Grand Bazaar and Suleymaniye

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: Haktan
Quality Verified Registered on April 03, 2019

Hello, my name is Haktan. I am a licenced tour guide who is in love with Istanbul! I will take you to some amazing places and tell you their even more amazing stories! I studied in the USA and travelled to more than 30 countries joining the walking tours whenever I had a chance. I always dreamt of doing such tours in Istanbul and I got my tour guiding degree and started doing it 3 years ago. So far I've received great reviews and met a lot of amazing people. Looking forward to meeting you! Haktan

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

One of the most well-known  masterpieces by Architect Sinan, Suleymaniye represents the peak of Ottoman art and engineering.  Suleymaniye tour definitely requires a guide because there is a detail and an amazing story hidden in every corner of the complex. It's one of my favorite destinations to take my groups. 

Grand Bazaar has been the heart of the commercial life of Istanbul for centuries. We are going to visit hidden caravanserais and inns that preserved their historical features. The maze-like streets of the bazaar is definitely a must-see for every visitor and with a local guide it won't be a simply visual experience but one with lots of interesting information and anecdotes... 

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  • Meeting point:
    Mollafenari, Vezirhan Cd. No:16 D:18,...
    Mollafenari, Vezirhan Cd. No:16 D:18, 34120 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
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    I will be waiting under Column of Constantine (Çemberlitaş) with a tour guide tag and a YELLOW BACKPACK.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Vasja 29 Sep 2022
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Travelled in family - Sep 2022

Informative, with a few casual jokes on the side and a free tea! It does not get much better than that.

Franziska 28 Sep 2022
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Travelled in family - Sep 2022

Wir haben dank Haktan tolle Ecken in Istanbul gesehen, die wir ohne ihn nie entdeckt hätten. Die Tour war sehr kurzweilig und interessant. Wir können sie sehr empfehlen!

Radamel 26 Sep 2022
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Travelled alone - Sep 2022

Haktan is very knowledgeable not only about the sites but also of details, legends and historical insites. This was the second different tour with him and both were...

Victoria 18 Sep 2022
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Travelled in couple - Sep 2022

We highly recommend his tours!

Evelyn 18 Sep 2022
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Travelled in couple - Sep 2022

Good tour with visits to hidden spots that we would’ve never known without Haktan! He gave plenty of context to what we’re seeing and it was helpful to understand the ...

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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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