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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 363 activities in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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

Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I traveled to Istanbul with a school group in March, and Ugur, our tour guide, was the best! He met us at the airport and immediately began to provide fascinating information. His tours certainly went above and beyond the basic sights of Istanbul (though the mosques were amazing!), including suggestions for all the best food and specific anecdotes to those... More

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

WE LOVE EVERYONE OF YOU ... Hi Kayli, Thank you for your wonderful comment about BITINYA TOURS and guiding. You are at the list who listened every information from airport till to the end of the tour. I am sure you didn't miss any of the information and I bet you still remember them. After guiding 25 years, during our... More

Oviedo, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Last month, I went on a trip to Istanbul with a school group where our tour guide Ugur took us on this absolutely fantastic tour! I have never fallen in love with a place so quickly! It was awesome being taken to these breath-taking sights and the only regret I have is not being able to stay long enough! Although... More

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

WE LOVE EVERYONE OF YOU ... Hi Allice, We are very glad to hear your wonderful words about our city and you enjoyed the tour. Actually your enthusiasm, energy made the tour so fantastic, as well your knowledge and your clever questions. We still have some other breath taking places in Istanbul; therefore, looking forward to meeting you again soon.... More

Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I visited Istanbul a few weeks ago with a group from school, and it was absolutely amazing! Our tour guide Ugur knew absolutely everything there was to know about the city, taking us to all the famous places I'd heard of and a ton of neat places that I hadn't. He was super friendly and made learning about the history... More

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WE LOVE EVERYONE OF YOU ... Hi Maddy, Thank you very much for your wonderful comments about BITINYA TOURS and guiding. Yes you are so right; we visited not only the highlights of Istanbul but a lot of other neat places out of the tourist path, mingle with the locals; also every street cat and dog ... It was a... More

Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I went on a school trip to Istanbul this past spring break and we used this tour group. The information was fantastic and the sights were incredible. The tour guide had everything we needed for the tours set out in front of us, he was extremely well organized, and he gave us plenty of time to take in both the... More

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WE LOVE EVERYONE OF YOU ... Hi Rory, Thank you for your fantastic comment about BITINYA TOURS, about our city, organization, sights and our guides. We enjoyed a lot to be with you at our Highlights tour and the Jewels of Istanbul tour; the Byzantine Churches and Sultan Mosques ... Anytime you have chance to visit Istanbul and Turkey, we... More

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Me and my boyfriend visited Istanbul with Britinya Tours. Istanbul is an awesome city, both cultural and historical! We really appreciate our tour guide Serdar, since he is such a knowledgeable guy! We strictly recommend organizing an amazing holiday with Bitinya Tours to all our friends! Hope to see you guys again when we will be traveling to other cities... More

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

Hi Laura, We are very glad to see your comment, thank you very much. We are very happy to hear your nice comments about our guide Serdar, as the role of a guide during the tour is very important. We always enjoy the comments of our clients about Istanbul as they are the one's who already experienced the city. That... More

Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This was the best trip of my life, and the tour made it so much more amazing! The guides were very knowledgeable and friendly. Our tour in Istanbul was interesting, insightful and tons of fun. The guides were interactive and always had everything organized. If you are going to Istanbul, YOU MUST have this tour service! It will make your... More

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

WE LOVE EVERYONE OF YOU ... Hi Jasmine, Thanks a lot for your wonderful comments. We appreciate your words about Istanbul, our organization and the guides. Also for recommending us who are planning a visit to Istanbul. We will love to meet you again in Istanbul. Ugur More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

My friend and I spent two days in Istanbul and one day in Erdine with Ugur. I was particularly pleased in the way they arranged a special tour for my interests-Byzantine churches. Ugur was deeply educated about many aspects of Turkey's history, architecture and art.

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

Hi Harriet, Thank you very much for your nice comment about BITINYA TOURS. The tours in Istanbul and in Edirne was a great pleasure for us as well. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour we designed for an experienced visitor of Istanbul like you; actually we are calling it "Harriet Tour" . Believe me, there... More

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