Travel back in time to the days of the Ottoman sultans on this 3-hour sightseeing tour of Istanbul's Topkapi Palace and Sultan Tombs! Listen to tales of the extravagant sultans as you explore the spectacular Topkapi Palace, home to many of these gilded rulers for more than 400 years. Marvel at the priceless hauls of jewels, weaponry, robes and sacred Islamic relics in its Treasury and see its ornate courtyards and chambers. Finish with a visit to the opulent mausoleums at the Hagia Sophia where five sultans are buried.
Hotel pickup and drop-off
What's Not Included
Food and drinks
Harem in Topkapi Palace tour
INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
CHILD: Age: 3 - 7
ADULT: Age: 8 - 99
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Public transportation options are available nearby
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Face masks provided for travellers
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
Please note: When reconfirming your booking, your local supplier will advise you on alternative meeting points for hotels which are not accessible
Regular temperature checks for staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
What To Expect
Hagia Sophia Mosque
On the way to Topkapı Palace and Sultan Tombs you will have chance to see Hagia Sophia from outside, the Church of Divine Wisdom, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian.
Admission Ticket Free
Topkapı Palace, residence of Ottoman Sultans exhibiting imperial treasury, sacred Islamic relics
of Prophet Mohammed, kitchen, Chinese porcelain, weapons, calligraphy section etc. Live guide commentary is not allowed in special sections. (Harem is not included in the program)
Admission Ticket Included
Blue Mosque, facing Hagia Sophia, famous with its blue İznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet.
Admission Ticket Free
Hagia Irene Museum
he Hagia Irene located in the outer courtyard of Topkapı Palace is the oldest church of the Eastern Roman Empire (Byzantine). It was also the second largest church in Istanbul after Hagia Sophia. Hagia Irene, originally means “sacred peace” (Hagia Eirene), has a special meaning as the first place where Turkish museology was born.
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