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Arif Yasa - Tours

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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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Fantastic experience - fun, personal, and detailed

We had an amazing 2-day tour of Istanbul with Erkan. He was funny, knowledgeable, and easy-going, and struck the right balance between history, story-telling, and personal... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We had an amazing 2-day tour of Istanbul with Erkan. He was funny, knowledgeable, and easy-going, and struck the right balance between history, story-telling, and personal experience. Highly recommend using Arif's company and touring with Erkan.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Arif gave us an overview of Istanbul's iconic buildings, its history, answered our questions & finished the 4 hour walking tour with a fabulous meal, that we all enjoyed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Our guide, Hal , was dragging our very tired bodies around Istanbul after we arrived early that morning, following the Robbie Williams concert in Moscow the night before. So, needless to say, he needed to be great to keep our attention…..he was! We began in the old city with a cup of Turkish coffee in a beautiful park nearby, where... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Arif handled every aspect of my family visit to Istanbul. Although the pickup service from the airport to the hotel was a little iffy as the person didn't speak English, every other aspect of the trip was above and beyond. We used Arif for two half day tours and a full day tour. Arif was incredibly knowledgeable about every historic... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We traveled to Istanbul on a cruise ship. I did not want to pay the outrageous fees for tours onboard, so I did some TripAdvisor investigation, and found Arif's tours! We REALLY lucked out. Our guide was with us on foot and in the private car the whole way! We visited the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Roman Hippodrome,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We used this company for a walking tour. Our guide was keen to explain so much, but was gracious enough to pause and answer our questions. The important point to remember is that he is giving his time and has an agenda but the guide should allow maximum flexibility. This tour is a good intro to this historic city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We were provided with Murat, perhaps THE best guide you can imagine. He was educated, personable, and interesting. We could barely tear ourselves away from him when our tour program was over. You MUST use Arif Yasa for providing private guiding and you will be VERY lucky if you get Murat as your guide!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

I did not know where to start when starting to reseach tour advisors in Turkey . So I started emailing the ones that had the best rating . Arif stood out right away with his prompt responses and unique itenirary . Upon arriving to the airport ,we wore greeted by a driver who transported us to meet out tour guide... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I have traveled all over the world for the past 42 years. I have never met a guide like Murat. Perfect English, smart, intelligent, kind and sweet. We had him for two days and saw everything you could possibly think of in Istanbul. BTW he reaches English in Istanbul. I highly recommend Arif Yasa-Private Tours and ask for Murat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Fantastic tour with Hal. Organisation was easy and our guide was able to help us understand not only the history and culture but also a great insight to life in Istanbul. I will go back and will book another tour via Arif. I have seen tour guides in other cities rushing their groups around without stopping to listen to their... More 

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For much of Istanbul’s history, Sisli and the area just north of Taksim Square were open countryside used mostly as hunting grounds. These days, Sisli and its chic streets are considered the very heart of contemporary Istanbuli life, where an epicenter of fashion and a thriving business district meet to create an expressly “downtown” feel. Though largely a residential neighborhood, luxury hotels, fine dining restaurants, and upscale shops abound with many of them situated inside or nearby Cevahir Istanbul, the biggest shopping mall in Europe and second biggest urban shopping mall in the world. Shopaholics and fashionistas travel from near and far to browse the area's mix of major global brand items and creations by popular Turkish designers.
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