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Half Day Tour of Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace from Istanbul

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Half Day Tour of Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace from Istanbul

  • Tour duration: 4h
  • Upcoming departures:
    • 16.05.2021: 13:00
    • 19.05.2021: 13:00
    • 20.05.2021: 13:00

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  • Languages: English
  • Live Guide
  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Suitable for families, young and seniors
  • UNESCO site

Why you should go

Visit the amazing Istanbul and explore two of its amazing highlights, Church of Divine Wisdom called Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace, the seat of Ottoman Empire for more than 380 years!

Highlights

  • Skip-the-line access to the Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace
  • Interact with your guide and enjoy the intimacy of a small group tour
  • Visit Topkapı Palace comprehensively and learn about its role in the Ottoman monarchy
  • Enjoy the interior of 1500 years old Hagia Sophia which showcases Byzantine mosaics and marble ornamentation

What shall I see

Don't miss the opportunity to visit the Istanbuls highlights, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace! At 1pm, your guide will be waiting for you in front of the Pudding Shop with a Tematique Tour sign, and from there you will head towards the two breathtaking monuments. First, you will explore the Church of Divine Wisdom called Hagia Sophia. It's a 15000 years old monument, with a beautiful interior, amazing mosaics and the massive dome. Once was the world's largest place of worship by Emperor Justinian in 532 AD, then a Greek Orthodox Patriarchal Basilica, later an imperial mosque and now a museum.

Second monument you will have a chance to visit, is the Topkapi Palace, once the seat of Ottoman Empire for more than 380 years where 24 of 36 Sultans lived and ruled their land. In 1924, it was transformed into a museum. Buildings and courtyards, including a treasury, apartments, bathhouses, harems, and an armory, holy relics section, not to mention imperial halls, kitchens and royal chambers that make the Topkapi’s inner walls one of the world’s great wonders.​ Treasures include 13th century Japanese porcelain, weaponry, 86 carat diamond any many more.

Price includes

  • Professional guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Small-group tour (max 6)
  • Walking tour

Price excludes

  • Admission to Topkapi Palace ( 60 TL/10 EUR pp)
  • Admission to Hagia Sophia ( 60 TL/10 EUR pp )
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Any private expenses

What to wear

  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Dress code is smart casual

Meeting point

In front of Pudding Shop (Lale Restaurant), Istanbul
Alemdar Mh., Divanyolu Caddesi No:6, 34400 Sultanahmet/Fatih/İstanbul, Turska
This restaurant is located on the street where the tram lines run through Sultanahmet, approximately a 2-minute walk from Sultanahmet tram stop. Your guide will be waiting for you with Tematique Tour sign in front of this restaurant.
Meeting time:  13:00

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