ISTANBUL AT THE TIME OF THE SULTANS

  • Havn

    Istanbul

  • Niveau af vanskeligheder

    Moderat

  • Type

    Culture

  • Pris

    Voksne

    EUR55.0

  • Varighed i timer

    4

  • Udflugtskode

    1107

Description An enchanting tour to relive the charming atmosphere and intriguing mystery of Sultain times: we admire the amazing “Yeni Camii” new Mosque and let ourselves be amazed by the Topkapi Palace treasures.

What we will see
  • Yeni Camii
  • Topkapi Palace


What we will do
  • The first stop on this magical excursion that takes us to visit two of the most remarkable Ottoman testimonies is the magnificent Yeni Camii or New Mosque.
  • This Ottoman Imperial mosque is one of the most important in the city and was built on the Golden Horn right in front of the Galata bridge between 1597 and 1663 at the request of Sultan Safiye, the consort of Murad III. The amazing building, one of the most popular in Istanbul, is easily recognizable because of the two minarets found at the corners of the avlu, the vast closed porticoed courtyard.
  • Our second stop is Topkapi Palace, built over an ancient olive grove at the extremity of the first hill where the Bosphorus joins the Golden Horn and flow into the Sea of Marmara.
  • The immense Palace, built in 1453 at the request of Mehmed II following the capture of Constantinople, was the residence of the Sultans until 1853. It was only in 1924 that the Palace, by then abandoned and almost in ruins, was turned into a Museum.
  • Our guide takes us to the 4 Treasure rooms, the richest and most beautiful collection in the world where the so-called “Spoonmaker’s Diamond” with its 86 karats leaves us truly speechless!

What you need to know
  • Dress code that is appropriate for the places of worship to be visited is recommended.
  • To enter the mosque, it is mandatory to cover your shoulders and legs (down to the knees) and remove your shoes.
  • Wheelchairs are not allowed to enter.
  • This excursion is not recommended for guests with limited mobility.
  • We recommend that you book early because only a limited number of places are available.
  • The visit to the Topkapi Palace Harem is not included in the tour.
  • Some parts of the palace may be temporarily closed to the public for restoration.
  • Topkapi palace is closed until 1 pm during religious festivities.