Small-Group Grand Bazaar Shopping Tour In Istanbul

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Centrally located Istanbul hotels
    Please provide your hotel name address and phone details
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point at approximately 12:30pm
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. 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

Local guide

Hotel pickup

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Gratuities

Hotel drop off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Infants must sit on laps

Infant seats available

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Traveler Reviews

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  • 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.

  • 28-Jul-2016

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

  • 15-May-2016

    Serhat was a fantastic guide, he showed us around his Grand Bazaar with great pride and insiders knowledge. There were only 2 of us which made it very special and Serhat was in no hurry to move us on. He explained the art of bargaining and took us to some special places we would never have found on our own. At the end of the tour he recommended a place for lunch which was amazing and also ensured we knew our way back to the hotel. Thank you Serhat for the introduction to wonderful Istanbul.

  • 14-Feb-2016

    Serhat took my husband and I on a private tour of the Bazaar, very interesting and fun. I definitely would not have been able to appreciate the history and see the little hans, gold and silversmiths with out Serhat. Went in the morning when all the shopkeepers were just opening and setting up for the day, the best time as the bazaar was not crowded.

  • 23-Aug-2015

    Incredible. Definitely to the morning tour - the Bazaar is not crowded. Excellent guide. Lots of information. Lots of fun!

  • 02-Aug-2015

    We didn't see enough of the Grand Bazaar - instead we were taken to a rug shop outside the bazaar when noone wanted to see or purchase a rug.

    Turkish delight shop was excellent

  • 27-Nov-2014

    Ended up getting a private tour with Serhat, which I thoroughly enjoyed, particularly the visit to the silversmith and goldsmith! He was able to answer all my questions (there were lots). The visit to the carpet manufacturer - while somewhat interesting - was not necessary.

  • 28-Sep-2014

    The company did not realize there were no tours to this site on Sundays so I was postponed until the following weekend and had to change my travel plans.
    Only one person (me) on the tour. Kind of short, guide seemed in a hurry to get away.

  • 10-Sep-2014

    this tour was nice and the tour guide was so friendly, we really enjoyed it! however there were no drop off hotel facility, while it was clearly mentioned into the voucher that it is included! we had to return by taxi!! what is more that we nobody picked up us from hotel till 1 hour and we had to call the contact person, then they had arrived but very lately, so we had lost approx. 1.5 hrs of our tour.

  • 04-Aug-2014

    The small-group turned out to be a private tour. Our guide Apo determined what we wanted to see and what we didn't want to see and tailored everything to us. Overall a great experience.

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