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.