- 9.00 am-16.00 pm pick-up from hotel
- Private vehicle-Toyota Land Cruser – Crysler Voyager or similar
- Only with driver + basic support or we can supply professional guide.
- Max 4 people/vehicle – min two persons
- You can select your restaurant or we can recommend
- PRICE: To be given, including, transfers, museum entrance, tips, parking fee according to with/without guide. %10 discount over 10 persons.
This legendary palace of the Ottoman sultans is located on the promontory of the historical peninsula in Istanbul, which overlooks the Marmara Sea, the Golden Horn and the Bosphorus.The walls enclosing the palace grounds and the first buildings were constructed during the time of Fatih Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror between 1451 – 81. The palace has taken its present layout with the addition of new structures in the later centuries.
Palace was the official residence of the Ottoman Sultans, from the 15th century until 1856, when until Abdulmecid moved to the Dolmabahçe palace. During 18th. Century when the Topkapi palace took its final shape, it was sheltering a population of more than 10.000. Topkapi Palace was converted to a museum in 1924.
Parts of the Palace such as the Harem, Baghdad Pavilion, Revan Pavilion, Sofa Pavilion, and the Audience Chamber distinguish themselves with their architectural assets, while in other sections a breathtaking collection of porcelain, jewels, calligraphy, weapons and other valuables belonging to the Ottoman Sultans are displayed.
The harem, which covers a large part of the Palace, consists of about 60 spaces of varying sizes. A detailed visit of the Palace will be made including the Harem and Treasury sections.
THE MOSQUE OF SÜLEYMAN THE MAGNIFICENT (SÜLEYMANIYE)
At first glance there are two things that are particularly remarkable in the ancient monuments of the Ottomans: the choice of the site and the perfect unity of the whole. Süleymaniye soars majestically towards the sky with nothing to hinder its ascent.
Sultan Suleyman the Lawgiver, for whom history has also decreed the names of “the Great” and “the Magnificent’ had this mosque built, it undoubtedly is a masterpiece of the great architect Sinan. Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent and his wife are buried here at Suleymaniye Mosque, which is the most beautiful of the imperial mosques in Istanbul with Twenty-four arcades, twenty-four domes, twelve columns of pink granit.