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Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Tour with Topkapı Palace Ticket and Lunch Overview

Discover UNESCO-listed buildings, the Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome, the Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque, and the city's most well-known sights on this Byzantine and Ottoman relics tour of the area with a qualified professional tour guide. Wander through the Grand Bazaar and go on a shopping spree. Hurry up and grab your tickets now.

Key Highlights

  • Visit the Topkapi Palace to see where the sultans once resided
  • Explore Byzantine and Ottoman heritage in historical sites of Istanbul Old City
  • Tour the Blue Mosque to experience the beauty and allure of Islamic architecture
  • At the Hagia Irene Church, learn the secrets of Constantinople's earliest church
  • Put your bargaining skills to test as you stroll through the Grand Bazaar

Detailed Description

After being picked up from your hotel in Istanbul, the first stop is the magnificent Hagia Sophia. Discover more about this Greek Orthodox church that was built in the sixth century by the emperor Justinian. Continue to the Blue Mosque to appreciate its 6 imposing minarets and 20,000 blue Iznik porcelain tiles. Make your way to the Hippodrome, which served as the social and sporting hub of ancient Constantinople. Visit the Tombs of Sultans, the resting site of 142 Ottoman dynasty members and 5 Sultans. Stroll the Grand  Bazaar, the world's largest and oldest covered bazaar. Explore 65 streets that are home to more than 4000 shops. Before sitting down to have a scrumptious lunch, you can give a go at bargaining  in the bazaar. After lunch, proceed to the Topkapi Palace, which served as the Ottoman Sultans' private residence. Visit the Topkapi Palace's displays of holy Islamic artifacts from the time of the Prophet Mohammed, imperial treasures, Chinese porcelain, artifacts, and calligraphy. Continue to the Byzantine-era Hagia Irene Church, the city of Constantinople's first church to be finished. Reminisce your day as you are transported back to your hotel.

Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Tour with Topkapı Palace Ticket and Lunch Inclusions

  • Topkapı Palace entry ticket 
  • Hagia Irene entry ticket 
  • Blue Mosque visit 
  • Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque visit 
  • Hotel pickup & Drop-off in an  Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide who speaks English
  • Lunch
  • Local taxes 

Exclusions

  • Gratuities 
  • Drinks 
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Tour with Topkapı Palace Ticket and Lunch Additional Information

Restrictions:
  • Pets are not allowed on Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Tour & Topkapı Palace with ticket & Lunch.
Timings:
  • Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Tour & Topkapı Palace with ticket & Lunch day starts at 9.30 PM.
  • The duration of the Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Tour & Topkapı Palace with ticket & Lunch will be around 9 hours.
What to wear:
  • We recommend you dress up in line with the local customs.
  • We suggest you wear comfortable shoes.
Eligibility:
  • Infants and toddlers between 0-4 years are allowed free of charge.
  • Children between the ages of 4-7 years will be charged as per the child fare.
  • Guests above the age of 7 are charged as per adult care.
Things to Note:
  • This tour is not recommended for participants with walking difficulties. 
  • Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Tour & Topkapı Palace with ticket & Lunch is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Tour & Topkapı Palace with ticket & Lunch is operated all year round except on Tuesday, May, and January 1st.
  • Pickup is from centrally-located Istanbul hotels in Levent, Sisli, Osmanbey, Harbiye, Taksim, Ortakoy, Findikli, Karakoy, Tepebasi, Sirkeci, Sultanahmet, Kadirga, Beyazit, Laleli, Aksaray, Yenikapi, Findikzade, Topkapi, Sutluce. For each hotel, there is a fixed departure time.
  • Please note that the Grand Bazaar is closed on religious holidays and Sundays.

Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Tour with Topkapı Palace Ticket and Lunch Cancellation Policy

  • For a full refund cancel at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour.
  • No-shows and late cancellations are non-refundable.

My Voucher

  • Your Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Tour tickets are valid for the event date and time stated.
  • Your Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Tour tickets will be mailed to you once you’ve made a booking. All you have to do is show the voucher with a Govt id proof.
Meeting Point:
Present your voucher at the start of the tour.
 

Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Tour with Topkapı Palace Ticket and Lunch How to Get there

Cankurtaran, Topkapi Palace Museum, Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Tour with Topkapı Palace Ticket and Lunch Frequently Asked Questions

What is Byzantine called today?
Today, although the Byzantine Empire is long gone, the city of Constantinople (now called Istanbul) flourishes and is still regarded as a crossroads, both literally and metaphorically, between Europe and Asia.
Are Byzantine and Ottoman the same?
The Byzantine Empire thrived longer than the Ottoman Empire; however, the Ottoman Empire symbolizes diversity more than the former. These empires shared similarities with the civilizations that they superseded, and they never tried to change all that they had inherited from them.
Is Istanbul still called Constantinople?
Constantinople is an ancient city in modern-day Turkey that's now known as Istanbul. First settled in the seventh century B.C., Constantinople developed into a thriving port thanks to its prime geographic location between Europe and Asia and its natural harbor.
What was the relationship between the Byzantine and Ottoman Empire?
The Byzantine–Ottoman wars were a series of decisive conflicts between the Ottoman Turks and Byzantines that led to the final destruction of the Byzantine Empire and the rise of the Ottoman Empire.
Are children allowed to join the Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Tour & Topkapı Palace with ticket & Lunch?
Children are allowed to join the tour. However, they must be accompanied by an adult.
How can I book a ticket for Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Tour & Topkapı Palace with ticket & Lunch?
Select the number of tickets on our website and click ‘Book Now’ to get your confirmed ticket on your email.
How long is my Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Tour ticket valid for?
Your tickets are valid for the time and date stated.

Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Tour with Topkapı Palace Ticket and Lunch Ratings & Reviews

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Abdel

Travelled August 2021

Good price, delivery within few minutes. All good.

Muna

Travelled August 2021

Perfect money value

PARAKKAT KUNHAPPUTTY

Travelled August 2021

Easy to book and discounted price . ticket received with in 15 seconds.

Muhammad Furqan

Travelled August 2021

It was great bargain, really great offer!

Hatem Fouad

Travelled August 2021

Good experience and nice day and fun to spend at the park

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