Guided Bus Tour
In this tour we'll visit the most emblematic places in Istanbul, including Topkapi Palace, a symbol of the power of Constantinople, having served as the headquarters of the Ottoman empire.
Guided Bus Tour
At the agreed time, we'll pick you up at the meeting point you choose upon booking, ready for our Turkish adventure! In the first part of the tour, we'll explore Istanbul by bus to get an overarching view of both the modern and historic parts of the city.
Our first stop is the country's most famous street, İstiklal Avenue, or Independence Avenue, where you'll have plenty of free time to wander and explore. Then, we'll head to the Sultanahmet district, one of the city's most beautiful areas.
Around midday, we'll stop for lunch at a traditional Turkish restaurant. The menu will include soup or a cold appetizer, börek (a savory-filled pastry), chicken kebab, meat or vegetables with rice, and baklava or fruit.
After refueling, we'll visit Topkapi Palace, the best reflection of Istanbul's imperial age and an important symbol of Constantinople's prominence as the capital of the Ottoman empire.
We'll see the various parts of the palace, like the kitchens, armory, religious relics, and treasures, learning about its history and discovering all of its particularities.
After seven hours of sightseeing, we'll end the tour in Sultanahmet or in the Taksim district.
Topkapi Palace & the Grand Bazaar
The government does occasional renovations of Topkapi Palace throughout the year, so certain sections may be closed during your visit.
The Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays, October 29, and on Muslim holidays.
Tour without lunch
If you would prefer to bring something to eat or look for a restaurant on your own, you can book the tour without lunch.
The tour includes pickup from one of the following two points in Istambul:
- Marmaray Sirkeci İstasyonu (entrance of Sirkeci Gar)
- Ataturk Cultural Center (Atatürk Kültür Merkezi)
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.
Transport in an air–conditioned vehicle
Official English–speaking guide
Priority tickets to all attractions
Meal with a choice of several dishes (depending on selection)
Entry to The Harem in Topkapi Palace
When to book?
You can book up until 36 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Not wheelchair accessible.
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No printing of documentation required.
Frequently asked questions
Q - Are any of the monuments closed?
A - In the Hagia Sophia, visitors cannot climb the dome. The Cistern and the Saviour of the Chora are closed.
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
If you have any other questions please contact us .