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 the blast furnace. Sounds amazing, huh!

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


  • Have you ever seen gold got melted in a blast furnace?
  • Visit a Gold Workshop where you can see jewelry made.
  • Learn the tricks of how to barter like a local.
  • Visit the Grand Bazaar with a local guide.
  • 4000 shops, 64 streets, 22 gates. Bigger than 6 football stadiums, the Grand Bazaar.

Full Description

One of the largest and covered bazaars in the world, the Grand Bazaar, or Kapalicarsi as it is in Turkish, has built on 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 the 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 the blast furnace, as it has been for centuries. Also, 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

Your hotel lobby.


Know Before You Go

  • This tour is only available on Mondays.
  • Please ask if pick-up is available for your hotel.

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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Customer Reviews

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Derek - July 07, 2019

Grand Bazaar was awesome. You can find almost everything. There is a great atmosphere. I felt like I went shopping like the people in the old times.

Gloria - July 02, 2019

It was the best place in Istanbul for shopping. The tour was not for shopping but we discover the Bazaar together. After the tour, we bought some souveniers for our parents.

Alfredo - June 12, 2019

Don t go there with your girlfriend if she is addicted to shopping! She might want to buy everthing! It is a dangerous place for your budget.

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