Istanbul Topkapi Palace and Blue Mosque Morning Tour

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Explore Topkapi Palace and Blue Mosque in this morning tour and learn more about the history of the Ottoman empire and the fate of the many sultans who ruled it.


  • Explore the Topkapi Palace and Blue Mosque

  • Learn about the history of the Ottoman empire and the fate of the sultans who ruled it

  • Enjoy extensive explanation from a knowledgeable English-speaking guide

  • Free hotel pick-up and drop-off

  • Small-group tour


Morning Tour in Istanbul
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Hotel pick-up from Istanbul city-center hotels
3 hours and 30 minutes
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Go on an unforgettable historical tour and explore two of the most visited spots in Istanbul - Istanbul Topkapi Palace and Blue Mosque.

At the start of your tour, you will be picked up from your accommodation and then be transported to Sultanahmet by an air-conditioned car or bus, complete with a professional English-speaking guide.

You will make your first stop at the Topkapi Palace, a unique monument of the Ottoman Empire. This majestic palace, where 25 sultans lived and ruled, will let you relive the history of the Ottoman empire. Your guide will tell you tales of the mysterious East and will impart with you the fate of the sultans who ruled the empire.

The tour continues with a visit to the Blue Mosque. The Blue Mosque, which took seven years to construct, is 250 square meters and has 260 stained glass windows, 8 gates, 30 domes, a courtyard, a mihrab carved from a single piece of marble, and 2000 iznik ceramic tiles with 50 different images of tulips. Listen to your guide as he/she tells you the amazing facts and fascinating legend that surround this structure.

Your tour ends with a drop-off at your accommodation.

Pick-up from your accommodation: between 08:00-08:30

Drop-off at your accommodation: between 13:00-13:30


  • Museum entrance fee

  • Parking and road tolls

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

  • Professional English-speaking guide


  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Topkapi Palace is replaced with Basilica Cistern on Tuesdays.

  • Children 2 years old and below are free of charge if accompanied by paying adult.

  • If you combine any morning tour with any afternoon tour, lunch will be complimentary. Please inquire.

  • The duration of transfers is approximate. The exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions.

  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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