What are the most popular sightseeing destinations in Istanbul? On this full day guided tour by Archaeologous you’ll find out. First, we stop at the shoppers’ paradise, the Grand Bazaar. Think of the old Steve Reeves ‘Hercules” movies and the Aladdin’s Lamp book. You are definitely stepping back into history in this bazaar of 4,000 shops under one dome ceiling.
There’s something for everyone in this cornucopia of a shopping mecca. Don’t be surprised if even your guide buys something. You’ll be able to find silver, leather, spices, glass lamps, antiques, silk, water pipes and the list just keeps on going. Our advice: Hold on to your wives. (I’m smiling but it’s true)
The Turkish people are good business people but still like to make the best of work. So you may be invited for tea, and besides getting a bargain you’ll have a new friend. Advice: Buy when you see something you like, buy it, as there are 6 blocks of stores and you may never backtrack. When you get back home most people tell us they wished they had bought more.
Step back and experience opulence in the first degree, with a trip to the Topkapi Palace. See the treasure chest of jewels from Europe’s royalty, the ornate tile work, the exquisite Turkish carpets and more. Lunch time is next and you’ve come to the right place. Istanbul is a central meeting place for a multitude of cultures, each leaving behind their cultural cuisine. The food is a real experience.
Cemberlitas Hamam (Turkish bath and massage) is something to look forward to as a perfect ending to a great day in Istanbul. The Turks think of it as a “water therapy to purify the body and soul”. Your memory of this beautiful 1½ hour experience will last a lifetime.
Hope you are looking forward to your Istanbul sightseeing tour of Istanbul. For booking and information: http://www.archaeologous.com/tours/14/popular-sightseeing-palace-topkapi-hamam-gr-bazaar/