The Topkapi Palace, Historical Town guided tour
Having been the capital of both the Byzantine Empire and the Ottoman Empire, the major city of Istanbul is unparalleled in its historical landmarks that you can’t miss! With your tour guide, you will undergo a journey to the glorious history of Istanbul by a modern vehicle. Your visit to Istanbul is not complete without going to Topkapi Palace Museum; the palace complex was the administrative center and residence of the imperial Ottoman Sultans for centuries. It opened as a museum in 1924, a year after the establishment of the Republic of Turkey and became one of the most attractive sites in Istanbul. You do not want to miss this extraordinary place; it is unlikely to see anything like it anywhere else. Although referred to as a palace, it is really a complex of different buildings. The library would impress you and you will have a reasonable impression of what Ottoman court life must have been like. The Topkapi Palace is preserved beautifully to give you an insight into the history and lives of the Ottoman Emperors. There are so many artifacts, areas and museum pieces within that are truly astonishing; your tour guide will tell you each story of this place in a unique way. The Sultan’s library and religious relics exhibition have some very precious and timeless artifacts for Jews, Christians and Muslims alike. You will be amazed by the greatness of this place as your good companion will make it more fun and unforgettable. Heading to your second stop, you will get to take a closer look at the Hidden jewelry Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum. The history of Islam and Turkey is laid out in a number of chambers from the beginning of Islam. The museum also displays Qurans and books from various periods. You will find a section that houses some of the most priceless items directly related to the prophet Muhammad (PBUH), which would allow you to know more about him with your tour guide. There are items that have been amazingly preserved from the 6th century onwards with a section dedicated to various carpets. On your way out, you will see glorious views of the Blue Mosque, as it is a great photo opportunity. You will learn a lot about the history of the artifacts left behind by your professional tour guide. Next, your private tour guide will get you to explore the historical city on a deeper level, witness lots of surprises and discoveries with your own eyes. After this walkthrough history and eventful day, you will be dropped off at your hotel/hostel safely.
9 AM for 8 hours
Tour price $ 62.5
Pricing based on group of 1