27 Dec 2020 - 2 Jan 2021
£̶9̶5̶0̶ (only £795 for first 15)
Antalya - Perge - Side - Manavgat - Aspendos - Kekova - Myra - Alanya - Dimcayi - Denizli - Pamukkale - Salde
Coastal Turkey Ottoman History Tour
Would you like to time-travel across 600+ years on the Turkish Coast to walk in the footsteps of Ertugrul & witness the jewels left by his descendants?
Board a time machine across 12 glorious South Ottoman towns, learning the full story in exciting chronological order as events have happened!
Walk through the historical harbour of Antalya, which controlled Mediterranean expeditions!
Enjoy browing through old markets from the 17th century in Kaleci!
Swim in a 3000 year old warm thermal bath, with roman ruins under your feet!
Dine in a beautiful floating restaurant over the Dimcayi river on top of the mountain!
It's about the journey, not the destination!
All our hotels are 4 stars, have outstanding reviews, and include daily breakfast buffets. They are located in a central location, and often come with a swimming pool and gym.
This is a list of the hotels we commonly use (subject to change to similar hotels).
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While Turkish Cuisine is well-known around the world for its meat dishes, Coastal Turkey is all about the Ottoman seafood kitchen. freshly caught from the Mediterranean sea, and inspired by the Ottoman domain of 36 countries!
Learn the history behind each dish while you enjoy these Halal treats along the tour!
Guide: Imam Dr. Waleed Hakeem
Known as "The Traveling Imam", Dr. Waleed Hakeem has journeyed to more than 100+ countries in all 6 continents around the globe spreading the peaceful message of Islam & Personal Development Training, from the villages of China, to the arctic North of Canada, to the mountains of Europe, to the jungles of South America, he can draw the world map from memory! He is the founder and director of Ilm Path Academy & a professor at Almaghrib institute.
After teaching the History of Andalus & the Ottoman Empire to 5,000+ students in a dozen countries, Dr. Waleed has researched Ottoman history for over 8 years, learning hands-on by visiting 78 Ottoman cities in 24 countries that were under Ottoman rule. His powerful delivery style, engaging instruction, & depth of knowledge will make this tour an unforgettable life-long transformative experience!
Our travellers sharing their tour emotions
"I never enjoyed history in school, but Sh. Waleed brought the story to life, and I felt as if I was living every moment of it. What a life-changing experience! Can't wait for more courses!"
"I expected to only learn something about the past, but Dr. Waleed has combined history with personal development and leadership to make this a very transformative & applicable journey!"
"Never was there any dull moments. I was on my toes from beginning to end! Not only we learned the life stories of great role models, but also the culture, cuisine, and all aspects of the local daily life!
"Seeing the lessons of the Quran, Hadith, & Seerah come to life during the learning of the history has made my Eman stronger. Imam Waleed's knowledge & way of connecting events keeps you engaged!"
Frequently asked Tour Questions
What type of hotels are included in the tour?
All the hotels in the tour are 4 star hotels, such as the Ramada chain, which include a tasty buffet breakfast, conference facilities for our daily classrooms, & modern ammenities such as wireless wifi, etc. The exact names of the hotels will be revealed about 2 months before the tour starts, as it depends on the final number joining and availability.
How many persons in each room? Can I have a single room if travelling alone?
The base price includes sharing a room with a second person. Families will also be placed together in double, trip, or quad rooms if available, depending on their number. If you would like to have a private single room, you can add 120 pounds to the price.
What time should I arrive or leave?
You can arrive any time during the first day of the tour, and leave any time on the last day of the tour. The tour starts and ends in the city of Antalya.
Do you offer pick up from Antalya airport?
We offer a pick up service from Antalya interntaional airport. You must send us the time and number of your flight.
Can I arrive a few days earlier or remain a few days later?
Yes of course. You can extend your hotel stay in Antalya on either arrival or departure. You can request it in the "special requests" field when you are making the booking.
How many people are in each bus?
The minimum number to run the tour is 10, and the max is 50. The buses are large enough to provide enough comfortable space for everyone.
Are meals included in the tour cost?
The tour includes a breakfast buffet every day of your stay. Other meals are to be purchased seperaterely as to give our attendants maximum flexibility and variety according to their budgets. Turkey is also full of cheap and tasty food (a doner kebab sandwich costs 1 pound, and most sandwiches cost 2 pounds).
Do you arrange flight bookings?
To keep the tour cost as low as possible and accomdate all types of travellers, our price only includes land services.
Can a sister travel alone without a Mahram (Guardian)?
It is permissible for sisters to travel in safe groups insha'Allah, and Alhamdulillah we will have many sisters on our tour group. This is also the opinion that is followed in Saudi Arabia during Hajj times, as women are allowed to travel in Hajj groups.
What time should I book my flight on the final day of the tour?
The final day of the tour is a free-day, therefore, feel free to book your return flights any time on the last day. If you wish to stay longer to enjoy the city of Antalya sights, you may do so.
Do I need a visa to visit Turkey?
If you are from an EU member country, then you don't need a visa to visit Turkey. If you are from other parts of the world, you can easily obtain an E-visa online within minutes from the Turkish government's official website: https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/ . You must print the visa and bring it with your passport when crossing the immigration line into Turkey.
What is the best way to get the local currency?
What is your refund policy?
We will try our best to help you when it is possible, as we understand that emergencies do happen. You may also be able to purchase a travel insurance if you expect a disruption to your travel plans.
What type of clothes should I bring to the tour?
That depends on the season as explained below:
Spring or Autumn: Not hot and not cold. It is perfect :) The weather is generally warm in those seasons. Light clothes and occasionally light jacket for cloudy nights are recommended.
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