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Small-Group Grand Bazaar Shopping Tour in Istanbul

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Istanbul, Turkey

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icon3 to 4 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Perfect your haggling abilities in the heart of the Grand Bazaar during this 3.5-hour small-group guided walking tour in Istanbul. With more than 60 blocks of bustling stalls and shops, the Grand Bazaar is one of the biggest covered markets on the planet. Stroll this labyrinth alongside your expert guide and discover the finest merchants and even try your luck bargaining for crafts and souvenirs. This tour is limited to 15 people to provide a more intimate atmosphere with your 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
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English speaking licenced professional tourist guide
A/C Deluxe chauffeur driven vehicle
Pick up from the centrally located Istanbul Hotels
Special gift from Istanbul Walks
Food and drinks
Gratuities
Hotel drop off

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Centrally located Istanbul hotels
Please provide your hotel name address and phone details
We will contact you as soon we will get reservation from you regarding meeting details

Departure Time

9:00 AM
After meeting your guide near Çemberlitaş tram station in Istanbul, make your way through this lively neighborhood to the entrance of the famous Grand Bazaar. Enter the world’s oldest and largest souk and learn how it was built in the 15th century by the Ottomans who defeated and took over Constantinople.

Begin your 3.5 hour walking tour, but remember to keep close to your guide since it’s easy to get lost in the slender alleys and winding corridors of this labyrinth of commerce. Hear how this covered market is home to upwards of 4,000 stalls and shops that provide something for everyone. See striking jewelry, artisan crafted ceramics, traditional Turkish woven rugs and an array of other eclectic crafts. As you roam through this maze, uncover the detailed history of this market and discover its best shops. 

Take a break and stop for some traditional Turkish tea or coffee or grab a snack at an eatery which can be easily found in between shops and stalls (own expense). 

Listen as your guide explains the tricks of the trade for bargaining with shopkeepers. With your skills honed, search for your favorite items and bargain for great and fair deals. After you finish the tour, bid farewell to your guide and continue shopping and exploring at your leisure.
Itinerary
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Grand Bazaar
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 5 on this small-group tour, ensuring you’ll enjoy personalized attention from your guide.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Istanbul Walks

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Small-Group Grand Bazaar Shopping Tour in Istanbul?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Grand Bazaar Shopping Tour in Istanbul.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Small-Group Grand Bazaar Shopping Tour in Istanbul?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Grand Bazaar Shopping Tour in Istanbul.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Small-Group Grand Bazaar Shopping Tour in Istanbul?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Grand Bazaar Shopping Tour in Istanbul.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Small-Group Grand Bazaar Shopping Tour in Istanbul?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Grand Bazaar Shopping Tour in Istanbul.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Small-Group Grand Bazaar Shopping Tour in Istanbul?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Grand Bazaar Shopping Tour in Istanbul.

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Excellent window shopping plus
kingsongeo
, Feb 2020
Lutfallah, the guide, did a superb job navigating this incredible bazaar. Nice cultural excursion. Highly recommend to those who are into shopping.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thank you very much for your compliments to our guide Lutfullah. We hope to see you again in Istanbul. Kind Regards,
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Great tour guide very informative with...
Jason M
, Jul 2016
Great tour guide very informative with alot of knowledge and history for the Grand Bazaar
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Serhat was a fantastic guide, he...
Lorna H
, 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.
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Serhat took my husband and I on a...
Leisa J
, 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.
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Incredible. Definitely to the...
Kevin P
, Aug 2015
Incredible. Definitely to the morning tour - the Bazaar is not crowded. Excellent guide. Lots of information. Lots of fun!
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We didn't see enough of the Grand...
Wendy H
, 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
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Ended up getting a private tour with...
Julia O
, 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.
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The company did not realize there...
Brian T
, 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.
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this tour was nice and the tour...
weteyelashes
, 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.
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The small-group turned out to be a...
Jonathan E
, 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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