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Ottoman Relics Half Day Afternoon Tour Overview

Discover the heart of the Old City on a half-day tour of Ottoman Istanbul. Explore the galleries of the Topkapi Museum and Palace and view Istanbul landmarks like the Sultans Tombs.

Key Highlights

  • Explore the galleries at Topkapi Palace, one of Turkey's most significant museums
  • Visit the Hagia Irene located in the outer courtyard of Topkapı Palace is the oldest church of the Eastern Roman Empire (Byzantine)
  • View the five tombs of the Ottoman Sultans: the Sultans Tombs

Detailed Description

On a half-day tour, discover Istanbul's famous highlights. The Topkapi Museum, the most significant museum in Turkey and on the Balkan Peninsula, is home to an exceptional wealth of historical artifacts. The magnificent collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, as well as the robes worn by the sultans and their families, are housed in the enormous palace that served as the residence of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries. This collection also includes the renowned jewels of the Imperial Treasury.The Hagia Irene located in the outer courtyard of Topkapı Palace is the oldest church of the Eastern Roman Empire (Byzantine). In addition, it was Istanbul's second-largest church after Hagia Sophia. It was constructed in 330 on the site of an old temple, and its materials and architecture are typical of the Byzantine period. Next, you'll visit the Sultans Tombs. The most exquisite examples of 16th-century design with purple, green, blue, and red flower themes are these ceramic panels, which are composed of 5 Ottoman Sultans' tombs located in the cemetery at St. Sophia.

Ottoman Relics Half Day Afternoon Tour Inclusions

  • Pick-up and drop-off in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Guidance in multiple languages
  • Entrance fees  
  • Meals/drinks

Exclusions

  • Harem section of the Topkapi Palace
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

Ottoman Relics Half Day Afternoon Tour Additional Information

Restrictions:
  • Smoking is strictly restricted to designated areas.
  • Pets are not allowed on the Ottoman Relics Half Day Afternoon Tour.
Timings:
  • The Ottoman Relics Half Day Afternoon Tour starts at 1:15 PM and 1:30 PM.
  • The duration of the Ottoman Relics Half Day Afternoon Tour will be around 5 hours.
What to wear:
  • We recommend you dress up in line with the local customs.
  • We suggest wearing comfortable shoes as there will be a fair amount of walking on uneven surfaces.
Eligibility:
  • Free of charge for the ages of 0-2.
  • 30% discount for children below the age of 7. 
  • Guests above the age of 7 years will be charged as per the adult fare.
Things to Note:
  • Tour Pick-up Point 1. In front of The Marmara Hotel at Taksim Square at 1:15 PM.
  • Tour Pick-up Point 2. In front of Tamara Restaurant in Sultanahmet at 13:30 PM.
  • Tour Pick-up Point 3. In front of Şehzadebaşı Mosque in Laleli Morning: 08:15 AM.
  • Topkapı Palace on Tuesday is replaced with Tour to Byzantium.

Ottoman Relics Half Day Afternoon Tour 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 Ottoman Relics Half Day Afternoon Tour tickets are valid for the event date and time stated.
  • Your Ottoman Relics Half Day Afternoon 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.

Ottoman Relics Half Day Afternoon Tour How to Get there

Cankurtaran, Topkapı Palace, Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

Ottoman Relics Half Day Afternoon Tour Frequently Asked Questions

What is inside Topkapı Palace?
Topkapi Palace has four separate courtyards, an Imperial Harem and many artifacts, ornaments, books and other valuable items from Ottoman history. It also has many examples of mesmerizing Ottoman and Byzantine architecture in its structure.
What should I wear to Topkapi Palace?
Visitors will need to wear appropriate clothing that covers their shoulders and knees while visiting Topkapi Palace. Shorts, skirts, sleeveless, or strapless clothing is not allowed within the premises of the Sacred Relics department.
Are children allowed to join the Ottoman Relics Half Day Afternoon Tour?
Yes, children are allowed on the Ottoman Relics Half Day Afternoon Tour. However, they should be accompanied by an adult.
How can I book a ticket for the Ottoman Relics Half Day Afternoon Tour?
Select the number of tickets on our website and click ‘Book Now’ to get your confirmed ticket on your email.
How long is my ticket valid for?
Your tickets are valid for the event date and time selected during checkout.

Ottoman Relics Half Day Afternoon Tour 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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