It is time to get acquainted with the Ottoman Empire and its Sultans’ stories. By joining our tour you will learn how the Ottoman lifestyle was blended with the Islamic Traditions and how some of the most relevant men in history lived. For this tour, you will be picked you up from your hotel and your driver will take you to the tour’s starting point between 12:45 – 13:20 depending on your hotel’s location.
Itinerary of the Ottoman Relics Tour
Topkapi Palace (Closed on Tuesdays & replaced with Basilica Cistern)
This is an extraordinary complex of buildings that extends over one of Istanbul’s seven hills in a splendid position.
The palace was a setting for state occasions and royal entertainments and nowadays is a major tourist attraction, containing the most holy relics of the Muslim world such as the prophet Muhammed’s cloak and sword. Topkapı Palace is among the monuments which belong to the “Historic Areas of Istanbul”, becoming a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985, and is described in Criterion İV as “the best example of palaces of the Ottoman period.”
Grand Bazaar (Closed on Sunday & replaced with Arasta Bazaar)
Being one of largest covered markets in the world and the oldest one, the Grand Bazaar has more than 60 streets and 4.000 shops, where you will find an authentic oriental atmosphere and all kinds of gifts: from leather clothing and to jewellery and hand-woven fabrics.
The Description of the tour
|Highlights||Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar|
|Tips||This is a walking tour so we suggest you to wear sport shoes|
|Payment Details||You can pay to your guide during the tour (cash or credit card).|
|Pick up||Pick up from the hotels according to the location (from Sultanahmet and Taksim Hotels only)|
|Drop Off||At the end of tour, we will drop you off to your hotel (from Sultanahmet and Taksim Hotels only)|
- You can combine that tour with all afternoon tours.
- At the end of tour, participants will be dropped off to their hotels.
- Please inform your tour guide if you prefer to return by yourself or to spend more time at the place you are.