Istanbul can easily claim to be one of the most colorful cities in the world. Located on the very edge of Europe, it later expanded into Asia resulting in a mixture of both cultures. When it comes to shopping, you will be amazed with the variety of goods available to buy here and the way everybody bargains – even in a grocery store. Take this tour and explore the legendary bazaars of Istanbul.
Turkey is very popular with European brands being cheaper than most of the countries. We took you places where you can select wide range of brands according to your needs. Istinye Park : Istinye Park shopping mall is a unique urban lifestyle environment situated on a natural topographical “amphitheater” of residential neighborhoods. Above, a grand circular arrival plaza sits between an open-air lifestyle center and a glass-roofed indoor retail area. With 300 shops and constructed at an expense of $250 million. The new shopping and entertainment complex İstinye Park is currently the biggest hit in Istanbul. After several months of construction and much publicity, İstinye Park opened its doors on Sept. 22, 2007. In addition to many glamorous shops and a hip theater complex, the modern mall hosts a variety of restaurants, cafes and even a food market.
Kanyon : Kanyon is an open-air mall, which has been in service since May 2006. The form of the mall is designed to look like a canyon. It houses 160 shops composed of several international fashion stores as well as Turkish ones. Some brands such as Haagen Dazs and Harvey Nichols opened their first store in Turkey in Kanyon. Mars Cinema is a new alternative for movie lovers with its nine comfortable theaters. The mall covers an area of 37.500 sq.mt. and can easily be reached via underground line. “Levent” stop is connected to the entrance of the mall.
Grand Bazaar : The Grand Bazaar was the commercial heart of the old city and its 4,000 shops are full of treasures including carpets and kilims, silks, jewelry, ceramics, icons, and leather goods. Wandering through the Grand Bazaar, indulge in some shopping, Ottoman style.
Spice Bazaar : The heady scents of saffron, cloves, sugar and spice fill the air at the Egyptian Spice Bazaar and Market, or Misir Carsisi, one of Istanbul’s oldest markets. Aisle after aisle of stallholders sell their wares in this cavernous covered market, built in 1660, under the market’s vaulted ceiling lit by Turkish lamps. Baskets filled with every spice under the sun add colors of gold, orange, yellow and green, and the array of dried fruits and nuts is astounding. Stock up on Turkish delight, dried apricots, pistachios and walnuts, honey sweets and top-quality saffron.
Duration: 7 hours
Tour starting point: Hotel
Tour ending point: Hotel
Includes: Private tour, pick-up from hotel
Excludes: Museum entrance tickets, transportation, gratitudes (recommended)
Sights to see: Best of Istanbul
Embark on a bargain-hunting journey and explore the ancient bazaars and modern malls of a city bursting with local and exported goods in our Shopping tour
Q: How to meet my tour guide?
A: Your tour guide will be waiting in your hotel to meet you at a determined time.
Q: Can I state the departure time for my tour?
A: Of course! We operate tours on private basis, so you can customize the departure time.
Q: Am I traveling with a group on the tour?
A: No, we provide private tours for your best experience so you will have a private professional tour guide in your preferred language.
Q: How about the transportation?
A: You will be picked up from hotel, transferred to port.
Q: How about shopping in Istanbul?
A: If you have any interest in workshops, please indicate while booking.
Q: How do I book this private Istanbul tour?
A: Easy! All you need to do is;
Fill the ‘Booking’ form where you will put your full details such as personal information, date, hotel or cruise name, arrival and departure times. Once you complete your booking we will get back to you with a confirmation email within 24 hours.
Q: How do I pay?
A: After filling the Booking form and secure the booking, the payment will be in cash directly to the tour guide during the tour. You can choose to pay in Usd, Euro, RMB, Turkish Lira or English Sterling.
|1st Jan to 31st Dec|
|Monday||09.30 - 16.00|
|Tuesday||09.30 - 16.00|
|Wednesday||09.30 - 16.00|
|Thursday||09.30 - 16.00|
|Friday||09.30 - 16.00|
|Saturday||09.30 - 16.00|
|Sunday||09.30 - 16.00|
|1st Jan to 31st Dec|
|Monday||10.00 - 16.30|
|Tuesday||10.00 - 16.30|
|Wednesday||10.00 - 16.30|
|Thursday||10.00 - 16.30|
|Friday||10.00 - 16.30|
|Saturday||10.00 - 16.30|
|Sunday||10.00 - 16.30|