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  2. Istanbul
  3. Topkapi Palace

Sultans' Tombs and Topkapi Palace Afternoon Tour

Product ID: 209064
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Spend a half day learning about the Ottoman origins of Istanbul by exploring five sultans' tombs and Topkapi Palace.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

Hotel pickup and drop-off services are available only from the hotels located in the city center.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the tombs of five sultans
  • Experience a variety of architectural styles from throughout history
  • Explore Topkapi Palace
Full description
Visit the Sultan Tombs and Topkapi Palace on this exploration of the historical background of Istanbul. With each step, you'll travel further into the city's history as you're surrounded by its intricate and varying architectural styles. 

The Ottomans were as serious about their art and decoration in death as they were in life. Tucked around the back of Hagia Sophia, accessible through a separate side entrance, is a small courtyard surrounded by several small buildings that look like mini-mosques. These are the tombs of five sultans:  Sultan Selim II, Sultan Murad III, Sultan Mehmed III, Sultan Mustafa I, and Sultan Ibrahim I. From the inside, they're every bit as opulent as the most ornate imperial Ottoman mosque.

Topkapi Palace was the residence of the Ottoman sultans for almost 400 years. The palace complex consists of four main courtyards and important relics of the Muslim world, like Muhamed’s clock and sword. Set on top of the most visible hill of Istanbul, Topkapi Palace is the symbol of the city. Opulent, decadent and steeped in history, this palace will immerse you deep into the intimate lives of the Sultans of the Ottoman Empire. 
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by air-conditioned non-smoking tour coaches
  • Entrance fees
  • A professional licensed tour guide
  • Service charges and local taxes
What’s Not Included
  • Meals and beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays and Sultans Tombs is closed on Mondays/replaced with Little Hagia Sophia Mosque
• This tour does not operate on Tuesdays
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.0 / 5
based on 3 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.3/5
Organization
3.7/5
Value for money
3.7/5
Safety
4.7/5

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ATB Holidays

Product ID: 209064