Ottoman Relics Tour
Duration: 8 Hours
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About This Activity
Discover the splendor of Ottoman Istanbul, the ancient city of Constantinople, on this fascinating 8-hour history tour led by an expert guide. Walking in Ottoman History and visit Suleymaniye Mosque, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and Fener/Balat: Orthodox & Jewish Heritage.
- Highlights: Suleymaniye Mosque, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and Fener/Balat: Orthodox & Jewish Heritage.
- Full-day tour of Istanbul's essential sites
- Learn about Turkish history and culture
- Find out about the history of Istanbul’s landmarks from a professional guide
- Includes lunch, transportation, guide, entrance fees and hotel pickup and drop-off
What to Expect
Pick up from your hotel (located central in istanbul) by air-conditioned non-smoking tour bus between 08:00 am. - 08:30 am. and continue to visit;
Sultanahmet Mosque (called in turkish) took its name from the ruler at the time of its construction, Sultan Ahmet I (1590 -1617), the 14th emperor of the Ottoman Empire. Constructed between 1609 and 1616, it is also known as the Blue Mosque for its mass of 20,000 blue and green toned tiles adorning its ceiling.
Suleymaniye Mosque is the second largest imperial mosque complex in the city, built during the reign of Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent. This period known as the Classical Period is the ‘ golden age’ of the Ottoman empire. The mosque was built by the famous Ottoman Architect Sinan, between 1550-1557. It is considered to be one of the masterpieces of Ottoman architect Sinan.
Hippodrome and Obelisk
Center of sportive (chariot races, athletics) events and political activities of the old city. Obelisk of Theodosius, Serpentine Column, German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating Hippodrome.
The Palace was the official residence of Ottoman Sultans for almost 400 years. In 1924 Topkapi Palace was converted into a museum in 1985 it became an official part of Istanbul’s Old City’s designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Fener Balat: Orthodox & Jewish Heritage
The estuary, Halic in Turkish, was called as the Golden Horn by Byzantines. The Golden Horn was closely associated with the Tulip Era, the most controversial period of Ottoman history. At present two districts of Istanbul, Balat and Fener, are closely associated with Golden Horn granted privileges to Christian and Jewish communities living in the city to perform their rituals free of intervention.
After tour you will be dropped off to orginal meeting point.
Inclusions & Exclusions
Pick up and drop off (Sultanahmet or Taksim)
Services of professionally licensed tour guide and service fee
All Entrance fees & Museum fees mentioned by the itineraries
All local taxes and services
Tips and gratuities
Drinks at lunch
Treasury and Harem sections are not included in the program and are due to extra entry
Price Details & Payment
Select Date and Travelers
Our tour prices are vary by age and number of the travelers. You can get information about prices by specifying your details above. First Select Tour Date and Specify Your Reservation Details to see price details.
You can make a payment at the tour in cash or by credit card.
How to Book?
Step 1 : You will need to specify your reservation details as shown above.
Step 2 : We will contact you as soon as possible for confirmation after we receive your reservation details.
Departure & Return
Your centrally located Istanbul Hotel & Istanbul Aparts.
08:15 am. - 08:45 am.
Exact pick-up time will be informed after the confirmation.
Returns to original departure point.
You can cancel the booking 2 days prior to the start of the tour. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Blue Mosque will be replaced by Nuruosmaniye Mosque on Fridays.
Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays.
Vehicle will be used only for the necessary part of the this tour and please be prepared for a bit walking during the tour.
Cover ups and head scarves are provided at the Blue Mosque.
Not recommended for participants with walking difficulties.
Click here to see map of the free pickup services