Shopping In Grand Bazaar - Istanbul

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 3 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Grand Bazaar, Beyazıt, Kalpakçılar Cd. No:22, 34126 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick-up is included only from centrally located Eıuropean side hotels
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Sharpen up your bargaining skills while exploring Istanbuls Grand Bazaar on this must-do 3.5-hour walking tour. As one the worlds largest covered markets, the Grand Bazaar is home to thousands of shops and stalls spread over nearly 60 blocks. Find the best places to shop in this mystical maze as your local guide introduces to you its best traders and helps you to bag a few bargains!
Numbers are limited to 15 on this small-group tour, ensuring youll enjoy personalized attention from your guide.

Highlights

  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Led by a local guide

Know More about this tour

Meet your guide close to Istanbuls emberlita tram station, and then stroll through the citys bustling streets to reach the Grand Bazaar easily Europe's most famous souk . Created back in the 15th century, just after the Ottomans conquered Constantinople, this incredible market is one of the oldest, not to mention largest, in the world.

Avoid getting lost in its crazy mazes by exploring every little nook and cranny with your expert local guide on your 3.5-hour walking tour. Catering to every possible shopping whim, the Grand Bazaar is home to nearly 4,000 shops and stalls, selling eye-catching jewelry, intricately woven rugs, hand-painted ceramics and just about everything else you can imagine! While strolling around, your guide will explain some of the markets fascinating history and point out all the must-visit stalls.

Thriving restaurants, cafes and food traders are sandwiched between the markets many shops and stalls, so there's plenty of opportunity to grab a Turkish coffee, tea or even find a bite to eat (own expense) as you shop.

Join in the banter with the market traders and learn how to barter for the very best prices. Your friendly guide will teach you all the tips to bag a bargain, so shop 'til your heart is content, knowing that any purchases are at a fair price. Your tour finishes in the market ideal if you want to continue shopping and browsing at leisure.

Inclusions

English speaking licenced professional tourist guide

A/C Deluxe chauffeur driven vehicle

Pick up from the centrally located Istanbul Hotels

Special gift from Istanbul Walks

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Hotel drop off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Traveler Reviews

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  • 12-Aug-2022

    We enjoyed this tour with Istanbul Walks and guide Tayfun. Tayfun provided a personal and informative tour. He grew up playing hide and seek in the Grand Bazar and could tell us how the Bazar originated and how it evolved up until how it is today. Great tour for everyone in the family.

  • 21-Sep-2020

    Fukran is just an excellent guide. A pleasant person, full of insights and truly passionate about the city. All that you need in a guide! He offered us several tips for the city and was not pushy at all in the Bazaar and let us do our thing.

  • 11-Feb-2020

    Pensar que llegaría a conocer El Gran Bazar era algo que nunca imagine. Al ingresar la sorpresa se iba agigantando, pasillos y pasillos, laberínticos e interminables y de todo mucho, lo que buscaba en algún lugar lo encontraría, sólo que habría que hacer una visita de varios días a este lugar para terminar de apreciar y conocer su riqueza.

  • 07-Feb-2020

    Lutfallah, the guide, did a superb job navigating this incredible bazaar.
    Nice cultural excursion.
    Highly recommend to those who are into shopping.

  • 06-Feb-2020

    Lutfallah, the guide, did a superb job navigating this incredible bazaar. Nice cultural excursion. Highly recommend to those who are into shopping.

  • 02-Feb-2020

    Beaucoup de contrefaçon, c’est cher il faut marchander, allez y Le Matin afin de profiter du fait qu’il y a moins de monde

  • 05-Jun-2019

    You can find a lot of traditional deliciouse as well as beautiful things.. I would have missed something

  • 01-Aug-2018

    Allí comprobé que no sirvo para regatear!!!. De todas formas tengo la impresión que el regateo no es hasta la mitad más o menos del valor como dicen y de hecho ya hay personas que ni te ofrecen entrar en el juego. En líneas generales no te dejan ir y te preguntan cuanto vale para vos.

  • 11-Jun-2018

    El Gran Bazar es una interminable galeria llena de tiendas de productos tipicos Turcos, su colorido y diversidad la hacen una visita imperdible de Estambul. Es EL lugar para comprar recuerdos y tomarse un te con los mejores vendedores del mundo.

  • 28-Jul-2016

    Great tour guide very informative with alot of knowledge and history for the Grand Bazaar

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