Edirne Tours from Istanbul

Visit Edirne, the second capital of the Ottoman Empire.

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Edirne Tours from Istanbul

More than just a quintessential border town, Edirne is one of the best preserved Ottoman cities and makes an impressive and easily digestible introduction to Turkey. The city enters history as Hadrianopolis (meaning the city of Hadrian) designated as the main centre of Roman Thrace by the emperor Hadrian. Under the Byzantines it retained its significance, not at least as a forward base en route to the Balkans or more ominously from the Byzantine point of view, first stop on the way to attempts on their imperial capital itself.

Selimiye Mosque of Edirne
Selimiye Mosque is the crown of Edirne city

Why should you visit Edirne?

Once home to the capital of the Ottoman Empire, and still home to some of the most beautiful examples of Ottoman architecture from the 14th and 15 century and the current capital of the Edirne Province, the Turkish city Edirne lays near to the borders between Turkey and Bulgaria and Greece. 

Due to its important location, Edirne offers visitors not just rich history and fine examples of civil architecture, but also it is a perfect location to discover the locals of the European side of Turkey. This tour can be combined with Ottoman Heritage Tour of Istanbul. Edirne’s local delicacies are worth a try.

Edirne Tours Itinerary

You can customize this tour by replacing the tour days and/or including/excluding sights from the itinerary. Please contact us to tailor this tour to suit your needs.

You will be picked up from your hotel in Istanbul. After 3 hours drive, we will have a short break and start your Edirne tour.
Day 1 >>> Edirne City Tour from Istanbul
You will first visit the Old Mosque and its bazaar, built to provide funds for the mosque complex. The Old Mosque of Edirne is a fine example of Ottoman architecture’s early stages. Next we will visit the Rustem Pasha Caravanserai, a commercial motel for merchants in the past. You will then Uc Serefeli Mosque which is a milestone in Ottoman Architecture. We then continue to Selimiye Mosque; the masterpiece of legendary Ottoman architect Sinan. After lunch we will visit the remainings of the After lunch at a local restaurant we continue to the The Health Complex of Sultan Bayezid II. Old Palace, which was the administrative center in the early Ottoman history.Overnight in Edirne.
On your second day in Edirne, you will visit the Old Town and the Synagogue of Edirne, which serves as a museum and a venue for cultural events. Edirne’s Synagogue was Next you will visit the Old Palace and Traditional Oil Wrestling sites. After lunch at a local restaurant in Karaagac neighborhood of Edirne, you will explore Karaagac and learn about the Turkish & Greek relations history. After our visit Karaagac, we will return to Istanbul and drop you off at your hotel.

Edirne Tour Packages from Istanbul

Below pricing are based on two people sharing costs ie transportation, guiding services and accommodation for 2 days package.

1 Day Edirne Tour
from Istanbul - 2 ppl sharing
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  • Private Transportation
  • Private Edirne Tour
  • Travel Insurance
2 Days Edirne Tour
from Istanbul - 2 ppl sharing
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  • Private Transportation
  • Private Edirne Tours
  • 4 & 5 Star Hotel Options
  • Travel Insurance


  • See the most marvellous Ottoman structure ever constructed; the Selimiye Mosque 
  • A clear overview of Ottoman and Balkan histories
  • Learn about the main events and religious milestones of Edirne’s history
  • A guide to Ottoman architecture and art history
  • See the life in a small Turkish border city

Hotels charge the following supplements;

  • Single Room Supplement 50% pp/room rate
  • Third Person Supplment is 70%

To book this tour please choose your desired day from the calendar below and continue with the booking steps. Our booking system will take you to the secure payment gateway provided by PayU.

There is a set deposit amount of $75 for any group size. Your booking will be confirmed after the deposit payment. The balance is to be paid 15 days before the start of the tour(s).

You may cancel your tour reservation up to 7 days before the planned start of the tour. No cancellation charge is incurred within the allowed deadline. Please read our cancellation policy: Booking Terms.

This tour is organized within the legal scope of the Turkish Law concerning Travel Agencies And The Association Of Travel Agencies (TURSAB) numbered 1618, and Vocational Tour Guides Law numbered 6326.

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January 2021
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