Markets, Bazaars & Artisans Private Tour

Private & Custom Tours in Istanbul
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Tour description

Ready to treat yourself? Follow your personal shopper through the city and shop til you drop! From artisans’ goods, jewellery, Turkish decoration and of course, tasty treats. This private experience is a peek into Istanbul’s the local life, with treasures along the way!

Shopaholics rejoice! On this private tour your own personal shopper can show you a local shopping paradise! From spices to artisan goods, from Turkish lamps to tasty treats, there's something for everyone! Check out the favorite meeting spot for locals and visitors alike: Galata Tower. Here, a vibrant atmosphere is in the air and it’s easy to feel it, especially when there’s music and local artists in sight. Take a look around and maybe you’ll find that special something to alway remember your trip to Istanbul.  Immerse yourself into the local culture as you visit an old-school music shop & record store, and take a splash into the local bath traditions as you check out a hamam shop with unique soaps and toiletries. Your favorite local can help you with the best recommendations! Check out Karakoy, the hip neighborhood taking Istanbul by storm. This local’s favorite area is vibrant and full of life and with plenty of places to eat and shop, it is the perfect spot to go out to. But before you continue your shopping spree, it’s time for a coffee break! Ready for some local treasures? Go to the French Passage, a historical port that’s now a shopping arcade, and uncover the many local gems that this place offers. Wander around and step into a world of scrapbooking and stationery. This paper haven is a must see! Shopping without the touristy crowd? It’s possible in Arasta Bazaar! Follow your personal shopper into this hidden bazaar where you can find the best local products. Seek and you shall find because this local market has everything!  Here is the plan: Find your local host in front of Cafe Gündoğdu beside the Galata Tower Stop 1: Enjoy the vibes around Galata area and pop into a beautiful hat shop with a hidden surprise Stop 2: Allow your host to lead you around the many amazing shops and markets around Stop 3: Your host will show you interesting local traditions in both music and hamam shops Stop 4: Istanbul always tried to be ahead of the game, check out this amazing shop using only 100% recycled goods. Stop 5: Check out this amazing local treat filled with amazing locally produced food products made in Turkey Stop 6: Time for a quick coffee rest in this hole-in-the-wall vintage cafe Stop 7: Find this little gem of a place which is at the forefront of Istanbul's interior design Stop 8: Discover amazing treats inside of a passage that has beautiful products from all different types of stores - from vintage to ceramics Stop 9: Take a walk over the bridge and take in the beautiful views Stop 10: Skip the over-touristic grand bazar and head to a smaller more enjoyable one just further down the street

What's included

  • Local guide
  • Transport costs
  • 1 non alcoholic drink
  • Private tour: only you & your local host
  • Coffee and/or Tea

What's not included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off