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Private Bosphorus and Spice Bazaar Half-Day Tour

Activity provider: Booking Guide Turkey

Private Bosphorus and Spice Bazaar Half-Day Tour

Activity provider: Booking Guide Turkey

From US$ 127.75 per person

Take a private tour with your own licensed guide through the exotic Spice Bazaar, one of Istanbul's must see sites. Afterwards, enjoy a cruise on the famous Bosphorus River for a great orientation of the city with views of all the most famous sites.

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Duration 4 hours
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  • Wander around the lengthy and exotic Spice Bazaar
  • Take a cruise on the Bosphorus and keep an eye out for palaces and mosques from the Ottoman period
  • Taste spices from around the globe in one the world's oldest markets
Full description
Begin from your hotel or the Istanbul port and head toward the exotic Spice Bazaar. Discover the same bazaar where Egyptian exporters sold their goods during the Ottoman period. The Spice Bazaar is in an “L”-shaped building consisting of 88 vaulted rooms, almost all of which are now divided into an upper and lower story. Monumental gateways are at the ends of both halls, with chambers above each entry way. Throughout the bazaar you will find goods and spices from all over the world. Afterwards, take a cruise on the Bosphorus, a narrow and navigable strait between Europe and Asia that connects the Black Sea to the Marmara Sea. Keep an eye out for the magnificent Ottoman palaces and beautiful mosques that are visible from the water before returning to your hotel.
  • English-speaking and professional guide licensed by the Ministry of Tourism
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
  • All entrance fees
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Information on attractions in Istanbul:
  • Dolmabahce Palace and Beylerbeyi Palace are closed on Mondays and Thursdays
  • Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays
  • Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays
  • Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays

Product ID: 20929