Rooting for the ultimate shopping experience? Our Istanbul Grand Bazaar guided tour invites you to visit one of the country’s largest and most famous bazaars, and unfold the culture behind it. Bazaars are of high importance for the country, as they form trading and socialising hubs. In fact, this tradition managed to survive until today, and Grand Bazaar is about to offer you the best of it.
Book our Istanbul Grand Bazaar guided tour, and get the opportunity to explore the oldest bazaar in Turkey. More than 4000 small shops and stalls are found within the bazaar, allowing you to get a complete overview of what is being sold. Exercise your bargaining skills, purchase some cool souvenirs, and learn many important information about it.
This tour has no hotel transfer, our guests must make their way to the meeting location on their own. Please meet your guide at the meeting point 10 minutes before the tour start time.
The Grand Bazaar Guided Tour starts at the main bus stop for the Big Bus Tour Company at Sultanahmet Square. Look out for the dark red double-decker buses. It’s about 20 metres (65 ft) in front of the Hagia Sophia Museum.
When booking our Istanbul Grand Bazaar tour, you can expect to witness the bustling atmosphere of this labyrinth-like bazaar, and understand why it is one of Istanbul’s most famous locations. This experience is available from Monday to Saturday, and you can join by purchasing your ticket, or as part of our Istanbul Tourist Pass. Make sure that you will be at the meeting point, at least, 10 minutes before the scheduled time. For this experience, the meeting point is Sultanahmet Square, that is easily accessible via taxi, walking, or public transportation. Accompanied by the guide, you will enter Grand Bazaar, and get impressed since the very first moments.
This tour provides a complete overview of the bazaar’s history and tradition. An interesting highlight is that it was built between 1455 and 1560 by Sultan Mehmet in an effort to boost the economy. Nowadays, it forms the oldest and largest bazaar in the country. Inside Grand Bazaar, there are more than 4000 shops and stalls, selling all sort of handcrafts, souvenirs, clothes, and local delicacies. As you walk around with the guide, make sure that you will purchase some cool souvenirs, but don’t forget to bargain! The bustling atmosphere of the bazaar provides the perfect conditions to get the real vibes of the city, and observe the locals. Apart from the shopping experience, the bazaar is a great place for street food. Take this opportunity, and taste some typical recipes in the small restaurants and food stalls of the bazaar. By the end of the 30-minute guided tour, you are free to continue your shopping and strolling. This guided visit at Grand Bazaar is, definitely, something you don’t want to miss.
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You can pay by card online or by cash on the tour day with any currency such as Turkish Lira, Euro (EUR), American Dollars (USD), United Kingdom Sterling (£).
Total tour duration is 2 hours.
Shopping heaven! I insisted on booking this tour for my family, and in the end we all enjoyed it. It has nothing to do with other guided tours. This one is all about local culture and shopping, no boring things at all. The bazaar is huge, a day is not even enough to see all the shops properly. A guide was with us, so we went to some of the main spots of the bazaar. It was good they we had somebody explaining this to us. She even helped us bargain which is a big, big plus! Do book this tour. We had a blast.