3 mentions in Bargaining at markets
Caroline P. said, "...Bargaining is always an option...learned some great tips on my trip to the Grand Bazaar from personal shopper, Kathy Hamilton...found her through a google search. I got to interview her about navigating the bazaar. Check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNRu1hbwLk8 Hope you learn something..." See More
Murat T. said, "...Here are some valuable bargaining tips for the Grand Bazaar and other shops around Istanbul. http://turkeydesk.com/how-to/bargaining-in-grand-bazaar/ Notice How Similar Shops Stand Side by Side in Istanbul After you spent a few days walking around in Istanbul, you’ll notice streets or even areas..." See More
Berrak U. said, "...You should try to visit the touristic places e.g. Grand Bazaar, Blue Mosque. But I would recommend going to Prince Islands as they will be particularly beautiful during June. Before passing to the islands via ferry, you can also spend some..." See More
Leeann M. said, "...own time with confidence. Day 1 - Half day with My Local Guide Istanbul then Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern and Grand Bazaar in afternoon Or start with Ayasofya, Basilica Cistern, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar. Day 2 - Topkapı Sarayı, Gulhane..." See More
Yuksel T. said, "...must be seen in Istanbul; Sultanahmet Square area, İstiklal Ave,Taksim Square, Galata Tower, Beşiktaş, Hagia Sophia,Topkapı Sarayı, Hippodrome Hotel, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, underground Basilica Cistern, Egyptian Market, etc... If you like to have a guide or a guided tour you..." See More
Sebnem S. said, "...probably be aware of it Istanbul is very old town. As many others I will also suggest you to visit the Grand Bazaar, which is the world's first known covered shopping mall. Just to have it seen the touristic spots like..." See More
Ashley Kopka W. said, "...and Ulus 29 both have amazing views. For the best food, just ask the locals! Sightsee in the Old City - Grand Bazaar, Mosques, and Palaces. This would be a little more than a day trip, but Cappadocia is a must!..." See More
Hannibal B. said, "...depends what you want. Istanbul is very big. A lot of areas with different moods. You can't miss Hagia Sophia or Grand Bazaar or Topkapi Palace Museum. After you can take a big boat to cross the bosphore. Every good hotel will..." See More
Scott M. said, "...hotel in Sultanahmet and it has very easy walking access to Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque Apart, Topkapı Palace, Basilica Cistern, and Grand Bazaar The Sultanahmet has a wide array of hotels and hostels and you should have no problem finding a place..." See More
Murat T. said, "...and travel in historical places such as Topkapı Sarayı Hagia Sophia Blue Mosque Istanbul Archaeology Museums http://turkeydesk.com/how-to/istanbul-museum-pass/ in day 2 visit Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar. here is a tip on how to bargain http://turkeydesk.com/how-to/bargaining-in-grand-bazaar/ in day 3 discover the places and..." See More
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Yuksel T. said, "...museums of Hagia Sophia and Topkapı Sarayı, as well as Istanbul Hippodrome, the sunken palace of Basilica Cistern and the dazzling Grand Bazaar, Galata Tower, egyptian market, İstiklal Ave, Taksim Square, Dolmabahçe Palace( the last palace of Otomans) . You can..." See More
John K. said, "...to Basilica Cistern its weird but interesting.Obviously go to Hagia Sophia and the Sultan Ahmet Cami(Blue Mosque).Don't worry if you miss Grand Bazaar orTopkapı Palace- both are worthwhile but if you have limited time I wouldn't prioritize these.Do go to Spice Bazaar..." See More
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Leeann M. said, "...disappointed you didn't stay longer! ISTANBUL - 3 DAYS (done comfortably) Day 1 - Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern,Blue Mosque, Hippodrome Hotel, Grand Bazaar Day 2 - Topkapi Palace and Harem (take 4 hours or more to really appreciate it), Spice Bazaar and..." See More
Valerie F. said, "...dome that served as the command center of the Ottoman Empire for over three centuries. Finish your day shopping at the Grand Bazaar. Begin day two with a bath in a Turkish hammam. The most beautiful ones include the historic Çemberlitaş..." See More
2 mentions in Layover in Turkey - is it safe to leave the airport?
John K. said, "...Safe ?- I think so.I wouldn't bother with Grand Bazaar because you have too little time and that really is an easy place to get lost.Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque Apart are within brief walking distance of one another and are both..." See More
Missy J. said, "...The Topkapi Palace is a walk from this other area, so perhaps a visit just to the Topkapi Palace, and the Grand Bazaar is a further walk. You will want to choose what is the most important to you to see and..." See More
2 mentions in Must do in Istanbul with 24 Hours?
Valerie F. said, "...dome that served as the command center of the Ottoman Empire for over three centuries. Finish your day shopping at the Grand Bazaar. I'd also recommend a bath in a Turkish hammam. It's an old tradition and one to experience. The..." See More
Jacqui T. said, "...a whole bunch of other things to do and see in Istanbul. One of my fav cities! http://www.neverendinghoneymoon.net/istanbul/ Or see the Grand Bazaar or Spice Market. Jacqui..." See More
2 mentions in Things to do/see in Instanbul?
Rabih M. said, "...food. During day you can make shopping in Cevahir in Sisli area. And u can make shopping in Laleli area and Grand Bazaar. U can visit museums in Aya sofia and many old mosques near by. Ask the concierge in The..." See More
Erdem O. said, "...the main palace of the Ottoman Empires. Basilica Cistern (Yere batan sarnıcı) The is an old and intriguing underground water reservoir Grand Bazaar This a mega mall from the Ottoman era. You will be amazed by its size compared to its age...." See More
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Nars K. said, "...Most amazing place on Earth. In no particular order (3-day trip): Blue Mosque Grand Bazaar Basilica Cistern Topkapi Palace Hagia Sophia Hippodrome Hotel Istanbul Archaeology Museums Süleymaniye Mosque and Complex Spice Bazaar Bosphorus Cruise | Day Cruises | Istanbul Sightseeing Have a..." See More
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Nilufer Y. said, "...After that spend sometime by your own to discover different areas or experience the same places twice. Taksim SquareTaksim Eminonu BazaarEminonu Grand Bazaar Blue Mosque Hagia Sophia Istanbul Old City Ortaköy Despite visiting above famous old town places, do not forget to..." See More
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