Ottoman Istanbul Half-Day Afternoon Tour

Ottoman Istanbul Half-Day Afternoon Tour

From $71.23 per person

Enjoy a half-day tour of Ottoman Istanbul and explore the heart of the Old City. See Istanbul icons, such as the Sultans Tombs, and wander the galleries of the Topkapi Museum and Palace.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Free transfer service from European side and from city center hotels only. Hotels location must be; Sultanahmet-Laleli-Topkapı-Aksaray-Taksim-Sirkeci and Şişli Area.

Experience

Highlights
  • Wander the galleries of Topkapi Palace, one of the most important museums in Turkey
  • Admire the exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain
  • See robes worn by the sultans and their families
  • View the 5 tombs of the Ottoman Sultans: the Sultans Tombs
  • Gaze in awe at the mosque’s majestically restored interior, complete with columns of verde antique and red Synnada marble
Full description
Explore the heart and soul of Istanbul on a half-day tour of some of its major highlights. In the company of an expert guide you will visit the Topkapi Museum and Palace, and continue to the Sultans Tombs. Traveling by air-conditioned coach, the tour includes free pick-ups from central Istanbul hotels, or the port, making it ideal for cruise ship passengers. Topkapi Museum is the most important museum in Turkey and the Balkan Peninsula, boasting an incomparably rich treasure-chest of artifacts of historical importance. Located in the great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries, the exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, as well as robes worn by the sultans and their families, includes the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury. Next you'll visit the Sultans Tombs. Made up of 5 tombs of the Ottoman Sultans, within the graveyard at St. Sophia, these ceramic panels are the most beautiful examples of the 16th century design with purple, green, blue and red flower motives. The prince's robes and a small piece from the Kaaba covers are displayed on the sarcophaguses. Please note, on Mondays the Sultans Tombs will be closed and replaced with a visit to the Little Hagia Sophia Mosque.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off by air-conditioned coach (free pick-up is only available for European side city center hotels)
  • Entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Service charges and taxes
  • Food and drink
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Entrance fees for the Treasury and Harem sections in Topkapi Palace are not included
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    • Passport or ID card
    • Camera

    Not allowed

    • Pets

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    • Please note: Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays and this part of the tour will be replaced with the 2 Continents Tour
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    4 /5

    based on 2 reviews

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    I didn't receive what I paid for.

    In the offer there were: Hagia Sofia and Topkapi palace (including harem section).But in the end only Topkapi Palace was provided by the guide, as he and a part of the group visited Hagia Sofia in the morning, among other things. The Topkapi palace guided tour didn't include the harem. For seeing Hagia Sofia, that I consider mandatory for a visit in Istanbul, I had to pay another ticket-35 Turkish Lira. The guide told me that a lot of tourists are complaining about this kind of situation. Please resolve this until the tourist will avoid your company. People wants to see the things are paying for, you know....

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    April 6, 2017

    Muito organizado! Excelente guia e serviço de busca no hotel! Passeio muito bem recomendado! Nota 10!!

    August 28, 2019

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