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Istanbul Grand Bazaar and Egyptian Bazaar Shopping Tour provided by Plan Tours

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Istanbul Grand Bazaar and Egyptian Bazaar Shopping Tour

Istanbul Grand Bazaar and Egyptian Bazaar Shopping Tour
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Enjoy a dose of traditional Turkish retail therapy at Istanbul’s two best-known bazaars on this 4-hour shopping tour with a local guide. Roam the herb, spice and food stalls of the Egyptian Bazaar, and delve into the stall-stuffed Grand Bazaar for gold, antiques and other goodies. Get bartering tips and pointers on the best deals from your guide as you explore, and visit a traditional ceramics workshop to see potters make Turkey’s blue-and-white Iznik tiles and pottery. Numbers are limited to 10 on this small-group tour for a personalized experience.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5828SHOPPING
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Kapali Carsi
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Tamara Restaurant, Sultan Ahmet, Küçük Ayasofya Cd. No:14, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey Please be ready in front of TAMARA RESTAURANT at 08:15 and look for blue and white Midibus/Minivan with the logo of Pln Tours and Gray Line
  • The Marmara Taksim, Gümüşsuyu, Osmanlı Sk. 1/B, 34437 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey Please be ready in front of The Marmara Hotel at Taksim Square at 08:15 and look for blue and white Midibus/Minivan with the logo of Pln Tours and Gray Line
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note: When reconfirming your booking, your local supplier will advise you on alternative meeting points for hotels which are not accessible
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Kapali Carsi
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • Tamara Restaurant, Sultan Ahmet, Küçük Ayasofya Cd. No:14, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey Please be ready in front of TAMARA RESTAURANT at 08:15 and look for blue and white Midibus/Minivan with the logo of Pln Tours and Gray Line
  • The Marmara Taksim, Gümüşsuyu, Osmanlı Sk. 1/B, 34437 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey Please be ready in front of The Marmara Hotel at Taksim Square at 08:15 and look for blue and white Midibus/Minivan with the logo of Pln Tours and Gray Line
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note: When reconfirming your booking, your local supplier will advise you on alternative meeting points for hotels which are not accessible
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Kapali Carsi
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Misir Carsisi (Spice Market)
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Sultanahmet Square
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.0
16 reviews
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Robitalianchef
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina8 contributions
Just look, don't buy!!
Oct 2019 • Family
The place is really interesting, fascinating, colorful and lively. Definitely worth a visit.
But be careful, whatever you buy here you'll pay at least double respect to what you'd pay in a shop anywhere else out of the heavy touristic areas.
Written 26 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Habeeb K
41 contributions
Great bazaar
Oct 2019
Great Bazaar, I liked this bazaar more than the grand bazaar,, but as every where in Turkey you have to bargain. the ALLADIN sweets were great ,, like the second store,, turkish sweets made with honey,, I also find that if you walk straight you can reach the grand bazaar, on that way you can find lots of wholesaler for scarf.. so you can buy in bulk ,, cheaper..
Written 15 October 2019
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ELENA511
Sofia, Bulgaria172 contributions
Too crowded
Sep 2019 • Friends
I have not seen so many people crowded at one place. Better go there early in the morning. It is very interesting there!
Written 30 September 2019
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Sam Cook
London, UK14 contributions
Very poor quality and high prices
Sep 2019 • Couples
While buying minimum get price of 30% of first price a seller offers. In asian side you will find same products and way way cheaper. The quality is very very poor. Clothes and bags we brought got broken within a week.

Total turist scam!!

Do not trust these lying and agressive turks! TERRRIBLE PLACE
Written 4 September 2019
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WendyinChicago
Chicago28 contributions
A must see.
Jul 2019
Imagine a place where people have been shopping for over 600 years! There is everythng from Turkish coffee sets to rugs to elegant scarves, and of course, Turkish Delight. It helps to go with a guide so you don't overpay for items.
Written 3 September 2019
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Luks C
18 contributions
Don't get ripped off!
Sep 2018 • Family
The first thing to note is that there are many entrances to this Bazaar and they also have security when entering, so you have to go through a metal detector. they don't really check anything i went in with a pram they didn't really say anything and didn't check my bags. The Bazaar is very busy and the closing time is around 7pm.
Advise:

The prices in the bazaar are actually more than you would find outside the bazaar. So i recommend shopping outside the bazaar on the street markets. they are generally around 20-30 Lira difference.

when you enter the Bazaar you will see the sweet/savoury sections. they are a absolute rip off. do not buy for more than 60 lira for 1 kg of Turkish delights. they will quote you from 120-90 lira. Trust me you can get it cheaper with them or somewhere else.

The decorated tea sets they sell for 120 lira. BUT you can actually go to the supermarket and get the same set for 10 Lira!!!

there are a lot of fake cloths, bags, shoes etc. if you decide to buy them always remember they will quote you 3 times the actually amount they are willing to sell for. so don't be fooled!

the bazaar is huge place with similar shops just in different places. its worth a visit just to see what all the fuss is about. snapchat movement of course.

I have actually found better exchange rates in the bazaar than outside.

the food around the bazaar is expensive. you can get the same even better food on the side of the streets away from the touristy bits. i ate at the restaurant right outside and paid over 120 Lira for kebab and rise, and a Turkish pizza. i went outside the busy bits and got 2 large kebab wraps, chips, pizza and some other dishes i forgot what you call them plus tea and cakes enough for 4 people (2 of us only, since am going holiday might swell put some calories on) and only paid 56 Lira! which is about £6 Bargain! (exchange rate was 8.2)
Written 22 September 2018
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LynnB
Sweden281 contributions
Sightseeing and some shopping and trust no one.
I entered gate 5, then looking around some small shops. I decided to buy a suitcase and I ask someone how much, how’s the quality, his asking price is 300 lira and it’s high quality made in Turkey. I bid and I pay 200 lira. It looks good and strong, but when I return home, the zipper is
broken and two big cracks. The suitcase that I bought is disposable. Iam very very disappointed. :(
Written 19 September 2018
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LynnB
Sweden281 contributions
Many many things to buy, but I hope they are Turkish made not made in China
Oct 2017
I walk around, looking to all stuff and I change dollars too. I noticed that you must be good in bidding, so you can get the best price that you want.
Written 13 March 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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