An afternoon walking tour with Topkapi Palace – Harem section is excluded – (Closed on Tuesdays); built in 1468 on one of the seven hills of Istanbul by Mehmet the Conqueror, the seat of the Ottoman sultans for 400 years and a huge complex serving as a museum today facing superb views of the Sea of Marmara, the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. The palace houses the treasures of the Sultans including the extravagant Treasury with its magnificent jewels, and the priceless Chinese porcelain, one of the best collections in the world, weapons, calligraphy section, and more. Thereafter proceed to Grand Covered Bazaar (Closed on Sundays), which is the biggest “souk” in the world with nearly 4000 shops of antiques, jewelry, gold, carpets, ceramics and leatherwear.
*Topkapi Palace is replaced with the Archaeological Museum on Tuesdays, when closed
*Grand Covered Bazaar will be replaced with the surrounding local markets or Spice Bazaar on Sundays
*If preferred, Grand Covered Bazaar can be replaced with Underground Cistern on PRIVATE tours
*The tour will commence at 13:00 in Sultanahmet. Pick-up times from the hotels will vary