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Arif Yasa - Private Tours

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Address: Cumhuriyet Caddesi Itir Apt. No: 179/12 | Harbiye, Istanbul 34357, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 533 312 2135+90 533 312 2135
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Description: Authentic high quality private and small group tours in Istanbul and...
Authentic high quality private and small group tours in Istanbul and Turkey to experience real Turkey by experienced, qualified and enthusiastic tour guides and travel specialists. Arif Yasa has got 17 years experience of organizing and leading tours in Istanbul and all around Turkey.
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A perfect introduction to Istanbul!

Our group scheduled a 2 day layover in Istanbul as we were flying through, and absolutely fell in love with the culture, city and food of Istanbul thanks to the expert... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Our group scheduled a 2 day layover in Istanbul as we were flying through, and absolutely fell in love with the culture, city and food of Istanbul thanks to the expert introduction and tour by Arif. As well as hitting the highlights, Arif is an absolute wealth of knowledge on Turkey history and culture, and provided a top notch education... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We had three days in Istanbul and Arif organized everything from our pickup and dropoff at the airport, our hotel, and most importantly, two days of touring the city with his business partner, Erkan. On our first day we did a walking/public transportation tour of the city, taking the tram, ferries, a jitney and doing quite a bit of walking.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Sometimes the tour guide is as memorable as the wonderful sights on the tour. This is true for Erkan and his small tour company in Istanbul. My half-day tour of the old city was top-notch, and luckily, I expect to be back soon to see some more....

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Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I was in Istanbul for business, and had only one day free, so decided to maximize my time by hiring a guide. Erkan was wonderful, giving me great stories behind the historical areas I asked to see, and helping me get a feel for the city and its people. We had tea at a local crafts gallery, and lunch at... More 

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Au Train, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We did a private tour (4 women) and it was the best. We went at our pace, went out of the touristy areas, took breaks, saw some of the "real" Istanbul and our guide would have kept going! After 7 hours, we were exhausted but I swear we he would have kept exploring with us if we said, okay. I... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

WOW! This is the best way to check out Istanbul having your own guide. Arif was amazing in so many ways. He showed up at our doorstep and immediately took charge of our requested walking tour first day and second day the Imperial Tour of all the main sites. In our days with him we saw all the significant areas... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Arif gave us wonderful advice from the moment we contacted him (and we went back-and-forth alot!!) and the guide he seleced for us, Haluf, was wonderful. Our New Year's Day adventure ranged across many of the key Old City historical sites, but unlike so many of the massive groups of cold tourists wnadering Istanbul, we were spirited into venues through... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We visited Turkey for the first time in December. The trip was totally above our expectations and we have to thank the wonderful guides for the good experience. We had Arif for istanbul, yalcin for Ephesus and Ibrahim for Cappadocia. Arif and team was especially flexible and tweaked the tour schedule to suit our preference. The response from Arif is... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Friends recommended Arif Yasa tours and we were not disappointed. It really pays to have a private tour guide who has all the background knowledge and can get you into the sights and attractions without queuing! Arif was our guide and patiently answered all our questions and offered advice about where to shop and eat etc. When you only have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Our tour guide was Erkan. He has a brilliant sense of humor and made our tour one not to forget! We negotiated with Arif beforehand to visit places not in their usual tour plans and he gave us information and advice as we planned our trip. We visited places not usually visited by tourists and really enjoyed the city. Erkan... More 

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