Istanbul Ottoman Relics afternoon tour
Attractions & guided tours

Istanbul Ottoman Relics afternoon tour

Free cancellation
Language: English , French , Spanish , German
Availability: Every day except Tuesday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 3 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Explore the Sultan Tombs and their stunning decorations
  • Immerse yourself in the history of the Ottoman Empire with a visit to the Topkapi Palace
  • Walk where Sultans once walked as you view the various exhibits
What to expect

Discover Istanbul and its fascinating ottoman relics with this half-day afternoon tour. The tour will begin with a visit of the Topkapi Palace, residence of Ottoman Sultans exhibiting imperial treasury, sacred Islamic relics of Prophet Mohammed, Chinese porcelain, weapons, calligraphy and much more. Please note that live guided commentary is not allowed in special sections (Harem is not included in the program).

Topkapi grew and changed with the centuries, but the palace's basic four-courtyard plan remained the same. The Ottomans followed the Byzantine practice of secluding the monarch from the people: the first court was open to all; the second only to people on imperial business; and the third and fourth only to the imperial family, VIPs and palace staff. Discover more about the palace's history while your expert guide takes you through.

The second part of this half-day afternoon tour includes a visit to the Sultan Tombs. There are five tombs of Ottoman Sultans within the graveyard at Hagia Sophia. The ceramic panels are the most beautiful examples of the 16th century, with purple, red, green and blue flower motives. Prince robes and a small piece from the Kaaba covers are displayed on the sarcophaguses. Don't miss out on the best of Istanbul's Ottoman relics on this tour!

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What's included
  • Free pick up and drop off from/to city center hotels
  • Museum entrance fees
  • Donations to the tombs
  • Roundtrip transfers from/to central hotels
  • Guidance
  • Transportation with A/C Vehicles
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Harem Section of Topkapi Palace
Reduced price
  • Children (age 3-7)
  • Infants (age 0-2): free admission
Where

Istanbul, Turkey

Meeting point:

Hotel pick-up from centrally located hotels or central meeting location in front of Tamara Restaurant, Sultan Ahmet, Küçük Ayasofya Cd. No:14.

What to remember
  • Important information: please confirm the pickup place and time directly with the local operator. You can find their contact information in the voucher after booking
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When
  • Every day except Tuesday at 2.00pm
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Provider
Plan Tours & Gray Line Turkey
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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