Ottoman Heritage Tour of Istanbul

See Top 5 Sights of Istanbul; Hippodrome Monuments, Hagia Sophia, The Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and the Grand Bazaar.

$62/from
Private Tour Skip the line 7 Hours

Discover the highlights of the Ottoman Heritage in Istanbul

The Ottoman Heritage Tour visits major architectural and commercial complexes of Ottoman Istanbul. Be astounded by the jewels in Topkapi Palace. Imagine being part of the court on Divan Yolu. Wonder at the grandeur of Suleymaniye Mosque. Sample delights in the Spice Market. Daydream as you cruise along the Bosphorus.

WHAT TO EXPECT?

  • History and architecture enthusiasts,
  • Scholars and academicians,
  • If you are coming back to Istanbul after some time,
  • Expats and students in the city,
  • A comprehensive overview of Istanbul’s Ottoman heritage
  • A full understanding of the importance of commerce in Ottoman Istanbul
  • A useful guide to the city’s geographical layout to help you choose other tours
  • Professional Guiding Service
  • Admission Fees for the museums
  • Skip the ticket line
  • Pick-up & drop-off to your hotel

To give our guests more option and flexibility for lunch, we do not include in our prices.

  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses
Want to see these sights with an expert?

Tour Itinerary

Discover Istanbul's Ottoman Heritage

Topkapi Palace & Harem
The Ottoman Heritage Tour begins with a visit to the impressive Topkapi Palace. It’s built over a series of courtyards and halls. They contain displays of precious jewels and relics from Mecca. Then, we enter the pinnacle of Ottoman Istanbul, the Harem, full of tales of mystery and intrigue.
The Divan Road
The tour takes us along Divan Yolu. Once the road leading to the Imperial Council (Divan), it leads to Bayezid Square. The square takes its name from the nearby mosque, built for Bayezid II. It’s a meeting point of commerce and intellect. The Grand Bazaar borders one side and Istanbul University the other.
Suleymaniye Mosque
The impressive Suleymaniye Mosque is the second largest mosque in the city. It’s the work of the great Mimar Sinan. You’ll learn about his role in creating a significant Ottoman heritage.
The Bazaar Quarters
In Ottoman Istanbul the Grand Bazaar was the centre of the city. It covers 64 streets, has 4000 individual shops and many small hans. We’ll enter several. Originally used by travelling merchants as places to sleep and do trade, hans are dedicated to specific crafts. On the Ottoman Heritage tour your guide will give you in-depth information about the commercial life and dynamics of the Empire and Istanbul. Have lunch at a restaurant recommended by your guide. Once at the Spice Market, you’ll be hard-pressed to decide which flavour is your favourite. Don’t have a sweet tooth? Don’t worry. You’ll find plenty of freshly ground spices to tempt you.
Bosphorus Cruise Tour (1,5 hrs)
For the Bosphorus Cruise we catch a public ferry up the strait. Istanbul’s Ottoman heritage lines the shores. You’ll see Ottoman palaces, fortresses and wooden summer houses. We stop in at some of the oldest neighborhoods in the city.

Private Tour Prices and Additional Info

Dynamic pricing is the reduction of the price per person when the number of people in your party increases. The more people in your group – the less you pay per person.

1 adult $240

2 adults $284 >> $142 per person

3 adults $327 >> $109 per person

4 adults $368 >> $92 per person

5 adults $410 >> $82 per person

6 adults $450 >> $75 per person

7 adults $490 >> $70 per person

8 adults $536 >> $67 per person

9 adults $576 >> $64 per person

10 adults $620 >> $62 per person

* For larger groups please contact us.

To book this tour please choose your desired day from the calendar below and continue with the booking steps. Our booking system will take you to the secure payment gateway provided by PayU.

There is a set deposit amount of $75 for any group size. Your booking will be confirmed after the deposit payment. The balance is to be paid 15 days before the start of the tour(s).

You may cancel your tour reservation up to 72 hours before the planned start of the tour. No cancellation charge is incurred within the allowed deadline. Please read our cancellation policy: Booking Terms.

This tour is organized within the legal scope of the Turkish Law concerning Travel Agencies And The Association Of Travel Agencies (TURSAB) numbered 1618, and Vocational Tour Guides Law numbered 6326.

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  •   My husband and I had the best possible experience touring Istanbul with Osman. We had seen the major historic sites previously so this time we wanted to see local neighborhoods.... read more

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    2/27/2020
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    11/13/2019
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    10/15/2019
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    7/16/2019
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