Istanbul Ottoman relics Afternoon half day tour


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Ottoman relics from past to today (half day - afternoon tour). Before the conquest of Istanbul, the first six sultans were buried in Bursa. 29 sultans after the conquest in Istanbul. One was buried in Damascus. There are 14 tombs in Istanbul where 29 sultans are buried. Since more than one sultan was buried in a tomb, the number remained at 14.

About this activity

  • Tour Duration: 4 Hours
  • Booking confirmation: Instant confirmation
  • Printed or mobile voucher: Accepted
  • Wheelchair accessible: Available
  • Cancellation policy: FREE Cancellation
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  • Skip the ticket line: Yes
  • Tour Guiding: English , Turkish
  • Tour ID: 304
  • Departure Location: Istanbul

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  • Tombs of the Ottoman Sultans
  • Topkapi palace
  • Sultanahmet Square
  • Half day - afternoon tour

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Istanbul half day tour with Ottoman relics (Afternoon tour)

The Capital of Three Empires: Istanbul

After the conquest of Istanbul by the Ottoman Sultan Fatih Sultan Mehmed, control and tranquility were achieved in the city within three days.  Then conquest was celebrated with glorious festivities.  After the celebration, Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror forbade the soldiers to walk around the city.  It was announced that the Greeks in the city could live with their own religion and traditions.  In addition, Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror asked the Orthodox people who were living in Istanbul to elect a patriarch for the office of the Patriarchate.

Tombs of the Ottoman Sultans to be visited during the half-day tour:

Topkapi palace
Sultanahmet Square
Half day - afternoon tour

Ottoman sultans whose tombs will be visited:
Sultan Selim II
Born: May 28, 1524, Topkapi Palace
Died: December 1574, Topkapi Palace
Reign: 1566-1574

Sultan Murad III
Place of birth: July 4, 1546, Manisa
He died: January 1595, Istanbul
Reign: 15 December 1574 - 16 January 1595

Sultan Mehmed III
Place of birth: May 26, 1566, Istanbul
Died: December 22, 1603, Topkapi palace
Reign: January 15, 1595 - December 22, 1603

Sultan Mustafa I
Born: 1591, Manisa
He died: January 20, 1639, Istanbul
1st reign: November 22, 1617 - February 26, 1618
2nd reign: May 20, 1622 - September 10, 1623

Sultan Ibrahim I
Date of Birth: November 5, 1615, Istanbul
He died: August 18, 1648, Istanbul
Reign: February 9, 1640 - August 8, 1648

The most interesting of the tombs of the Sultan is the tomb where Sultan Mustafa I and Sultan Ibrahim Han lay together. It is presumed that the building called Vaftizhâne in the Byzantine era was also older than Hagia Sophia. After the conquest, this place was used as a warehouse or warehouse where oil lamps were stored, and with the death of Sultan Mustafa Han (1639), it became the gate to eternity. Later, Sultan Ibrahim Khan, who was politically murdered in 1648, is also buried here. Inside, there are a total of eighteen coffins with the sultans. Although this tomb is a rebuilt structure, it is the ninth tomb of the Sultan in Istanbul.

Topkapi palace
The construction of the Topkapi Palace, built on an area of ​​700,000 square meters on the Eastern Roman Acropolis in Sarayburnu, Istanbul, began in 1460 upon the order of Fatih Sultan Mehmet after the conquest of Istanbul. Its construction took 18 years. Completed in 1478, the palace was used as an administrative, educational and artistic center of the Ottoman Empire for nearly 4 centuries.

This magnificent building, accessed through the Sultanate gate on the Hagia Sophia side, consists of 4 intertwined courtyards. Today, this magnificent palace covers an area of ​​300,000 square meters and is surrounded by large gardens and squares. Within the gardens surrounding the palace, many magnificent buildings, especially the Tiled Pavilion, Sepetçiler Pavilion and the Pearl Pavilion, were built over time.

In the mid-19th century, as the dynasty moved to the Dolmabahçe Palace, the palace lost its administrative function, but was only used for ceremonies. On April 3, 1924. The first museum into the Republic of Turkey. The 300,000-piece collection of this unique museum contains porcelains, utensils, silverware and portraits of sultans from various parts of the world. There are also culturally unique works such as the sacred goods of Islam and special items and the imperial treasury.

Tour program for Half Day Afternoon Ottoman Relics Istanbul City Tour

Don't get up early. Take a half-day tour of Istanbul in the afternoon to explore the relics of the Ottoman Empire. During these times, get information about the Ottoman Empire and visit the tomb of the sultan and the magnificent Topkapi Palace, including the treasury sections and Islamic artifacts. This is a great guided walking tour of Istanbul, you can take the opportunity to visit one of the most popular monuments of Istanbul.

  • Pick up from centrally located hotels in Istanbul
  • Visiting the Tombs of Sultans (There are five tombs of sultans: Sultan Selim II, Sultan Murad III, Sultan Mehmed III, Sultan Mustafa I, Sultan Ibrahim I)
  • Visiting Topkapi Palace (entrance fee is included), was residence of the Ottoman sultans for almost 400 years. Palace complex consists of four main courtyards, important relics of the islamic world, Muhamed’s clock and sword.
  • Harem section of Topkapi palace (entrance fee is extra)
  • End of the tour and back to the hotels
  • After the tour you can leave the group in the city

Price included

  • Pick up from centrally located hotels of Istanbul
  • Entrance fee to Topkapi palace
  • Professional licensed tour guide
  • Service fees and local taxes
  • No hidden fees
  • Food, beverage
  • Personal expenses
  • Harem section at Topkapi palace

Know before you go

Pick Up Place

For Ottoman relics half day tour we pick up from centrally located hotels of Istanbul, with air-conditioned non-smoking tour bus. Pick up requests from hotels outside the city centrum is subject to an extra charge. No pick up service is rendered from anatolian side of Istanbul.

Pick up Point

Hotels lobby

Important information

Half Day Afternoon Ottoman Relics Istanbul City Tour

Topkapi Palace on Tuesday
Tombs of the Sultans closed on Monday / replaced with Little Hagia Sophia Mosque

This tour does not take place on Tuesday


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Price list

Başlangıç: 01/01/2020 Bitiş: 31/12/2020

Location Adult 12+ Child 00-02 Child 03-07 Child 08-11
Istanbul € 39.00 € 0 € 25.00 € 30.00

Başlangıç: 01/01/2021 Bitiş: 31/12/2021

Location Adult 12+ Child 00-02 Child 03-07 Child 08-11
Istanbul € 39.00 € 0 € 25.00 € 30.00

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