Istanbul Grand Bazaar Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Istanbul Grand Bazaar Behind-the-Scenes Tour
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$125
Duration: 4 hours
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Conquer the gargantuan Grand Bazaar with this 4-hour tour through one of the largest covered markets in the world. Led by an author on the market, the tour covers the history of the Grand Bazaar, a place that sells everything from antiques to carpets, food to furniture. Meet artisans, sample Turkish street food, sip Turkish tea, and maybe even catch a bargain or two. Numbers are limited to eight for a personalized experience.

With more than 3,000 shops and hundreds of thousands of visitors each day, the Grand Bazaar can be a daunting place to visit on your own. The best way to do it is with this 4-hour tour, that gives an insider’s view of the market while ensuring you’ll never get lost in the shuffle.
The bazaar can be a bizarre place with multilingual merchants vying for your attention at every turn. Everything is for sale here, from rugs and spice to street food, jewelry, antiques, silk, copperware and more. After a hotel pickup by public transport, follow your guide through the covered walkways, learning about the history of the market, and meet some of its artisans and traders. Hear how many are part of generations who have worked at the bazaar, which was built in the mid-15th century.
Sample four different Turkish treats and sip a robust Turkish coffee to take a break mid-way through your tour. If you’re lucky, you might take home a bargain or two, as well — your guide will explain how to haggle like a Turk. Before you leave, take a complimentary copy of one of your guide’s publications as a souvenir. Your tour finishes inside the market.
Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required.

Conquer the gargantuan Grand Bazaar with this 4-hour tour through one of the largest covered markets in the world. Led by an author on the market, the tour covers the history of the Grand Bazaar, a place that sells everything from antiques to carpets, food to furniture. Meet artisans, sample Turkish street food, sip Turkish tea, and maybe even catch a bargain or two. Numbers are limited to eight for a personalized experience.