Full-day: Ottoman Treasures Tour

Itinerary

Visits: Topkapi Palace, Saint Sophia, Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar.

Pick-up from your hotel or cruise port. Visit Topkapi Palace, the largest and oldest of the remaining palaces where Ottoman Sultans used to live; admire the gardens, kitchens, the treasury section as well as terraces overlooking the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. Photo stop at the Fountain of Sultan Ahmet the 3rd and explore Saint Sophia, the masterpiece of Byzantine architecture dating back to the VI Century. After lunch, visit the Blue Mosque covered by more than 20,000 Iznik tiles and continue with the Roman Hippodrome where the char races used to take place. Discover the handcrafts of Anatolia and shop in the labyrinth tunnels of the Grand Bazaar. Drop off to your hotel or cruise port at the end of the tour.

Important Notice: Saint Sophia Museum is closed on Mondays. On this day, it is replaced with Underground Cistern.

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Meeting place of the Eastern and Western worlds, Turkey has always been a land of contrasts. Cosmopolitan Istanbul stood at the head of the Byzantine Empire for a thousand years, while its Islamic successors, the Ottomans, ruled the Mediterranean and beyond for six centuries more. This long Christian and Islamic history has left a legacy of historical sites, while Turkey’s Mediterranean coastline has long been famous for its beaches and wild nightlife. Travel Turkey east into the interior, however, and a more traditional land unfolds where life moves slowly and the legendary Turkish hospitality lives on.

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Dates & Rates

Daily departures except Sundays and Tuesdays.

Group size: 2-20

Per person rate: $125

Inclusions

Visits: Topkapi Palace, Saint Sophia, Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar

Pick-up from your hotel or cruise port. Visit Topkapi Palace, the largest and oldest of the remaining palaces where Ottoman Sultans used to live; admire the gardens, kitchens, the treasury section as well as terraces overlooking the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. Photo stop at the Fountain of Sultan Ahmet the 3rd and explore Saint Sophia, the masterpiece of Byzantine architecture dating back to the VIth century. After lunch, visit the Blue Mosque covered by more than 20.000 Iznik tiles and continue with the Roman Hippodrome where the char races used to take place. Discover the handcrafts of Anatolia and shop in the labyrinth tunnels of the Grand Bazaar. Drop off to your hotel or cruise port at the end of the tour.

Important notice : Saint Sophia museum is closed on Mondays. On this day, it is replaced with Underground Cistern.

Exclusions

  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities for tour guide and driver
  • Alcoholic beverages during lunch