Discover the Covered Bazaars hidden areas : gold and silver smith workshop,...
Both in Turkey and Greece, winters may be cold and summers hot. On the other hand, you will most probably be visiting archaeological sites with more or less walking difficulties. Hence an adapted outfit is recommended :
Do not forget !
Visiting archaeological site may require good physical conditions and access to people with reduced mobility is not always possible. During visits and stops, the buses will be locked and under the supervision of the driver. Hence, if you wish, you can leave some personal belongings in the bus yet at your own responsibility. If not done at subscription, inform your tour guide as soon as you get on the coach about your specific food requirements so that the restaurant booked for lunch can be informed accordingly in due time.Half Day Afternoon : Unrevealed Covered Bazaar
This tour is only organized on Monday afternoon !
Mark Twain wrote : "We went to the Grand Bazaar in Stamboul, of course, and I shall not describe it further than to say it is a monstrous hive of little shops – thousands. I should say - all under one roof, and cut up into innumerable little blocks by narrow streets which are arched overhead."
With over 4000 shops in 64 streets and with 22 gates, the-Grand Bazaar - or Kapalıçarşı in Turkish - , looks li-kea maze.
This definitely is not a shopping tour but rather a walk that will lead you through shops whe-re they sell leather goods, sweets, dried fruit and spices, jewelry, glassware, pottery, fabrics, belly dancing costumes, t-shirts and all sorts of souvenirs.
Our main goal is to visit workshops whe-re you will see how gold is melt in fire, as it has been for centuries; you will witness how the craftsmen fix degrees on carats; you will see how artisans do their engraving on silver.
This tour is not a shopping tour but a discovery and lecture about the history and building of the Covered Bazaar. The group may reach up to 40 persons. If you wish to attend an actual "Covered Bazaar Shopping Tour", please contact us for further information.
- Pick-up from your hotel
- A/C tour coach
- English speaking tour guide