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Istanbul with tales of Ottoman Harem

Min Person 1
Max Person 8
Duration 1 days
Meeting Point Istanbul
Rating 5 / 5

Although the sultans of yesterday are long gone, the hallways and walls of the Topkapi Palace still whisper their stories. Today one can visit the infamous harem confided to the palace, and perhaps one can still hear the silent steps of an odalisque on an errand or an acemi working outside in the harem gardens. The harem at Topkapi was a city of its own, with its own rules and rythms.

Are you ready to learn a mysterious history of the Ottoman imperial harem while exploring the harem witnessed the secret life of the sultans with his concubines?  .







Day 1

Turkey Istanbul,

Pick up from your hotel / cruise pier. 

Drive to Topkapi Palace surrounded by the Roman ancient walls and visit the Ottoman imperial harem. What we know concerning life in the harem is known only indirectly. Consequently, there is no clear information in the sources about the form of life in these places, which were very private. However we have some descriptions written by the local historians regarding the palace life during the 17th and 18th centuries.

In this private tour by an Ottoman historian and expert about the Topkapi Palace, many questions in your mind will be enlighted by a historical explanation and many short stories will make your tour very attractive and interesting after your first step inside the harem.In the following of your tour you will continue to explore the other rooms of the palace with the splendid Council Hall, Ottoman Armory Museum, the famous treasury of Ottoman family, the Holly Relics and the Pavillions overlooking the Golden Horn .

Next you will have an occasion to taste the flavours of Ottoman cuisine in a palace restaurant with a splendid view of the Bosphorus dividing the city into two continents, Europe and Asia.

Follow your guide to visit the Grand Bazaar where the travelers to Istanbul over the centuries have found the exotic atmosphere of this great bazaar, a miniature city within a city, irresistible.

Drop off to the cruise pier

We offer you many hotel options we selected out of more than 25000 hotels.

Please click on the hotel pictures below to learn about their facilities and view their pictures.

Istanbul Hotels

The prices are per person in USD (based on the number of the participants):

1 Persons
from 210$

2 Persons
from 150$

3 Persons
from 120$

4 Persons
from 90$

5 Persons
from 80$

6 Persons
from 70$

7 Persons
from 65$

All Baby

All Child

The prices are only valid for the early bookings. It may change with the high demand of the clients in the different seasons. For the further enquiries, please send us an email.

Price of the package includes:

• Admission fees, tax and service charges

• Services of a Professional English-speaking tour guide who is licensed by the Turkish Ministry of Tourism and an expert on Turkey's history and culture.

• Local transportation by a private chauffeur driven deluxe van with A/C


Price of the package excludes:

The choices of hotels inIstanbul depending on your requests and availability

Customary end-of-tour gratuities to guide and drivers and lunch.

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