Old City Tour Afternoon Overview
This City founded around 660 BC; now recognized as Istanbul improved to become one of the most notable cities in the past. For almost sixteen centuries, it served as the capital of 4 empires. The Roman Empire (330–395). The Byzantine Empire (395–1204 / 1261–1453). Latin Empire (1204 –1261), and Ottoman Empire (1453–1922). It was conducive in the rise of Christianity during Roman and Byzantine ages, before the Ottomans conquered the city in 1453. And transformed it into an Islamic haven. Though the Republic of Turkey established its capital in Ankara, palaces, and royal mosques still line Istanbul’s hills as obvious reminders of the city’s previous principal role.
- Available Days : Everyday
- Available From : Old City | Taksim Area.
- Price Includes : Transport | Insurance | Guided Service | Entry Fees.
- Price Excludes : Personal Expenses
- Duration : Half Day 4 Hours
- Pick up time : Old City 13:30 | Taksim Area 13:15
- Drop off time : Approximately 17:00
Formerly the residence of Ottoman Sultans, the large grounds exhibit many wonderful examples of its past. Guests will visit the Imperial Depository, view holy Islamic ruins, the palace kitchen, along with viewing various Chinese ceramics, defenses, and calligraphy performance.
The Rüstem Pasha Mosque was devised by Ottoman royal architect Mimar Sinan for Grand Vizier Damat Rüstem Pasha (husband of one of Princess Mihrimah) the daughters of Suleiman, the Magnificent. Rüstem Pasha died in July 1561; the mosque built after his death.
- Tuesdays Topkapi Palace closed, tours book on this day will have the Topkapi Palace tour replaced with Chora Museum.