Magnificent Istanbul - Treasures of Ottoman Empire

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Magnificent Istanbul - Treasures of Ottoman Empire

Visit the most important sights of İstanbul from Magnificent Century of Ottomans. After lunch, visit to Yıldız Palace overlooking the Bosphorus which became the fourth administration center of the empire following the Old Palace, Topkapı Palace and Dolmabahçe Palace.

Duration: 8 Hours
Live Guide: English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Arabic
Pick-up Services: Pick up is available from centrally located hotels

Highlights

  • Discover the most important sights of İstanbul from Magnificent Century of Ottomans.
  • Visit Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum is housed in the former palace of İbrahim Paşa, the grand vizier to Süleyman the Magnificient.
  • Enjoy the georgeous colors of the flowers of the Yıldız Palace Gardens

Full Description

Visit the most important sights of İstanbul from Magnificent Century of Ottomans. See Hurrem Sultan’s (Roxelena) impact on the Sultan Sulaiman The Magnifique and important works of Master Architect Sinan and his reflection to silhouette of modern İstanbul today.

Süleymaniye Mosque is the largest imperial mosque and one of the best-known sights of İstanbul. Built on the order of Süleyman The Magnificient by the Court Architect Sinan. The mosque crowns İstanbul on a hilltop dominating Golden Horn.

In the garden, there are two mausoleums: Tomb of Sultan Süleyman I and his wife Hürrem Sultan (Roxelana).

Outside the walls is the Tomb of Master Architect Sinan.

Blue Mosque, facing Hagia Sophia, famous with its blue Iznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet.
• Visit is not possible on Friday because of crowded noon prayer.

Hippodrome, center of sportive events (chariot races, athletics) and political activities of the old city. Serpentine Column, Obelisk of Theodosius and German Fountain of Wilhelm II
are the monuments decorating the Hippodrome.

Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum is housed in the former palace of İbrahim Paşa, the grand vizier to Süleyman the Magnificient. Before being converted into a museum, palace served as a prison, a home for foreign ambassadors, a clothing factory, and barracks. Today, the museum contains beatifully displayed examples; illuminated Qurans and Turkish carpets collection which is rated as one of the best in the world, and attracts serious carpet enthusiasts.

Historical Ottoman Mansion presenting a rich collection of Turkish Carpets.

Lunch

Afternoon visit to Yıldız Palace overlooking the Bosphorus which became the fourth administration center of the empire following the Old Palace, Topkapı Palace and Dolmabahçe Palace.

You will enjoy the georgeous colors of the flowers of the Yıldız Palace Gardens and will have the chance to experience a marveleous view of the Bosphorus through the peaceful green of this public site.

Freetime for a tea break at the Sale Kiosk, former Sultan’ s residence from the Ottoman Period.

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Includes

  • Free pick up and drop off from/to city center hotels
  • Entrance fees
  • Guiding services
  • A/C transportation
  • Refreshments

Meeting point

Pick up is available from centrally located hotels

Location

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About your Host

Plan Tours

Plan Tours, licenced “A Group” by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, is a major tour operator in Türkiye, based in İstanbul since 1984. (licensee for City Sightseeing Worldwide and Gray Line Worldwide, official travel agency of Turkish Airlines, member of TÜRSAB – Association of Turkish Travel Agencies and ICVB – İstanbul Convention and Visitors Bureau)...
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