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Afternoon Tour of Istanbul's Topkapi Palace

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Key Highlights

  • Explore the fascinating Topkapi Palace with an expert guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off and round trip transportation is included
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    4½ hours (approx.)

    Start time

    1:00pm

    Meeting Point

    Your hotel in central Istanbul.
    (Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

    Ending Point

    Your hotel in central Istanbul

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    On this tour of the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, built in the 15th century, discover Turkey’s fascinating history and culture as you walk through this grandiose palace. It has been home to Sultans for 400 years and is full of examples of Ottoman style architecture. There are large collections of porcelain, robes, weapons, Ottoman miniatures, Islamic calligraphic manuscripts as well as other Ottoman treasures and jewellery.

    Visit the Palace Treasury that holds a fascinating collection of the world’s most famous and spectacular jewels including the famous Topkapi Dagger. This dagger was the subject of the famous film Topkapi.

    Itinerary

    This tour is available in two options - as a coach tour and a private tour. A private tour gives you greater flexibility and allows you greater interaction with your guide.

    You will be picked in afternoon for your Topkapi Palace tour. Topkapi Palace, the famous residence of the Sultans (excluding the Harem section) for 4 centuries. It is one the largest and oldest standing palaces in the world.

    After a tour of the palace, proceed to the Little Hagia Sophia Mosque, famous for its exquisite tiles and woodwork.

    After a tour of the Mosque, you will be dropped back to your hotel. The tour ends at your hotel.

    Find the hotel pick up list. Download the list of Hotels

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Entrance fee to the Topkapi Palace
    • English-speaking guide

    Exclusions

    • Lunch
    • Entrance fee to the Harem in Topkapi Palace
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to confirm all departure details.

    Topkapi is closed on Tuesday & Grand Bazaar is closed on Sunday and on Turkish religious holidays, So these attractions are substituted with others on these particular days.

    Private tour includes A/C minibus with capacity of maximum 8 passengers.

    Airport location hotels is an extra charge for pick-up supplement is 30 Euro one way.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.