Welcome to Mecca


But Mecca, the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad, is not limited to satisfying the spiritual thirst of visitors. Born of the desert, this is a city with the heart of a village, conjuring images of historic Arabia. Sun-bleached homes nestle in rocky hillsides on the outskirts and visitors bargain with shopkeepers in the shade of the largest mosque in the world. It’s here that modernity, thanks to extensive building improvements, mixes with Arabia's Islamic past.


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$201.68 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Day Tour From Marrakech To Casablanca Hassan 11 Mosque & Rick's Cafe

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca, Grand Casablanca RegionToday we offer you the opportunity to explore the the magnificent Atlantic Coast setting of the Hassan 11 Mosque, the 2nd largest Mosque in the world after Mecca. To view the Mosques exterior and interior artisan craftsmanship we guarantee you, is a 'heavenly' experience.Duration: 2 hours

$80.67 Cultural & Theme Tours

Historic Areas of Istanbul

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Hippodrome (At Meydani), IstanbulThe hippodrome-the center of sports activities in Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine empire, today named Sultanahmet Meydani, with its four monuments; The German Fountain of Wilhelm II, Egyptian Obelisk, Serpentine Column (Spiral column), Column of ConstantineDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Historic Areas of Istanbul, IstanbulHistoric Areas of IstanbulDuration: 1 hourStop At: Sultanahmet District, IstanbulSultanahmet DistrictDuration: 1 hourStop At: Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), IstanbulHagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)Duration: 1 hourStop At: Blue Mosque, IstanbulBlue MosqueDuration: 1 hourStop At: Topkapi Palace, IstanbulTopkapi PalaceDuration: 2 hoursStop At: The Tomb of Suleiman the Magnificent, IstanbulSultan TombsDuration: 30 minutes

$154.43 Cultural & Theme Tours

Dendera and Abydos from Hurghada

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Temple Khatkhor, Dendera, Qena Governorate, Nile River ValleyEnjoy a Private day tour Dendera temple s and Abydos temples from Hurghada to Visit the temple of Hathor,The Goddess of Love,Music and Healing then travel to Abydos to visit the temple of Osiris,Abydos was one of the most important religious sites to ancient Egyptians. Much like modern Muslims hope to complete a pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in their lifetime, ancient Egyptians would have hopes to visit Abydos, which for them was strongly associated with the entrance into the afterlife.

$41.49 Day Trips & Excursions

ISTANBUL HALF DAY MORNING TOUR (St SOPHIA BLUE MOSQUE GRAND BAZAAR)

Hippodrome-The center of sport activites in Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine empire, today named Sultanahmet Meydani, with its four monuments;The German Fountain of Wilhelm II, Egyptian Obelisk, Serpentine Column (Spiral Column). Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Mosque)-Built by the architect Mimar Sedefkar Mehmet aga. Until 19th century was the traditional point for the pilgrimage to Mecca(on Friday visit is not allowed because of Friday prayers). Hagia Sophia Museum-The best known Christian church in Turkey, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, which was constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian (St.Sophia is closed on Monday). Grand Covered Bazaar-The most attractive shopping centre in the world, with nearly 4000 shops, selling antique, jewellery, gold, carpets, leather wear and souvenirs (Grand Bazaar is closed on Sunday).

$53.01 Day Trips & Excursions

Byzantine Relics Half day Morning Tour

Hippodrome-The center of sport activites in Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine empire, today named Sultanahmet Meydani, with its four monuments;The German Fountain of Wilhelm II, Egyptian Obelisk, Serpentine Column (Spiral Column).Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Mosque)-Built by the architect Mimar Sedefkar Mehmet aga. Until 19th century was the traditional point for the pilgrimage to Mecca(on Friday visit is not allowed because of Friday prayers).Hagia Sophia Museum-The best known Christian church in Turkey, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, which was constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian (St.Sophia is closed on Monday).Grand Covered Bazaar-The most attractive shopping centre in the world, with nearly 4000 shops, selling antique, jewellery, gold, carpets, leather wear and souvenirs (Grand Bazaar is closed on Sunday).CLOSEDHagia Sophia closed on Monday (From on October 1. to on March 31.) Replaced with Underground CisternBlue Mosque closed on Friday because of Friday prayers / No replacementGrand Covered Bazaar closed on Sunday / Replaced with the Handicraft Store

$99 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Guided Istanbul Old City Sultanahmet Tour - Full Day

You will meet your guide in your hotel in Istanbul around 9AM in the morning de for this unforgettable journey.The tour will start with Hagia Sophia; after decades in which scaffolding cluttered the interior of Emperor Justinian’s sixth-century Byzantine masterpiece, the thrill of being able to experience the extraordinary spaciousness of this famous church-turned-mosque-turned museum is hard to overstate.Then Blue Mosque; Sultan Ahmet I’s grand architectural gift to his capital was this beautiful mosque, commonly known as the Blue Mosque today. Built between 1609 and 1616, the mosque caused a furore throughout the Muslim world when it was finished as it had six minarets (the same number as the Great Mosque of Mecca). A seventh minaret was eventually gifted to Mecca to stem the dissent.After that Hippodrome and Obelisks which was the center of Byzantine public life and the scene of splendid games and chariot races but also factional conflicts. Today, there isn’t much of the Hippodrome left to see, except for a small section of the gallery walls on the southern side, but the At Meydanı (park) that now stands on the site is home to a variety of monuments.We will continue with Topkapi Palace, the subject of more colourful stories than most of the world’s museums put together. Libidinous sultans, ambitious courtiers, beautiful concubines and scheming eunuchs lived and worked here between the 15th and 19th centuries when it was the court of the Ottoman empire. A visit to the palace’s opulent pavilions, jewel-filled Treasury and sprawling Harem gives a fascinating glimpse into their lives.Finally Grand Bazaar is our last destination. The colourful and chaotic Grand Bazaar is the heart of İstanbul’s Old City and has been so for centuries. Starting as a small vaulted bedesten (warehouse) built by order of Mehmet the Conqueror in 1461, it grew to cover a vast area as lanes between the bedesten, neighbouring shops and hans (caravanserais) were roofed and the market assumed the sprawling, labyrinthine form that it retains today.