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Arif Yasa - Private Tours

Cumhuriyet Caddesi Itir Apt. No: 179/12 | Harbiye, Istanbul 34357, Turkey (Şişli)
+90 533 312 2135+90 533 312 2135
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Ranked #12 of 399 Activities in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Authentic high quality private tours in Istanbul and Turkey for small groups, individuals and families to experience real Turkey by an experienced,... more » 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. « less
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Astoria, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
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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Oakland, CA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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FLORIDA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

A few days before our trip to Istanbul I came across Arif on Trip Advisor and checked out his website. I am so glad we found him. Booking our tour guide experience was very easy and his email communications were excellent and he responded very quickly to my many questions. Although not personally available we had the delightful Haluk to... More

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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We spent two days touring Istanbul with Arif. He was an absolute wealth of knowledge about the sites and history of the area. We visited most of the highlights, including the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, the Spice Market and many other places. He communicated very well with us, particularly as we were planning the trip. All in all he was... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We enjoyed a full day walking tour of Istanbul with Isik, ourpersonal guide. He met us at 9 AM promptly at our hotel and then guided us throughout the European and Asian side of Istanbul. We toured the Grand Bazaar and the spice market, with Isik taking time to purchase for us some specific treats including the best baklava we... More

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Sydney
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We did the 2 continents walking tour with Arif who was an excellent and knowledgable guide on the secrets of Istanbul. We saw many hidden parts of the city as well as touching on the more popular attractions like the spice market. Arif has a great sense of history and culture of the Ottoman Empire and beyond and weaves this... More

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California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We spent 2 days with Arif in old Istanbul seeing the main sights. Arif was wonderful to work with before and during our tour. He was very prompt in his replies and flexible to tweak the itinerary. Arif has a world of knowledge and it was great talking to him about the history of the city. The nice thing was... More

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