Marriage: Since the adoption of the Republican Civil code in 1926, based of the Swiss Civil Code, Turkish males can marry only one woman at a time. It is forbidden by law in Turkey to marry before the age of 15 in the case of females and 17 in the case of males. Early marriages are more frequent in the rural areas than in the cities, where the education, military service, acquiring a profession and other factors tend to delay marriages. In rural areas, marriages are generally in line with the wishes or approval of the families involved whereas in cities it is generally the couple themselves that make the decision to marry.
Day 1: ISTANBUL - : Arrive Istanbul airport Meet and drive to hotel afternoon drive to Suleymaniye mosque and visits to Miniaturk Turkish and islamic sample wonders in our country. Return hotel dinner and ON. (D)
Day 2: BURSA: Morning depart to Bursa (2 hrs drive time, Lunch on road Afternoon arrival to Bursa (the city was the First Capital city of Ottomans) and visit Grand Mosque, have Lunch, follows Green Mosque and at 4:00pm return back to Istanbul. Stay our hotel in Istanbul (B,L,D)
Day 3: ISTANBUL: After breakfast arrival and visits to Camlica Hill, lunch after visit to Hippodrome, Blue mosque, Topkapi Palace, visit famous Grand Bazaar. Accommodate and dinner Hotel Istanbul (B,L,D)
Day 4: ISTANBUL: Half/Day tour Morning visit to the old city, Golden horn tours and Eyup El Ansari grave visits in Eyup town uses cablecar to Pierre Loti hill. Afternoon Bosphorus boat cruises (2 hrs) and Follows we have visit to Spice bazaar. Transfer to hotel dinner and ON (B,L,D)
Day 5: Breakfast at hotel and get our buses Transfer to airport to get our plane for departure Medinah way or homebound direction. End of our services. Goodbye (B)
Stays and accommodate hotels above named as 4 stars or 3* range (4 X open buffet
breakfast, 3X lunch and 4 X dinners) all Muslim food and meals
A/C Midibus 32 seats or 47seats Coach, All transfers, Entrance fees, 1 Sng free room, Guidance,
Tips to guide or driver, drinks on meals, self expences, minibar, telephone ,laundry use at hotels.
Did you know that According to the Old Testament, Patriarch Abraham was born in Edessa (Sanliurfa), which is located in southeastern Turkey. Abraham's exact birthplace is believed to be a cave in the region. The surrounding which is adorned by Rizvaniye Mosque and the Pool of Sacred Fish (Balikli Lake) has come to be considered as a place of pilgrimage.
We never get such a beautifull Blue Cruise (Wooden yacht) as we travelled all over the world.
Captain and his wife (cooker) Turkish Dolmas unforgettable in my life. I get this meal receipe and will use in my kitchen at home.
Again respectfully her affort.
We wish you well and much happiness.
If you, ever get to the Ohio area in the USA, we hope you would call us so we could return your hospitality.
Alinda Breukhuisen / Thomas Everglades