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Istanbul, Turkey

Half-Day Afternoon Tour

This tour offers you the two must-see places of the Ottoman heritage in Istanbul.


Enjoy the magic of historical relics of the city. 



Approximately 4 hours



Around 13:00-17:00


  • Shuttle bus

  • or Private car (charged as extra)

Tour Program


Topkapi Palace:


The Topkapi Palace (Topkapi Sarayi) is one of the large palaces in Istanbul, Turkey.  The palace was the primary residence of the Ottoman sultans for nearly 400 years (1465-1856) of its 624-year reign and a setting for state occasions and royal entertainments. Today, it is used as a museum and is a popular destination for tourists. The most important works of the museum, which includes the relics of the Muslim world, are the cloak and sword of Muhammad and also the collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain products (for more information about Topkapi Palace please take a look at our Blog).
* Please note that the Treasury and Harem sections of Topkapi Palace are not included in the program because of the extra entry.

Hagia Irene: 


Built the same period (4th century) as its neighbour Hagia Sophia. The name Hagia Irene means 'Godly' or 'Holy Wisdom' in Greek. After the conquest of Istanbul it was incorporated into the Topkapı Palace this is why it was not converted to a mosque and no dramatic changes in its architecture. (Hagia Irene Church is closed on Thursday).



Our tours are run by professionally licensed guides who speak English very well, have a bachelor's degree and have many certificates and are also very knowledgeable about the history and culture of Istanbul.

What is included in this tour?

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off service with the shuttle is available and free

  • Professional guidance during the tour (in English)

  • Services Charges & Local Taxes

What is excluded from this tour?

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Personal expenses

  • Meals and beverages

  • Entrance fees to places mentioned in the program

Additional Information:

  • Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays. This tour will not be operated on Tuesdays and will be replaced with the 'Two Continents Tour'.

  • Hagıa Irene Church is closed on Thursday

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