Grand Bazaar Tour

Are you ready to visit the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul?

With over four thousand shops and its incredible history, The Grand Bazaar is a must-see location in Istanbul. The Grand Bazaar, which was built by Sultan Mehmed between the years of 1455 and 1560, is Istanbul’s oldest covered market and it has been fully operational ever since the great Sultan built it.

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Duration: 35 MinutesCheck Time table to see starting times

Instant confirmation: No Rezervation is required

Guide: English


Discover this multicultural and historical bazaar.

Enjoy the Grand Bazaar, one of the oldest shopping and commercial centers.

After completing your tour, you can enjoy Turkish cuisine at one of the numerous Turkish restaurants in the vicinity.


Entry to the Grand Bazaar


Covid-19 precautions

Safety: All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

Social: Distancing is maintained in museums

Mask: Wearing mask is mandatory during museum visit

Limited Visitors: To reduce crowds, the number of visitors is limited

Grand Bazaar in Istanbul

With over 4000 shops, the Grand Bazaar is the oldest covered market (or bazaar) in Istanbul and one of the largest in the world.

Built by order of Sultan Mehmet between 1455 and 1560 to stimulate the city's economy, the Grand Bazaar has been fully operational ever since. It was highly prosperous during the Ottoman Empire and had no equal in all of Europe regarding the quality and variety of the goods that one could find there.

Tuesdays: NO TOUR

Monday: 16:00

Wednesdays to Saturdays:: 09:00

The approximate duration is 30

Please meet your guide at the meeting point 10 minutes before the tour start time.

How To Get There?

Where to meet?

The tour starts at the main bus stop for the Big Bus(Busforus) Tour Company at Sultanahmet Square. Look out for the red double-decker buses. It's about 20 metres (65 ft) in front of the Hagia Sophia Museum.

To get to Sultanahmet Square, take the T1 Bağılar - Kabataş tram and get off at Sultanahmet station. Walk towards Hagia Sophia and keep an eye out for the Big Bus stop. Our guides carry a white flag with Istanbul Go Pass logo.

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Grand Bazaar Tour is Included in Istanbul Go Pass®️ with English speaking Professional Guide.

  • The guided tours are performed in English.
  • The tour starts at the stop of the Big Bus in Sultanahmet.
  • The tour doesn't require a reservation in advance.
  • The Grand Bazaar is closed all-day long on Sundays and during the holidays of the Ramadan and Sacrifice Festivals.

This is different than a typical bazaar that you can see in the neighborhood every day. Containing a lot of history and multi-cultural background, it is worth seeing it all with your own eyes.

The guided tour doesn't require a reservation, You can find tour hours at 'Hours & Meeting' section.Please meet your guide at the meeting point 10 minutes before the tour start time.

Yes, you can get in without a guide, but we recommend to join Guided tour for learn more about the history.

You can find meeting location at 'Hours & Meeting 'section,our guides carry a white flag with the logo of Istanbul Go Pass®

The Grand Bazaar is open everyday except sundays and the religious holidays of Ramadan and Sacrifice Festivals.

It’s hundreds of years old and was used in Ottoman times. It is still in use. That’s why it is special.

Visiting the Grand Bazaar does not cost anything. However, hiring a guide will cost around 5 Euros. Istanbul Go Pass offers a free guided tour of Grand Bazaar.

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