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The Islamic Heritage of Istanbul


The Islamic Heritage of Istanbul






Explore the Islamic heritage of Istanbul.  On this full-day private tour with your own professionally trained guide, we will first visit the Topkapi Palace, home of the Ottoman Sultans. The tour includes the Imperial Treasury which contains a vast collection of jewellery, art work and relics including the Topkapi Dagger and the 86 carat Spoonmaker's Diamond, the Privy Chamber. We will see the relics including the cloak of the Prophet Mohammad, two swords, a bow, a tooth, a hair of his beard, his battle sabres, and an autographed letter.

Continue to Blue Mosque, completed in 1616 and part of a complex that consisted of a mosque, tombs, fountains, kitchens, and a hamam.

After lunch, we continue on to Suleymaniye Mosque, the masterpiece of the Architect Sinan, with stunning views over the Golden Horn. Visit the mosque of Ayyub Al Ansari, the standard Bearer of Prophet Mohammed. Our tur ends with a cable car climb to Pierre Loti to have our teas against the beautiful scene of Golden Horn. Return to the hotels.