* Visited Sights: Topkapi Palace – Sultan Tombs
Pick you up from your city center hotel. Ready for Half day Istanbul tour. First visit to Topkapı Palace, residence of Ottoman Sultans exhibiting imperial treasury residence of Ottoman Sultans exhibiting imperial treasury, sacred Islamic relics of Prophet Mohammed, kitchen, Chinese porcelain, weapons, calligraphy section etc. Live guide commentary is not allowed in special sections. (Harem is not included in the program) Topkapi Palace was the main residence of the sultan and his court. It was initially the seat of government as well as the imperial residence. Even though access was strictly regulated, inhabitants of the palace rarely had to venture out since the palace functioned almost as an autonomous entity, a city within a city. Audience and consultation chmabers and areas served for theoolitical workings of the empire. After palace visit continue with the Sultan Tombs, there are five tombs of Ottoman Sultans within the graveyard at Hagia Sophia. The ceramic panels are the most beautiful examples of the 16th century with purple, red, green and blue flower motives. Prince robes and a small piece from the Kaaba covers are displayed on the sarcophaguses. After tour transfer to your hotel. End of half day Istanbul tour.
Guaranteed Departured Seat-In-Coach Tour
*This tour can be operated as private tour on request.