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  • Location: Istanbul, Turkey
  • Duration:  3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Sharpen up your bargaining skills while exploring Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar on this must-do 3.5-hour walking tour. As one the world’s 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 you’ll enjoy personalized attention from your guide.

Highlights

  • 3.5-hour shopping tour of Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar led by an expert local guide
  • Avoid getting lost in this world-famous souk and seek out the best stalls and shops
  • Learn how to haggle like a local and find a bargain
  • Shop for authentic Turkish keepsakes like locally crafted jewelry, or alabaster pots
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 15 people ensures a more personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Small-Group Grand Bazaar Shopping Tour in Istanbul

Small-Group Istanbul Shopping Tour

Meet your guide close to Istanbul’s Çemberlitaş tram station, and then stroll through the city’s 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 market’s fascinating history and point out all the must-visit stalls.

Thriving restaurants, cafes and food traders are sandwiched between the market’s 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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Great tour guide and great tour.

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