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Istanbul Ottoman Heritage - Half-Day Afternoon Tour

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    What to Expect
    After pickup from your centrally located Istanbul hotel, travel by climate-controlled coach to Topkapi Palace and Sultan Tombs, two crown jewels among the ancient city’s many stunning monuments.

    For about 400 years (1465-1856), Topkapi Palace (Topkapi Sarayi) was the primary residence of the Ottoman Sultans, who hosted state functions and lavish parties in the sprawling palace complex. Your guide shares this history as you walk around the grounds and see the collection of sacred relics, artifacts from the sultans and the gorgeous architecture of the palace. Tickets for the treasury and harem can be purchased on-site if you would like to visit those sections.

    Continue to the Hagia Sophia, which dates to the sixth century and is one of the oldest still-standing churches in Istanbul. Catch sight of the outside of the Hagia Sophia, one of the most popular places to visit in the country, from the comfort of your vehicle as you ride.

    At the end of tour 4-hour tour, your guide returns you to your hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Centrally located hotels in Sisli- Osmanbey, Taksim, Karakoy, Sultanahmet, Sirkeci, Aksaray, Laleli, Beyazit
    Pickup from your hotel 12:15pm - 1:30pm dependent on your hotel location.
    Departure Time
    12:30 PM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Hotel pick-up by air-conditioned bus, though free pick-up is only at city center hotels
    • Licensed tour guide
    • Service charges and taxes
    • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)
    • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
    • Food and drinks
    • Drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Visit to the Harem
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Please note that Topkapi Palace on Tuesday closed
    • Sultans Tombs on Monday are closed and is replaced with Little Hagia Sophia mosque (Küçük Ayasofya Camii).
    • Please note that the Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • Not recommended for participants with walking difficulties
    • This Tour not operated on Tuesday
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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