Two of the most famous sights of the city are waiting for you to explore them through this half day tour! Get to know everything about the amazing everyday life of the Sultans and get the chance to buy gifts and souvenirs from one of the biggest covered market in the world by taking part in Ottoman Relics

 

Topkapi Imperial Palace

Topkapi is a complex of small buildings full of color, and indelible beauty! A palace that housed for almost 400 years, Ottoman Sultans, their families and about 4000 people who worked and lived there. A place full of unbelievable stories, countless intrigues and schemings! Mehmet the Conqueror built the first stage of the palace shortly after the Conquest in 1453. Consists of four main courtyards and the Harem which in Arabic language means…“a holy place that everyone is not allowed to enter”.

It was converted into a museum in 1924 and declared as a World Heritage by UNESCO in 1985 (Harem Section is not included in the program because it requires extra time and fees. Inform your guide if you want to spend more time there on your own)

 

Grand Bazaar

One of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with 61 covered streets and over 4.000 small shops! It is well known for the beautiful Turkish carpets, the glazed tiles and pottery, the copper and brassware, the apparels made of leather, for the hand-painted ceramics, the embroideries, the fresh spices and herbs, the glittering jewellery and all sorts of other things. The complex houses also two mosques, four fountains, two hamams and several lovely cafes and restaurants

•Professional guidance (standard group tour in English-please ask for other languages)
•Pick up and drop off to your hotel (Only from Sultanahmet and Taksim area)
•Museum fees
•Everything unless indicated differently
•Customary tip to driver and tour guide
•Personal expenses
•Our driver will pick you up from your hotel and assist you to meet with your tour guide around 12:45-13:15 according to your hotel location
•At the end of the tour, participants will be dropped off to their hotels. Please inform your tour guide if you prefer to return by yourself
•You can combine this tour with one of the morning tours
•Topkapi palace is closed on Tuesdays & replaced with Archeological museum
•Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays & replaced with Spice Bazaar
•This is a walking tour
•The tour begins at 13:30 and finishes at 17:00

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Tour type: Daily Tour
Duration: 4 hours
Maximum number of people: 15
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