Half Day Hagia Sophia & Topkapi Palace Tour

Half Day Hagia Sophia & Topkapi Palace Tour
Cultural & Theme Tours > Cultural Tours > Cultural Tour
$29.41
Duration: 4 hours
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Description

Visit two of Istanbul's breath-taking cultural highlights on this half day tour to Hagia Sophia and Topkapı Palace.

Whether it is your first visit to Istanbul or you’ve explored the city before, there are always so many attractions just waiting to be discovered on our Istanbul day tours! Come and join our half day Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace Tour to get the most out of these most visited highlights with an expert tour guide who know it best!

Highlights

  • Two most visited highlights of Istanbul in a half day tour!
  • A perfect opportunity to view and tour both palaces afternoon
  • Enjoy the interior of 1500 years old Hagia Sophia which showcases Byzantine mosaics and marble ornamentation.
  • Visit Topkapı Palace comprehensively to learn about its role in the Ottoman monarchy
  • Very small groups and a dedicated guide to ensure a depth of understanding of the palace
  • Skip the long line and head straight inside to explore Hagia Sophia and Topkapı Palace
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access to two top Istanbul attractions led by an expert local guide.


Hagia Sophia the Church of Divine Wisdom, a fifteen hundred years old splendid monument, is a must see in Istanbul, built to be the world’s largest place of worship by Emperor Justinian in 532 AD. First a Greek Orthodox Patriarchal Basilica, later an imperial mosque and now a museum. The lofty interior, stunning surviving mosaics and the massive dome, which seems to float unsupported and gives the church its amazing sense of space. An unforgettable experience awaiting you.

Topkapı Palace was the seat of Ottoman Empire more than 380 years where 24 of 36 Sultans lived and ruled their land. The palace was transformed into a museum in 1924 and now one of Turkey’s richest museums with its permanent and temporary exhibition halls. Buildings and courtyards, including a treasury, apartments, bathhouses, harems, and an armoury, holy relics section, not to mention imperial halls, kitchens and royal chambers that make a visit into Topkapi’s inner walls one of the world’s great wonders.

Treasures within include 13th-century Japanese porcelain, weaponry used by the Ottoman army, 86 carat 4th biggest diamond of its kind and world famous Topkapi Dagger any many more.. 

Visit two of Istanbul's breath-taking cultural highlights on this half day tour to Hagia Sophia and Topkapı Palace.

Whether it is your first visit to Istanbul or you’ve explored the city before, there are always so many attractions just waiting to be discovered on our Istanbul day tours! Come and join our half day Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace Tour to get the most out of these most visited highlights with an expert tour guide who know it best!