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Guided Afternoon Tour of Topkapi Palace and the Grand Bazaar

Product ID: 147126
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Enjoy a half-day tour of the Topkapi Palace, where you can marvel at room after room of Ottoman objects. Then, head over to the Grand Bazaar to shop for gifts!
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Duration: 5 hours
Starting time 1:00 PM
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Pickup included

Pick-up is available from centrally located Istanbul hotels (Sultanahmet area, Beyazit, Sirkeci, Beyoglu, Besiktas).

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  • Benefit from the knowledge of your experienced English-speaking guide
  • Visit Topkapi Palace, the original residence of the Ottoman sultans
  • Explore the Grand Bazaar with over 5000 shops and treasures to find
Full description
Meet with your guide at your hotel and then you’ll set off for your half-day tour of Topkapi Palace and the Grand Bazaar. Starting off at Topkopi, you’ll tour this gorgeous palace with the aid of a professional English-speaking guide. This palace, extraordinary and full of secrets, was the residence of the Imperial Ottoman Sultans and the centre of the Ottoman Empire for nearly 400 years. The building is a typical example of Ottoman architecture, and the rooms exhibit rich collections of porcelain, robes, weapons, shields, armours, Ottoman miniatures, Islamic calligraphic manuscripts, as well as Ottoman treasures and jewelry. Please note that this visit does not include access to the treasury or harem sections, due to the extra entrance fees.
The second stop on this tour is the Grand Bazaar. This is one of the largest covered markets in the world with more than 60 streets and 5000 shops. In this authentic oriental atmosphere you’ll be able to hunt around for interesting treasures of all kinds: gifts, leather clothing, rugs, antiques, jewelry, hand-woven fabrics, and more. After you’ve found your treasures, you’ll be driven back to your hotel.
  • Transportation in non-smoking vehicle
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Admission fees to attractions
  • Car park fees and local taxes
What’s Not Included
  • Meals and beverages
  • Personal expenses

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Important information
Know before you go
• Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays and will be replaced with Basilica Cistern
• The Grand Bazaar closed on Sundays and will be replaced with Arasta Bazaar
• Hotel pick-up is only available from Sultan Ahmet, Sirkeci, Taksim and Eminonu.

From £40.92 per person

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Product ID: 147126