Day trip

Istanbul: Private Tour of Topkapi Palace and Grand Bazaar

Activity provider: Tour Altinkum

Istanbul: Private Tour of Topkapi Palace and Grand Bazaar

Activity provider: Tour Altinkum
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Enjoy a half-day tour of the Topkapi Palace, where you can marvel at room after room of Ottoman objects. Then, head over to the Grand Bazaar to shop for gifts!

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Duration 8 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Japanese, Russian
Pickup included
Pickup is available from Istanbul Port and centrally located hotels (Sultanahmet area, Beyazit, Sirkeci, Beyoglu, Besiktas).


  • Be enchanted by the bright colors of the mosaics of Hagia Sophia
  • Explore the historical peninsula in an unique and personal way
  • See the priceless treasures of the famous Topkapi palace
  • Experience shopping in the grand bazaar and discover the local products
  • See the colorful mosaics of the Sultanahmet mosque
Full description
Meet with your guide at your hotel and then you’ll set off for your half-day tour of Topkapi Palace and the Grand Bazaar. Starting off at Topkopi, you’ll tour this gorgeous palace with the aid of a professional English-speaking guide. This palace, extraordinary and full of secrets, was the residence of the Imperial Ottoman Sultans and the centre of the Ottoman Empire for nearly 400 years. The building is a typical example of Ottoman architecture, and the rooms exhibit rich collections of porcelain, robes, weapons, shields, armours, Ottoman miniatures, Islamic calligraphic manuscripts, as well as Ottoman treasures and jewelry. Please note that this visit does not include access to the treasury or harem sections, due to the extra entrance fees.   The second stop on this tour is the Grand Bazaar. This is one of the largest covered markets in the world with more than 60 streets and 5000 shops. In this authentic oriental atmosphere you’ll be able to hunt around for interesting treasures of all kinds: gifts, leather clothing, rugs, antiques, jewelry, hand-woven fabrics, and more. The tour ends at the Grand Bazaar.
  • Pickup and drop-off from Istanbul Hotel / Port
  • Professional licensed tour guide
  • Lunch in a local restaurant
  • Car park fees and local taxes
  • Admission fees to sites (Topkapi Palace: 160TL per person)
  • Beverages with meal
  • Personal expenses
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card for children

Know before you go

  • Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays. It will be replaced with the tour of Underground Cistern
  • Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays. It will be replaced with the tour of Arasta Bazaar
  • Blue Mosque is closed on Fridays due to Friday prayer. In that case, only the garden will be visited
  • The tour guide will have pre-paid Skip-The-Line tickets to avoid long ticket queues. The cost of the used entry fee can be paid to the tour guide in cash Dolar, Euro, or Turkish lira

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