İstanbul City Tour of Ottoman Relics for 35 Euro per person
Istanbul City Tour of Ottoman Relics Program:
13:30 Pickup from hotel
17:00 End of the tour, drive back to your hotel.
Please inform your tour guide if you prefer to return by yourself or to spend more time wherever you like.
Please note that on this tour your mostly walking so your shoes must be comfortable to
Topkapi Imperial Palace – Topkapi Sarayi
(Closed on Tuesdays & replaced with Archeological Museum)Started to build in 1460 and finished in 1478 for Sultan Mehmet - the conqueror of Istanbul. Topkapi Palace was the primary residence of Ottoman Sultans. The palace was transformed into a museum in 1924 and was declared as a World Heritage by UNESCO in 1985.(Harem Section is not included in the itinerary because it subjects to additional time and fee so please check with your tour guide if you would like to spend time over there on your own.)
Grand Bazaar – Kapali Carsi (1461)
(Closed on Sundays & replaced with Spice Bazaar)In addition to its historical importance, it's a bazaar that will tempt even the no shoppers with its rich collection of precious handmade carpets, jewelry, leather and souvenirs. You have chance to visit 2 parts: indorrs and outdoors.
Indoor Part: This part of the bazaar is covered section which is dating back to 1461. It is very nice place to see the Ottoman oriental bazaar where you could find some small souvenirs.
Outdoor Part: This section of the bazaar are surrounded with export houses (free V.A.T and free shipment chance) subsidized by Turkish Government where local and foreign visitors who are looking for real Turkish handicrafts-leather-jewelry which are being sold with certificate and authenticity. You will enjoy your safe bazaar trip in this hassle free part.
Includes:• Pick up & drop off from/to your hotel (only from Sultanahmet and Taksim Hotels)• Professional guide (in English only, please ask for other languages available at the time)• Entrance fees
Excludes:• Personal expenses• Customary tip to driver and tour guide• Anything unless specified being included
Price: €35 p.p.