We begin our tour at Topkapi Palace, Which from the 15th to the 19th century, was the principal residence of the Ottoman Sultans. We will visit teh fabelous Imperial Treasury and the Baghdad Kiosk. Topkapi Palace is now a museum and has unrivalled collections of jewelry including the Spoonmaker's Diamond, the 3rd largest in the world.It also possesses numerous Ottoman court costumes and ceramics,notably including one of the world's finest collections of Chinese celadon ceramics, many of which were gifts from other rulers.We also visit the Imperial Armory, displaying centuries of Ottoman weaponry.Last but nomeans least, we visit the Rustem Pasha Mosque, completed in 1563. A masterpiece designed by Sinan the Magnificent, it has the most exquisite Iznik tiles, arranged in a wide variety of beatiful floral and geometric designs, as well as the spacious central courtyard, make this mosque a must-see Istanbul attraction.
Important Note: On Tuesdays, when Topkapi Palace is closed, this tour is not offered.