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Istanbul Ottoman Tour: Topkapi Palace and Blue Mosque provided by Neon Tours

Istanbul Ottoman Tour: Topkapi Palace and Blue Mosque

Istanbul Ottoman Tour: Topkapi Palace and Blue Mosque
Book in advance
from $45.00 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travelers
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Face masks required for guides in public areas
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Meet your guide at your central hotel in Istanbul and begin your tour of the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. Hop aboard your convenient ride and head to the Blue Mosque (also referred to as Sultan Ahmet Mosque) one of the premier attractions in Turkey and an important Islamic monument. Built during Ottoman rule under the direction of Sultan Ahmet, admire the six minarets that tower over the dome structure. Then, observe the main chamber’s 20,000 Iznik tiles that are illuminated by 260 windows. Next, head to Topkapi Palace, the illustrious pinnacle of the Ottoman Empire. Visit one of the world’s oldest and largest palaces full of elegant chambers and heirloom treasures. Stroll with your guide and delve into the interesting history of this palace that sits along the coastline of the Golden Horn. Continue from Topkapi Palace to the former heart and soul of Constantinople's sporting and political center, the Hippodrome. Learn about this lively area which for 500 years was home to Ottoman sports and even riots! Now a city park called At Meydanı (Horse Grounds), hear how it drew its name from former chariot races. Then, walk with your guide to the ancient granite Obelisk and discover how it was transported from Egypt to Constantinople by Emperor Theodosius in the late 4th century.  Finish your tour with a ride back to your Istanbul hotel. Please note: On Fridays the Blue Mosque will be closed until 2:30pm for prayer, entry will not be permitted and on Tuesdays Topkapi Palace is closed.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3795IST02
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Hotel pickup and drop off • Professional guide • Air-conditioned vehicle • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
Exclusions
Gratuities • Food and drinks, unless specified
Duration
4h
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Hotel pickup and drop off • Professional guide • Air-conditioned vehicle • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
Exclusions
Gratuities • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Confirmation for this tour will be received at the time of booking
In the event of any museum closures, an alternative similar museum will be visited
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Not wheelchair accessible
Infants must sit on laps
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Blue Mosque
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Hippodrome
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Topkapi Palace
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
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Excellent private tour!
An excellent private tour by Neon Tours. Our guide, Ozcan (a university professor), was knowledgeable, friendly an
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Best tour ever. Ask for Hakan!
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Everything you need!
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W saw so much
The crowds were low, so our guide took advantage of that and made an effort to show us more. He could have just qu
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I really can’t understand why the tour guide picked up the wrong customers!!
I aways book private tours wherever I travel, as I know I am allowed to travel in a more flexible way and have in-d
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Great, but not worth the money
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Ok tour. Nice lunch.
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Nice touch
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They cancelled last minute, won't refund
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