Topkapi Palace & Blue Mosque
Any time you want: Meet with your Private Professional Licensed Guide at Istanbul Port with your name sign and start for Istanbul trip. Istanbul, one of the greatest cities in the world, will most captivate your attention with the remains of many ancient civilizations and their culture, perfectly combined with the Turkish culture. Today we visit Topkapi Palace which has been the official residence of the Ottoman Sultans and the center of State Administration, and contains the most holy relics of the Muslim world. It is now a museum and exhibiting imperial collections. We enter the Treasury section, where one can see beautiful displays, such as the ‘’Spoonmaker’s Diamond’’ – the 7th largest diamond in the world! Our next visit is the Blue Mosque, the culmination of two centuries of both Ottoman mosque and Byzantine church development. It incorporates some Byzantine elements of the neighboring Hagia Sophia with traditional Islamic architecture and is considered to be the last great mosque of the classical period. The architect has ably synthesized the ideas of his master Sinan, aiming for overwhelming size, majesty and splendour. Drive back to Port.
The Harem section - located inside of Topkapi Palace can be added to this itinerary with additional 20 USD more per person. The Harem was the part of a Moslem house dedicated to the family and closed to the out side world. It was in these special quarters of the Ottoman Palace that the dynasty lived. The Harem, which evolved over many centuries, exhibited all the various styles of Ottoman art, and was one of the most magnificent complexes of the world in its historical and artistic aspects.
Program order: The order in which visits are mentioned might be changed and/or adjusted, according to circumstances.
Topkapi Palace closed for the public on Tuesdays.
Grand Bazaar closed for the public on Sundays.
Private Professional Licensed Guide
Transportation in Comfortable A/C Vehicles
Private Professional Driver
Entrance Fees to the Sights Mentioned Above the Itinerary
All parking and taxes
Any Gratuities for Guide & Driver
Any Meals and/or Drinks (Unless Specifically Mentioned)
Any Kind of Personal Expenses.