Located 140 kilometres south of Istanbul ancient Nicea now Iznik, is an important and historical place that weaves its way through the tapestry of Turkish culture and history. This tour will take you to the serene lake of Iznik before moving on to some of the most historical buildings, Sights, Museums and Tombs. This tour is fully guided ensuring you get the most out of your time here and that you take with you some unforgettable memories.
Price 50€ Per Person
Departure Hotel Pick-Up / Hotel Drop-off
Departure Time 8:00 am/9:00 am
Duration 9 hours / 09:00 to 18:00
Tour Type Day Trips from Istanbul
Daily Iznik tour with transport from Istanbul
Tour ST. HAGIA SOPHIA Church The site of the Second Council of Nicea in 787
Visit GREEN MOSQUE which Beautifully decorated in light blue ceramics and built by the Ottomans
Folowing lunch Iznik Panaromic Lake
Today's tour will start in the morning when you are either picked up from your accommodation or we will collect you from a pre-arranged meeting point, the day's tour includes lunch and we will take you back to your previous location at the end of the tour.
Our first part of the tour is not a stopping point but a place of interest none the less from the tour bus you will pass lake Iznik and there are some amazing panoramic views that are simply beautiful, the lake is 32 kilometres long and 10 kilometres wide and approximately 80 metres deep and the town of Iznik (ancient name Nicea) lies on its eastern shores.
This amazing museum was constructed in 1388 and is a beautiful example of Ottoman workmanship, here in the gardens lie various tombs of Ottoman, Roman and the Byzantine era. The tiles on display here are wonderful examples from the Ottoman period and an important part of the history of Bursa, many artefacts here have been excavated from the various site of Bursa also on display along with the ceramics are jewellery and coins.
Hagia Sophia Church
For this part of the tour, we will stay on the bus as our expert guide tells you all about this extraordinary church that was built in the middle of the 6th Century during the Byzantine era.
In Turkish the name of the Mosque is Yesil Cami and this spiritual place of worship has stood here since 1331 it has only 1 minaret but it is known across the country as the bright colours from the turquoise tiles have kept their brightness throughout the years. The mosque is known for its multiple domed roofs and inside the intricate and exquisite decoration of the walls ceilings and tombs.