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  • Address: Kalpakçılar Caddesi, Istanbul 34357, Turkey
  • Hours: Open Mon-Sat: 9am-7pm
  • Admission: Free

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Grand Bazaar (Kapali Carsi) Tours

The Grand Bazaar, or Kapali Carsi, is the mother of all markets, a treasure trove of gifts, souvenirs, essentials and fripperies. Heading into the cavernous bazaar from the daylight, it takes a minute for your eyes to adjust to this Arabian Nights visual feast of glimmering Turkish lights, brightly colored rugs and flickering candles.

Crammed into more than 60 domed alleys or streets, around 5,000 stallholders hold court in the labyrinthine covered market, parts of which date back to Byzantine days.

Calligraphy, carpets, beaded bracelets, gold and silver jewelry, curly-toed slippers, multicolored lanterns, flower-bedecked ceramics and belly-dancing outfits are just the tip of the iceberg in this shoppers’ cornucopia.

Practical Info

The Grand Bazaar is a few streets back from the waterfront in Sultanahmet. It's best reached from Divan Yolu, Sultanahmet's main thoroughfare.

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Historic Off the Beaten Path Tour of the Real Istanbul, Istanbul, null
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Historic Off the Beaten Path Tour of the Real Istanbul

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

See Turkey like a local on this historic off-the-beaten-path tour of the real Istanbul. Go where the locals go, and experience life in the back streets of ...  Read more

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $88.39
Morning Istanbul: Half-Day Tour with Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome and Grand Bazaar, ... 
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Morning Istanbul: Half-Day Tour with Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome and Grand Bazaar

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Enjoy this 4 hours tour with visits to the highlights of the old city. Firstly visit the magnificent Byzantine church of St Sophia. After here continue to ...  Read more

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $38.00
Istanbul Classics: Hagia Sophia Topkapi Palace Blue Mosque Hippodromme, Istanbul, Day Trips
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Istanbul Classics: Hagia Sophia Topkapi Palace Blue Mosque Hippodromme

Istanbul is one of the most amazing cities in the world!! Whether it’s picking up a bargain at the Grand Bazaar being awestruck by the beauty of the Blue ...  Read more

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $74.50
Highlights of Istanbul, Istanbul, Day Trips
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Highlights of Istanbul

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Experience the beauty of Istanbul’s Old City with a fully-guided small group walking tour. On this 7-hour tour, spend the day wandering through the Hagia ...  Read more

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $126.27
Byzantine and Ottoman Relics 1-Day Walking Tour in Istanbul, Istanbul, City Tours
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Byzantine and Ottoman Relics 1-Day Walking Tour in Istanbul

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Immerse in Istanbul's rich heritage on this 8.5-hour walking tour of the UNESCO-listed Old City. Discover the Hagia Sophia cathedral-mosque, the vast Blue ...  Read more

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.81
Full-Day Private Walking Tour of Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Istanbul, Cultural Tours
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Full-Day Private Walking Tour of Sultanahmet, Istanbul

Get to the heart of old Constantinople with this private 1-day walking tour of Istanbul's old city, Sultanahmet. Visit the Roman-era Hippodrome, the iconic ...  Read more

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $151.53
Private Istanbul Tour from Istanbul Hotels and Port, Istanbul, Walking Tours
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Private Istanbul Tour from Istanbul Hotels and Port

With this private tour explore magical Istanbul "City of Sultans". Enjoy a day of history and sightseeing of Old Istanbul.

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $110.00
Private Guided Istanbul Day Tour, Istanbul, Day Trips
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Private Guided Istanbul Day Tour

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Explore Istanbul's rich history and magnificent architecture as you visit the Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and the Grand Bazaar ...  Read more

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: Flexible

From USD $99.00
Private Tour of Istanbul With Hotel Pickup and Drop-off, Istanbul, Day Trips
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Private Tour of Istanbul With Hotel Pickup and Drop-off

Go to all of the major sites in Istanbul on a private, full-day tour. Admire the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque, see Topkapi Palace and learn about the ...  Read more

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $140.00
Top Sites Of Istanbul: Half Day Small-Group tour, Istanbul, Day Trips
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Top Sites Of Istanbul: Half Day Small-Group tour

The best choice for any first timer, Top sites of Old Istanbul, is a half-day, small group tour. Discover what has made Istanbul such a majestic and ...  Read more

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $82.08

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