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Bitinya Day Tours

Macka MeydanI Sok. Ruya Apt. 34/3 | Besiktas Istanbul TURKEY, Istanbul 34357, Turkey (Sultanahmet - Old City)
+90 212 259 1040
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Ranked #25 of 385 activities in Istanbul
Type: Tours
Traveler Description: Bitinya Tours would like to share 12 years expertise at designing alternative tours in Turkey, Greece, Syria, Iran, Georgia and Armenia with you... more »
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fordtraveler56
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70 reviews 70 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

On our recent trip to Istanbul we booked two tours with Bitinya. Off the Beaten Path and Istanbul at Night. Our guide was Betul and she was great. Very knowledgeable and focused on showing us Istanbul from a local's eye. We got to try some interesting food and drinks and see areas most tourists never go. Both tours exceeded our... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This tour is amazing! It's an original way to discover Istanbul as well as improving your skills. I booked it because I wanted to know the city which I was going to explore on my own for a week. I am not the "tour type" usually, but I was very interested in the photography by night lesson from this one.... More

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UgurMalgil, Manager at Bitinya Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi MilakBlack, Thank you for your wonderful comment about our "Istanbul by Night Photography Tour". We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour. It is a very efficient way to get orientation in the city, experience the night life of the local, discovering the secret corner of the city which gives the best view in the night... More

Toronto
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105 reviews 105 reviews
33 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Okay, so let me state upfront this review is based solely on my customer service experience. I booked a trip here about a month prior to our trip in Istanbul. Planned to do a private tour, sent all the required forms and all was a go. Had been in contact with Ersin for weeks leading up to the tour. A... More

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UgurMalgil, Manager at Bitinya Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi TOtravlr, Thank you very much for your kind comment. This the first time we get such a wonderful comment from a client who didn't traveled with us ... When we heard the situation, actually concerned about it; as it is not easy for a mom, two sons get sick in a foreign country. We are glad that it was... More

Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Off the Beaten Path Tour with Serdar (Sam) was phenomenal. Let me begin: this is "off the beaten path," which means you will be walking. Another member of our group thought this "walking tour" meant walking from the taxi to the site. Be ready to take the city by foot! Our guide was the best part of this tour. His... More

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UgurMalgil, Manager at Bitinya Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi Joey, Thank you very much for your wonderful comment about our guide Serdar and about our "Off the Beaten Track and Istanbul Tastes Tour". As the local travel agency, we make the itinerary and our tour guides make it a wonderful day for our guests ... The idea of this tour is to take the guest away from the... More

Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

I've been to Istanbul before, but I returned for a school trip with 9 high school students (ages 15-17). My interactions with the company via email were nothing short of professional, efficient, and accommodating for our needs. Our tour guide Serdar was punctual, good-natured, knowledgeable, answered all my students' questions, and paced the tour well. The only comment I would... More

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UgurMalgil, Manager at Bitinya Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi AwandererL, We are very happy to hear that you had a wonderful day in Istanbul. Thank you for your kind words about the arrangements pre-tour and about our guide Serdar. We noted the points you mentioned. It is good that you and your students enjoyed the desert. We have more; so hope to see you again in Istanbul. Thank... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

After two days enjoying the absolute beauty of Istanbul but not quite understanding the language at all, Ugur came to the rescue. My 22 year old nephew and I had a wonderful day with Ugur. He took us to many beautiful sights and explained everything about them. It was fun, and very interesting, he was patient like a saint! Answered... More

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UgurMalgil, Manager at Bitinya Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi Andrea, Thank you for your wonderful comment about our tour. Yes, it was a very crowded day as it was Easter but we managed to have a nice day visiting Hagia Sophia, the Topkapi Palace and the Underground Cistern without waiting at those long lines; we glided nicely ... It was a pleasure to answer all your questions, as... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I went to Istanbul with a school group over our spring break in March. Our tour guide Ugur was wonderful! Ugur is a walking history book, that is happy to answer even the hardest questions. I would highly recommend Bitinya Day Tours!

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UgurMalgil, Manager at Bitinya Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi Ryan, WE LOVE EVERYONE OF YOU ... Thank you very much for your great comment about BITINYA TOURS. We love to hear that you enjoyed your visit to our amazing city. And we do still have other great sites. Thank you for "walking history book" , I love that too ... Not still yet there but trying to get... More

san miguel allende, mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Thanks to Ugur my tour guide this trip to Istanbul was not only interesting but soooo much fun! He knows and loves the city and it shows. He is very punctual, professional, easy going and the best thing is that he not only lot knows everything about Istanbul but also about Anatolia, he makes learning very easy and interesting. He... More

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UgurMalgil, Manager at Bitinya Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi Guadalupe, You are very sweet... Thank you very much for your wonderful comment about BITINYA TOURS and guiding. Also, thank you very much for making that day so wonderful. We love your words about our fantastic city. "The Lace Paradise" was the hit of the tour, I will always remember it. Hope to meet you again in Istanbul and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We were met at our hotel by a friendly, knowledgeable and comfortable guide for our day long walking tour. Because the tours are private, we were able to adapt the plan as we went along (to accomodate the cold and rain, and aching feet of one of our party), and we were able visit neighborhoods and see sights that we... More

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UgurMalgil, Manager at Bitinya Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi Laurel, Thank you very much for your wonderful comment about BITINYA TOURS and guiding. We had a wonderful day during our JEWELS of ISTANBUL Tour, despite the rain and the cold weather. It was our pleasure to guide you and to answer your questions about the Ottomans, Byzantines, churches and mosques ... And it was a great chance to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I was very impressed with this company. I was a member of a tour group of high schoolers. These tour guides are the best. Uğr, our tour guide, was a font of knowledge, and really made the trip complete. He takes you off the beaten path to a lot of less tourist-y sites. If I'm ever in Istanbul, I'll use... More

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UgurMalgil, Manager at Bitinya Day Tours, responded to this review

WE LOVE EVERYONE OF YOU ... Hi Andrew, It is wonderful to hear your great comment about us. It was great to guide a group like you; your enthusiasm made it an amazing tour. I love to guide our guest at the off the beaten paths of Istanbul; every time you find something interesting. And the night photography tour is... More

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