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Arif Yasa - Private Tours

Cumhuriyet Caddesi Itir Apt. No: 179/12 | Harbiye, Istanbul 34357, Turkey (Şişli)
+90 533 312 21 35
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Ranked #12 of 365 activities in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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. Arif Yasa has got 13 years experience of organizing and leading tours in Istanbul and all around Turkey. « less
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Cologne, Germany
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

We highly recommend Arif and his private tour. He was very prompt in answering all our pre trip questions, on time both days of our tour and extremely knowledgeable on the architecture, history and religion of Istanbul. He also brought us to a great restaurant and a reputable rug dealer. In addition to learning all about the culture and seeing... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I spent 3 days with 2 of Arif Yasa Private Tours guides - Erkan and Ibo and they really made my trip to Istanbul fantastic. The were very punctual, very knowledgeable and we became very good friends. I saw all the famous sites in Istanbul and walked for miles, enjoyed the boat cruises on the Bosphorus, ate beautiful seafood, walked... More

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We spent two days with Arif in Istanbul and really saw the city which we could never have done by ourselves. We really had a learning experience and would like to thank him for our two great days. Arif met us at our hotel each morning. We did a mixture of the planned tours - Walking Istanbul in Two Continents... More

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

A big thank you to Erkan for showing us beautiful Istanbul in 2 fantastic days. We did 1 day of the 'Istanbul Heritage' tour which included visits to all the major sights, and another day of 'Customs & Traditions' tour which included walks in bazaars and local shops, nice breaks for Turkish coffee and tasty Turkish snacks, and a relaxing... More

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We have just got back from four fantastic days with Arif in Istanbul. We booked transfers as well as a mixture of half days and full day tours. We spent the first afternoon at the Cistern and Archaeological Museum which was just amazing. Our next day was a full day seeing all of the 'famous' sites as well as getting... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Arif was punctual and very friendly. He took us to most of the main sites in central Istanbul (Sultanhamet district) and explained the history of each site to us. He We asked him about various aspects of Turkish society, past and present, and he was very informative. I think it is a good idea to ask away, as that is... More

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rochester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Arif arrived on time. He took us to all the major sites of Istanbul in the 2 days we hired him. he provided a basic tour, with a basic explanation of the sites. I feel i had to engage Arif more than I would usually and pull and draw conversation our of him. I would have liked more historical and... More

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ArifYasa, Owner at Arif Yasa - Private Tours, responded to this review

I would like to thank you for your review and bringing this issue to our attention. Myself and all our tour guides are willing to share their information and knowledge with our clients to make sure they leave with a nice sense of their holiday and memory of Istanbul or any where in Turkey they travel with us. We read... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

My family of three adults spent a day and a half with Arif in Istanbul and are so glad we did. We learned so much about Turkish life and history. Arif was very knowledgable and very personable. We did the first timer's tour, including the Palace, the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and the Basilica Cistern. All we're interesting but... More

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Had an opportunity to engage Arif and his team in istanbul and kappadokya. I would highly recommend these guys, professional, knowledgeable and punctual.

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Finland
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013 via mobile

We did a full day (8h) tour of the historical sights with Erkan. He is very knowledgeable, highly professional and very entertaining. We saw all the most important historical sights in the old town and he also showed us the local shopping districts and took us a to some 'secret places'. He knows all about the history of Tutkey and... More

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