery dating from about 1000 BCE. According to the Greek historian Herodotus, the Greek city was founded by Aeolians but soon was seized by Ionians. From modest beginnings, it grew into a stately city in the 7th century, with massive fortifications and blocks of two-storied houses.

Captured by Alyattes of Lydia about 600 BCE, it ceased to exist as a city for about 300 years until it was refounded by either Alexander the Great or his lieutenants in the 4th century BCE at a new site on and around Mount Pagus (modern Kadifekale; 540 feet [165 metres]). It soon emerged as one of the principal cities of Asia Minor (Anatolia) and was later the centre of a civil diocese in the Roman province of Asia, vying with Ephesus and Pergamum for the title “first city of Asia.” Roman emperors visited there, and it was celebrated for its wealth, beauty, library, school of medicine, and rhetorical tradition.

Blagaj

Blagaj is a village in the south-eastern region of the Mostar basin, in the Herzegovina-Neretva Canton of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Blagaj Tekija is a Dervish monastery that’s nearly 600 years old. Situated at the base of a cliff, next to the source of the river Buna, it’s a unique and picturesque series of buildings that looks even better in person than it does in pictures.

The Tekija (or Tekke) was first founded during the height of the Ottoman empire. Time and rock slides have led to extensive repairs and reconstruction to the buildings. Today, thanks largely to a Turkish travel agency, the Tekke looks mostly as it did in the past.

Choose Your Trip

7 Day Trip

July 24 – 31

Pricing

 

Triple $1,295 per person
Double $1,395 per person
Single $1,575 per person

Child rate no bed: $750 per child ages 2-9 years old, above 9 years old Adult rate. Under 2 years old is FREE

All room occupancy must be within family individuals due to Covid-19 guidelines. Single travelers must choose Single room

Trip at a Glance

Day 1  –  Arrival to Istanbul  / overnight in Istanbul

Day 2  –  Full day Istanbul City Tour without lunch / overnight in Istanbul

Day 3  –  One way transfer to Bursa City / Full day Bursa City tour overnight in Bursa-By  Ferry round trip

Day 4  –  One way transfer Istanbul To Keysari /  overnight in Cappadocia

Day 5  –  One way transfer  Kapadokya to Konya / overnight in Konya

Day 6  –  Full Day Cappadocia City Tour without lunch / overnight in Kapadokya 

Day 7  –  Transfer to + Transfer from Istanbul New Airport to Istanbul Hotel  

Day 8  –  Transfer for your international Departure flight

Program Highlights

Istanbul Tour highlights:
• Hippodrome of Constantinople
• Hagia Sophia Museum
• Blue Mosque
• Topkapi Palace Museum
• Sultans Tombs
• Bosphorus Cruise

Bursa Tour highlights:
• Ulu Cami
• Green Mosque
• Mausoleums of Osman Gazi and Orhan Gazi
• Tophane park
• Bursa clock tower

Sogut Tour highlights:
• Ertugul Tomb

Konya Tour highlights:
• Kugulu Park
• Mevlana Museum
• Whirling Dervishes show (optional not included)

Cappadocia Tour highlights:
• Hot air balloon ride (optional not included)
• Kaymakli
• Local carved out homes and churches site
• Local food market

Inclusions/Exclusions

PRICE INCLUDES:

3 Nights in the Crowne Plaza Hotel Old city Istanbul or Similar with Breakfast
1 Night in the Hilton Hotel Bursa or Similar with Breakfast & Dinner
1 Night in the Dedeman Hotel Konya or Similar with Breakfast & Dinner
2 Nights in the Hilton Double Tree Hotel Cappadocia with Breakfast & Dinner
All ground transportation throughout the trip
One way flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul
Experienced English Speaking Local Guide on all tours
1 Full Day Istanbul City
1 Full Day Bursa Tour
1 Full Day Konya Tour
1 Full Day Cappadocia Tour

EXCLUSIONS:

Roundtrip International Airfare
Turkish Visa
PCR cost in Istanbul is not included
Lunch
Tips
Optional Tours (Whirling Dervish show, Hot Air Balloon highly recommended)
*In case of any quarantine due to COVID all expenses are not included for any days

Hotels

Roundtrip International Flight Not Included

Please contact our offices for International ticket options from your local gateway to Istanbul

7 Day Trip

August 14 – 21

Pricing

 

Triple $1,295 per person
Double $1,370 per person
Single $1,720 per person

Child rate no bed: $750 per child ages 2-9 years old, above 9 years old Adult rate. Under 2 years old is FREE

All room occupancy must be within family individuals due to Covid-19 guidelines. Single travelers must choose Single room

Trip at a Glance

Day 1  –  Arrival to Istanbul

Day 2  –  Full day Istanbul City Tour: Topkapi Palace, Aya Sophia, Blue Mosque

Day 3  –  A day of leisure with a cruise along the Bosphorus 

Day 4  –  Transfer to Bursa. Visit to Ulu Cami Mosque, Green Mosque and Green Tomb

Day 5  –  A leisure day of touring Bursa’s Markets and a cable car ride

Day 6  –  Return to Istanbul for a day of shopping and touring

Day 7  –  Last day in the city to pray in the Blue Mosque before flying home

Hotels

Roundtrip International Flight Not Included

Please contact our offices for International ticket options from your local gateway to Istanbul

Yasir Qadhi – 9 Day Trip

July 1 – 8, 2021

Pricing

 

Triple $1,250 per person
Double $1,395 per person
Single $1,575 per person

Child rate no bed: $750 per child ages 2-9 years old, above 9 years old Adult rate. Under 2 years old is FREE

All room occupancy must be within family individuals due to Covid-19 guidelines. Single travelers must choose Single room

Trip at a Glance

Day 1  –  Arrival to Istanbul  / overnight in Istanbul

Day 2  –  Tour of the Aya Sophia with Evening Bosphorus Cruise

Day 3  –  Full day in Instanbul with tour of Topkapi Palace

Day 4  –  Flight to Izmir

Day 5  –  Full day tour of Izmir with a visit to the ruins at Ephesus

Day 6  –  Flight to Cappadocia with a full day of touring and shopping

Day 7  –  Split day in Cappadocia and flight to Istanbul

Day 8  –  A full day to tour Istanbul on your own and shop for souvenirs

Day 9  –  Last hours to pray in Blue Mosque before returning home

Hotels

Roundtrip International Flight Not Included

Please contact our offices for International ticket options from your local gateway to Istanbul

I’m deeply thankful for all your kindness in assisting and guiding through this journey. May Allah bless you and all your loved ones with the best in this world and the next Ameen JAK.

Navid Khan

Columbus, OH

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Los Angeles, CA

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