Edirne Imperial Tour, follow Ottoman Pattern in One Day.
Edirne Day Tour makes taking a daytrip from Istanbul to the former Ottoman capital of Edirne easy. See beautiful mosques, 15th century buildings and fascinating museums on this comprehensive tour of Turkey’s westernmost city.
Founded by the Roman Emperor Hadrian and the second capital of the Ottoman Empire, Edirne is an important gateway between Europe and the East. See landmarks including Eski Cami (Old Mosque), Üç Serefeli Mosque with its four distinctive minarets, and Sinan’s masterpiece Selimiye Mosque.
Price 75€ Per Person
Departure Hotel Pick-Up / Hotel Drop-off
Departure Time 7:00 am
Duration 12 hours / 07:00 to 19:00
Tour Type Day Trips from Istanbul
Visit the westernmost city in Turkey without any of the hassles of public transport
See genuine buildings built by Ottoman Sultans in the 15th Century
Learn about local history, architecture and art
Learn how and why this city was the second capital of the Ottoman Empire
Pay a visit to the amazing Selimiye Mosque
See Beyazit Külliyesi and hear about its past as an innovative hospital
We will leave Istanbul early morning and drive to Edirne, the last point of Turkey on the west.
We are going to visit Karaagac, The Treaty of Lausanne Monument and Museum are a monument and a museum dedicated to the Treaty of Lausanne of 1923 and going to next to Greek border just for fun.
We also visit to famous Orient Express train statin next to Lausanne monument which was converted into Faculty of Fine Arts of Trakya University.
AfterWards we are going to see ruins of lost Ottoman Palace of Edirne.
We are going to continue to Justice Pavilion which was Erected in 1561 by Suleiman the Magnificent.
Then we will have a lunch with a great view of Meric River and Bridge.
After the lunch we are goint to visit to Beyazit Complex Health Museum (Turkish darüşşifa, "hospital, medical center").
Next we Will stop by Selimiye, the largest mosque of whole Turkey which was constructed by great arthitect Sinan in 1569.
We are going to visit to historical Covered Bazaar of Edirne before returning to Istanbul.
The city has been the capital of the Ottoman Empire for 90 years, the greatest master architect Sinan has the most important works. In addition to its historical and cultural aspect, it is possible to experience a magnificent gastronomic experience in Edirne. Delicious meatballs and lungs in your life, probably in this city, how many times a person eats cannot get enough of these flavors.Its located approximately 240 km from Istanbul.
Things to Do in Edirne / Historical Places in Edirne
Selimiye Mosque and Complex
In 2011, UNESCO took Selimiye Mosque to World Heritage List. Selimiye is the second Ottoman monument in the World Heritage List. This magnificent building, as many of us know, is the masterpiece of Mimar Sinan. The construction of the mosque, which lasted for 8 years, was 90 years old. Meanwhile the construction of the mosque II. Selim, however, cannot see that he was opened for worship because of his death. The reason for the construction of the mosque in Edirne is due to the location of the city and the lack of a mosque in Istanbul.
Beyazit Complex Health Museum
Trakya University Sultan II. Bayezid Kulliye Health Museum, as the only museum in the real sense of Ottoman Hospital nowadays, sheds light on the importance of the hospital in the history of medicine. With this study, 15th-century medical madrasa and course environment were animated with mannequins and unknown aspects of the period of medical education were emphasized. In this sense, the museum takes visitors to a time travel in the history of medical education. In the past, the treatment of mental patients with music is especially noteworthy. Human beings cannot help themselves to admire the advanced treatment systems at that time.
Ali Pasha Bazaar
During the period until the 19th century, Edirne was one of the richest and most developed provinces in terms of bazaars and inns. One of the most well-known of these bazaars is the Ali Pasha Bazaar, which is mostly referred to as the Grand Bazaar by locals. This is a 130-door, 6-door bazaar in Saraçlar Street, which includes the shops that need to be found in a closed market such as spice, glassware, clothing in Istanbul.
Founded in 1880, Sv. Georgi is a small Orthodox church in the back streets of Kiyik district of Edirne. Since its establishment, members of the same family have been parishes. It has been restored by the governorship and the church is open to worship and visits.
Edirne is a city where people of different religions throughout history have been living with tolerance for centuries. Like Muslims, Christians and Jews have built structures for their religious needs, some of which have survived with various building losses and restorations.
The largest synagogue in Europe, the world's third largest synagogue, the Great Synagogue of Edirne is the most magnificent of these buildings. Edirne Great Synagogue is used for worship on special days from big cities like Istanbul because there is not enough community in the city. The synagogue, which is open to the public visit, also hosts cultural and artistic activities.
Meric and Tunca River and Bridges
The visit of Tunca and Meriç bridges on the road from Edirne to Karaağaç is the sine quanon of Edirne. The night scenery of the bridges over the Tunca and Meric Rivers in Bulgaria is also beautiful.
It was built during the reign of Sultan Abdülmecit in 1800s.One of the most interesting places in Edirne is the tea gardens, playgrounds and natural landscapes around Meric Bridge, a stone bridge with 12 pointed arches built on the Meric River.
Karaağaç is a neighborhood in the southwest of Edirne, approximately 5 kilometers from the city center. Tunca and Meriç Bridges after reaching the city is far from Karaağaç, unique architecture, nature and human tissue in a separate settlement, carries a village air per head. In this sense, Karaağaç Edirne is considered to be one of the escape points of the city.
Where to eat / What to eat in Edirne
Edirne has carried its deep-rooted culture to the tastes of the kitchen. Today, there is a delicious Edirne cuisine, blended with many different cultures from Greece and Bulgaria, both in the Ottoman Empire and in the vicinity.
The most famous delicious liver pan of Edirne cuisine, also known as Edirne leaf gras. You can eat the most delicious liver pans in Edirne without exaggeration. Another taste you must taste is elbasan pans. Apart from these two wonderful flavors, some of the local delicacies of Edirne are tarhana, marzipan, liver wrapping, pouring, hardaliye, row kebab, meat lettuce wrap, katmerli chard pie, chickpea bread, fleshy oil lamp, Rumelian likes, Rumelian trotters, mamzana, veterans halva, belmuş, cheese dessert, starch halvah and bulgurlu arm pastry, such as very tasty and varied dishes.
Edirne Tava Cigeri
The roast liver in the pan is the most famous meal of regulars. It is reasonable to be eaten with bitter sauces, spices, and onions.
Mutancana and Zirva: This work, which can be thought to be from the Payitaht period, is one of the most important products of the palace kitchen, bringing together meat and fruit.
Hayrabolu Dessert: This ordinary but delicious dessert served with tahini.