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 headquarters of the Ottoman empire.
Guided Bus Tour
At 9 am, we'll pick you up right from your hotel, 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 (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, you'll have an hour of free time to grab something to eat from a local café. Then, we 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. Access to The Harem is not included.
Our journey will end at the Grand Bazaar, one of the largest and most incredible markets in the world. At the end of the 19th century, it had more than 4,300 stores and 2,200 workshops. The bazaar has a similar number of vendors today, with the addition of restaurants, cafés and banks.
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.
The tour includes free pickup from most areas of Istanbul. You can check out the map here. If you are staying outside of the designated area, we will inform you of the meeting point after a reservation is made.
The tour also includes pickup from the cruise port in Istanbul.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:
- The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
- Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
- The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
- Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
|Adults||Children 7-12||Children under 7|
US$ 29.90 US$ 26.30
Children 7-12US$ 29.90 US$ 26.30
Children under 7Free
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.
Transport in a vehicle with air conditioning.
Official English speaking guide.
Priority tickets to all attractions.
Food and drinks.
Entrance to The Harem in Topkapi Palace.
When to book?
You can book up until 18 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Show the voucher on your phone to take part in the activity.
No, not suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Frequently asked questions
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.