Half Day Tour in Istanbul
About 04:30 Hours
Enjoy a half-day tour in Istanbul’s old city, Sultanahmet. Explore Topkapi Palace, home the Ottoman Sultans and the seat of Ottoman government, and see the splendor of the height of classical Ottoman power in the Blue mosque.
Trip type : Private Tour
Trip runs : Everyday
Pick-up Location : Istanbul Port
Return To : Istanbul Port
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Your guide will pick you up from the port begin your tour of Sultanahmet. First you will go to Topkapi Palace, the official residence of the sultans of the Ottoman Empire, as well as the center of state administration. You will be able to see the artifacts of the sultan’s wealth and his harem and get a feel for life in the court of the sultan. After exploring the palace, you will continue onto the nearby Blue Mosque, which is considered to the the culmination of the architectural traditions of both Byzantine Constantinople and Ottoman Istanbul in the classical era. It incorporates elements of Islamic architecture along with the influence of Byzantine basilica design as seen in the neighboring Hagia Sophia. It is considered to be the last great mosque of the classical period. After touring the mosque, your guide will return you to your ship after a tour of approximately 4 hours.
- Harem section-located inside of Topkapi Palace costs USD 20.
- Topkapi Palace closed on Tuesdays.
- Pick up services from Istanbul Port and return
- All transfers by a comfortable A/C vehicle
- English speaking guide during the tour
- Private driver during the tour
- Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites
- All taxes and service charge
- Personal spendings
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