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Half Day Highlights of Byzantine and Ottoman Empires

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Explore the wonders of Turkey on this Istanbul sightseeing tour and you will see what this city truly has to offer. Experience the architectural beauty of the Topkapi Palace and Suleymaniye Mosque with time left over to shop in the famous Spice Markey.

The Topkapi Palace once housed the great Ottoman Sultans of history and now functions as a museum. At the Topkapi Palace you will see imperial treasury as well as weapons, Chinese porcelain, calligraphy and many more fascinating artifacts. Travel back in time at this historical landmark that to learn about the success and glory of the Ottoman Empire.

As the second largest mosque in the city, the Suleymaniye Mosque is one the masterpieces of Ottoman architecture. This mosque was built in the 16th century on the order of Sultan Suleyman. Like other famous mosques in the city, the blend of Islamic and Byzantine architectural elements makes it a very famous and imposing structure.

On this half day Istanbul tour, you will also visit the bustling Spice Market. This Spice Bazaar is one of the largest in the city. Spend time exploring the diversity of products and maybe buy a present for loved ones back at home. This fully packed half-day tour of Istanbul has the perfect combination of sites to make the most of your time.

Shore Excursion Size
Standard
Shore Excursion Type
Scenic, Cultural
Shore Excursion Duration
4 Hours
Shore Excursion Departs From
Custom pick-up is provided for this tour. Please enter your desired pick-up location above.
Activity Level
Moderate
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
Shoulders and knees should be covered during visits to religious sites. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
Restrictions
This tour is not handicap accessible.
4.5 Stars4.5Based On 3 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsShore Excursions - Fantastic !!March 02, 2015

Reviewer: Flocel
Our tour guide Unal in Turkey is a very good man! He really did his job by explaining from start to finish of our tour in Istanbul. We recommend the tour!!!

5 StarsAn eye-opening excursionFebruary 16, 2015

Reviewer: Ms Terry
All sites were thoroughly explained by our guide. Since there were only four people on this excursion we were able to ask many questions. We even got to add a side trip to one of the ancient reservoirs under the city. What a great excursion !

4 StarsExcellent tour of IstanbulMay 20, 2014

Reviewer: kg
Tours of the Hagia Sophia Mosque and the Blue Mosque were excellent.

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