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Istanbul: Ottoman and Byzantine Relics Tour with Lunch

Istanbul: Ottoman and Byzantine Relics Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: My Local Guide Istanbul
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See the most popular sights and those off the beaten track, like the Ottoman parliament house, Topkapi Palace, Şehzade Mosque, and local markets. Enjoy a two-course Turkish lunch.

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Duration 7 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience Ottoman history and discover the longest-used Parliament house of Topkapi Palace
  • Walk off the tourist trails and discover lesser-known Şehzade Mosque
  • Walk by the 6th AD Roman aqueducts
  • Visit the iconic Chora Church Museum and discover the iconic monuments
  • Enjoy a two-course Turkish lunch
Full description

Walk to Topkapi Palace, home of the royal family for four hundred years. Then take the tram to Laleli District and walk to a 16th-century Şehzade mosque. This is the mosque built by the famous architect Sinan for Prince Mehmet, who died at age twenty. Then, see the Roman aqueducts which defy history and provided water for former Constantinople. Stop at the local market where the Eastern Kurdish population is located and see foods from different provinces of east and southeast Anatolia. Enjoy lunch with a Turkish çay or Turkish coffee for dessert and catch a bus to the Chora Museum.  Visit the city walls, which were built in the 4th century AD by Roman emperor Theodosius to defend the city. See a view of the city from the top of the walls and feel the history underneath your feet.

Includes
  • Entry fees to Topkapi Palace and Chora Museum
  • Tickets for tram and bus
  • Two-course lunch with soft drinks
  • Professional licensed guiding VAT
  • Harem section of the palace (6 USD)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Our meeting point is Fuego Cafe & Restaurant, located at: Incili Cavus Sokak. No: 15A Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34110 Getting there by tram: Travel to the Sultanahmet Tram Station. From the tram station walk down the hill on the left side of the road. Take the first left onto Ticathane Sokak (street). You will see Mosaik Restaurant on your right. When you reach Mosaik Restaurant turn right onto the small pedestrian lane-way. This is Incıli Cavus Sokak. Fuego Cafe & Restaurant is near the end of the lane-way on the left. Getting there by taxi: Taxis can prove difficult as often roads are closed close to our meeting point. If you do get a taxi, ask to be taken to Yerebatan Sarnıcı (also known as the Basilica Cistern in English). The Cistern is located on Yerebatan Caddesi in Sultanahmet (Caddesi means road in Turkish). You will see the Basilica Cistern located close to the marker in the map above. The marker is Fuego Restaurant.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • This tour include Topkapi Palace, but the palace is close on Tuesdays: it will be substituted with Hagia Sofia for those who book the tour on Tuesdays
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Excellent Salih guide, very professional and magnificent tour knowing different less touristy places

October 17, 2019

Product ID: 265407