1. Istanbul: Full-day Private Ertugrul Ghazi Tour
Explore the phenomenal town of Sogut as you take a trip back in time. See the infamous resting place of Ertugrul Ghazi and create memories that you will treasure. Start off your morning with a pickup from your expert tour guide, jump in the air-conditioned vehicle and enjoy the ride. Learn about Ottoman history as your tour guide tells you about the birth place of the Ottoman Empire. First stop, visit the spiritual tomb of Ertugrul Ghazi. According to tradition, he was the son of Suleyman Shah, leader of the Kayı tribe of Oghuz Turks, who fled from western Central Asia to Anatolia to escape the Mongol conquests. Second stop, visit the Tomb of Sheikh Edebali, who was Ertugrul Ghazi’s mentor. Next stop, marvel at the first Ottoman Mosque built in 13th-century, the Orhangazi Mosque. After the tour, drive back to Istanbul and transfer to your hotel.