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Guided Bus Tour
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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.

Topkapi Palace
Topkapi Palace entrance
Exploring the Grand Bazaar
Panoramic view of Istanbul
Vendors in the Grand Bazaar
İstiklal Avenue

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, we'll stop for lunch at a traditional Turkish restaurant. The menu will include soup or a cold appetiser, börek (a savoury filled pastry), chicken kebab, meat or vegetables with rice, and baklava or fruit. 

After eating, 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. 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.

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. 

Hotel pickup

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.

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Price

Adults Children 7-12 Children under 7
Tour without lunch
US$ 69.90
US$ 29.60 US$ 26
Free
Tour with lunch
US$ 81.80
US$ 35.50 US$ 32
Free

Tour without lunch

  • Adults

    US$ 69.90
  • Children 7-12

    US$ 29.60 US$ 26
  • Children under 7

    Free

Tour with lunch

  • Adults

    US$ 81.80
  • Children 7-12

    US$ 35.50 US$ 32
  • Children under 7

    Free

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Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Duration

7 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.

Included

Hotel pickup

Transport in a vehicle with air conditioning

Official English speaking guide

Priority tickets to all attractions

Full meal with a choice of several dishes (optional)

Not included

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.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Sustainability

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No printing of documentation required.

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Pet-friendly?

Not permitted.

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.

from
US$ 69.90
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.