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A Daily Trip to Edirne from Istanbul

Duration

10 hours (Approx)

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

20 people

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Guide Language

Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Overview

We are inviting you to explore the beautiful city of Edirne with us. The tour is designed for your maximum comfort; so you will not have to worry about the transfers, guiding service, or lunch. We will discover Edirne, which was the second capital city for the Ottoman Empire and a gateway of Turkey which opened to the western world. You will discover important landmarks like Selimiye Mosque, the Old Mosque, the Mosque with Three Balconies, Ali Pasha Bazaar, Metic Bridge and Beyazit Complex, giving us insight about the rich history of the city.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the architectıral masterpiece Selimiye Mosque
  • Visit the Ali Pasha Bazaar and local shops
  • Take a walk in the history lane on your visit to Beyazit Complex
  • View the Old Mosque, one of the important landmarks of Edirne
  • See the Meric Bridge and enjoy great views
  • Enjoy the private service designed only for you and your loved ones

Itinerary

This is a private tour designed only for you and your loved ones. Our journey starts with us picking you up from your hotel and we hit the road to visit the beautiful Edirne.

Our first stop in Edirne is the Old Mosque. This famous mosque was built of cut stone and brick between 1402-14, with fine white marble and decorative calligraphy on the interior walls and pillars. Then we will see the Mosque with Three Balconies “Uç Serefeli Camii.” The name of this mosque was comes 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.

Selimiye Mosque, Edirne’s most glorious building was built for Sultan Selim II, (1566-74) by Mimar 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. Ali Pasha Bazaar building 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 Edirne’s famous local products such as soap shaped like fruit or vegetables for your loved ones as souvenirs.

Meric Bridge (New Bridge) was constructed at the junction of the Meric 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 (Complex) 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 mentally disturbed people would be treated with musical therapy.

At the end of this great historical journey, we are heading back to Istanbul to our hotels for a good night sleep.
Pickup included
Your pickup is from any hotel or address in Istanbul.

Included/Excluded

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Lunch
  • Drinks

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