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Istanbul Ottoman Tour: Topkapi Palace and Blue Mosque

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  • 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.


  • 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.

Please note: On Fridays the Blue Mosque will be closed until 2.30pm for prayer, entry will not be permitted

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Pick up from centrally located hotels in Istanbul (European only)
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Please note: You must contact your local service provider 24 hours prior to the tour to reconfirm your departure point and time

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

4 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point at approximately 12pm

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Istanbul Ottoman Tour: Topkapi Palace and Blue Mosque

Rustem Pasa Mosque

  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • 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: Jenifer C, October 2015

Excellent informative guide

Reviewed by: tidewatchers, May 2015

Great experience. This was a small group of 10, picked up on time and spent a half day in Istanbul. Great service from our guide gudyi and very interesting to visit the mosque and palace. Have a guide and tickets got us through the long lines easily. We would recommend this for anyone visiting Turkey.

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Tour code: 3795IST02