Istanbul City Walls & Spice Bazaar

IST-295 | Istanbul, Turkey | See Special Notes

from $29.95*

*Price displayed in US Dollars unless otherwise noted; excursions priced in other currencies may be available on select voyages only. Prices are based on the amount Princess typically charges for each excursion, but your price may vary by voyage date and departure time.

Tour at a Glance

You will visit:

  • Spice Bazaar

You will see:

  • Balat District
  • Golden Horn


Excursion Length:
Approx. 3 hours

Max. Group Size: 35

Tour Overview

Tour through Old Istanbul, crossing the Galata Bridge. Your guide will point out the Suleymaniye Mosque, one of the most important mosques of the Ottoman Empire, before you drive along the city walls surrounding the ancient city. You will also pass under the age-old Roman aqueduct on your way to visit the Spice Market. The Spice Market or Egyptian Bazaar was constructed in 1663 as a part of the adjacent Yeni Mosque complex, in order to generate funds for the upkeep of the mosque. This was an avant-garde concept at the time - light years ahead of the not-for-profit fundraising game. The Spice Market is the best place to purchase spices familiar and exotic, whose pungent aromas bear little resemblance to the supermarket variety, as well as fresh Turkish Delight, caviar and a fascinating array of teas before you return to the port.

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Detailed itinerary

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Special Notes


Expect extreme dense traffic conditions in Istanbul.

Number of Steps/Walking Distance:

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Wheelchair Accessibility:

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