Spice Market and Grand Bazaar, Hippodrome of Constantinapole...
Welcome to Istanbul.
The Spice Bazaar, (Turkish: 'Mısır Çarşısı', or Egyptian Bazaar) in Istanbul, Turkey is one of the oldest bazaars in the city. Located in Eminönü, it is the second largest covered shopping complex after the Grand Bazaar.
The Hippodrome of Constantinople (Turkish: Sultanahmet Meydanı, At Meydanı) was a circus that was the sporting and social centre of Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine Empire.
The Grand Bazaar (Turkish: Kapalıçarşı, meaning Covered Bazaar) in Istanbul is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with more than 58 covered streets and over 3500 shops which attract between 250, 000 and 400, 000 visitors daily. Opened in 1461, it is well known for its jewelry, pottery, spice, and carpet shops.
Rustem Pasha Mosque
Local Markets around Eminonu Area
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Hotel reception.
End location: Hotel reception.
Duration: 6 hours
Time of tour is flexible, up to 6 hours depending upon your flight time.
Walking tour and if we need we will use public transportations.
My services as your personal tour guide and help with transportation to and from the cruise ship terminal and around the city.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 Turkish Lira - Entrance fees, local transportation,etc.
You are responsible for purchasing any items of a personal nature related to shopping, souvenirs, snacks, and restaurant meals, museum entrances.
I am not a driver guide. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
Some museums in Istanbul, we are not allowed to enter exhibition halls, we explain and give free times to guests.
A Recent Review of this tour
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Safiye was charming and knowledgeable. She adjusted our bazaar tour to include the Sulieman mosque (since we missed it earlier), and her recounting of the history/stories added much to the experience. An expert guide through the maze of the bazaar, Safiye helped us find quality items we were interested in, while giving us pointers on when and how to negotiate. Very engaging personality, willing to adjust /customize the experience, and lots of fun. We highly recommend her and would use her again.