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Grand Bazaar and Suleymaniye

Your Guru: Haktan
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  • İstanbul
  • Available in English
  • 2 hours

About the Guru

Hello, my name is Haktan. I am known for my colorful pants and lively tours. I am a licenced tour guide who is in love with Istanbul! I will take you to some known places and tell you their not so well known stories :)

Hello, my name is Haktan. I am known for my colorful pants and lively tours. I am a licenced tour guide who is in love with Istanbul! I will take you to some known places and tell you their not so well known stories :)

About the Tour

This tour includes a roof view of the bazaar as well. You will see the spot where many Hollywood action scenes were shot! 

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... 


Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: I will be waiting under Column of Constantine (Çemberlitaş) and I will have my tour guide card around my neck.

Frequently asked questions

Accessibility:
The tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Large groups:
Large group bookings are accepted. The maximum number of attendees per booking is 15 people.
Minimum of attendees:
A minimum number of attendees is required for the tour to take place.
Pets:
The tour is pet-friendly.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.

Tour Schedule

  • English
    Sat, 25 Sep 14:00
  • English
    Sat, 02 Oct 14:00
  • English
    Sat, 09 Oct 14:00

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Tour opinions (6)

Erika 08/20/2021

Omar 08/16/2021

Haktan is an expert guide. He's an English teacher and has excellent communication skills. He was able to relay so many facts and details about the places we visited, and invited us to have tea with him after. You can ask him any question about what you're seeing or Turkey in general and he will answer candidly. We cannot not recommend him highly enough.

Response from Haktan
Thank you very much for these encouraging words brother
Natalia 08/16/2021

Lauren 08/05/2021

Haktan was an incredible guide! He spent so much time with us and we learned a lot. Well worth booking this tour!

Response from Haktan
Thank you very much for the review. I am glad you enjoyed it :)
Tim 07/26/2021

Haktan gave us another excellent tour, this time of the Grand Bazaar and Soleymaniye. Knowledgeable, interesting and fun, Haktan is an exceptional tour guide who we will definitely use again.

5.0(6) Ratings

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

5.0(6) Ratings