Type: Full Day Tour
Departure Point: Hotel
Meeting Point: Hotel Lobby
Starting Time: 09:00
Tour Duration: 8 hrs.
Tours are conducted by a professional guide.
Available Languages: Russian, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Bulgarian
• TOPKAPI PALACE
The Topkapı Palace is a large palace in Istanbul, Turkey, that was the primary residence of the Ottoman Sultans for approximately 400 years (1465-1856) of their 624-year reign. Following the end of the Ottoman Empire in 1921, Topkapı Palace was transformed by a government decree dated April 3, 1924 into a museum of the imperial era. The palace complex has hundreds of rooms and chambers, but only the most important are accessible to the public today. The palace includes many fine examples of Ottoman architecture. It contains large collections of porcelain, robes, weapons, shields, armor, Ottoman miniatures, Islamic calligraphic manuscripts and murals, as well as a display of Ottoman treasures and jewelry. The Topkapı Palace Museum is administered by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
• THE AYASOFYA HURREM SULTAN HAMAM
The Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam in Istanbul was designed and built by Mimar Sinan, the chief Ottoman architect. It was built at the request of Hurrem Sultan (Roxelana), the wife of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent in the 16th century (1556-1557 AD).
• CAMLICA HILL
One of the highest hills of Istanbul (268 metres high) and almost all major broadcasting antennas are located on this hill, since the hill dominates a great part of the city. On the top of the hill, a public park with cafes remind the visitors of an Ottoman atmosphere. Thıs public park is sponsored by the government so expect lower prices on food and drink than usual. The cafe located in a building at the top of the hill is moderately expensive, don’t worry about it though because you’ll get excellent food and service
• THE SULEYMANIYE MOSQUE
Built by architectural genius of Mimar Sinan on the order of Sultan Süleyman (Süleyman the Magnificent), .blended Islamic and Byzantine architectural elements. It combines tall, slender minarets with large domed buildings supported by half domes in the style of the Byzantine church Hagia Sophia .
• THE GOLDEN HORN
is an inlet of the Bosphorus dividing the city of Istanbul and forming the natural harbor that has sheltered Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman and other ships for thousands of years. It is a scimitar-shaped estuary that joins the Bosphorus just at the point where that strait enters the Sea of Marmara, thus forming a peninsula the tip of which is “Old Istanbul” (ancient Byzantion and Constantinople). Its Greek and English names mean the same, but the significance of the designation “golden” is obscure, while its Turkish name Haliç simply means “estuary”.
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