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Half Day Highlights of Byzantine and Ottoman Empires

Half Day Highlights of Byzantine and Ottoman Empires Explore the wonders of Turkey on this Istanbul sightseeing tour and you will see what this city truly has...

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Half Day Highlights of Byzantine and Ottoman Empires Explore the wonders of Turkey on this Istanbul sightseeing tour and you will see what this city truly has to offer. Experience the architectural beauty of the Topkapi Palace and Suleymaniye Mosque with time left over to shop in the famous Spice Markey. The Topkapi Palace once housed the great Ottoman Sultans of history and now functions as a museum. At the Topkapi Palace, you will see imperial treasury as well as weapons, Chinese porcelain, calligraphy, and many more fascinating artifacts. Travel back in time at this historical landmark to learn about the success and glory of the Ottoman Empire. As the second-largest mosque in the city, the Suleymaniye Mosque is one of the masterpieces of Ottoman architecture. This mosque was built in the 16th century on the order of Sultan Suleyman. Like other famous mosques in the city, the blend of Islamic and Byzantine architectural elements makes it a very famous and imposing structure. On this half-day Istanbul tour, you will also visit the bustling Spice Market. This Spice Bazaar is one of the largest in the city. Spend time exploring the diversity of products and maybe buy a present for loved ones back at home. This fully packed half-day tour of Istanbul has the perfect combination of sites to make the most of your time. Please note:Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays.
Activity Level
medium
Avg. Rating
5.65/ 10
Duration
4 hours
Group Size
50

Category

sceniccultural

Departs From

Cruise Ship Pier

Preparation Advice

Shoulders and knees should be covered during visits to religious sites. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
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