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

  • Available from 01.01.2022
    Sunday Monday Wednesday Thursday Saturday
  • Total Tour Duration (with transfers): 4 Hours
  • Booking confirmation: Instant confirmation
  • Printed or mobile voucher: Accepted
  • Wheelchair accessible: Available
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
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  • Shopping: No Shopping tour
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  • Skip the ticket line: Yes
  • Tour Guiding: English , Turkish , Spanish
  • Tour ID: 304
  • Departure Location: Istanbul

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Experience

Highlights

  • Topkapi Palace (Holy Relics)
  • Hagia Eirene Church * Visit may not take place due to lack of time
  • Gulhane Park * Visit may not take place due to lack of time
  • Half day - afternoon tour

Full Description

Daily Afternoon Tour - Topkapi Palace, Holy Relics, Hagia Irene Church, Gulhane Park

OTTOMAN SPLENDOURS

Visits to Hagia Irene church and Gulhane park may not take place due to lack of time.

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.

Hotel pick-up and joining the group, followed by a visit to the magnificent Topkapi Palace, the residence of the early and middle Ottoman sultans. Topkapi palace was the principal residence of the Ottoman sultans and the administrative center of the Ottoman Empire from the 15th to the 19th centuries. During our visit we will see the magnificent Imperial Treasury, the Baghdad Pavilion, the Sacred Relics and the Kitchen Section, which includes one of the world's best collections of Chinese celadon ceramics. The Harem, which is forbidden to everyone except the Ottoman sultan, is also located inside the Topkapi palace.

Hagia Irene, Church of the Holy Peace * Visit may not take place due to lack of time

Our next stop is the magnificent Hagia Irene. It is one of the few churches in Istanbul that was not converted into a mosque because it was used as an arsenal until the 19th century. Hagia Irene is rumored to have stood on the site of a pre-Christian temple, and had the distinction of being the first church built in Byzantium when the city was turned into the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire.

Gulhane Park * Visit may not take place due to lack of time
The last visit of our tour will be Gulhane Park, which was once part of the outer gardens of the magnificent Topkapi Palace, and where the Declaration of Rights and Freedoms Gulhane Edict, which played a crucial role in the modernization of the Ottoman Empire, is located. Gülhane Park has hosted the Istanbul Zoo for many years after the proclamation of the Republic.

End of tour and return to hotels.

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

Take a half-day tour of Istanbul in the afternoon to explore the relics of the Ottoman Empire. 

  • Pick up from centrally located hotels in Istanbul
  • 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)
  • Visiting of Hagia Eirene church * Visit may not take place due to lack of time
  • Visiting of Gulhane park * Visit may not take place due to lack of time
  • End of the tour and back to the hotels
  • After the tour you can leave the group in the city

 

Ottoman and Byzantine heritages: Full day tour.
(Can be selected from the Extra add-ons section)
Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Byzantine Hippodrome and Grand Bazaar are visited. Lunch is included. Hotel pick-up time is 08:30.


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

The meeting point in hotels is the hotel lobby or the hotel entrance door. Please be ready 5 minutes before the stated pickup time.

Event Days

01.01.2022 - 31.12.2022 Sunday Monday Wednesday Thursday Saturday

Important information

Half Day Afternoon Ottoman Relics Istanbul City Tour

Hotel pick-up and drop off service is provided from central istanbul hotels. Pickup and drop-off from hotels outside of our pick-up and drop-off area is subject to extra charges.

Ottoman and Byzantine heritages: Full day tour.
(Can be selected from the Extra add-ons section)
Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Byzantine Hippodrome and Grand Bazaar are visited. Lunch is included. Hotel pick-up time is 08:30.

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Price list

Start: 01/01/2022 Finish: 31/12/2022

Location Adults 12 > Adults 11 > Child 03 > 06 Child 00 > 02 Child 00 > 02 Child 03 > 07 Child 08 > 11 Child 07 > 10
Istanbul - € 50.00 € 17.00 € 0 - - - € 35.00

Add-ons / Extras Price
Byzantine relics € 25.00

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