Istanbul Ottomann Relics Half Day Afternoon Tour
The amazing tour will start by picking you up from your hotel.
The first place that you will visit is the Palace where the Sultan and all royalty were living. Topkapi Palace was also used for educational and administrative purposes. Now there you can find holy Muslim relics, antiques and exhibits such as prophet Muhammed’s cloak and sword. Within the Topkapi Palace complex are three main gates-the Imperial Gate, the Gate of Salutation, and the Gate of Felicity – four courtyards, the Harem, the Royal Gardens-today is known as the Rose Garden – and various other gardens
In the graveyard of St. Sofia you will visit Sultan Tombs. Tomb of Sultan Selim II is one of the most beautiful Istanbul tombs. The Sultan had ordered a tomb for himself beside Hagia Sophia as yet he was in the land of the living, however since the tomb was not completed when he died, the construction of the tomb was continued and completed three years later (1577).
Tomb of Sultan Murad III is one of the largest Ottoman tombs with its hexagon layout, double domes, exterior marble coating, and the arcaded section on the front. The tomb seems unsophisticated from outside, however, it has a rich view inside with the most beautiful examples of coral red Iznik ceramics dated to 16th century and hand-drawn ornamentation. There are a few more royalty tombs that you will visit.
Ottoman Empire was powerful and left us much evidence of civilization of that period. After learning and witnessing many historical things you will be much closer to the culture and it will help you to understand their tradition.
By the end of the tour, you will be dropped off to your hotel.
- Topkapi Palace closed on Tuesday
- Sultans Tombs closed on Monday
- Transfer is from Istanbul hotels in Europe side