Family Shopping Tour Istanbul.
What to Expect
Join TravelShop Turkey for a fun- filled escorted family day out in Istanbul including some of the must- see shopping hotspots of the city.
Grand and Spice Bazaar
The Grand Bazaar (Turkish: Kapalicarsi, meaning covered bazaar) in Istanbul is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with more than 58 covered streets and over 1,200 shops attracting between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily. Opened in 1461, it is well known for its jewelry, pottery, spice, and carpet shops. There are many other sections with special areas for leather coats, gold jewelry and more.
The Spice Bazaar, (Turkish: Misir Carsisi, or Egyptian Bazaar) in Istanbul, Turkey is one of the oldest bazaars in the city. Located in Eminonu, it is the second largest covered shopping complex after the Grand Bazaar. Inside Spice Bazaar you can find rustic stalls, displaying a mountain of colorful spices, teas and candies. It is also the best place for lokum (Turkish Delight).
Turkish Carpet and Leather Shopping
After the Spice Bazaar you will visit a locally owned and operated Turkish carpet store and learn about the ancient crafts of the handmade rugs. Rugs produced today in Turkey are generally very beautiful and high quality. In the late 1970s the government began a program to improve the quality and profitability of the rug industry. This re-introduced the use of natural dyes and traditional weaving methods. Thus, DOBAG (a Turkish acronym meaning Natural Dye Research and Development Project) was created.
Turkey produces a wide variety of village and workshop rugs particularly in Hereke, which also produces one of the best silk rugs in the world and, to a lesser extent, in Kayseria. You will have the opportunity to see local jewellery, and a leather wear show, including goods from some of Turkey's finest leather goods factory - direct.
Cevahir Shopping Center (2 hours)
After leather shopping Murtis, the tour will take you to Cevahir Shopping Center, one of the largest shopping malls in Europe. Cevahir, a modern shopping and entertainment center located in the Sisli district of Istanbul, is also known as Sisli Kultur ve Ticaret Merkezi (Sisli Cultural and Trade Centre). If you would like to spend longer at the mall, please let the company know.
After you've shopped til you drop, you will return to your hotel.
- Pick-up transfer from your hotel in Istanbul at approx 9:00 am
- Guided Shopping Tour
- All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
- Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
- Professional English-speaking tour guide
- Return transfer to your hotel at approx 3:00 pm
What's Not Included
- International flights
- Personal expenses: Lunches, extras at hotel or additional meals
- Tipping: Tips for guides and drivers
- Insurance: All types