Join this half day tour and visit Topkapi Palace, the famous residence of the Ottoman Sultans. A place of great historical significance, it is one of the best ensembles of palaces from the Ottoman period.
- Visit the Imperial Treasury, royal garden, Sultan’s kitchen and Sacred Relics
- Pick up and drop off from your hotel
- Qualified English speaking guide
|Included||3.5 hour guided tour with professional guide, pick up and drop off from your hotel, transport by air-conditioned coach, entrance fees, local taxes|
|Not included||Food and drinks unless specified, gratuities (optional)|
|Duration||3 Hours 30 Minutes|
|Participants||Tour takes place with 1 - 10 participants|
|Categories||Sightseeing Tours, Explore & Discover|
|Important information||Please contact the provider to arrange pickup from your hotel. You will receive their contact details after booking.|
Offered byTSC Travel
The Topkapı Palace is the largest palace in Istanbul and was the primary residence of the Ottoman Sultans for approximately 400 years. On this tour you will be led around the palace and palace grounds by a qualified English-speaking guide, and hear about the fascinating history and architecture of this centre of power of the Ottoman Empire.
After being picked up in an air-conditioned bus from your hotel, you will head straight to the Topkapi Palace. With a total area of up to 700,000 metres, the palace and palace grounds provide an enormous area to explore. Your first stop will be the Imperial Treasury, originally where state finance was administered, and which nows houses arms and armour of the palace treasuries.
You will then visit the royal gardens home to various flora, pavillions and located along the shore of the Bosphorus. Afterwards you will head to the palace kitchens, which was staffed by up to 1,000 people and could prepare as many as 6,000 meals a day. Topkapı Palace is also home to a number of important Muslim relics, which you will learn about. Time permitting, you will get to visit other locations in the palace before the tour finally ends and you are dropped back off at your hotel.