Ottoman Relics of Istanbul – Private Half-Day Tour

  • 4 Hours
Tour Type
  • Private Guided
Activity Level
  • Medium
  • All Year Round
Tour Theme
  • Historical
  • ·
  • City
Perfect for
  • Family
  • ·
  • Friends
  • ·
  • Groups

Tour Description

Join us for an immersive afternoon walking tour of Istanbul and uncover the city’s rich Ottoman history. Our Ottoman Relics Tour takes you on a journey through the city’s major monuments, giving you the chance to experience the energy and vibes of Istanbul firsthand. Whether you’re a history buff or simply looking for an enjoyable way to spend the afternoon, this tour has something for everyone. Come discover the hidden secrets of Istanbul and make lasting memories on this memorable walking tour.

For a cultural and historical adventure, look no further than the Ottoman Relics walking tour. This half-day tour is perfect for solo travellers, families, and groups of friends, and offers a chance to learn about Istanbul’s fascinating history while visiting some of the city’s most iconic Ottoman monuments. Whether you’re a history buff or simply looking for an engaging way to spend the day, the Ottoman Relics tour has something for everyone.

Experience the best of Istanbul’s culture and history on this daily, year-round tour. A comfortable, air-conditioned car will pick you up from your central hotel and take you to the meeting point in the city center, where a professional tour guide will be waiting to welcome you. The tour guide, an expert in the history and culture of Istanbul, will provide engaging and informative descriptions of the sites you will visit. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to explore the city with a knowledgeable guide at your side.

Istanbul Half-Day City Tour – Ottoman Relics

The first destination on this half-day walking tour is the Sultans’ Tombs, located at the back of Hagia Sophia and accessible through a separate entrance. This small courtyard features several small buildings that resemble mosques and house the sarcophagi of five Ottoman sultans and their family members. The tomb’s standout feature is its colorful tiling with flower motifs. Please note that the Sultans’ Tombs are closed on Mondays, so the tour schedule will be modified to include a visit to the Little Hagia Sophia Mosque instead.

Topkapi Palace Private Guided Tour

The next stop on the half-day tour is the renowned Topkapi Palace, one of the most visited sites in Turkey and a significant cultural landmark for the local population. This impressive building served as the residence of the Ottoman sultans and boasts a stunning architectural style with numerous rooms to explore. Don’t miss the opportunity to delve into the rich history of the Ottoman Empire at this iconic palace.

Now a museum, Topkapi Palace offers visitors the opportunity to view Ottoman costumes, jewelry, and precious stones from the sultans’ era. Please note that an additional fee is required to enter the Harem room, which is not included in the tour price. At the end of this half-day walking tour, a bus will transport you back to your hotel, providing a convenient end to an enriching and memorable experience.

Join us for a thrilling afternoon walking tour of Istanbul and discover the city’s rich Ottoman history. The Ottoman Relics Tour is the perfect outing for those looking to explore the major Ottoman monuments of the city. This tour, which takes place in the afternoon, allows you to not only see the city’s sights but also experience its energy and vibe as you walk around. Uncover the hidden secrets of Istanbul and learn about its history on this memorable and enjoyable afternoon walking tour.

Istanbul Half Day Tour is designed for you and your friends or family. The displayed price is per person for a group of 4, but rates may vary for smaller or larger groups. Contact us for more information and to customize your tour. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to experience the unique and captivating history on a private tour.

Tour Details


  • Istanbul
  • ·
  • Turkey


Sultans’ Tombs
Topkapi Palace

Departure Location

Istanbul Hotels


Sightseeings in the Tour Program
Professional Official Tour Guidance
Entrance Fees
Transfers on a Private Basis
Local Taxes


Personal Expenses


Shared Bosphorus Cruise
Private Yacht Cruise on Bosphorus
Departure from Istanbul Airport
Departure from Sabiha Gokcen Airport

Tour Program

09:00 Pickup

This walking tour begins with a convenient pickup from your hotel by a comfortable vehicle. You will then be taken to a central location to meet the professional tour guide who will be leading the tour.

09:30Sultans’ Tombs

The first stop on this tour is the Sultans’ Tombs, a monument located in the courtyard of Hagia Sophia in small mosque-like buildings. Inside, visitors can view the sarcophagi of five Ottoman sultans and their families. The interior design of these rooms, including colorful tiles and flower motifs, is a standout feature. Please note that the Sultans’ Tombs are closed on Mondays, so the tour schedule will be adjusted to include a visit to the Little Hagia Sophia Mosque instead.

10:30Topkapi Palace

Next, you will visit the iconic Topkapi Palace, one of Turkey’s most well-known and visited monuments. This grand and majestic building served as the residence of the Ottoman sultans during their reign. With numerous rooms and structures, the palace offers a glimpse into the history of the Ottoman era. Now a museum, visitors can tour the palace and view collections such as the sultans’ costumes, jewelry, and precious stones. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore this important cultural landmark.

13:00 Return Back

This half-day afternoon tour lasts approximately 4 hours, after which a comfortable and modern bus will take you back to your accommodation. Don’t miss the chance to experience an exciting and alternative sightseeing tour that offers a unique perspective on Istanbul.

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Tour FAQ

How can I change the tour itinerary?

Customizable itineraries where you may choose sightseeings as per your taste & comfort. The tour program listed is representative and may completely change to suit your wishes. Feel free to say hello to us!

What is the difference between Private and Regular SIC Tours?

Private tours only include your group, your guide, and your driver. We offer the most personalized and intimate experience for you and your friends/family in a private tour! Regular SIC tours stand for Seat-in-Coach Basis Tours, which means you will share an air-conditioned coach or van with other tourists and you will have an English-speaking tour guide to take you to all the scenic spots listed in the itinerary that day. While the prices of private tours may vary according to the number of people, the prices of regular tours are fixed.

What languages are available for tours?

Our private tours are operated in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Japanese. Feel free to contact us for any other languages.

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