Ottoman Relics in Old City

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Ottoman Relics in Old City

Let us feel the daily life of the Ottoman dynasty in their home at Topkapı Palace, and see some of their final resting place right next to St.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 Ottoman architecture and its rich collection at Topkapi Palace.
  • Step back in time at the Sultan Tombs.

Full Description

Topkapı Palace is the residence of the Ottoman Dynasty where has been begun to build in 1465. The most beautiful and the oldest palace that reaches to present day.
Besides it is the residence of the Ottoman Family, it has been also used as the headquarter of the Ottoman Empire. Now we can see the imperial treasury, sacred Islamic relics of Prophet Mohammed, kitchen, Chinese porcelain, weapons, calligraphy section, and much more special stuff which reflects the local daily life of the palace residents and staff in there(In this tour option we are unable to visit the Harem side of Palace).

The Sultan's Tombs are located on the right side of St. Sophia. There are 5 tombs of 5 Ottoman Sultan and their families. It can be seen there with the beautiful ceramic panel samples with colorful flower motives from the 16th century. When you enter their tombs you may think the things that you see are their coffins. But do not worry they are just their sarcophagus section.

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Includes

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

Meeting point

Pick up is available from centrally located hotels.

Location

Know Before You Go

  • Topkapı Palace is closed on Tuesdays and 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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