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Istanbul: Topkapi and Hagia Sophia Small Group Tour

Product ID: 176826
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Enjoy a walking tour in the heart of Istanbul's old town Sultanahmet to see the Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace. Gain priority admission, and skip the long lines with your professional and local tour guide.
About this activity
Duration 4 - 5 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German
Wheelchair accessible
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the two major highlights of historical Istanbul on a small group or private tour
  • See the Hagia Sophia from inside out and enjoy the mozaics gallery
  • Learn about the Ottomans as you walk through the Topkapi Palace and visit the Harem as well
  • Have the privilage of a professional and local guide for priority admission and skip-the-lines
Full description
Meet your professional and local guide at a central Sultanahmet location, from where you will enjoy skip-the-line admission tickets to visit the famous Hagia Sophia and see its glory from the 6th Century.

You can climb up the gallery with your guide to see the mosaics surviving from this ancient church, former mosque, and now internationally famous museum. Continue your journey to Topkapi Palace, the second stop for the day. Here you can explore the palace grounds, courtyards and its Harem on a guided tour. Marvel at its opulence and mystery and learn about this period in Istanbul's history.

Later on you will visit the harem, ruled by the Queen Mother who wielded domestic and political power. The harem housed hundreds of women and family members as well as hundreds of eunuchs, who performed a wide range of duties. Admire cupboard doors inlaid with mother of pearl and tortoiseshell and stunning Iznik tiles with verses from the Quran. Your tour will end with a visit to the holy relics and the imperial kitchens.
Includes
  • Skip-the-line admission tickets to Hagia Sophia
  • Skip-the-line admission tickets to Topkapi Palace and the Harem
  • Professional and local guide with a license
  • Small group tour (private option available)
  • Walking tour
What’s Not Included
  • Transport to the meeting spot
  • Lunch

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From £49.60 £39.68 per person

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Product ID: 176826