ALTERNATIVE DAILY TOURS FROM ISTANBUL

DAILY EDIRNE TOUR

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HIGHLIGHTS: • Edirne • Tunca River • Meric River • Old Mosque • Uc Serefeli Mosque • Beyazit Kulliye and Health Museum • Tower Gate

Price: 100 Euro per person

Included: Lunch, entrance fees, all local transportations, professional guide

Excluded: Drinks at lunch, personal expenses

DAILY EDIRNE TOUR

Pick up from your hotel around 07:30am. Then we will drive to Edirne (2-2.5 hours). We will visit Selimiye Mosque, Old Mosque, Uc Serefeli Mosque and Tower Gate in the city center. Then we will go to Tunca River to see Beyazit Kulliye and Health Museum. After that, we finish our tour at Meric River and bridge. Return to Istanbul around 19:00pm 

NOTES
• The tour includes pickups from hotels in Sultanahmet or Taksim area. There will be an extra charge for pickup service from other locations.
• Child aged 0-2 free of charge, %30 discount for child aged under 7 years old.
• This tour is regular. Please contact us for private tour options.

Edirne was the second capital city after Bursa. This short capital period (88 years) was left behind a lot of mosques, hamams (baths), bridges, covered bazaars, towers...etc. Now, Edirne is a border city and located the meeting point of the Tunca, Arda and Meric Rivers. 
Eski (Old) Mosque the oldest mosque in Edirne, is famous with big works of calligraphy on its front side.
Uc Serefeli Mosque is second biggest mosque after Selimiye, the name means "tree balconied mosque".
Selimiye Mosque is the most impressive monument of Ottoman architecture style. It was built by Mimar Sinan who described this mosque as "This is the work of my mastership".
Meric Bridge is 263 m lenght and connect between Karaagac village and the city center. It was built by Sultan Abdulmecit in 1842.
Beyazit Kulliye and Health Museum is near the Tunca River, the largest Ottoman spiritual and physical welfare complex. There was a medical center, which is converted into a "Health Museum", in the complex. You can get to know the development of medical science (especially mental illness) of Ottoman.
Tower Gate is also known as Makedonia Tower, Fire Tower, and Clock Tower. Actually, this monument was the one of four towers of Edirne Castle. Then it was converted into a clock tower which was burn by a fire.