26 May 2018, Saturday – A Day Trip to Discover Edirne with Serif Yenen

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Tour Date:
26 May 2018 Saturday

A Day Trip to Discover Edirne with Serif Yenen

Edirne makes a wonderful trip from Istanbul, and with the expert guiding services of Şerif Yenen you will have the opportunity to learn much about this city and to visit all of its many places of very varied interest. Expect a long but very rewarding day’s outing. Set close to the Greek border on the intersection of 3 rivers, Edirne has a tranquil, almost European feel.

Capital of the Ottoman Empire prior to the successful 1453 siege of Istanbul, it was in Edirne that Mehmed II (later known as Fatih Sultan Mehmet, or Mehmet the Conqueror) ascended to the throne aged 12, and from age 18 started to make his meticulous preparations for the great siege.

Edirne was an important city on the main route connecting Europe and Asia, and as a result has a very rich cultural heritage from both the Byzantine and Ottoman periods. You will observe the evolution of Ottoman architecture, culminating in visiting the stunning Selimiye Mosque, acknowledged as Mimar Sinan’s greatest masterpiece.

This packed programme will also include visiting the famous (and rather squeamish!) medical museum, the ruins of the Edirne Palace (predecessor of Topkapı), the historical train station, the Lausanne monument to the treaty that created modern Turkey, the stadium which hosts the annual Oil Wrestling championships, as well as seeing beautiful pavilions and an old hamam.

There will be three departure points across the city between 6 and 7am, and return will be around 10pm. During the journey, Şerif will make a presentation on Anatolian Civilisations.


Program

  • 06:00 Kadıköy Evlendirme Dairesi Otoparkı - Hasanpaşa
  • 06.20 Mecidiyeköy Ziraat Bank
  • 06:45 Bakırköy Ömür Plaza
  • 07:00 Departure,
  • Presentation on Anatolian Civilisations by Şerif Yenen on the way,
  • Arrival in Edirne around 10:00 am,
  • II. Beyazid Complex (Medicine and Health Museum),
  • Saray İçi area,
  • Edirne Palace Ruins,
  • Babüssade,
  • Palace Kitchens,
  • Cihannüma Pavilion,
  • Kum Pavilion and Hamam,
  • Kırkpınar Oil Wrestling Place,
  • Great Sinagog,
  • Lunch break for famous liver or meatballs
  • Sinan’s Selimiye Mosque,
  • Selimiye Arastası (Bazaar),
  • Eski Camii (Old Mosque),
  • Three-Şerefe Mosque,
  • Ali Paşa Çarşısı (Bazaar),
  • Karaağaç Area,
  • Meriç Bridge,
  • Lausanne Monument,
  • Historical Train Station,
  • Free time in Karaağaç,
  • Departure for Istanbul,
  • Return to Istanbul around 10 pm. depending on the traffic.

Who is Şerif Yenen?

Şerif Yenen (born 17 May 1963) is a Turkish travel specialist, travel writer, tourist guide and travel film-maker. He gives Cultural Heritage of Turkey, Travel Writing & Blogging, Anatolian Civilisations and Tourist Guiding lessons as a part-time instructor at the Bilgi and Boğaziçi Universities. He wrote “Turkish Odyssey” in English, the “first guidebook of Turkey ever written by a Turk”. He is the producer, director and writer of Istanbul Unveiled, an awards-winning travel documentary with eight international awards.

Yenen gives lectures in the US and Turkey about travel in Turkey, Turkish history and culture. The majority of his lectures are in academic communities. His guidebooks are used as textbooks or are on suggested reading lists at various universities, and his articles and columns are published in international magazines and national newspapers.

More information about Şerif Yenen is available at Wikipedia.

Price:

240 TL per person

Included in the Price:

  • Şerif Yenen’s presentation and guiding services
  • Transportation,
  • Şerif Yenen’s Turkey Map
  • Headsets,
  • Tea-coffee,
  • Entrance Fees.

Not Included in the Price:

  • Meals,
  • Personal Expenses.

Notes:

  • This tour is organised by “Şerif Yenen Travel”, which is a licensed tour operator and DMC registered with the Turkish Ministry of Tourism and Culture. (Licence No: A 8860)
  • There is a minimum number of participants to be able to organise this tour. If the minimum number is not reached, it will either be postponed or cancelled.
  • We suggest that you make your reservation as early as possible.

Reservation:

  • Online reservation at this page is required.
  • Click the SATIN AL button after you choose the number of participants.
  • You can use a Turkish credit card or make bank transfer.
  • For your questions, send an email to info@serifyenen.com or call Serif at 0533-591 1303.

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