What are the edges of the great bazaar

Half-day afternoon walking tour of the Grand Bazaar

Immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of the Grand Bazaar, workshops and goldsmiths. Admire the approximately 4,000 shops and stalls at the side of your experienced tour guide and enjoy the unique view of Istanbul.

About this activity

Effortless cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Covid-19 protective measures
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Use your phone or print out your voucher
Duration 4 hours
Start time 13:30
Collection included
Pick-up possible from centrally located hotels in Istanbul in the areas around Taksim Square, Sisli, Beşiktaş, Sultanahmet and Fatih. Meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel.

Your experience

  • Visit the Grand Bazaar with a local guide
  • Learn interesting details about the shops and vendors and their everyday lives
  • Visit a gold workshop and admire the unique way jewelry is made
  • Learn to haggle like a local when negotiating prices
  • Experience the lively, turbulent bazaar, see how warm silver is worked and much more
Istanbul's Grand Bazaar is a bustling and vibrant place where vendors and customers haggle for everything from exotic spices and sweets to fine leather goods and jewelry. Your experienced tour guide will show you the hidden treasures of the Grand Bazaar. He will help you bargain for the best price. The tour is more than just a shopping tour, it is more of a cultural experience. During this half-day tour, you will discover the Grand Bazaar and its myriad of shops selling candy, leather goods, jewelry, glass products, ceramics, fabrics and belly dance costumes. You will even visit a gold workshop where gold is still processed in the traditional way. Your guide will lead you across the bazaar and show you a hidden terrace from which you can enjoy a unique view of the city
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Having lunch
  • beverages
  • Personal expenses

This activity can only be booked online as the ticket office is closed.

Existing security measures
  • All customer contact points are cleaned regularly
  • Customers have to keep their distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to avoid crowds
Requirements for travelers
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

Prepare for this activity

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 1 ratings

Great tour under very good guidance! Great insight into the bazaar!

The tour gave an excellent insight into the hustle and bustle of the bazaar and also led to corners that you would otherwise never have found. It would be very desirable if these tours were also available in more languages ​​(e.g. in German). The English of our very friendly and very good guide was very good and very easy to understand. She also catered to individual needs and also answered all of our inquiries. The tour introduces the bazaar and its peculiarities in detail and is a very good opportunity to get to know a lot without being overwhelmed by the abundance of the bazaar streets. We (3 tourists from Germany) were very enthusiastic! A very successful afternoon!

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