Secrets of 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. I have three different tours and there is no overlap between them. If you do all of them, I will declare you an Istanbul guru :) 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...

Useful information for the traveler:
-No ticket is needed for any place we will enter.
-You may want to bring a scarf to enter the mosques.
When the tour ends you will be able to pay the guru whatever you consider fair. Some will pay €10, others $50. It's up to you! (minimum contribution is €10 per person around the world.)
-The agency for my tours is Eyupsultan Travel A-10425

 Looking forward to meeting you!

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • 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 an ORANGE UMBRELLA.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Column of Constantine
  • 2
    Free admission
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Nuruosmaniye Mosque
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Eğin Textile
  • 5
    Outside visit
    La Mezquita de Suleyman

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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Polina 26 Sep 2023
Los Angeles

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Haktan is amazing. We did all 3 tours with him (everything that was available) and it were the best tours we done. He such a great tour guide and 2 and 1/2 hrs go fast. Haktan is very passionate and makes you fall in love with the city. Don't hesitate and book him for all the time you have available
Jingqi 24 Sep 2023

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
I really enjoyed the Bazaar Tour with Haktan. He was informative, humorous and answered many questions I had about Istanbul. I equally enjoyed chatting with his young cousin +assistant who was attentive and smart.
Nusrat 23 Sep 2023

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Travelled in family - Sep 2023
Rene 23 Sep 2023

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
Haktan was great ! Very enthusiastic and easy going !
Jeff 19 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Very fun tour. A lot to learn and a lot to see. I highly recommend.
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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.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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