top5 Best Markets in Istanbul

Markets are a cornerstone of Turkish culture, and there’s even a day of the week (Sunday) that’s literally translated as “market day” in Turkish!  That being said, you can find all kinds of interesting markets on any day of the week in Istanbul; you just have to know where to look. Markets in Istanbul are a truly exciting local experience, so don’t miss out!

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Top market tours in Istanbul

The Antique Gems of Istanbul Tour

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€39.00 p.p.

Markets, Bazaars & Artisans Tour

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€17.50 p.p.

Istanbul’s Authentic Flavors: the 10 Tastings

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€32.00 p.p.

Top cultural tours in Istanbul

When Europe Meets Asia: Full Day Tour

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€52.50 p.p.

Istanbul’s Nightlife Tour: Local Hotspots & Culture

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€25.50 p.p.

Istanbul’s Cultural Gems: Mosques & Museums

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€75.50 p.p.

Top shopping tours in Istanbul

Istanbul Like a Local: Kadikoy & Local Hotspots

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€34.00 p.p.

Markets, Bazaars & Artisans Tour

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€17.50 p.p.

Street Markets & Unrevealed Treasures

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€52.50 p.p.

Top hidden gems tours in Istanbul

The Antique Gems of Istanbul Tour

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€39.00 p.p.

Rooftop Views & Underground Istanbul

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€60.00 p.p.

Alternative Istanbul: Yeldeğirmeni & Street Art in Kadıköy

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€19.00 p.p.

Top food experiences in Istanbul

Private Turkish Breakfast with a Chef!

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€24.00 p.p.

Hipster Kadikoy: Food, Hotspots & Beers!

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€25.00 p.p.

Istanbul’s Authentic Flavors: the 10 Tastings

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€32.00 p.p.

This is what guests are saying about our hosts

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Kaitlin Oğuz
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Cozy Homemade Dinner with a Turkish Family

Oguz and his wife were excellent hosts for an evening meal at their home. Oguz met my wife and I at our hotel located near Sirkeci Istasyonu and guided us via tram and bus to his home (about an hour journey but easy to navigate with well-marked routes; he also unnecessarily accompanied us on the return journey as far as the tram making the travel logistics relatively easy). The food was absolutely wonderful. It was a perfect opportunity to enjoy good food and long informal conversation with a knowledgeable and hospitable local resident. In my opinion, this is one of the best ways to experience local Istanbul and Turkish culture. As we expected, alcohol was not served and there was lots of interaction with Oguz’s two-year old son as well; both things that enhanced the experience for us. Can’t recommend this experience enough…it was an excellent value for money and in the end we felt more like family friends rather than paying customers.

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Sergey Alina
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A customized trip with Alina

Alina was very nice and knowledgeable. She speaks fluently English and Russian. She is fun to be around and knows tons of cute little cafes around Istanbul.

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Levan Ceren
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Hipster Kadikoy: Food, Hotspots & Beers!

The experience was great, I discovered a vibrant and beautiful part of the city thanks to Ceren. She was very helpful and accommodated my schedule on short notice, as well as goin out of her way to provide me with tips for the remainder of my stay. Splended experience, recommend highly.