Full Day Ottoman Heritage Tour in
- Pick-up from the Istanbul Port or from your hotel
- Visit to Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque
- Continue for the Turkish & Islamic Arts Museum,
Suleymaniye Mosque and Grand Bazaar
- By the end of the tour drive back to Istanbul Port or
to your hotel.
Duration: approx. 5 & 1/2 hours
WHAT YOU VISIT
Topkapi Palace - A huge walled complex hugging the Bosphorus, the former palace of the Ottoman sultans is now a museum with an extraordinary collection of Chinese porcelain, art, artifacts and jewels, including the Topkapi diamond and the dagger.
Blue Mosque - Six graceful minarets adorn the elegant mosque, one of the city's most recognizable landmarks. More than 20,000 blue Iznik tiles highlight the superb interior.
Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum - was built in 1524 by the Grand Vizier to Suleyman the
Magnificent, Ibrahim Pasa, as his residence. It was the
grandest private residence ever built in the Ottoman Empire.
Today it holds a superb collection of ceramics, metalwork,
miniatures, calligraphy, textiles, and woodwork as well as
some of the oldest carpets in the world.
Suleymaniye Mosque - The Suleymaniye Mosque was built on the order of Suleyman the Magnificent and was constructed by the great Ottoman architect, Sinan in the year 1557. Designed to be an architectural counterpoint to Byzantine St. Sophia, it is regarded as the most
beautiful of all imperial mosques. You will see the magnificent architecture of the outside of the building and visit the tombs of the Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent and his wife, Roxelana.
Grand Bazaar - The largest and the oldest covered market place in the world with more than 4,000 shops in the labyrinth of streets. Enjoy the colorful array of shops that offer an endless selection of goods that includes jewelry, fabrics, spices and local handicrafts.
The above sites can be replaced with other sites on the days they are closed.
Guests must be able to walk
approximately 1-1.5 miles over uneven and cobblestone
surfaces, inclines and 40 to 65 steps thus the guests must
be cautious to watch their step at all times in order to
Comfortable clothing, flat walking shoes, sun hat, sun glasses and sun
screen are strongly recommended.
Please expect dense traffic conditions in
order of the sites visited may change to avoid the crowds.
Temperatures can reach extreme
highs during summer months; we recommend that you drink a
lot of water and use suitable sun protection.
The tour includes the professional licensed tour guide, all entrance fees, private air-conditioned transportation and VAT.
Rates are based on per person
As the number of participant increases the certain amount of discount will be applied.
Please kindly contact us for your group requests.
Children 0-6 ages are free.
The program can also be completed in 2 days according to your preference.
If you book any tour in Istanbul together with any Ephesus tour, then you will have
5% discount on your Ephesus tour.
event of cancellation, written notice must be received by Meander Travel
at least three days before the arrival in order to receive the full refund.
In the event of no show, 100% cancellation fee will apply.
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