Guided tour

Istanbul Grand Bazaar Half-Day Shopping Tour

Activity provider: ISTANBUL WALKS
Guided tour

Istanbul Grand Bazaar Half-Day Shopping Tour

Activity provider: ISTANBUL WALKS

From US$ 65.43 per person

At Istanbul's Grand Bazaar you can find most anything, from Oriental rugs to hand-crafted jewelery and crockery. Experience this ancient complex as you fill your bag with exotic finds. Visit Nuruosmaniye Mosque, one of the finest in Turkey.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup is available from centrally-located Istanbul hotels within Taksim Square, Şişli, Beşiktaş, Sultanahmet, and Fatih neighborhoods.
Small group
Limited to 6 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn to bargain like a local at the Grand Bazaar
  • Taste Turkish market food while exploring over 4,000 shops
  • Experience the glory of Nuruosmaniye Mosque
Full description
Over 4,000 shops await you to explore and discover. Meet your English-speaking guide when you are picked up from your hotel in central Istanbul. Navigate the vast selection of leather, rug, jewelry, and antique stores. You can be assured that your purchases will be authentic examples of whatever it is you are looking for. Looking for Kilims, Heriz or Isfahan carpets? Your guide will take you to the most reputable vendors. If antiques are what you are looking for, then your guide will ensure you are purchasing an authentic piece and not one made for the tourist trade. Your Grand Bazaar shopping tour ends with a visit to the Nuruosmaniye Mosque. The mosque is one of the finest examples of the Ottoman-Baroque architectural style found in Turkey.
Includes
  • English-speaking guide
  • Transportation
  • Hotel pickup
  • Refreshments
  • Drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Pets
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 5 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Service
    4.4/5
  • Organization
    4/5

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I went to the Grand Bazaar on my first day in Istanbul but found it so intimidating I only lasted a few minutes. Going back with Hameeda my guide was brilliant. The attitude of the traders when you are with a local is so much better. She knew the best stores to go to in the maze and helped me barter and deal with language difficulties. I also learned lots about the history of the Grand Bazaar which was fascinating. Definitely money well spent. Of all the places in Istanbul this is the one where I would 100% recommend a guide.

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March 31, 2023

The tourguide showed a lot to me. The grad bazaar is huge. I saw some very interesting things. Especially the little places where they produce the products were interesting. There you can buy without bargening. I could have spent even more time at the basaar... very colourful and nice place + I was the only person on tour + tour started on time + we did all that had been promised + I could ask a lot of questions + we looked for some special products I wanted + no presure to buy

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March 31, 2023

I enjoyed this tour - it wasn't really focussed on shopping as much as it was about the history of the grand bazaar and how it developed. Our guide was really knowledgeable and could answer any questions we had, as well as showing us some out of the way places that we definitely wouldn't have seen otherwise.

March 31, 2023

Product ID: 18148