Ottoman Relics Full Day Tour
Shore Excursions: Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar
Duration: Approx. 7 hours
Shore Excursions Standards: Private
Shore Excursion Type: Cultural, Religious, Scenic
Food Beverage: Small bottle of water
Shore Excursions Price: From $55
ITINERARY – Ottoman Relics Full Day Tour
Topkapi Palace home of the Ottoman sultans and peruse their collections of Chinese Porcelain, art, artifacts and jewels. Blue Mosque, explore the Grand Bazaar where bargaining is expected – and half the fun.
Topkapi Palace Museum
A huge walled complex hugging the Bosporus, the former palace of the Ottoman sultans is now a museum with an extraordinary collection of Chinese porcelain, art, artifacts and jewels, including the Topkapi diamond and the dagger.Topkapi Palace HaremThe harem section of Topkapi Palace was carefully situated so that it could not be seen from the state apartments or the courtyards where public affairs were conducted. Construction began under Suleyman the Magnificent and continued through the time of Mahmut II. The Harem has a highly complex floor plan, consisting of several buildings and hundreds of elaborately decorated rooms. Blue Mosque Six graceful minarets adorn the elegant mosque, one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks. More than 20,000 blue Iznik tiles highlight the superb interior. End of Ottoman relics full day tour return to port
Shopping – Ottoman Relics Full Day Tour
Grand Bazaar – Your guide escorts you to a store just outside the Grand Bazaar, your rendezvous point after experiencing the marketplace. Take in a carpet-weaving demonstration there is no obligation for shopping explore the Bazaar, where the shops are organized by the wares they sell. The narrow alleys are filled with shops offering jewelry, leather ware, copper goods and more.
Special Notes – Ottoman Relics Full Day Tour
Attire for visiting the mosque should cover shoulders and knees; shoes must be removed before entering; bring or wear socks. Professional photography and flash are not allowed.
On Sundays, the Grand Bazaar is closed. Shopping will be limited and take place in the area nearby the Grand Bazaar.
What the Price Includes;
- Pick up from to port
- Service of a professional English –speaking official Guide
- Entrance fees to the sites visited, per itinerary
- Transportation by non-smoking air -conditioned luxury mini/ midi bus
- Taxes and services charges
- Beverages (except a small bottle of water provided in the vehicle)
- All item of a Personal Nature
- Gratuities to tour Staff
- Anything unless specified being included