Ugrás a tartalomra

Rug shopping with expert, Grand Bazaar

Isztambul, Törökország

Foglalás előtt ellenőrizd a COVID-19-cel kapcsolatos helyi korlátozásokat

Az élményprogram házigazdája Ali

4 óra
Akár 10 személy
Az élményprogram nyelve: angol

Mit fogunk csinálni?

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 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. Turkey is recognized throughout the world for their magnificent hand-woven rugs. The carpets are like fine art: unless you really know what you are looking for, it is easy to be fooled or scammed into buying something that is not of real quality and turns out to be a bad investment.
Go with an expert!
Other things to note
I can do this tour everyday (except Sunday) depending on my schedule..please ask my availability and I'll arrange the day available for booking.
1 complimentary if you are booking for 2 or more
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 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. Turkey is recognized throughout the world for their magnificent hand-wove…

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jan. 29., P
14:00 - 18:00
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jan. 30., Szo
14:30 - 18:30
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febr. 1., H
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Íme Ali, a házigazdád

2017 óta házigazda az Airbnb-n
  • 5 vélemény
  • Személyazonosság igazolva
I am a rug expert and writer 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. Turkey is recognized throughout the world for their magnificent hand-woven rugs. The carpets are like fine art: unless you really know what you are looking for, it is easy to be fooled or scammed into buying something that is not of real quality and turns out to be a bad investment. Safe and fast rug shopping opportunity with a local expert to make your shopping spree hassle-free and as pleasant as possible, makes this experience unique. Go with an expert!
I am a rug expert and writer 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. Turkey is recognized throughout the world for their magnificent hand-woven rugs. The carpets are like fine art:…
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Hol leszünk?

GRAND BAZAAR : Visit a reputable rug store for a lecture on hand made Turkish carpets; and wholesalers if necessary for better prices. Also possibility to shop for leather coats, bags, handmade ceramics, pashminas etc.

5 vélemény alapján az értékelése 5/5,0.

Bojana
2020. február
This was a great day spent with Ali. We first met in a cafe where we got to know each other and where Ali answered any questions I had about buying Turkish handmade carpets. He also gifted me with a book he wrote on practical information on carpets. We then went to two carpet wholesalers, one for traditional and another for modern carpets where I managed to choose most of the carpets I needed and within the budget I had in mind. Ali was supportive throughout and gave his advice and expertise. We also visited a ceramics shop at the grand bazaar where I bought some ceramics at a great price. Ali is super professional, knowledgable in his craft and made me feel at ease. Warmly recommended.
This was a great day spent with Ali. We first met in a cafe where we got to know each other and where Ali answered any questions I had about buying Turkish handmade carpets. He als…
Patrick
2020. január
Rug shopping with Ali was a great experience, his knowledge and connections were invaluable and made my rug shopping experience very enjoyable. He started the experience with a great lesson on Turkish and Persian rugs. Their history, what to look for, and then a discussion about what I was looking for. He was very flexible to my needs and willing to take me to as many places as necessary. I ended up buying a rug from the first place we stopped, but not until visiting another shop and I was comfortable with what I was getting. The place I bought from is a wholesaler that I would not have had access to on my own and ended up saving lots of money. Smaller rugs in the grand bazar of unknown quality were nearly 2-3x what I paid.
Rug shopping with Ali was a great experience, his knowledge and connections were invaluable and made my rug shopping experience very enjoyable. He started the experience with a gre…
Helen
2019. szeptember
Buying an authentic turkish carpet in Turkey on your own is difficult to say the least. The days before I met up with Ali I thought I'd get a sense of what type of carpet I liked. I had read up on the basics, set my budget and set out to look at many carpets. I found a carpet I loved but didn't purchase it due to pending day with Ali. Upon meeting up with Ali he advised me (from a photo of it) I had chosen a Chinese made "turkish" carpet! Post my experience with Ali I now have a STUNNING AUTHENTIC turkish carpet! I had many requests for Ali; specific dimensions, a specific style (to match our home) and also a specific budget! Ali went over and above to meet all these needs. Ali has integrity, is a gentle, kind and intelligent man. Book him if assurance of carpet authenticity and value for money is what you require.
Buying an authentic turkish carpet in Turkey on your own is difficult to say the least. The days before I met up with Ali I thought I'd get a sense of what type of carpet I liked.…
Chris
2019. július
The original reason for my visit to Istanbul was to buy a family heirloom; that heirloom being an authentic Turkish rug. All I can say was THANK THE LORD Ali had this special AirBnB Experience to share. If you are at all interested in buying an authentic rug, THIS IS THE AIRBNB EXPERIENCE FOR YOU. Ali is an expert in the Turkish / Persian / Oriental rug making business and culture, and I can fully say that I could have not been able to do this without him. He does a fantastic job sitting down with you before you even go shopping to tell you about the differences in rugs, the history, and the value of them. Little did I know, buying one of these authentic rugs is a lot like diamond shopping, whereas a diamond has the "4 Cs" to give it value, there are a handful of attributes that give a Turkish / Persian / Oriental rug value as well. Ali teaches you all of this beforehand so you are equipped to go shopping / know what to look for. Ali has a fantastic network and took me to wholesalers of rugs so I was assured to get the best price offerings, he even barters in Turkish for you on your behalf (spoiler alert: after my shopping experience with Ali, I walked through the Grand Bazaar and saw that the rugs being sold there looked like a far less quality than what I saw with Ali and the prices were 3x what I was being pitched!) At the end of the day, I ended up buying multiple rugs and was blown away by the options I was able to find due to Ali's network and the prices I could commit to. Ali is easy to be with, speaks fantastic English, and even took me to lunch afterwords. If you want a special experience to make all of your friends and family jealous of when you get back home, this has got to be it!
The original reason for my visit to Istanbul was to buy a family heirloom; that heirloom being an authentic Turkish rug. All I can say was THANK THE LORD Ali had this special AirBn…
Julia
2019. június
This experience was incredible - the best part of our trip to Istanbul. My husband and I booked it without knowing what to expect as there were no reviews yet, but we hoped to buy a rug, and thought Ali might be able to help. Our expectations were blown away - Ali is a rug expert, he’s written books about rugs and knows everyone in the business. He took us to dealers we wouldn’t have had access to on our own as well as regular shops. He taught us what to look for and how to get the best prices. Most important - he was on our team, helping us find rugs we loved and then negotiating with dealers to get them to prices we could afford. He also knows the best spots for ceramics, lighting - just about whatever you want to buy. He’s honest and friendly and we had so much fun spending the day with him. I really can’t say enough good things - thanks, Ali!
This experience was incredible - the best part of our trip to Istanbul. My husband and I booked it without knowing what to expect as there were no reviews yet, but we hoped to buy…

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Firstly good vibes; secondly interest in rugs and finally a credit card!