Istanbul, Turkey

Let's Shop and Bargain

with Merve E.

13 reviews

Merve E.

So you're in Istanbul and you want to do some shopping before you leave this beatiful city, but you got lost among the pushy sellers. Don't worry, I will help you in shopping and bargaining. So you will not have to deal with the sellers.

First we will start our shopping tour from Grand Bazaar according to what you want to buy we will find the best stores and best prices. After the hard bargaining and tiring shopping we will have some rest and sip our tea in a cafe in Grand Bazaar.

Then we will head up to Spice Bazaar among the dazzling smells of spices. There we will smell the spices, taste the delicious Turkish Delights and get the best deals!

Transportation , guiding and hard bargaining

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Merve E.

Down The Rabbit Hole Once upon a time, there was a girl who decided to become a mighty translator, she fought evil (like; witches, exams and final test; thesis) all for 4 years then she became what she wanted, by the time she achieved she understood she didn’t want it so much, she remembered her dreams like to be a belly dancer and an astronaut, travelling the world and for one of the dream it was not so late. Well, it was not belly dancing. It was travelling, so she did, she left her land and sailed to the wonderland, where she could be a princess in the day time and be pirate at nights. Okay, not everything was so magical. I studied Translation and Interpreting and decided to work in cruise ships as a youth counselor (playing with kids and stuff) so that I can see the world, meet crazy new people and on top of that make some money:) After this I have lived in Poland and worked in a school for 7 months. Then this crazy idea came to my mind to apply for Emirates airline and i did. Now here i am in Dubai! The land of biggest, the most and largest :) I can still help you to organise trips around Istanbul or Turkey, or if you are around Dubai let me know I can show you around :) Cheers, Merve Full profile

13 Reviews

Juliann L.

Istanbul merchants can be very sweet talking and can convincingly persuade you to over buy. Having a native really helps when bargaining and getting the best price. So not only will shopping with Merve be fun, but it will also save you money!

Lauren B.

My husband and I did the "Let's Shop and Bargain" tour with Merve, and are so glad we did! We were really trying to make the most of each day we had in Istanbul, and the Grand Bazaar is quite big and overwhelming the first time you go in - we honestly didn't have an entire day to devote to going to each stall and trying to figure out who had the lowest prices. Merve knew where to take us for each item on our list, so we never got lost once. Also - don't underestimate how helpful it is to have a native Turkish speaker to bridge some of the language gaps and negotiate the prices (most of the sellers spoke some English, but there were times when we were describing what we were looking for in detail, and she was able to convey that with no problem). Finally, let me just say that Merve is such a genuinely sweet person. We left feeling like we had a friend in Istanbul! Don't miss out on this tour!

Fernanda T.

It was very nice to have a local with me while going to Grand Bazar. I think I was able to do a reasonably good bargaining myself, but it was good not to be alone, mainly it was good that the other person was a local, spoke the language, etc! Worth it!

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