About this trip

 Istanbul – Bursa - Sogut

Join our exclusive women's luxury adventure in the heart of Istanbul and Bursa, where culture, history, and adventure intertwine to create an unforgettable journey. 
Relax and De-stress at our 5* halal hotel spa in Istanbul, where you can enjoy our women-only sauna, steam room, swimming pool, Turkish hammam and gym. Connect with like-minded women who share your love for travel and self-discovery.
This exclusive women's adventure offers more than just a getaway; it's an opportunity for personal growth, connection, and self-discovery. Forge lifelong friendships with like-minded women and tap into your inner strength as you embark on this empowering journey. 
 
Spaces are limited for this once-in-a-lifetime experience, so secure your place as soon as possible!

Trip Highlights

What you'll experience

  • Experience a luxurious stay in the only fully halal 5* hotel in the heart of Istanbul. Our hotel has a full-length segregated swimming pool, sauna, steam room, hammam and gym.
  • Hone your skills with our Archery experience
  • Visit Sogut to pay respects at the burial site of Ertugrul Ghazi, where you'll learn more about the Kayi tribe and the rise of the Ottoman Empire. You may even have the chance to feel like you're part of the Dirilis: Ertugrul film set and dress up in Alp or Hatun outfits.
  • Explore beautiful Bursa,  the first capital of the Ottoman Empire, where you'll visit the Grand Mosque of Bursa, explore the Silk Bazaar and adventure through the quaint Cumaikizilik village.
  • Walking tour of Istanbul with a local expert in Islamic history and architecture
  • 3D historical experience in Panorama 1453: Relive the prophecy of Mehmet al Fatih reported by   Prophet Muhammad SAW
  • Bosphorus Boat cruise
  • Free time to explore Istanbul city-centre at your leisure from the central location of your hotel

Price

From   £1,050
Deposit: £100






AIRPORT PICKUP & DROP OFF DETAILS

Airport Transfer Window

*UPDATE* due to popular demand, we are now organising two airport pick-ups for you to choose from.


Airport pickup  1: 13:00 - 14:00 at Istanbul International Airport

Airport pickup  2:  17:00 - 18:00 at Istanbul International Airport  

Departure window: We will arrange a driver to drop you off at Istanbul International Airport at 09:30 am (i.e. you will leave the hotel at this time) to catch afternoon flights departing after 1 pm.

Private Airport transfer: Should you find a flight that works better for you outside of this window, let us know which airport you plan to fly to and we will calculate the cost of a private airport transfer. The price varies depending on the airport and fluctuation of the cost of fuel, and can be anywhere between £40 - £65 on way (approximately).


Trip Dates

2024 Departure
Saturday 14th - Thursday 19th September 2024


What’s included

  • Entrance tickets

    Entrance fees and tickets to historical sites where needed
  • Grand Bazaar tour

    Including tea on the roof of the bazaar with stunning panoramic views
  • Airport transfer

    Entrance fees and tickets to historical sites where needed
  • Sultanahmet tour

    Including the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia
  • Meals

    5 breakfasts, 3 lunches
  • Bosphorus cruise

    Experience Istanbul in the best way possible - by ferry!
  • Transportation

    Transport throughout trip in private vehicle, including trip to Sogut and Bursa
  • Archery experience

  • Accommodation

    5 nights in 5* hotels in Istanbul and Bursa
  • Local tour guides

    Local expert English-speaking tour guides in each city
  • Tour Leader

    English-speaking tour leader to faciliate and assist you throughout
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    International flight

    Turkish Airlines, British Airways and various budget airlines fly direct to Istanbul International Airport
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    Visa

    Purchased in advance online. Not applicable to UK travellers and some others from EU.
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    Personal expenses

    Shopping/souvenirs, travel insurance
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    Extra meal

    Meals outside of those stated above (lunch, dinner)
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    Tips

    For driver and guides

Itinerary

Terms & Conditions of Booking

Please read these terms carefully before booking your trip. By booking, you agree to be bound by these conditions which outline, among other things, our cancellation policy, assumption of risk, and what happens in the event of an alteration to your tour itinerary.

Payments and Cancellations:

    1. A £100 deposit is necessary to secure your booking. This deposit is non-transferable and non-refundable.
    2. Full payment is due no less than 8 weeks prior to your trip departure.
    3. Upon full payment, no refunds or transfers are permitted. However, you may sell your space to someone else if you're unable to travel. The responsibility for selling your space lies with you.
    4. Cancellations made fewer than 10 weeks before the trip departure will incur additional costs. Please inform us as soon as possible if you anticipate travel difficulties.
    5. Cancellations 4 weeks before the trip incur a 50% charge; cancellations less than 3 weeks before the trip incur a 100% charge.
    6. There will be no refunds, partial refunds, or credits once the trip has commenced.

Pre-trip Requirements:

  1. We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance at the time of booking, which should cover medical issues, cancellations due to illness, COVID-19, flight disruptions, and the like.
  2. Travellers have the responsibility to understand the entry requirements of the destination, including visas and COVID-19 testing. Halal Travel Guide is not responsible for checking your visa status.
  3. All guests undergo a screening after booking. Failure to pass will result in a deposit refund.
  4. You must disclose any medical conditions when booking. This information will be kept confidential.

    Trip Experience:

  5.  The itinerary is a FLEXIBLE guide that may be adjusted by the tour leader due to various factors including, but not limited to, weather conditions, closures, or health emergencies. Please note that while we value our guests' input, the decision to alter the programme rests solely with the tour leader for the overall benefit and safety of the group.
  6. Details of accommodation will be provided in your Booking Voucher. We strongly advise you to familiarise yourself with these, especially if you've opted for a shared room.
  7. In the event of flight cancellations, you're responsible for arranging alternatives. Non-attendance for any reason does not entitle you to a refund.
  8. Solo travellers booking a twin room will be paired with another traveller of the same gender. If this isn't possible, you'll be required to accept a Single Room upgrade with an additional charge.

Liability and Risk:

  • Assumption of Risk: Participation indicates an understanding of the inherent risks, potentially including injury, illness, loss of life, or loss of personal property.
  • Liability Limitation: Halal Travel Guide shall not be held liable for any injuries, losses, or damages incurred during the trip.
  • In Case of Injury: All medical expenses resulting from injury are the participant's responsibility.
  • Waiver of Liability: By participating, you waive all claims against Halal Travel Guide, even those possibly due to our negligence.
  • Insurance: We strongly advise securing travel insurance to cover various emergencies. Your decision regarding insurance absolves Halal Travel Guide of any related liabilities.

Photographs and Media:

  • Images on our platforms are for illustrative purposes. Actual conditions may differ and may change over time.
  • Halal Travel Guide may use media taken during trips for promotional activities, without offering compensation to participants. Access to such media for personal use may incur a fee or be provided as a courtesy.

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