TRACES OF OTTOMAN EMPIRE
Ottoman Empire is the last empire in the world and also one of the longest-lasting ones since it lasted for more than 600 years.
From 1453 to 1923, Istanbul has been the capital of the Ottoman Empire.
The city was the residence of the Ottoman royal family, the administrative center and Islamic Caliphate for four centuries.
Ottomans had land in Europe, Africa and Asia. Large areas of these three continents were ruled from Istanbul for four centuries.
Today, we are lucky to have the remnants of the Ottoman architecture and culinary heritage.
Follow the steps of the Ottomans as you visit historical mosques, bazaars and their architecturally unique palace.
Below is your itinerary:
Topkapı Palace & Harem Quarter: 15th century palace hosted the Harem where the Sultan lived with his family & ‘Divan’ (Imperial Council) where the empire was ruled from.
Süleymaniye Mosque: 16th century mosque is the finest work of imperial architect Sinan that is located in Istanbul.
Rüstempaşa Mosque: This tiny 16th century mosque which is missed by many people, is very rich with the Iznik tiles decorating the whole interior of the mosque.
Spice Market: The tour ends by giving you a taste of shopping in a historical setting, where you can try the famous Turkish delight and all sorts of dried fruits and nuts.
VAT / Museum entrance fees / Lunch / Tips / Personal expenses
Private guidance with a professional guide / Luxury vehicle with A/C and professional driver / Parking fees
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