Ottoman Relics in Old City

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Ottoman Relics in Old City

Join us on a journey through the life of the Sultans, from their home in Topkapi Palace to their final resting place in the tombs near Hagia Sophia.

Duration: 3 Hours
Live Guide: English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Arabic.
Pick-up Services: Pick up is available from centrally located hotels.

Highlights

  • Explore the rich history of Topkapi Palace with an expert guide.
  • See the final resting places of the great Ottoman Sultans and their families.

Full Description

Topkapı Palace was the residence of the Ottoman Dynasty and headquarters of the Ottoman Empire for over 400 years. There are many interesting things to see including the imperial treasury, sacred Islamic relics of Prophet Mohammed, a Chinese porcelain collection, weapons, Ottoman calligraphy and much more. Come and see how the Sultans and their families lived at the height of their power and influence. 

We'll also see the five tombs of Ottoman Sultans and their families. It is an often forgotten site, tucked away to the side of Hagia Sophia, but a very interesting one to visit. Each tomb is an exquisite work of art in itself. They all feature different paintings, tiles and calligraphy and the earliest dates back to 1574. 

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Includes

  • Free pick up and drop off from/to hotels in the city-centre.
  • Entrance fees (excluding the Harem).
  • An expert guide.
  • A/C transportation.
  • Entrance to the Harem.
  • Tips.

Meeting point

Pick up is available from centrally located hotels.

Location

Know Before You Go

  • Topkapı Palace is closed on Tuesdays and will be replaced with Tour to Byzantium.

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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Customer Reviews

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Benjamin - February 10, 2019

Learned so much more about the sites through this tour than I would have learned on my own. 

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Kian - January 24, 2019

Super guide

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Alexis - May 08, 2019

When i entered the Sultan s Tomb i was scared. I suddenly thought they are coffins. When our guide sees me as scared he explained the details. Than i realised. A surprised start of Istanbul visit.

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Margarita - September 03, 2019

Especially Topkapı Palace effected me so much. A World Empire and their fortunes. And one more thing. There was a pot just in front of Sacred Relics room. When you go there, ask about what it for? You will not belive the respect to Sacred Relics.

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Penny - June 06, 2019

On our tour date, Sultanahmet Square was so crowded and the wheather was so hot. When we enter the Topkapı Palace i said, empire knew where to built his own palace. Through the sea nice winds. And on sea side guide told us interesting informations about the heir to the throne

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