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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 #16 of 395 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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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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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
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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We recently spent two days seeing the sights of Istanbul with Haluk who works with Arif Yasa Private Tours. I had organised this by email with Arif prior to our trip. Our communication was trouble free, with very prompt replies from Arif. Although I had been to Istanbul a couple of times previously, it was the first visit for my... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We arranged a whole day trip from the cruise terminal to the sights of Istanbul. We had a super guide Hussein who met us off the ship to start our walking tour of Istanbul. His knowledge of Istanbul was fabulous, especially the historical side. He took us first to the Palace giving us a commentary as we went. We visited... More

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las vegas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Arif organized a great itinerary for us. Nice van, great guide. We really enjoyed it very much. Very good English, very well put together. I highly recommend his tours. We were 2 families (4 adults and 4 kids).

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Vilnius
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Arif organized 1 week Istanbul- Cappadocia tour for our family last April. We had 3 days for visiting the most important Istanbul places and 2 days for Cappadocia trip. We visited interesting not touristic places in Istanbul, Arif also arranged hot baloon riding and lunch in Cappadocia at local people home. It was perfect lunch! Tour was very successful, very... More

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Waldorf, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

On June 7th, 2014, I did a private walking tour with Arif through Istanbul. We saw many things that the typical tourist probably doesn't see. He met me at my hotel and we walked, took ferries and took public transportation around both the European and Asian sides of the city. He shared an amazing amount of history about the city... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We used Arif to coordinate guides for us in Istanbul, a driver for us from Izmir to Ephesus, a guide in Ephesus, a driver to take my husband from Ephesus to the Izmir airport, and a driver for my son and I from Ephesus to Bodrum. It was a lot to coordinate, and he was amazing! He made our entire... More

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