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Arif Yasa - Private Tours

Address: Cumhuriyet Caddesi Itir Apt. No: 179/12 | Harbiye, Istanbul 34357, Turkey (Şişli)
Phone Number: +90 533 312 2135+90 533 312 2135
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Ranked #16 of 543 Activities in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Authentic high quality private tours in Istanbul and Turkey for small groups, individuals and...
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Owner description: Authentic high quality private tours in Istanbul and Turkey for small groups, individuals and families to experience real Turkey by an experienced, qualified and enthusiastic Tour Guide and travel specialist. Arif Yasa has got 13 years experience of organizing and leading tours in Istanbul and all around Turkey.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

My husband and I just had an incredible trip in Istanbul and it's all thanks to Arif Yasa Private Tours. The two day itinerary that Arif arranged gave us a really great local experience. Our tour guide, Haluk was knowledgable, friendly and easy to talk with. He took us off the beaten path to see where locals eat and shop.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Six friends recently visited Turkey together, and we booked Arif Yasa for an overall introductory tour of Istanbul when we first arrived, and then later for a day trip to Bursa. We were extremely happy with both tours. Arif speaks very fluent English and is knowledgeable about history, archaeology, art, current events - everything we could come up with questions... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Arif & Erkan were wonderful to work with. My mother and I wanted to visit specific places in Turkey and Arif was very helpful in putting an itinerary together, suggesting ideas and having everything come together smoothly. We went to Turkey for over 2 weeks and he was able to make everything work in the amount of time we had.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

Arif was easy to work with and the guide he arranged was extraordinary. There is no way we could have seen and learned as much as we did without his help. If you are going to spend the money to get here, get the most out of it by hiring a smart teacher and guide. We spent three days with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Arif Yasa is a first class guide, with a great offering - a walking tour of the old Istanbul. This is an experience beyond the standard tourist sites, and gives the visitor an insight into the city as the locals live in it. You can't do the Grand Bazaar with a tour group of 50, but you can with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We made our arrangements with Arif prior to our trip by e-mail, and we were impressed with how quickly he responded to each e-mail and to our numerous questions. He made recommendations regarding tours, with information about each and quoted the prices. We were transported from the airport in Istanbul to our hotel by a driver arranged by Arif. Arif... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We booked a torur through Arif Yasa and our guide Huseyin Aydin was fantastic. My wife sprained her ankle at the airport on the way to Turkey so we had to modify the tour on the fly. Huseyin was funny, knowledgable, spoke perfect English and we where sad to say goodbye.

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