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Topkapi Museum, richness unlimited

Complete your visit to the magnificent city of Istanbul with a trip to the Topkapi Museum, one of the most important museums not only in Turkey but in the whole of the Balkan Peninsula. Inside, feel how the mind-boggling extravagance and abundant richness of it fills you with awe. Discover another side of Turkey’s history, that of the privileged few who ruled it. This is the big one. As you approach the Topkapi Museum, even at a distance you will begin to get an idea of the sheer opulence contained within those walls ahead. It is a treasure chest of unparalleled wealth, containing every gizmo and artefact you can imagine from a variety of historical ages. See the first, second, third and fourth sprawling courtyards. Wander in the ample space of the Audience Hall, visit the high court, the historical kitchens with their ancient pots and pans and fine cutlery. Roam towards the royal stables, where time ago magnificent steeds used to shoot the breeze while waiting to pummel the grounds in a gallop. And there is still more: the treasury, the gardens, the kiosks… It is a truly privileged insight into the life of the people who pulled the strings in the Ottoman Empire. After that, this tour takes you to an additional two destinations: the awe-inspiring Hagia Irene Church and the Grand Bazaar. Alongside your guide, you will learn the stories behind these fabulous places and, in the bazaar, watch examples of Turkish handicrafts; all in all, a truly enlightening day. Complete your visit to the magnificent city of Istanbul with a trip to the Topkapi Museum, one of the most important museums not only in Turkey but in the whole of the Balkan Peninsula. Inside, feel how the mind-boggling extravagance and abundant richness of it fills you with awe. Discover another side of Turkey’s history, that of the privileged few who ruled it. This is the big one. A Meeting/pick-up point: Pick-up from the hotel between 12:30 and 13:30pm. Start/opening time: 1 -1.30pm. End or closing time: 5pm - 5.30pm. Languages: English. Others: Topkap Palace Museum is closed on Tuesdays. It will be replaced with Chora Museum . Drop off point: Hotel. This is walking tour.