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Bird's eye view on the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul.

Embrace the intrigue of Istanbul on a spy-themed tour

Enjoy a full day tour including the top of the Grand Bazaar on Istanbul's spy heritage with an expert


The Historical Peninsula


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*The price shown is an approximate conversion. You will be charged in the local merchant’s currency at checkout. Other currency conversion and bank fees may apply.

The Experience

Dive into the historic background of Istanbul's spy legacy in a special tour led by a spy expert and collector, Ömer Atakan. The tour includes sites where both factual and fictious spies prowled the city. Discover scenes of the blockbuster spy movies, filmed in Istanbul and learn the secrets while walking through the Historical Peninsula. Enjoy exclusive access to the rooftop of Grand Bazaar and end the tour at The Pera Palace Hotel, the iconic hangout of spies in Istanbul, with food & drinks. Exclusively for Mastercard cardholders.


What's priceless


Witnessing the spy history of Istanbul with an expert on locations from films and books.


The highlights


  • Visit filming locations such as Deutsche Orientbank, Sultanahmet Square, and Basilica Cistern, and get special access to the Grand Bazaar terrace
  • Hear lesser-known stories about movies and compelling historical context about locations on the tour
  • Explore the Pera Palas Hotel and see Ömer Atakan's special collection
  • Savor cocktails and upscale bites at a private reception at the hotel


  • Priceless experiences are reserved for Mastercard cardholders
  • Experience is valid for participants 18 years old and older
  • Experience is offered in English and Turkish (participants should specify preference when booking)
  • Experience is available monthly through 31 December 2024
  • The first tour date is 17 April 2024
  • Tour begins at 11:00 a.m. (participants should arrive at least 15 minutes before the start) and reception begins at 5:00 p.m.
  • Experience must be booked at least 1 week in advance
  • Price listed is for 1 person
  • As there will be a lot of walking on the tour, it is recommended to wear comfortable and non-slip shoes
  • There is no open area on the Grand Bazaar terrace, but guests with a fear of heights should take this into consideration
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Fine Print

  • This experience is non-refundable once purchased