Ottoman Wonders

4 Hours

Tour Details:

Duration: 4 Hours

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The best way to appreciate the splendor of the Ottoman Empire, which once held sway over three continents, is to visit its actual and symbolic center: Topkapi Palace. Then pay a visit to the finest of all Ottoman mosque complexes, the Rustem Pasa Mosque

  • Hotel Pick-up & drop-off
  • Guide and Air-conditioned Vehicle
  • 0-3 Years Old Child free of Charge
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • V.A.T. (%18 sales tax)
  • 4-6 Years Old Child Discounted % 50

Tour Itinerary:

Duration: 4 Hours

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  • Topkapi Palace We begin our tour at Topkap› Palace*, which, from the 15th to the 19th century, was the principal residence of the Ottoman Sultans. We will visit the
    fabulous Imperial Treasury and the Baghdad Kiosk. Topkap› Palace is now a museum and has unrivalled collections of jewelry, including the
    Spoonmaker’s Diamond, the 3rd largest in the world. It also possesses numerous Ottoman court costumes and ceramics, notably including one of the world’s finest collections of Chinese celadon ceramics, many of which were gifts from other rulers. Interestingly, some of the ceramics have a special glaze that was said to change color in the presence of poison. We also visit the Imperial Armory, displaying centuries of Ottoman weaponry. But perhaps the
    loveliest feature of Topkap› Palace are its courtyards with their ancient trees; it is
    easy to imagine the sultan strolling here far from the cares of state and empire.
    Last but by no means least,
  • Rustem Pasha Mosque we visit the Rüstem Pasha Mosque, completed in 1563. A masterpiece designed by Sinan the Magnificent, it has the most
    exquisite and extensive Iznik tile decoration of any mosque in Istanbul. Then large quantities of exquisite Iznik tiles, arranged in a wide variety of beautiful
    floral and geometric designs, as well as the spacious central courtyard, make this mosque a must-see Istanbul attraction.


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