Itinerary : Topkapı Palace, Blue Mosque,Roman Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar
Duration: 6 hours
Your guide will be waiting to meet you at the port. After you’ve been welcomed your guide will take you to Topkapi Palace which has been the official residence of Ottoman Sultans and the center of the state administration. Topkapi Palace is a museum since 1924 and exhibiting sacred Islamic relics,kitchen, Chinese Porcelain, weapons, calligraphy section, Harem and imperial treasury; one of the most important piece is Spoonmaker’s Diamond which is 7th biggest diamond in the world.
After Topkapi Palace your next stop is Blue Mosque which is facing Hagia Sophia. Blue Mosque is famous with its blue Iznik Tiles and unique with 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet.
Next stop is Hippodrome, the center of sportive events ( chariot races, athletics) and political activities of the old city. Serpentine Column, Obelisk of Theodosius and German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating the Hippodrome.
Your last stop is Grand Bazaar, built in 1461 the most attractive shopping center and the biggest ” souk ” in the world with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewellery, gold, ceramic, leatware, carpet and souvenir.
If you would like to visit Harem Section inside of Topkapi Palace, its cost 20$ per person. The Harem was one the special part of the palace and dedicated to Sultan’s family and closed to the out side world. The Harem exhibited all the various styles of Ottoman art and was one of the most magnificent complexes of the world.
Underground Cistern can be added into the program with 20$ extra per person
Topkapı Palace closed for the public on Tuesdays
Grand Bazaar closed for the public on Sundays
* Entrance fees
* Professional English speaking guide licensed by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism
* Non-Smoking, air conditioned vehicle and professional driver
* Parking Fees
* Pick up and drop off
* Any Drinks
* Tip to Guide and Driver
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