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Address: Istanbul 34373, Turkey
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+90 212 225 7670
09:00 - 17:00
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Istanbul-based tour operator providing daily departure Turkey tours,...

Istanbul-based tour operator providing daily departure Turkey tours, vacation packages, hotels and custom travel. Destinations include Istanbul, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Cappadocia, Gallipoli, Troy, Bodrum and Antalya. Also specializes in Bosphorus cruises and private yacht rental with Zoe Yacht in Istanbul.

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A wonderful trip

I had a wonderful time. Everything went as schedule. My thanks to my tour guide who has done an excellent job in showing me Istanbul and its history in the couple of days we... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2011
Miami, Florida

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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 10 July 2011

I had a wonderful time. Everything went as schedule. My thanks to my tour guide who has done an excellent job in showing me Istanbul and its history in the couple of days we tour it together. Byzas team demostrated efficiency and professionalism from start. I will visit again next year bringing my daughter so she can share the same... More 

1 Thank NCY_11
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 7 July 2011

Three of us arrived early to Istanbul from the states for a business meeting. We booked Byzas tours for a day flight to Izmir-about a 30 min. drive to Ephesus. Byzas arranged a car to pick us up at 5am from the Istanbul Hyatt. We took a 7am flight to Izmir. We flew Atlas Jet for the 1 hour flight.... More 

Thank Oceans50
Orlando, FL
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Reviewed 30 June 2011

Early June, our group of 14 arrived in Kusadasi, Turkey and had scheduled a shore excursion to Ephesus using the service of Byzas Tours. Our guide was Mel and she led our group on the most amazing and well planned tour of our entire trip. Quite knowledgeable, very accommodating. Lunch at a small restaurant was the best of all tours.... More 

1 Thank kentucky47
Savannah, Georgia
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2011

We booked a private tour from internet with Byzas Company, driver was on time and despite that his English wasn’t so good, we had an interesting day seeing Hagia Sofia and other monuments of Istanbul, our driver recommended us a lovely restaurant where we tried some Turkish dishes. We recommend this company

Thank vadjar
Prague, Czech Republic
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2011

I had the most fantastic friendly helpful guides and driver who showed me around Istanbul and Gallipoli. I highly rate their knowledge, English ability and genuine friendliness and helpfulness. Thank you!

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Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 5 June 2011

We had an amazing 11 day trip to Turkey in May arranged by Mr Ozis of Byzas Tours. I found Byzas on the internet and after checking their reviews decided to book with them. All the reviews were spot on. Requests and questions were responded to within 24 hours. Mr Ozis recommended the locations we should visit and then we... More 

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San Carlos, California
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Reviewed 4 June 2011

We had the opportunity to take a one day excursion from Istanbul to Ephesus with a tour company called Byza Tours. The organized part of the private tour was well executed. Transportation to and from the Istanbul hotel to the airport was excellent. Flight was excellent. The English speaking guided tour of Ephesus itself left something to be desired. Our... More 

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Casa Grande, Arizona
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 4 June 2011

Before we arrived in Istanbul, we booked a private guide with Byzas Tours for a 1 day tour of Old City Istanbul on the internet. Our guide met us at the pier at the arranged time. He was great, spoke english well and went at a leisurely pace. We saw the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Cistern, Grand Bazaar and much... More 

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Boca Raton, FL
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2011

I discovered Byzas Tours via suggestions on TA and Cruise Critic. They arranged a 5-day stay for 2 couples, with times spent in both Istanbul and Cappadocia. Everything was handled professionally, from our first contact until we arrived at the airport to leave the country. Gurkan Ozis was responsive and efficient. He provided numerous options for us and, once we... More 

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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284 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2011

We had excellent service from Byzas Tours who organised a five day trip to Istanbul. Mr Ozis was very helpful and prompt in responding to emails when we organised the trip, and in providing specific information just before we departed. Payments were taken from our credit card exactly as agreed. The price for the whole package (hotel, transfers, guide, admission... More 

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