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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 #31 of 395 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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Eugene, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

My family and I visited Istanbul in mid July and had a wonderful time with the English speaking guide, Ugur (pronounced "OR"). I booked Bitinya based on the positive Trip Advisor reviews and was not disappointed. We had a 24 hour stop over on our way to Africa and I wanted to try and maximize the visit for my Dad,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Bitinya arranged for us a two week private tour with a licensed guide bad a driver. The itinerary they planned was perfect and the guide most competent and personable. We had a nice Mercedez van and the driver drove very safely. We thought the company is highly professional. You should specify the class of hotels you'd like to stay.

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

Hi Global E, It is wonderful to hear from you after the tour. Thank you very much for your nice comments about planning and about our guide and driver. We covered more than 2,500 km in two weeks, it was great fun to explore all those local restaurants together on the way. We hope to meet you again; don't forget:... More

Orlando, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Yesterday - I received an e-mail request from a friend looking for a good Day Tour company for another friend on his way to Istanbul. I suggested Bitinya Day Tours. My experiences in June of 2012 were phenomenal ! Erkan's expert knowledge as a tour guide brought Istanbul's history alive for me. Many of the pictures I took with my... More

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

Hi Elizabeth F, Thank you very much for your kind message. It is wonderful to hear that you recommended us to your friend planning to visit Istanbul. This shows that you have a good memory of your visit and we did our job very good; delighted to hear it. We are very proud of the efforts of our guides and... More

fordtraveler56
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72 reviews 72 reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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

Hi fordtraveler56, Thank you very much for your wonderful comment about our guide Betul and about our travel agency staff. We are very happy to hear nice comments about our guides as they are the ones who makes it a pleasant day for our guests. Off the Beaten Path and Istanbul at Night tours; we try to give the experience... More

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
71 helpful votes 71 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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

Bulgaria
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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

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