Turkey Tour From UK
Sayyiduna Abu Ayyub al Ansari
While the tombs of Istanbul are numerous, there are several that stand out in importance and are highly recommended to visit. The greatest of these is the grave of Sultan Eyüp. Located outside the once formidable walls of Constantinople, this is the resting place of Sayyiduna Abu Ayyub al Ansari (ra), the Companion of the Prophet ﷺ. He came as an old man with the first wave of Muslim armies that reached the city but died outside its walls. Legend will tell you that his grave was lost to the ages only to be rediscovered during the Ottoman siege of 1453, but one thing is certain, few places in the city are so blessed. It was here that sultans were enthroned, and where every journey to and from the city started and ended, and to this day, Eyüp remains one of the most important landmarks of Istanbul where thousands of people make ziarat (visitation) daily.
Ertugrul Ghazi tomb, Alps and Hatuns Tombs, Turgut Alp tomb, Osman Ghazi tomb, Orhan Ghazi tomb, and Sheikh Edebali tomb.
Turkey Tour Plan
Your day 1 with First Qibla Tours will start around 09.00 am (or any other time given):
- We will visit this beautiful city of Istanbul and you will walk the great streets of great history
- Hagia Sophia masjid, companions of our Nabi SAW
- Mohammed AL-Fathi who too over the continual
For eight centuries, the conquest of Constantinople (now Istanbul in Turkey) was a dream for the Muslim commanders. Ever since the era of the revered companion, Mu’awiyah ibn Abu Sufyan, there had been many attempts to conquer it, but none had succeeded. Every Muslim commander wanted to be the conqueror praised in the narration in which Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said:
You will conquer Constantinople. Its commander is the best and its army (that will destroy it) is the best.” (Al-Bukhari)
We will visit lots of other places of great Islamic history. This Turkey tour from UK will end by 17:00 hrs approx.
Your day 2 with First Qibla Tours will start around 06.00 am (or any other time given)
PICK UP IN THE morning and drive to the Sogut area where everything started for Ottoman History. Sogut is the birthplace of the Ottoman Empire.
Being in Sogut is like a voyage in the time machine and you will be amazed at the untouched beauty of the surroundings and nature. Especially thinking about the fact that our great hero Ertugrul Ghazi had been in these places and walked here and now it is our turn to follow in his footsteps. We will visit the tomb of Ertugrul Ghazi where he died in 1288 and lots of monuments which are tributed to him, scattered around the town. You will have free time here to take photos and we hire Alp‘s or Hatuns ‘ clothes for you complimentary so you can take photos as well. We will also visit the Tomb of Sheikh Edebali who was the mentor of Ertugrul Ghazi and is considered as the spiritual founder of the Ottoman Empire. We also visit Orhangazi Mosque which is the first Ottoman Mosque with a lead dome built in 1392. After Sogut we will continue to Inegol where we will visit the tomb of Turgut Alp who was one of the greatest of warriors and a very close confidant of Ertugrul Ghazi and later his successor, Osman I. He ruled the area for 36 years and was buried in Inegol as well.
After Inegol we will continue to Bursa City which was the first capital of the Ottoman Empire. We will visit the Tophane area, where Osman Ghazi and Orhan Ghazi, the founders of the Ottoman dynasty, were laid for their final rest in two ancient Byzantine structures, which underwent drastic alteration or were even completely rebuilt after the earthquake of 1855. The tour ends by visiting Bursa Grand Mosque; built in the Seljuk style, it was ordered by the Ottoman Sultan Bayezid I and built between 1396 and 1399. Then, we will start to journey back to Istanbul. End of Ertugrul Tour with sweet memories around 22:30-23:00 pm at your hotel.
Itenarty for Turkey Tour
- Day 1 Arrives and checks into a hotel in Istanbul
- Day 2 Istabla Islamic tour
- Day 2 Rest and shopping day for yourself use your free time.
- Day 3 The great Ottman Empire history visiting Ertugrul and Osman Ghazi
- Day 4 free day
- Day 5 returns back home.