Start Point: Hotel Pickup

End Point: Hotel Drop off

Duration: 2 Hours

Departure: Before Sunset

Half – Day Afternoon Istanbul City Tour – Ottoman Relics

Join us on a journey through the life of the Sultans, from their home in Topkapi Palace to their final resting place in the tombs near Hagia Sophia.

In this Afternoon tour entrance fee is included.

Take a half-day tour of Istanbul to visit Topkapi Palace and Sultan Tombs. Beginning at the palace, know about this former royal residence of the Ottoman Empire and view its display of jewelry.

Our driver shall meet you at your hotel and drive you to the tour’s beginning point between 12:30 – 13:30 according to your hotel’s location. You will be informed of the exact time at the time of confirmation.

You will visit the following sights with a licensed and experienced professional tour guide with this tour.

Topkapı Palace was the residence of the Ottoman Dynasty and headquarters of the Ottoman Empire for over 400 years. There are many interesting things to see including the imperial treasury, sacred Islamic relics of Prophet Mohammed, a Chinese porcelain collection, weapons, Ottoman calligraphy, and much more. Come and see how the Sultans and their families lived at the height of their power and influence.

We shall also see the 5 tombs of Ottoman Sultans and their families. It’s an often forgotten site, tucked away to the side of Hagia Sophia, however a very interesting one to visit. Every tomb is an exquisite work of art in itself. They all feature different paintings, tiles, and calligraphy and the earliest dates back to 1574.

Tour Highlights

Walking Tour.

Half Day Afternoon Ottoman Relics Tour includes Topkapi Palace and Sultan Tombs.

Explore the rich history of Topkapi Palace with an expert guide.

See the final resting places of the great Ottoman Sultans and their families.

Program

Between 13:00 – 13:30:  We pick you up from the hotel and transfer to the meeting point of group and tour guide for the Half-Day Afternoon Istanbul City Tour – Ottoman Relics.

Topkapi Palace (Topkapı Sarayı)

It is a great palace in Istanbul, Turkey, that was the main residence of the Ottoman Sultans for approximately four-hundred years (between 1465-1856) of their 624-year reign.

It was the primary residence of the sultans and their court. Topkapi Palace was initially the seat of government as well as the imperial residence. Although access was strictly regulated, residents of the palace rarely had to venture out since the Topkapi Palace functioned almost as an autonomous entity, a city within a city.

As well as a royal residence, the Topkapi Palace was a setting for state occasions and royal entertainments. Today, It is now a major tourist attraction and includes significant holy relics of the Muslim world, including Muhammed’s cloak and sword.

*** Harem and Treasury sections in the palace are not included in the program and are due to extra entry

Sultans Tombs

There are 5 tombs of Ottoman Sultans within the graveyard at St. Sophia. The ceramic panels are the most stunning examples of the 16th century with green, purple,  red and blue, flower motives. Prince robes and a little piece from the Kaaba covers are displayed on the sarcophaguses.

Sultans Tombs is closed on Monday so it shall be replaced with Little Hagia Sophia Mosque

Little Hagia Sophia ( Kucuk Ayasofya Camii)

It formerly the Church of the Saints Sergius and Bacchus, is a former East Orthodox Church committed to Saints Sergius and Bacchus in Constantinople later modified into a mosque in the Ottoman Empire time. Today the environment is worth seeing the natural culture center of the Iost Ottoman Arts.

17:00  is the end of the tour, then guetss will be transferred back to their hotel and Half-Day Afternoon Istanbul City Tour – Ottoman Relics, will be ended.

****** Hotel Pick-up & drop-off service are available only from the hotels located in the city center. There may be a extra charge for transportations from other locations or airport. Please contact us for charges.

Included Services

  • Hotel pick up & drop off services from centrally located hotels with air-conditioned non-smoking tour coaches.
  • Professional licenced  English speaking Tour Guide
  • Museum entrance fees (excluding the Harem)
  • Local Taxes  & Services Charges

Included Services

  • Hotel Pick up (From Central Hotels)
  • Guiding Service During the Tour
  • Entrance Fees to the sights
  • Transportation by air-conditioned non-smoking tour coaches
  • Parking and Road tolls
  • Local Taxes

Excluded Services

  • Personal Spendings
  • Tips to Guide&Driver  (optional)
  • Drinks and Meals
  • Harem Section Entrance
  • Tips.

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking for that tour
  • 0-4 years free / 5-8 years %30 discount
  • Topkapi Palace: Closed on TUESDAY
  • Sultans Tombs: Closed on MONDAY, it will be replaced with Little Hagia Sophia Mosque
  • That Tour isn’t operated on Tuesday

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