as salaamu alaykum,
this looks awesome!
A Journey Through History: Turkey 2011 Tour
March 18th - 27th 2011
With Sh. Mohsen Al'Najjar and Sh. Muhammad Ninowy
A journey through Turkey is a journey through living history, and Al-Madina Institute is pleased to announce its official tour of Turkey from March 18 to March 27, 2011. Join Al-Madina Institute scholars Shaykh Muhammad Ninowy and Shaykh Mohsen Al-Najjar as they explore its rich spiritual and cultural landscape.
Get a glimpse of the mantle of the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa alihi wa sallam) preserved for generations to this day and pray in mosques with soaring domes established before the days of Columbus. Set sail on a cruise of the Bosphorus and travel the skies in awe on a hot-air balloon ride over the volcanoes of Cappadocia. Sit on the very cannonballs that ushered in the new era of the Ottoman empire in Istanbul and walk the streets of Konya which inspired spiritual masters like Rumi, all while enjoying Turkish hospitality and its delicious cuisine.
Visit the Blue Mosque, recognizable from its six minarets, built between 1609 and 1616 for Sultan Ahmet I and decorated inside with 21,043 tiles from Iznik in a dominant blue color; the Islamic Art Museum housed in Ibrahim Pasha Palace from 17th century; Hagia Sophia, Byzantine Cathedral built in 6th century, Topkapi Palace, the residence of the Ottoman Sultans between the end of the 15th and the first half of the 19th centuries, with its treasures.
Visit Suleymaniye Mosque & compound from 16th century; take a private cruise on the Bosphorus. Lunch at a seafood restaurant. In the afternoon, visit Eyup (Ayyub) Mosque and neighborhood famous with its cemeteries. Visit also Fatih Mosque and Tomb of Mehmet II and much more!
For more info: http://www.almadinainstitute.org/seminars/al-madina-institute-2011-turkey-tour/