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Half-Day Afternoon: Grand Bazaar Walk

Product ID: 18157
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Step into the chaos of the Grand Bazaar with a local guide who will help you make sense of its nearly 4,000 shops and stalls. Enjoy a workshop on gold melting before stepping out onto a terrace with a great view of Istanbul.
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Duration: 4 hours
Starting time 1:30 PM
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Live tour guide

Pickup included

Pickup is available from centrally-located Istanbul hotels within Taksim Square, Şişli, Beşiktaş, Sultanahmet, and Fatih neighborhoods. Meet your guide at the hotel lobby.

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  • Visit the Grand Bazaar with a local guide
  • Enjoy expert commentary on the shops and the keepers who work here daily
  • Visit a Gold Workshop where you can see jewelry made
  • Learn the tricks of how to barter like a local
  • Experience the covered bazaar, gold melting, silver carving, and old hans
Full description
The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is a bustling hive of shopkeepers and consumers bargaining on everything from exotic spices and sweets to fine leather goods and jewelry.

Let your guide open your eyes to the hidden treasures of the Grand Bazaar. Your guide will also help you to bargain for the best deal available. This is not so much a shopping tour as a cultural experience that is so much more fulfilling than just visiting the Grand Bazaar on your own.

During your half-day walk through the Bazaar, you will be treated to shops selling sweets, leather goods, jewelry, glassware, pottery, fabrics, and belly dancing costumes.

You'll even see workshops where they melt down gold in the ancient tradition, and recast it into whatever your heart desires! Your guide will take you through the labyrinth and up to one of the most impressive views in all of Istanbul at one of the Grand Bazaar's gorgeous terraces.
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Transportation to and from the hotel
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Beverages
  • Personal expenses

From £63.64 per person

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Product ID: 18157