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Daily afternoon Tour Half Day,Topkapi Palace Imperial Treasury, The Baghdad Kiosk, Hagia Eirene Church, Gulhane Park. You will be impressed during your visit to Topkapi Palace
Pick up from the hotel and join group. Then we visit the Topkapi Palace, the residence of early and mid-era Ottoman Sultans. It was principal residence of the Ottoman Sultans and the center of administration of the Ottoman Empire from 15th to 19th century. During our visit we will see the fabulous Imperial Treasury, the Baghdad Kiosk, Holy Relics and the Kitchen Section including one of the world’s finest collections of Chinese celadon ceramics. The Harem is also located inside the palace which was forbidden to anyone except the Sultan.
Our next stop, Hagia Eirene, the Church of the Holy Peace, is one of the few churches in Istanbul that was never converted into a mosque, as it was used as an arsenal until the 19th century. Hagia Eirene reputedly stands on the site of a pre-Christian temple and has the distinction of being the first church built in Byzantium as it was converted into the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire.
Our final visit will be Gülhane Park, once a part of the outer gardens of Topkapı Palace, where the Edict of Gülhane, a declaration of rights and liberties that played an essential role in the modernization of the Ottoman Empire. After the proclaimation of the Republic, Gülhane Park was for many years home to the Istanbul Zoo. Drive back to the hotel at the end of the tour.
(This tour is not operated on Tuesdays when Topkapi Palace is closed)
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• Topkapi Palace ( Holy Relics )
• Hagia Eirene Church
• Gulhane Park
• Museum entrance fees mentioned on the itinerary
• Professional Guidance
• Free pick up and drop off service from your hotel
• Transportation with A/C vehicles
• Donations to the Mosques
• TURSAB insurance, which covers the costs of services accepted and committed by the travel agency
• Optional Gratuities
• We kindly ask you to be ready in the lobby of your hotel 5 minutes before your definite pick up time.
• Since Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays, this tour can not be operated
• No advance payment
• You can do the payment during the tour with credit card or cash
Accepted credit cards