Dolmabahce Palace and Topkapı Palace Tour - Full Day

Ottoman and Turkey, Istanbul's Palaces tour: Dolmabahce and Topkapi

Full tour of the Dolmabahce and Topkapi Palaces along with Yildiz Royal Garden and Little Hagia Sophia Mosque.
TOUR CODE DolmTopk- F
DEPART FROM Guaranteed departure 4 day in week.
PICKUP LOCATION Hotels in city center or Cruise Ship Port
HIGLIHGTS Dolmabahce Palace-Topkapı Palace-Yıldız Royal Garden,Little Hagia Sophia Mosque
DOLMABAHCE PALACE The Dolmabahçe Palace, a blend of various European architectural styles, was built between 1843-1856 by Karabet Balyan, the court architect of Sultan Abdulmecid. The tree-stooried palace built on a symmetrical plan has 285 rooms and 43 halls. The Palace has survived intact with its original decorations, furniture, and the silk carpets and curtains. It surpasses all other palaces in the world in wealth and magnificence.
YILDIZ ROYAL GARDEN  Here it's a nice oxygen break from the noise and rat-race of the city. Take a walk in the imperial gardens ornamented with some kiosks and beautiful vegatation in the middle of Istanbul. Witness of the beauty of Yıldız Royal Garden as reminder of the farmdable Ottoman Empire.
SHOPPING  As Turkey is one of the best leather producing countries in the world. We will watch a fashion-show in an outlet center which produces and manufactures different various of great quality leatherware. So it's a good opportunity to have a look at the reasonable priced good quality leather accessories.

LUNCH

Topkapi Museum is the biggest one...the most important museum of Turkey and the Balkan Peninsula. It's an incomparably rich treasure-chest, brimming with things of historical importance. The snag is that you can't see for looking both because of the embarrassment of riches and the sheer size of the place (the Palace area covers 80 acres - set off in the wrong direction and you have to walk three times too far).
Topkapi Palace:  The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of cyrstal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed.
* Treasury and Harem sections in Topkapi Palace are not included in the program and are due to extra entry.
Little Hagia Sophia Mosque: The mosque is known as one of the oldest standing churches in Istanbul dating back to 6th century. It's early domed-basilica architectural plan of famous Hagia Sophia which was applied here firsttimein the history. Temple is founded by powerful emperor Justinianos whose reign was golden age of Roman Empie and now is used as a mosque since 1497.

ATT;THIS TOUR NOT OPERATED ON MONDAY-TUESDAY- THURSDAY Hotel Pick-up & drop-off - by air-conditioned non-smoking tour coaches.
Entrance Fees mentioned by the itineraries.
Lunch
Professional Licenced Tour Guide.
Services Charges & Local Taxes.
TURID : 104

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