A comprehensive, full-day tour exploring the cultural, historical and architectural treasures of the Ottoman and Byzantine empires in one of the world's most fascinating cities - Istanbul.
About this activity
- Free cancellation
- Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
- COVID-19 precautions
- Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
- Mobile ticketing
- Use your phone or print your voucher
- Duration 7 hours
- Starting time 8:00 AM
- Skip the ticket line
- Instant confirmation
- Live tour guide
- English, French, German, Spanish
- Pickup included
- Free pick-up service from centrally located hotels in Istanbul. Please provide your hotel name. • After booking, you need to call the local supplier in order to learn exact time and free shuttle availability. • Pick-up is only available for centrally located Istanbul hotels. • Free shuttle pick-up is offered between 08:00 and 09:00 (depending on the location of your hotel), and takes 45 to 60 minutes.
- Browse the famous Grand Covered Bazaar
- Explore the cultural treasures of the Ottoman and Byzantine Empires
- See the heart of the Old City
- Air-conditioned transportation
- Museum entrance fees
- Free pick-up service from centrally located city hotels
- Hotel drop-off
- All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
- Customers must keep distance in vehicles
- The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
- Customers must bring their own headphones
- Customers are required to bring and wear masks
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Prepare for the activity
What to bring
- Passport or ID card
- Comfortable shoes
- Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
- The Grand Covered Bazaar is closed on Sundays. On this day of the week, this part of the tour will be replaced with a visit to a traditional shop selling authentic Turkish goods.
- Because of the noon prayer on Fridays, you will only visit the outside of the Blue Mosque on Friday mornings until 13:00.
- After booking, you need to call the local supplier in order to learn exact time and free shuttle availability.
- Pick-up is only available for centrally located Istanbul hotels.
- Free shuttle pick-ups are available between 08:00 and 09:00 (depending on the location of your hotel). Pick-up takes 45 minutes to 1 hour on the shuttle bus.
- Travelers will be given free time to explore the Grand Bazaar on their own. This will not be a guided visit.