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Istanbul: Half-Day Tour To Topkapi Palace & Grand Bazaar In The Afternoon

Enjoy Half-Day Afternoon Tour to Topkapi Palace and Grand Bazaar. This is a SMALL GROUP tour with an expert local guide. Skip-The-Line Tickets, Transportation, Guiding in English provided. Duration: 5 Hours (approx.)
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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 for a 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 the 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.

- What Will You Do

- Visit Topkapi Palace; As well as being the imperial residence of the Sultan
- Pass by the Hippodrome and see Obelisk and the German Fountain
- Walk on the historical corridors of Grand Bazaar which is the biggest and oldest covered bazaar

- What To Expect

- This is a Guided Half-Day afternoon tour with the transfer from Istanbul hotels
- Visit UNESCO sites of Istanbul such as Topkapi Palace, Hippodrome
- Experience shopping with locals in Grand Bazaar
- Learn history about Byzantines, Ottomans and modern Turks from your expert local guide
- Transportation, Skip-The-Line tickets provided

- What Is Included

- Admission fees to attractions
- English Speaking Guide
- All sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary
- Transfer service from/to Istanbul Hotels (centrally located)
- Land transportation by air-conditioned non-smoking vehicle

- What Is Not Included

- Beverage during the tour
- Gratuities to the guide & driver (optional)
- Personal expenses

- Know Before You Go

- There will be roughly 1-mile walking in Sultanahmet
- Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays, will be replaced with Basilica Cistern
- Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays, will be replaced by Arasta Bazaar

- Transfers

Transfer provided from centrally located Istanbul hotels such as;
-Besiktas (13:00)
-Taksim (13:20)
-Sultanahmet (13:45)

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Pricing

Price per person:
- Adult (8 to 99): 43.00 
- Child (4 to 7): 25.00 
- Infant (1 to 3): 0.00 

Experience Info

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- Duration: 5 hours
- Printed tickets are accepted
- Mobile tickets are accepted
- We speak: EN language flag

Meeting Point

Sultanahmet
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