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Private Istanbul Walking Tours

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Napoleon Bonaparte once said: "If the world were a single state Istanbul would be it's capital." There's a lot to see and do in Istanbul then just its history. Istanbul also a modern city with thousands of cafes, vintage stores, bars and many famous...more
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Istanbul 34757, Turkey
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We did an old city tour with Furkan and it went alright. He took us to some nice places and we went to a good restaurant. The strange thing is that he was quite negative about his own city. He repeatedly said bad things about...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second tour with Furkan. I did his Istanbul Food Tour a few years ago. This time I brought my parents so I emailed him again. He recommended we do a couple day trip over to Cappadocia as well and I'm glad he...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank foodnwine2522
furkangokcel, Manager at Private Istanbul Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Foodnwine2522, Thank you for your lovely review. So pleased your second tour with us met all your expectations and more. I enjoyed my time with you just as much. Hope to see you in November for round 3. All the best, Furkan G.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are a family of four with two boys aged 9 and 12, traveling with a septagenarian grandmother. Furkan led us on two tours: Old City Walking Tour and Istanbul on Food. Both tours were exceptional and Furkan was a fabulous guide. In particular we...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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furkangokcel, Manager at Private Istanbul Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Lowrider3. Thank you so much for your kind words, it's so heartwarming to know that all the passion that we inject into every tour is appreciated. We're so pleased you enjoyed your trip and we hope to see you again in the near future....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting all of the major tourist attractions in a big city for the “been-there-done-that” bragging rights, I always try to do something away from the pushy and shovey camera-wielding swarms in hopes of seeing the city from a local’s point of view. The “Private...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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furkangokcel, Manager at Private Istanbul Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear pelliengee. Thank you so much. How lovely, your wonderful review made our day. We're so pleased that you had such a good time and that we could fulfill all your needs. We hope to see you again in the near future. All the best,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came to Istanbul three couples and since we had a short time to be in Istanbul we took Furkan to be our guide. He spent with us eight hours taking us to various places by walk, using the funiculare, the tram and the fairy....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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furkangokcel, Manager at Private Istanbul Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Iris. So happy to read your wonderful review. We are so pleased when our guests are kind enough to take time out from their busy lives to support us with the written words. Thank you so much. We hope to see you aboard another...More

Reviewed 11 December 2018

Furkan was an exceptional guide, very interesting and a pleasure to spend 2 days with in Istanbul. He organised my visit - took me to all the places I wanted to see without me having to do hours of research, the local knowledge was exceptional,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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furkangokcel, Manager at Private Istanbul Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2018

Dear David B. Thank you for your wonderful review. It was a pleasure to look after you. We would dearly love to host you again. Can't wait to see you. All the best, Furkan G.

Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

Furkan is very well organised and puntual, his tour of the old city was informative, interesting and delivered in a relaxed and friendly manner.....he also gave us extra advice on other things to do in istanbul.....highly recommend this tour!

Date of experience: November 2018
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furkangokcel, Manager at Private Istanbul Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2018

Dear MairtinIreland. Thank you so much for your kind words, it's so nice to hear that what we do has helped people to experience the Istanbul we love. Come back to Istanbul again soon. All the best, Furkan G.

Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

My husband and I were in Istanbul for the last leg of our honeymoon, and decided on a whim to go on this tour. We’re so glad that we did! Spending the day with Derya was like visiting a good friend who happens to know...More

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furkangokcel, Manager at Private Istanbul Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2018

Dear Mallorycastellano, Thank you so much for your kind words and your support. It means so much to us. It was an absolute pleasure and we hope to see you again to show you more. We hope you’ll be together forever and be happy always!...More

Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

Furkan provided me a 1 day tour in Istanbul. I love walking and love seeing “the backstreets” or perhaps less of the “touristy” parts of the cities I visit. Furkan did exactly that. He met me at the hotel and we started to walk. He...More

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furkangokcel, Manager at Private Istanbul Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2018

Dear KeithmN9453TG. Thank you so much for your thoughtful and detailed review. People like yourselves inspire us to continue doing what we most love. I am delighted you enjoyed your time in Istanbul, and we hope to see you again soon. All the best, Furkan...More

Reviewed 26 November 2018

I am really happy with the whole tour I had with both Furkan and Derya. From the original point of contact via Facebook enquiry, they have been very helpful, patient and efficient. Everything was clear and well-explained and I felt very comfortable with what was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Imran M
furkangokcel, Manager at Private Istanbul Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2018

Dear Imran M. Thanks so much for your kind review. How absolutely lovely. We appreciate the time you took to write it for us. Don't hesitate to get in touch the next time you're in Istanbul and again thank you for your kind words. All...More

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