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My Local Guide Istanbul Tours

#4 of 410 Tours in Istanbul
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Address: Incili Cavus Sokak 15, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 534 200 5565
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See the local places and local faces of Turkey with My Local Guide...

See the local places and local faces of Turkey with My Local Guide Istanbul. Istanbul is a melting pot of European and Asian influences, a mix of the traditional and modern worlds and the best way to explore the city is with My Local Guide Istanbul. Immerse yourself in the heart and soul of the only city in the world that crosses two continents. Walk in the mazes of local streets, visit hidden historic destinations, drink tea with the locals and taste the rich and flavoursome cuisine of the region. My Local Guide Istanbul, with five years experience in leading tours for english-speaking International travellers, offers tours designed and delivered by local people with a passion for Turkey and travel. We specialise in tours for the independent traveller who likes to walk side by side with the locals and explore places that are not easy to discover on your own.

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Since I tried this company before in different tours I trusted that they have excellent knowledge of organizing any trip, so, I contact them to organize a trip to "Agva" which is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Since I tried this company before in different tours I trusted that they have excellent knowledge of organizing any trip, so, I contact them to organize a trip to "Agva" which is not in there scheduled tours and I got a positive response. They made all required arrangement and we did have the best full day trip. I loved it... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of the best tours we've ever had. Salih was knowledgeable, friendly, easy going and very thorough. He answered all of our questions and took time to show us what we were most interested in. We highly recommend!

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have just been on two fabulous trips with our guide for the Secret Istanbul was a wise, knowledgeable and empathetic young man. We had a wonderful tour with lots of great discussions and also a lot of fun. Also his company made us feel safe and engaged at all times. We also went on the Taste of Two Continents... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

loved this tour. one i'll remember for the rest of my life. a wide scope of istanbul but also with great depth. and true history, instead of the stories that sound better that other tour guides peddle. history buffs take note.

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Thank Andreos C
mylocalguideistanbul, Manager at My Local Guide Istanbul Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. We love history and this magic city gives a lot of it which we can share with lovely people like you are. We hope to see you travel to Istanbul again. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Having visited Istanbul previously, We asked for a layover tour that would take us to Chora and Fenar. Our Local Guide were perfect: easily approached by email, prompt pickup and dropoff, and most importantly Yunes our guide was knowledgable, professional, pleasant and informative. Through him we had a chance to explore Istanbul on foot and by public transportation, and feel... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Great English, friendly, well organized. Saw all the sights, learned a ton, and made a new friend! Highly recommended.

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mylocalguideistanbul, Manager at My Local Guide Istanbul Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. We are happy to see you enjoyed your time with us, learned a lot and found us friendly as we do our best to provide this service. Thank you again and hope to see you traveling with My Loca Guide Istanbul again. More 

Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Excellent tour - I did the evening food on two continents tours. And they were especially nice to do it as I was the only participant that evening! Polite, interesting, willing to share. Thanks!

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mylocalguideistanbul, Manager at My Local Guide Istanbul Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review Shawn. We were lucky to have you in our tour. Because of the weak tourism season this year after all the troubles happened here we had only you in the tour that evening and we would never let our guest down because of one person had booked. Thank you for joining us. We hope... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We met Yunis at 8:30 in the morning, and he provided an outstanding tour. His English is excellent, and he has a terrific knowledge of Istanbul and its amazing history. The extent of his knowledge was shown by his ability to answer our many questions about Istanbul's past. We visited two Mosques, the spice bazaar, the grand bazaar, and the... More 

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Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We were apprehensive at first to visit Turkey however so pleased we did not cancel like many of our friends had done. We hired a private guide, Yunis, who looked after us and found street food that we asked about and ordered for us, making sure it was fresh. For three days we explored the tourist and non tourist areas,... More 

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mylocalguideistanbul, Owner at My Local Guide Istanbul Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad to see you enjoyed your four tours you had with us. Yunus is great guide and he will be happy with your nice complements on him. We hope to see you traveling with My Local Guide Istanbul again. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

In late 2015, we planned a couple day tour of Istanbul during a scheduled layover en route to Africa. After reviewing the tours offered, we settled on 'My Local Guide Istanbul's' offerings and worked with Mehmet Batkin. We were able to handle all communications via e-mail. We scheduled Istanbul top attraction(Tour 1), Medieval to Modern Istanbul (Tour 2) and Taste... More 

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mylocalguideistanbul, General Manager at My Local Guide Istanbul Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking your time to write this great review. We were lucky to have you as a well and responsible travelers. It is so good to hear that you enjoyed your three tours with our lovely guide Selattin who is in love with his job. We hope to see you traveling with with My Local Guide... More 

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With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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