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Topkapi Palace Tour and Grand Bazaar
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Topkapi Palace Tour and Grand Bazaar

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Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts
US$ 49.70
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts
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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!

Inside Topkapi Palace
Interior patio of Topkapi Palace
Main entrance of Topkapi Palace
Exterior of Topkapi Palace
Interior decor of Topkapi Palace
Grand Bazaar in Istanbul
Fabrics for sale at the Grand Bazaar

Topkapi Palace Tour and Grand Bazaar

The morning of the tour, we will pick you up from your hotel 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 will 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 at 1 pm in the Sultanahmet district.

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 upon reservation.

Transport back to your hotel from the Sultanahmet district is not included.

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$ 3.90).
  • The Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays, on Muslim holidays and on October 29.
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Price

Adults Children 7-12 Children under 7
Topkapi Palace Tour and Grand Bazaar
US$ 49.70
US$ 25.40
Free

Topkapi Palace Tour and Grand Bazaar

  • Adults

    US$ 49.70
  • Children 7-12

    US$ 25.40
  • Children under 7

    Free

More Information

Covid-19 Measures

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

Duration

5 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

Pickup from your hotel.

Transport by minibus.

English speaking guide.

Entrance to Topkapi Palace.

Not included

Return transport to your hotel.

Optional entrance for The Harem in Topkapi Palace (35 TL (US$ 3.90) per person).

When to book?

You can book up until 24 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

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

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.

US$ 49.70
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.