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Istanbul Grand Bazaar shopping tour

Take the plunge into Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, one of the oldest and largest covered markets in the world. In the company of your expert guide you will explore some of the 61 covered streets and over 3,000 shops, and soak up the atmosphere of this pulsating, exotic place. Dating all the way back to the 15th century, the Grand Bazaar has been catering to the daily needs of local residents for generations and now sells a greater range of produce than ever - if not everything under the sun then not far short. Whether you’re after a hookah, clothes, jewellery, carpets or antiques, the chances are you’ll find it in what surely ranks as one of the world’s unbeatable retail therapy experiences. The practical benefit of being accompanied by a guide comes from local knowledge and expertise: is your Turkish rug authentic and handmade? Is the antiquity you are thinking of buying genuine and is it legal to be taken out of Turkey? Is the jewellery you have your eye on made with real gems and to the highest standard? On all these questions your helpful guide will be able to advise you, as well as handling the tricky business of negotiating a fair price. Depending on your interests and tastes you will be taken to the most reputable leather shop, the fairest antique’s emporium, the jewellery seller with the reputation for the highest quality or the finest place for kilims and carpets. Shopaholics have a treat in store at the Grand Bazaar, one of the world’s great shopping experiences. Take the plunge into Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, one of the oldest and largest covered markets in the world. In the company of your expert guide you will explore some of the 61 covered streets and over 3,000 shops, and soak up the atmosphere of this pulsating, exotic place. Dating all the way back to the 15th century, the Grand Bazaar has been catering to the daily needs of local residen Meeting/pick-up point: Hotel reception. Duration: Approximately 5 hours. Start/opening time: 8 am -8.30am (morning tour), 1 - 1.30pm (afternoon tour). End/closing time: 12pm - 12.30pm (morning tour), 5pm 5.30pm(afternoon tour). Languages: English.