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Ottoman Istanbul Half Day Afternoon Tour

4.5 / 5 total 350 reviews
Duration: 4 hours
Product code: 5307
Overview

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. Travelling 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 artefacts 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.

Highlights
  • Gaze in awe at the mosque’s majestically restored interior, complete with columns of verde antique and red Synnada marble
  • View the 5 tombs of the Ottoman Sultans: the Sultans Tombs
  • See robes worn by the sultans and their families
  • Admire the exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain
  • Topkapi Palace, one of the most important museums in Turkey
Good to Know
  • Scheduling Scheduling: Shared Tour
  • Languages offered on the Activity / TourLanguages offered on the Activity / Tour: English
  • Duration Duration: 4 hours
  • Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • All participants pay the adult priceAll participants pay the adult price
  • Pick-up service Pick-up service
    Pick-up from centrally located Istanbul hotels.
  • Easy Cancellation Easy Cancellation
    There is no cancellation fee once Customers Cancel at least 7 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 50% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 3 and 6 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 100% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 2 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Cut-off TimeCut-off Time
    Available to be booked until 1 days before the tour starts. We reserve the option to confirm the tour or not due to availability.
Inclusions
  • Service charges and taxes
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off by air-conditioned coach (free pick-up is only available for European side city center hotels)
Exclusions
  • Entrance fees for the Treasury and Harem sections in Topkapi Palace are not included
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Food and drink
Pickup and Drop-off
Pick up available for centrally located Istanbul hotels.

Know Before You Go
  • Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays and this part of the tour will be replaced with the 2 Continents Tour
  • Photography is not permitted on this tour.
  • We request that all participants bring their passports/ID cards with them for this tour.
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Reviewed by Rabbie BA   May 15, 2022
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This was our favorite tour so far. Our guide was extremely educated and knowledgeable. He was very helpful in our tour in taking pictures and making sure ALL our needs were taken care of. Thank you.
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Reviewed by Călin RO   May 15, 2022
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Everything was good, The price totally perfect.
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Reviewed by Tayna and George GB   May 15, 2022
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I found this tour on Trip the internet. I would recommend them and book with them again. Thank you very much for everything.
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Reviewed by Elizabeth R GB   May 15, 2022
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We knew we were in good hands as soon as we see our guide. You could tell he was really passionate about his job. He shared informative and interesting information with us. Definitely a recommended tour company and you should check it out.
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Reviewed by G Ruiz FR   May 15, 2022
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I've been on many tours and this by far one of the very best guide I have had. Thank you, for being so generous and attentive to us. Hope to repay the favour if you book.
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Reviewed by Helen21 CA   May 14, 2022
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A big thanks to our tour guide. He was so delightful and insightful thoroughly enjoyed our time. Would definitely recommend this tour company !!!! Thank you for the memories.
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Reviewed by Jenna and Steve AU   May 14, 2022
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Our guide was very knowledgeable about all the sites we were taken to and she was very friendly and accommodating with all of our requests. We would highly recommend taking this tour and in a timely manner where you are not rushed to do so.

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Reviewed by Blade AO   May 14, 2022
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The trip was fantastic, we enjoyed everything about it. We were so glad we did, it was amazing. I would definitely recommend this trip.
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Reviewed by HettyP GB   May 14, 2022
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Had a great time!! Our guide was fantastic, very informative and friendly! One of my best experiences so far. We look forward having again
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Reviewed by Margarida KY   May 14, 2022
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our tour guide was very knowledgeable and informative. I would not have any hesitation to book another tour with this company on a return to this city.
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