Best Istanbul Sightseeing Tour: Topkapi Palace, Hamam, Grand Bazaar

8hr, Private Preset tour

OVERVIEW: From the GalataPort you will commence with The 'Best Istanbul Sightseeing Tour.' This shore excursion will have you reveling in the opulence of the Palace of Topkapi, indulging yourself  to a traditional Hamam. Of course, you can literally shop til you drop at the 4,000 shops of the Grand Bazaar.

INCLUDED: licensed guide, (multiple languages available-request when booking), A/C vehicle and dependable driver

NOT INCLUDED: entrance fees, lunch and tips (appreciated when deserved)

HIGHLIGHTS: the Grand Bazaar, the Palace of Topkapi, and a Turkish Hamam.

 You'll have clear view of the opulence and wealth of the Sultans at the Palace of Topkapi, and a 600 year old traditional Turkish Hamam steam, scrub and massage to purify your body and soul.

The Grand Bazaar with it's 6 blocks of 4,000 shops where you can find everything frominexpensive trinkets to exquisite jewelry, silver work, leather jackets, Turkish Delight candy, spices, poofs, glass lamps, old engravings, antiques, scarves, water pipes and much, much more is a highlight for usually for the women. Hint: buy it when you see it as you might not be able to find it again. The Topkapi Palace is opulence personified. You'll see the gift jewels from Europe's royalty, ornate tile work, exquisite carpets and more. Lunch of the great Turkish cuisine derived from a multitude of cultures occupying Istanbul. Lastly, a perfect ending to a sensual day in Istanbul. The Cemberlitas will give you a memory to last a lifetime. This is the traditional ornate high domed Hamam with services of a steam, scrub and bubble bath massage, the way it's been done for over 600 years.

FYI: , Port, hotel and airport pickups are available (when requested at booking).  P.S.  The Topkapi Palace is closed Tuesdays. The substitute iconic location will be Hagia Sophia. 

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Key information

  • Private tour
  • Professional licensed tour guide
  • Transportation and driver included
  • Full day, approx. 8 hours
  • The tour duration includes allowance for time between sites/activities.
  • Time for lunch is included in your itinerary

Itinerary (Click on activities to learn more)

Topkapi Harem
  • Groups of maximum 48 people
2hr 0m
Time for Turkish lunch
1hr 0m
Istanbul Hamam Cemberlitas - Turkish Bath with massage
  • Not recommended for pregnant women
  • Children must be with an adult
  • Not recommended for persons with heart conditions
1hr 30m

Entrance Fees

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