Half day Ottoman Relics tour

  • Monday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday ( Except Grand Covered Bazaar )

09:00 or 13:00

Duration : 4 hours

Shoes must be removed to enter a Mosque, and you may be required to carry them with you in a plastic bag during your visit. We suggest bringing socks to slip on if you are not wearing them. Women should carry a scarf because they may be asked to cover their heads. Bare shoulders, shorts, and dresses above the knee are not allowed.

Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays

Topkapi Palace is closed Tuesdays

Half day Ottoman Relics tour

Board your air-conditioned motor coach and before you cross the Galata Bridge to the Old Town area of Istanbul. The Blue Mosque, known as Sultan Ahmet Camii by local people, takes its name from its blue structure of detailed tiled interior. Give a minute yourself to view the spectacular 6 minarets that rise towards the sky. After you take off your shoes while entering the mosque, step on the magnificent carpets that was given by Muslim world. Sitting atop one of Istanbul’s seven hills, The Topkapi Palace oversees spectacular views of the Bosphorus Strait, the Sea of Marmara and the Golden Horn. You will walk by the imperial courtyards of the palace which were the main use of sultans for almost four centuries. Pay close attention to the Ottoman Sultans’s sumptuously luxurious treasury before looking thoroughly the marvelous collection of porcelains and china in the kitchens. You will be amazed when you see these priceless displays such as 86-carat diamonds, gold candlesticks weighing over 100 pounds, and other pieces graced with emeralds and rubies. You will also find the chance to see the rich collection of royal materials and clothing. Visiting this legendary palace for only one time will never be enough.

After Topkapi Palace, continue with Grand Bazaar where you can see 5000 shops full of handicraft from all over Turkey. You will find attractive gold and silver jewelleries, mystical scent of spices, luminous carpets and shiny brass and copper in these maze of lanes and alleys. Just a brief visit to one of these alleys will give you a chance to get the big picture of this amazing place. After finishing your exploration, you may spend more time at the Grand Bazaar for self-exploration or re-board your motor coach to return to your hotel, cruise line or airport.