IST009 HALF DAY : GRAND BAZAAR WALK
Probably the best way to describe the Grand Bazaar is to quote Mark Twain : “We went to the Grand Bazaar in Stamboul of course, and I shall not describe it further than to say it is a monstrous hive of little shops – thousands. I should say – all under one roof, and cut up into innumerable little blocks by narrow streets which are arched overhead.”
With more than 4000 shops in 64 streets and with 22 gates, the Grand Bazaar looks like a labyrinth. We must say that this definitely is not a shopping tour but a walk that will lead you through shops where they sell leather goods, sweets, dried fruit and spices, jewellery, glassware, pottery, fabrics, belly dancing costumers, t-shirts and all sorts of souvenirs.
We will visit workshops where you will see how the craftsmen fix degrees on carats; you will see how artisans do their engraving on silver.
Let your guide show you one of the most impressive views of Istanbul from an unexpected terrace !
Let us guide you through the most authentic districts of our city.
The Covered bazaar closes strictly at 06:00pm in week days and is closed on Sundays
The Participants must be able to walk long distances over uneven and cobblestone surface under the sun. Therefore bringing Comfortable footwear and clothes, hat, sun cream and sun glasses are recommended.
Winters in some areas of Turkey can be quite cold. Hence appropriate clothes are recommended.
You will visit mosques : recommended attire is shoulders and knees covered. For women, a scarf will also be required or you can use the scarves held at disposal of visitors.
Prices quoted for this tour is the total per vehicle !
These prices are only valid for meeting at your hotel in Sultanahmet or Taksim area or at the Istanbul Galata Port. From other meeting places, prices may need to be verified.
- A/C Vehicle as per size of group
- English speaking official tour guide
- Any other personal expenses
The prices in Turkish Liras have been calculated according to the exchange rate of Central Bank. The rates can change depending on the rate of the payment day.
Please contact us for the group prices.