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Istanbul Tours by Local Guides

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Address: Istanbul 34446, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 505 446 9429
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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We as GuidedIstanbul are a group of professional, experienced and licensed...

We as GuidedIstanbul are a group of professional, experienced and licensed tour guides in Turkey.We are specialist about historical,religious, cultural tours on various destination of Turkey such as, Istanbul, Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Ephesus, Troy, Pergamon and many other cultural and historical destinations

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Day tour with local guide

Our trip to Istanbul was amazing! It's definitely a place to see! We only had a day to see it and our guide, Gúlay, (Neon Tours) made it a great day! She was very informative... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Lrgs1211
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Our trip to Istanbul was amazing! It's definitely a place to see! We only had a day to see it and our guide, Gúlay, (Neon Tours) made it a great day! She was very informative and knew little details to make it interesting! We would recommend her to anyone!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We signed up through Viator for this group tour but due to a cancellation, we received a personally guided tour. Our guide Emre Onal was very knowledgeable and friendly. He allowed us to alter his plans as needed. We saw Blue Mosque, a mosque and Christian museum across the street, visited the Grand Bazaar and ate on the Asian Side... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

we hired hakan kocaturk for our tour of istanbul he went out of his way to make our trip amazing i would highly recommend him

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winnipeg canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

Our hotel recommended this excellent and knowledgable local guide whom we would highly recommend. Her name is LOTIFE KUCUKLER and she can be reached by email: latifekuckler@hotmail.com

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

We had the guide Hakan Kockaturk and he absolutely made our holiday! The tour was tailored just for us and was at the right pace and really interesting. We couldnt have had a better day and by the end we felt like we had known this wonderful man our whole lives

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

Safiye Kaban is FABULOUS! I booked her 2 yrs ago, for a 4hr layover tour by public transportation for 2 travelers. I didn't book her last year, and regretted it terribly. With a vast knowledge store of interesting sights, sounds and tastes of Istanbul, Safiye is able to tailor tours for large or small groups that hold attention, and reveal... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

Hire an accredited local guide to get the best out of your visit. They shortcut the queues (which saves valuable time). They know the quiet times of the day to miss the crowds at popular attractions. Above all, they walk at your speed.

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

Viator tour company provided two perfect days of tours at a reasonable price. Very recommended. We reviewed all the tours to have a one day city tour and a one day Bosphorus tour to include the Black Sea. The tours were great and provided more than we could have imagined. We will be using Viator for all countries in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

We just completed a 2 days private tour with local Guides . Our guide name is Yasin . We had such a wonderful time and all the places we visited were magnificent . This was our 2nd visit to Istanbul . We visited Turkey few yeArs ago but Istanbul only for few days. We were 4 seniors between 65 and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

Hello, My wife and I planned 3 full days in Istanbul in mid December 2015. We always use our Rick Steves travel books to schedule local tour guides and we utilized SRM Travel since mentioned in Rick's book. They connected us with Ms. Yaren Turkoglu as our tour guide for all 3 days and we could not have been more... More 

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