Day trip

Istanbul Private: Topkapi & Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum

Istanbul Private: Topkapi & Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum

From US$ 280 per person

Explore the historical city of Istanbul. Visit iconic spots including the Topkapi Palace Complex and the Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Arabic, Russian
Wheelchair accessible


  • Visit the Topkapi Palace Complex
  • See the artifacts at the Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum
  • Explore the historical highlights of Istanbul
Full description
Explore Istanbul on a guided tour around some of the city’s most historic spots. See the different buildings that make up the Topkapi Palace Complex and explore the history of Islam and Ottoman Turkey at the Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum. A visit to Istanbul isn't complete without going to the Topkapi Palace Complex and Museum. The complex was the administrative center and residence of the imperial Ottoman Sultans for centuries and is one of the most attractive sites in Istanbul. See the Sultan's library and the religious relics exhibition that features precious and timeless artifacts for Jews, Christians, and Muslims alike. Get insight into the history and lives of the Ottoman Emperors and see what Ottoman court life must have been like. As you explore within the Topkapi Palace Complex, learn the story behind everything you see and each place you visit from your guide. Next, head to the Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum. Learn the history of Islam and Turkey that’s laid out in several chambers starting from the beginning of Islam. The museum also displays Qurans and books from various periods. See the section that houses some of the most priceless items directly related to the prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Spot well-preserved items from the 6th century onwards. Before leaving, marvel at views of the Blue Mosque. Prepare for surprises and discoveries as you get to know this historical city on a deeper level. Having been the capital of both the Byzantine Empire and the Ottoman Empire, Istanbul is unparalleled in its historical landmarks.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional tour guide
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • Passport or ID card

Product ID: 400154