What to expect?
The Ottoman Heritage Tour begins with a visit to the impressive Topkapi Palace. It’s built over a series of courtyards and halls. They contain displays of precious jewels and relics from Mecca. Then, we enter the pinnacle of Ottoman Istanbul, the Harem, full of tales of mystery and intrigue.
The tour takes us along Divan Yolu. Once the road leading to the Imperial Council (Divan), it leads to Bayezid Square. The square takes its name from the nearby mosque, built for Bayezid II. It’s a meeting point of commerce and intellect. The Grand Bazaar borders one side and Istanbul University the other.
In Ottoman Istanbul the Grand Bazaar was the centre of the city. It covers 64 streets, has 4000 individual shops and many small hans. We’ll enter several. Originally used by travelling merchants as places to sleep and do trade, hans are dedicated to specific crafts. On the Ottoman Heritage tour your guide will give you in-depth information about the commercial life and dynamics of the Empire and Istanbul.
Have lunch at a restaurant recommended by your guide.
Once at the Spice Market, you’ll be hard-pressed to decide which flavour is your favourite. Don’t have a sweet tooth? Don’t worry. You’ll find plenty of freshly ground spices to tempt you.
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How To Book & Pay?
To book this tour please choose your desired day from the calendar below and continue with the booking steps. Our booking system will take you to the secure payment gateway provided by PayU.
There is a set deposit amount of $75 for any group size. Your booking will be confirmed after the deposit payment. The balance is to be paid 15 days before the start of the tour(s).
You may cancel your tour reservation up to 72 hours before the planned start of the tour. No cancellation charge is incurred within the allowed deadline. Please read our cancellation policy: “Booking Terms“.
This tour is organized within the legal scope of the Turkish Law concerning Travel Agencies And The Association Of Travel Agencies (TURSAB) numbered 1618, and Vocational Tour Guides Law numbered 6326.