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Istanbul Grand Bazaar Tour: Crossroads of Commerce

Unravel the history of trade in Istanbul
$264 and up
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Tour Details
About the Tour
3 hours
Photos & Highlights
  • Gain an understanding of Istanbul's position as a global crossroads, both historical and present
  • Led by a local expert
  • Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar
Tour Description
Where You'll Start
25 Reviews (4.62)

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Guide offered lots of helpful and interesting background on the bazaars. It was most helpful having a local guide us through the Grand Bazaar.
The tour of the Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar was fabulous! The guide (Inci) was very well informed and really entertaining. Because of the location of the tour, the crowds were intense but she did an excellent job of steering us through the sites and giving advice on how to fully enjoy our time there. Would definitely book again and definitely will (and have already) recommend to others!
I took the Crossroads of Commerce Walk. I enjoyed the tour but I think the content was a little thin. Most of the time was spent on the Han building type - which is interesting. But I would have liked to hear more about the development of trade (when did it move from barter to money) and specific industries in Istanbul over time (For instance development of the textile industry in the region).