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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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Day tour of Istanbul

My family and I booked Arif for a day tour of Istanbul prior to the Gallipoli centenary celebration. All of the planning was completed by email and we can't fault Arif with his... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

My family and I booked Arif for a day tour of Istanbul prior to the Gallipoli centenary celebration. All of the planning was completed by email and we can't fault Arif with his responsiveness or itinerary. Arif met us at our hotel (which he booked) and then took us on a full day walking tour of the European & Asian... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

Arif's coordination services and follow ups were flawless. His knowledgeable and genuine guide Haluk has shown us how beautiful a place is Istanbul. He takes good care of our needs and provides further recommendations according to our likings (eg top restaurants) Our wish is for our stay to be longer as there's so much to discover! I would highly recommend... More 

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We organised our three days with Arif from Australia. Communication by email was excellent. The three days Arif planned for us were fantastic. From the moment we met Arif in the lobby of our hotel we felt confident that we had made the right choice. He was always friendly and polite and sensitive to our needs, being an older couple.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Arif organised all the details of our long weekend in Istanbul. Airport transfers worked perfectly. The hotel, Accra was very central but still quiet. The guides we had on the 2 days, Hal and Hussain, were both excellent. We enjoyed our time with them and learnt a great deal that we would not have discovered for ourselves. Well worth it... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

I dont usually do reviews but had to for this. Fabulous tour from Huseyin. We were collected from our hotel on time by the lovely Huseyin and a driver who was very sweet. Huseyin answered all of our many questions and gave us fantastic tips for where to go and what to see in Istanbul. If you can do a... More 

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Collinwood, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Excellent tour where you get to see all the major/important sights. Rather than do on your own, you get a knowledgable guide who gives you all the background information you would otherwise not know and small facts you would miss. Would highly recommend.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This was our second trip to Istanbul and this time we wanted to go to the Asian side and visit The Florence Nightingale museum. Arif organised everything ahead of time as the museum is siutated in an active military base. We then had a tour of the Asian food markets and a great lunch returning to the European side to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

My family returned yesterday from a week+ in Turkey; and our two days with Arif in Istanbul were a total highlight. In addition to organizing absolutely everything for a delightful and hassle-free experience, Arif is just an awesome person to spend time with. During our time together, Arif demonstrated himself to be knowledgable, flexible, funny, and quite intuitive about dialing-up... More 

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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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Watertown, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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