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Topkapi Palace Tour and Grand Bazaar

Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts
US$ 46.40

Discover the history of the Ottoman empire on a tour of Topkapi Palace, one of Istanbul's most impressive attractions. Then, shop your way though the massive Grand Bazaar!

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Discover the history of the Ottoman empire on a tour of Topkapi Palace, one of Istanbul's most impressive attractions. Then, shop your way though the massive Grand Bazaar!

Topkapi Palace Tour and Grand Bazaar

On the morning of the tour, we'll pick you up at the meeting point and take you straight to the famous Topkapi Palace, where you'll learn all about what used to be the Ottoman empire's center of power. Ornate rooms and luxurious patios will draw your eyes to every corner of the gold-embellished palace.

One of the most extraordinary spaces is the Imperial Treasury, where you can see the palace's incredible porcelain collection and a particular gem that outshines them all. The Spoonmaker's Diamond is definitely a sight you won't forget, weighing in at a whopping 88 carats. In fact, it's the third largest diamond in the world!

We'll explore the old kitchens and stables, the Imperial Council building, the Pavilion of the Holy Mantle, and the Chamber of the Sacred Relics. Fun fact: among the important Muslim relics housed in this space, you can see hairs from the Prophet Muhammad's beard, his teeth, and his bow. This is also where you can find more than 100 fragments of the Quran

After visiting the palace, the group will head to the Grand Bazaar for an unforgettable shopping experience. You'll have one hour to wander through thousands of vendors selling everything under the sun: spices, tapestries, lamps, rugs, bags, clocks, and much more!

Once you have shopped to your heart's content, the group will reconvene and the tour will end in the Sultanahmet district, after a total of 5 hours.

Meeting Points

The tour includes pickup from one of the following locations (to choose upon booking):

  • Marmaray Sirkeci İstasyonu (entrance of Sirkeci Gar)
  • Ataturk Cultural Center (Atatürk Kültür Merkezi)

Partial Closures

  • The tour includes entrance to all spaces in Topkapi Palace, with the exception of The Harem. If you'd like to visit The Harem, the entrance fee is 35 TL (US$ 1.90).
  • The Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays, on Muslim holidays and on October 29.
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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.

We currently don’t have any scheduled dates for this activity.