Topkapi Palace and Grand Bazaar tour
- Visit Topkapi Palace and its secret treasures
- Experience shopping in the grand bazaar, which has been the center of shopping for centuries
- Walk along the historical hippodrome and see the German Fountain and obelisk
- Learn history about Byzantines, Ottomans and Modern Turks from your expert local guide
- Skip-the-line tickets provided
All about the trip
Enjoy a half-day afternoon tour of the UNESCO site of Sultanahmet Old Istanbul with an extensive guided walking tour. You`ll enjoy the magical Istanbul and its signature sights: the Topkapi Palace, Hippodrome of Constantinople and Grand Bazaar.
According to your tour pick-up time meet with your guide and start your half-day tour. Explore Topkapİ Palace; As well as being the imperial residence of the Sultan, the palace was also the seat of government for the ottoman empire. It housed the Ottoman sultans for nearly 400 years until the Dolmabahçe palace was built. In 1924 it was converted into a museum. Today it is famous with harem, royal treasury and holy relics sections.
Continue to with Hippodrome; Built by the Roman Emperor Septimus Severus in 203AD, during the Roman period hippodrome was the civil center for the people of the city where once 100,000 spectators could be held. Located in the heart of Sultanahmet surrounded by Blue mosque, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi palace, today it is home to The Egyptian Obelisk (Dikilitaş), The Serpentine Column(Burma sütun), The Constantine Column and German Fountain.
Next; Grand Bazaar With 18 entrances and more than 4000 shops, it is one of the greatest bazaars in the world. It was built between 1455-1461 by Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror. Today, shops selling the same kind of merchandise tend to be congregated in their streets or inns as it was in the original Ottoman system.
At the end of the tour we drive you back your hotel.
What is included in the price
- Pickup from in-city hotels
- Land transportation by air-conditioned non-smoking vehicle
- Parking fees
What is not included in the price
- Admission fee for Topkapi Palace (500tl)
- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (optional)
Hotel pick ups are before the departure time. Additional information will be provided on your confirmation voucher.
Clients must be ready at the departure point 15 minutes before the exact departure time.
This activity is organised by Tour Altinkum Travel (Kusadasi Tour), Ikicesmelik Mah. Suleyman Demirel Blv. Melis Apt. B-Blok D:5 5, Kusadasi, 09400, Turkey, +90 256 633 62 78, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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