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Istanbul Ottoman Tour: Topkapi Palace and Blue Mosque

22 Reviews

  • Location: Istanbul, Turkey
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3795IST02
Spend the morning exploring Istanbul's Ottoman past at the enchanting Topkapi Palace and the Blue Mosque.

Highlights

  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
Blue Mosque:
One of the most famous monuments in both the Turkish and Islamic worlds, the Sultan Ahmet Mosque (also known as the Blue Mosque) is a superb creation in the classical Ottoman style. The mosque has six towering minarets and 260 windows illuminating its vast main chamber, which is decorated with more than 20,000 Iznik tiles.


Topkapi Palace:
The largest and oldest palace in the world, Topkapi was the crown jewel of the Ottoman Empire. With its treasury and exotic buildings overlooking the Golden Horn, your visit to Topkapi promises to be a truly fascinating experience. Note, the Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays.


Hippodrome and Obelisk:
The Hippodrome was once the heart of Constantinople’s political and sporting life, and the scene of games and riots through 500 years of Ottoman history. Today it is a city park called the At Meydanı (Horse Grounds) because of its function in Ottoman times. The Hippodrome includes the 3500-year-old Egyptian granite Obelisk, brought to Constantinople by Emperor Theodosius in 390 AD.

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Schedule details

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Pick up from centrally located hotels in Istanbul (European only)
Departure Time:
9am

Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time

Return Details:
Returns to original departure point at approximately 12pm

Pricing information

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Pricing information

Istanbul Ottoman Tour: Topkapi Palace and Blue Mosque

Rustem Pasa Mosque

Inclusions:
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation for this tour will be received at the time of booking
  • In the event of any museum closures, an alternative similar museum will be visited
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Zena M, July 2014

This tour was great! The tour guide Sevilay was fantastic and informative..the pick up and drop off were perfect and it made life much easier in this busy crazy city..also skip the queues that you may spend hours in otherwise!!

Reviewed by: Shirley T, May 2014

We arrived in Istanbul late on Sunday. Unbeknown to us our hotel had been changed without us being notified so the tour group running your tour, had the wrong hotel for pickup on Monday morning. We tried both numbers you had given us to contact them but neither were answering on Sunday.. Early on Monday morning a hotel staff member phoned them for us and was told that our hotel was too far out for them to pick us up and we would have to make our own way to the pickup point in the old town half an hour away and pickup time was in half an hour's time.A very quick taxi ride at peak hour, 8am, got us there with minutes to spare. However, the bus did drop us off in the afternoon. The tour itself was wonderful and the guide excellent. Shirley

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Tour code: 3795IST02