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Ottoman Splendours Small-Group Tour

by Neon Tours
per adult Price is £41
Duration: {0} Duration: 4h Free cancellation Free cancellation No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels

Highlights

Ottoman icons including the Blue Mosque & Topkapi Palace

Magnificent architecture & decoration from the Islamic world

The Hippodrome – Constantinople's political & sporting hub

Lively bazaars bustling with merchants, goods & visitors

Guided small group of 14 people for an intimate experience

Highlights

Ottoman icons including the Blue Mosque & Topkapi Palace

Magnificent architecture & decoration from the Islamic world

The Hippodrome – Constantinople's political & sporting hub

Lively bazaars bustling with merchants, goods & visitors

Guided small group of 14 people for an intimate experience

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9:00 AM, Tour in English

Duration 4h

Live Commentary in English.

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Total price is £40.09, taxes included

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Ottoman Splendours Small-Group Tour

Activity Location

Istanbul

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Istanbul City Center (Hotel Pickup)

    Istanbul


Description

On this small-group tour, step back in time to the Ottoman era and discover the wonders of this historic culture. Visit iconic places that bear rich heritage, including the world-famous Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome and its obelisks and the grand Topkapi Palace.

After convenient hotel pick-up, begin your journey through the Ottoman past. Listen as your knowledgeable guide narrates the history of the city during the rise of the empire (1299-1453), as well as the legends behind its brave sultans.

Your first stop is the magnificent Sultan Ahmed Mosque, commonly known as the Blue Mosque. Admire the 6 impressive minarets extending toward the sky and the 260 windows adorning the main building. As you step inside, marvel at the wonderful main chamber, which is decorated with more than 20,000 Iznik tiles.

Next up is the Topkapi Palace, the primary residence of the Ottoman sultans during their reign of more than 600 years. Admire the exotic buildings overlooking the Golden Horn before exploring its superb interior. Here, you can find holy relics from the Muslim world, including Muhammad's cloak and sword.

As you move toward your final stop, admire the colourful and lively bazaars and get some insider tips from your guide so you can come back later to explore them on your own. Finish at the Hippodrome, once the heart of Constantinople's political and sporting life. Admire the 3,500-year-old Egyptian Obelisk, which was brought to the city in 390 AD by Emperor Theodosius.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Istanbul

  • Admission fees

  • Roundtrip transport to and from your Istanbul city centre (European side) hotel

  • Live commentary provided in English


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 4 and younger are complimentary.

  • You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.

  • Maximum group size is 14 people.

  • If Topkapi Palace is closed, you will visit Istanbul Archaeology Museum instead.


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