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Address: Macka MeydanI Sok. Ruya Apt. 34/3 | Besiktas Istanbul TURKEY, Istanbul 34357, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 212 259 1040
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Description: Istanbul is a city not to miss. Since you are here we would love to show...
Istanbul is a city not to miss. Since you are here we would love to show you everything that Istanbul can offer. Here beside the museum tours we offer you some tour that you can feel the real atmosphere of Istanbul.
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Wonderful 3 Day Tour of Istanbul!

Thanks very much to Bitinya tours for making our stay in Istanbul a wonderful experience. Based on a recommendation from a friend, we asked for Betul Basak as our tour guide... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Thanks very much to Bitinya tours for making our stay in Istanbul a wonderful experience. Based on a recommendation from a friend, we asked for Betul Basak as our tour guide (private tour for 3 full days) and very happy we did. Betul was incredibly knowledgeable about virtually everything related to the sites, history, food and culture of Istanbul. She... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

From Ayasofya in Istanbul to Ayasofya in Iznik. From the mosques of Istanbul to the glorious mosques of Bursa, Bitiniya hit just the right notes. Both Claire and Ugur had the knowledge and the patience to put what we saw into just the right historical setting. If you are looking for a sense of the rich history of this amazing... More 

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

Hi John L, Thank you very much for this wonderful comment for BITINYA TOURS and our guides. It is a great feeling for us to hear that you have great memories of our country. It was a great fun to have tour with a group who is so interested in history. You should be proud of your students. Hope to... More 

Annapolis, Maryland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I had an awesome experience in Turkey, largely due to Bitinya Tours. There is so much to do and see in Istanbul and the surrounding area that without a tour guide I'm afraid one wouldn't truly appreciate the history and culture of the region. Our tour guides, Ugur and Claire, were knowledgeable and great to be around. I would recommend... More 

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

Hi Patrick G, Good to hear from you. It is great to hear your wonderful comments about us and about our tour guides. That is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your time and history of our country. We also enjoyed a young group who knows a lot and willing to learn more. You made the time very special for... More 

Evansville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The tour guides from Bitinya did a wonderful job, and I had a great experience with them. My two guides were Claire and Ugur. Claire knew her history very well and did a great job in the Istanbul area as we toured mosques and churches. I would argue that the Bitinya tours company adds a significant level of enjoyment to... More 

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

Hi DHurley08, That is a wonderful comment about BITINYA TOURS and about our guides; thank you very much. It is always a wonderful feeling to hear great comments from our guests after they return home. That means they have great memories about our country and we did a great job ... Yes you are so right; both meat-ball places where... More 

Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Thank you so much for the great time in Istanbul. We had two guides...Ugur and Emre.......They were phenomenal.....we had so much fun with them and they were patient and kind and generous to us while we were under their care. We had elderly people in our group and Ugur and Emre remained focused on making sure things were not too... More 

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

Hi Kurtis L, Thank you for your great comment about BITINYA TOURS. Also thank you for the wonderful comment about our guides; they make the tour a real experience. We try to make the tour more comfortable for everyone in the group; caring the seniors in the group is part of it. It is a great feeling to know that... More 

Annapolis, Maryland
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Recently traveled to Istanbul as part of a cultural immersion and regional expertise program with two Professors and a few other student's from our university. The service provided by Bitinya Tours was outstanding, easily making our trip twice as informative, enjoyable, and efficient as it would have been without them. If you are seeking in depth and informative tours of... More 

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

Hi Mitchell G, Thank you for your wonderful comment. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed not the history but also the daily life both in Istanbul and Bursa. We are very proud of our guides as they make a big difference of the quality the tour and making a visit special. Also, it was a great fun... More 

London, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Has a great night photography tour with Emre. He's a lovely guy and knows Istanbul really well. My wife and I were the only two people taking the tour, so it was like having a personal tour guide for the evening! Emre's really knows about photography, and although I'm quite an experienced photographer myself, I still got some very useful... More 

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

Hi Nigel, Thank you very much for your wonderful comment about our Night Photography tour and our guide Emre. As you you wrote: "The tour took us to some parts of the city that we wouldn't have seen otherwise ..." That is exactly the idea of the tour. While doing this, we try to give the some aspects of the... More 

Takapuna, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

My girlfriend and I had the pleasure of meeting Emre and spending the night exploring the amazing sights of the city of Istanbul. He was a great guide who had plenty of tips and tricks to help me along with my camera skills. He was positive and encouraged me to get some great shots I wouldn't have considered taking otherwise.... More 

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

Hi lewis_edwardo, Thank you for your wonderful comment about the Night Photography Tour and our guide Emre. We are very glad to hear that, the way you enjoyed the tour is actually how we designed it: to give a different option to enjoy the night life -not a touristy night but the real night life of Istanbul- took the guests... More 

Elk Grove, CA
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We used Bitinya for two different day tours, an off the beaten track in Istanbul and in Kusadasi, Greek ruins and small villages. Our guide Betul Basak was pleasant and knowledgable. She met us from our cruise ship and we took a tram, ferry and taxi (jitney, really) as we explored Istanbul. We had covered the major sights on past... More 

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

Hi Kinshasa, We are glad to hear your wonderful comment about our two different tours, Off the Beaten Track Tour and Claros, Notion, Village Life Tour. Both two tours give another aspect of Istanbul and Kusadasi area for the guest who had been to those two spots before. Thank you for your good comments about our guides Sorry for the... More 

Mount Barker, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We did the 'Off the beaten track ' and 'Jewels of Istanbul' tours before setting off on a two-week bus tour of Anatolia etc. Our guide was the extremely knowledgeable and delightful Burcu. The most outstanding thing for us was having not just a guide to show us the way, point out the sights and provide all the background information... More 

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