Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul

Markets, Bazaars & Artisans Tour

With a wide range of offerings from artisans’ goods, jewellery, Turkish decorations and of course, tasty treats; this wonderful private experience is a peek into Istanbul’s rich local life, with many commemorative treasures along the way!

Shopping in Istanbul Turkey at the Grand Bazaar & Spice Market

Constructed in 1461 and boasting with 5,000 shops, the Grand Bazaar (Kapalı Çarşı), is one of the largest covered bazaars in the world. Once a vibrant hub of international and local trade, recent decades have seen this labyrinth of glittering delights win the hearts, minds and wallets of wide-eyed tourists in search of the ultimate oriental shopping experience.

Just a short walk from the Grand Bazaar and open seven days a week, stands the Eminönü Egyptian Spice Market built in the 17th-century. This bustling, historic, gastronomic paradise is the place to find dried fruits, nuts, spices, olives, Turkish delight, oils and essences of the highest quality since 1664. The market is a must-see attraction for every camera-wielding, souvenir-seeking tourist.

Boat Tour on the Bosphorus

If one had to choose a single activity from the vast number of experiences İstanbul offers, it would have to be taking a boat trip on the Bosphorus for a uniquely magical journey across continents.

Discover the Bosphorus on a Boat

Connecting the Black Sea to the Marmara Sea and separating the city in the middle, the 32 km. long Bosphorus Strait is an iconic feature of İstanbul. Forming a gap between two continents, Europe and Asia, makes this the most unique strait in the World.

During your cruise on the Bosphorus you will enjoy and admire the splendid, panoramic views of the city. Historical monuments and points of interest such as Dolmabahçe and Beylerbeyi palaces, the University of Galatasaray and many more are fully visible only by boat. Traditional İstanbul mansions (large wooden residences dating back to the Ottoman Empire era), the three suspension bridges and a chance to race with the dolphins on certain lucky days are just some of the other awe-inspiring attractions.

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