Turkish Shopping Experience From Istanbul

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Overview

No trip to Turkey would be complete without experiencing the culture of a true shopping expedition and seeing, negotiating and buying something from the rich tapestry of goods for which Turkey is famous. Visit the world's famous Grand Bazaar, Spice Market and Turkish Handmade Producers.

Highlights

  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences

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Your guide will collect you at your hotel for your 4-hour exploration of traditional Turkish shopping culture. Begin at the historical Grand Bazaar, a magnificent covered market with over 3000 shops selling a range of items, from carpets to jewelry to leather goods. Shopping in the bazaar is a traditional experience, and your guide will help you negotiate with tradesmen, likely over a glass of Turkish tea.

Admire authentic carpets and kilims, made with natural fibers and dyes. Carpets and kilims can come in bright colors, though designs and prices vary widely. Find historical ceramics, perhaps dating from the 15th century and perhaps made by contemporary artisans in a traditional style. Buy unique pieces of jewelry from craftsmen trained in the traditional Ottoman style. Discover Turkey’s thriving leather industry that produces handcrafted bags, jackets, coats and trousers at very affordable prices.

Continue to the Spice Bazaar, a smaller covered market that is fragrant with the smells of smoky red pepper, freshly ground cumin, sweet rose tea, and many other intoxicating scents. Explore aisles of brightly-colored Turkish Delight, crunchy piles of walnuts, and golden dried apricots. Your guide will take you to the best vendors, leading you through the winding streets that connect the two bazaars. Experience an authentic way of Turkish living that continues to thrive in the present day.

Inclusions for Turkish Shopping Experience From Istanbul

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entrance fees
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Afternoon tea
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Exclusions for Turkish Shopping Experience From Istanbul

  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults

Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking

A small amount of walking is involved

Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • Eren Bolek was fantastic! I reserved this trip, which was great, but when I chose to forgo some of the shopping and see the sites he took me all through the city. I only had one day, but he was sure I made the most of it. I highly recommend asking for Eren Bolek with this tour - a certified tour guide by Turkey who will make sure you see the most and that everyone you meet treats you with a smile. Thank you Eren!

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