Grand Bazaar - Walk in the Oldest Shopping Mall

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Grand Bazaar - Walk in the Oldest Shopping Mall

Let’s walk along the Grand Bazaar with a local guide. Join a workshop to see how the gold is melted in fire. Sounds amazing, huh!

Duration: 4 Hours
Live Guide: English
Pick-up Services: Pick up is availabe from centrally located hotels.


  • Visit the Grand Bazaar with a local guide
  • Learn the tricks of how to barter like a local
  • Visit a Gold Workshop where you can see jewelry made

Full Description

One of the largest and covered bazaars in the world, the Grand Bazaar, or Kapalicarsi as it is in Turkish, is 30,700 square meters with over 60 streets and 4000 shops. It is one of the best places to get a taste of life in Ottoman-Era.

Grand Bazaar is a shopping center but this tour will not be a shopping tour. We will be walking through the shops selling leather goods, sweets, dried fruit and spices, jewelry, glassware, pottery, fabrics, belly dancing costumes, t-shirts and all sorts of souvenirs. The unique part of this tour is that we will join some workshops rather than shopping. You will see how gold is melt in fire, as it has been for centuries; you will witness how the craftsmen fix degrees on carats; you will see how artisans do their engraving on silver.



  • Professional Guidance in English
  • Pick up & Drop off Service from/to centrally located hotels.
  • Refreshments

Meeting point

Pick up is availabe from centrally located hotels.


Know Before You Go

  • This tour is only available on Mondays.

About your Host

Istanbul Walks

Istanbul Walks is Tour Operator that organises Daily City Tours and Walking Tours in Istanbul and Turkey with its company owned vehicles. We are licensed as “A Group No 6174” from the ministry of Culture and Tourism...
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