We welcome the first event of the Spring ’23 KU Guides Program with excitement!

To kick off the new semester and the KU Guides Program, we gather together and have a historical peninsula tour!

Our KU Guide Arda will take you to the must-go places in Istanbul this Saturday!

Do not miss the opportunity!

RSVP is a must!

Please fill out the RSVP form after checking the details below: click here

Where to Visit

Topkapı Palace

Topkapı palace has served as the main residence and administrative headquarters of the Ottoman sultans. A visit to the palace’s opulent pavilions, jewel-filled Treasury, and sprawling Harem gives a fascinating glimpse into Ottoman palace life.

Hagia Sophia

The Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque, which was the most prominent Eastern Roman Church, has been fighting against time for centuries due to its innovative architecture, rich history, religious significance, and extraordinary characteristics. It has been constructed three times in the same location, and it claims the title “World’s Oldest and Most Rapidly Completed Cathedral” 

Blue Mosque

This breathtaking building is one of the most majestic Ottoman mosques in Türkiye. The iconic landmark owes its nickname to the wealth of blue ceramic tiles that adorn the majestic interior.

Tour Plan

We get on the 154 bus at 10 AM on the main campus. It will take approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes to reach Topkapı Palace. We will spend 2 and a half hours there. After that, we will have lunch. We then continue our tour in Hagia Sophia and Sultanahmet Mosques. Once we finish the tour, we may have about an hour and a half of free time. We can visit Istanbul Archaeology Museum together if the majority of the group wants this.

In the end, we will head back to the main campus. 

Time: 25 March 2023, Saturday, 10 AM- 6 PM

Location: Historical Peninsula/İstanbul

Where and when to meet the KU Guides and the group?

  • On campus at the bus stop at 9.45 AM.
  • At the Topkapı Palace at 11.45 AM.

Do I have to pay for anything?

Participants have to pay for their expenses, including transportation, food&bevarages, and entry tickets.  

The entrance fee for Topkapı Palace is 90₺. You can either pay for one entry ticket or purchase a student museum pass card there, which allows you to visit almost all museums in Istanbul free of charge. If you plan to proceed with a student museum card, make sure you carry your student ID card with you. For more information, click here

Important: Have the amount in cash with you.

RSVP is a must!

Please fill out the RSVP form after checking the details below: click here.



This activity will be led by Arda.

You can email him if you have any questions.