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Bitinya Day Tours

Address: Macka MeydanI Sok. Ruya Apt. 34/3 | Besiktas Istanbul TURKEY, Istanbul 34357, Turkey (Sultanahmet - Old City)
Phone Number: +90 212 259 1040
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Ranked #34 of 622 Activities in Istanbul
Owner description: Istanbul is a city not to miss. Since you are here we would love to show you everything that...
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Owner description: 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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Takapuna, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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4 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We have been leading small group tours from Australia to Turkey for the last fourteen years and we have used the services of Bitinya for all of the land arrangements in Turkey, including, itineraries, hotels, restaurants, transport and guides and we have found them to be excellent in all areas. On our most recent tour in September 2014 our guide... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We followed a friend's recommendation and signed up for 5 Bitinya Day Tours of Istanbul near the end of September 2014. All four of us agreed that Ugur is the best guide ever and made our visit truly memorable. We especially enjoyed our walks through the backstreets of Istanbul, and the Bosphorous boat/bus trip to the Black Sea. After Istanbul,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We did the night photography tour on our first night here with Emre, and it was such a delight! He took us exploring the city at night, and showed us some spots that we would have never found in a million years by ourselves. Although there were some protests in Istanbul, we felt safe venturing into the empty streets with... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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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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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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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 

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