Meet in front of Ayasofya ( St Sophia) in Sultanahmet and then go directly to the GRAND BAZAAR to get lost in its labirents to find your dream hand-made Turkish rug or ceramics, tiles, leather coats, leather bags and pashminas with your local, expert guide. Grand Bazaar is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with 61 covered streets and over 4,000 shops which attract between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily. In 2014, it was listed No.1 among the world's most-visited tourist attractions with 91,250,000 annual visitors.
I am a rug expert! I wrote a book about rugs.. "All you need to know before Buying Oriental Rugs"- I know all about the handmade Turkish rugs very well because this had been our family business in the past. I have many connections in the rug market such as small or big rugdealers, wholesalers etc. I can be very helpful if you are looking for a Turkish rug during your trip to Istanbul.
GRAND BAZAAR : Visit a reputable rug store for a lecture on hand made Turkish carpets; and wholesalers if necessary for better prices. Shops for leather coats, bags, handmade ceramics, pashminas etc.
1 complimentary if you are booking for 2 This tour can be done everyday depending on my availability. Please ask for my availability for your available date !