Iznik, located 140 kilometers south of Istanbul’s ancient Nikea, is an important historical place that paves the way of Turkish culture and history of Bursa. This tour will take you to the calm lake of Iznik before moving on to some of the most historical locations. Get ready to take a step towards the discovery of history and the memories you will never forget.
Hello, welcome to İznik (Nicea) tour! Our guide will pick you up from your hotel or from a gathering point and you will find yourself in the middle of a historical discovery.
Tour Name : İZNİK Ancient City Tour
Tour Service : Regular
Tour Duration : 8 hours
Short Itinerary : Umurbey Monument, Iznik Lake, Tumulus and Tombs of Iznik, Hagia Sophia Church, Green Mosque
Departure Dates : Please you can ask Moonstar Staff
The first part of the tour is not a stop but Iznik lake, which will visually satisfy you at least as much as the rest of the tour. You will pass Iznik lake by bus and magnificent panoramic views will accompany your soul. This epic lake is 32 kilometers long and 10 kilometers wide and about 80 meters deep. Iznik city (formerly Nicea) is located on the east coast.
After the unique reflections of the lake during our journey, our destination is the historical Iznik museum. This magnificent museum was built in 1388 and it is a good example of the Ottoman Empire architecture. There are various tombs of the Ottoman, Roman and Byzantine periods in the gardens. The tiles exhibited here are great examples from the Ottoman era and an important part of them was discovered around various parts of Bursa. In addition, jewelery and coins exhibited with ceramics are among the indispensable historical works of this museum.
We leave here and proceed to our next step towards Iznik Mound and Monument Tombs. Here you will see the remains of the cemeteries of the nobles and kings. Tumulus is an ancient site cemetery that you can see little in the world but a lot in Bursa.
. Before leaving and going to Iznik Castle, we will have our lunch in a famous restaurant. After the meal, we will set out towards Iznik Castle. This architectural structure, which you cannot believe even when you look at it from a bird’s eye view, belongs to 258 BC. It has a very nice panoramic view. Please try not to discharge your phones and cameras until you reach this castle.
Next, we go to the Ayasophia Church with our bus. During our visit to the Ayasophia Church, we will stay on the bus and will be informed by our professional guide. This church is a building that witnessed extraordinary events in the middle of the 6th century. We will go to Yeşil Mosque, which is our last stop, before ending our historical tour. It has only 1 minaret since 1331 and is known as Bright Colors nationwide. The reason for this is the fine craftsmanship and stones inside the mosque. Turquoise tiles have maintained their luster over the years. The mosque welcomes us with its complex and elegant decoration of multi-domed roofs and interior walls. After the mosque, with the happiness of adding a new one to our unique experiences, we say goodbye to you. Perhaps, also with the sweet sleep of a little tiredness on the way back. We take you back to your hotel or a specific point in Bursa.
We take you back to your hotel or a specific point in Bursa.
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- Hotel pick up and drop off
- Professional Guide licensed by the Ministry of Tourism in the tours
- Noted sightseeing tours on regular group or private guided basis
- Mentioned entrance fees to sights by the itinerary
- Meals mentioned by the itinerary - Vegeterian meals available
- All mentioned land transportations
- Local taxes
- Drinks at lunch
- Tips to guide and driver
Please fill the booking request form. Our team will get back to you within 4 hours. The tour will be confirmed by Moonstar Tour after the reception of the payment online.
You may modify or cancel a tour up to twenty four hours (1day) prior to the tour departure with absolutely no penalty. There is ful refund of your payment for any cancellation prior to 1 day before tour departure. If you cancel within less than a day of the scheduled departure, there is no refund. Please ask before reservating.
We request min %15 deposit for certain reservation and this payment should be while booking of tour plan. The payment of balance can be cash to guide or can be with credit cart at the end of the tour. We accept MasterCard, Visa for your payments credit card. And there is %50 children discount for ages between 05-08. We do not charge for ages between 0-04.
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