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Topkapi and Hagia Sophia Tour

Cultural and historical highlight of your visit in Istanbul

Tour Highlights:

  • Visit the two major highlights of historical Istanbul with a small group or enjoy an exclusive experience with your expert guide
  • See the Hagia Sophia from inside out and enjoy the mosaics gallery
  • Learn about the Ottomans as you walk through Topkapi Palace and choose to visit the Harem as an option at the end
  • Have the privilege of a professional and local guide for priority admission and skip-the-lines
  • Late departure for more flexibility and vacation off time
  • Enjoy the privileges of a small group tour of max 12 people or choose to go private
Adult (Ages 12+) min 2 people
84
Child (Ages 3-11)
50
Infant (Ages 0-2)
Free
Private Tour for 2 people
470

Tour Hagia Sophia and the Topkapi Palace

Meet your expert guide at a central Sultanahmet location, from where you will first visit the famous Hagia Sophia and see its glory from the 6th Century.

You can climb up the gallery with your guide to see the mosaics surviving from this ancient church, former mosque, internationally famous museum, and mosque again! Continue your journey to Topkapi Palace, the second stop for the day. Here you can explore the palace grounds, courtyards, and several exhibitions on a guided tour. Marvel at its opulence and mystery as you learn about this period in Istanbul’s history.

Later on, choose the option to visit the Harem, ruled by the Queen Mother who wielded domestic and political power.

The harem housed hundreds of women and family members as well as hundreds of eunuchs, who performed a wide range of duties. Admire cupboard doors inlaid with mother of pearl and tortoiseshell and stunning Iznik tiles with verses from the Quran. Your tour will end with a visit to the holy relics and the Imperial kitchens.

 

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