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Address: Cumhuriyet Caddesi Itir Apt. No: 179/12 | Harbiye, Istanbul 34357, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 533 312 2135
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Authentic high quality private and small group tours focusing on...

Authentic high quality private and small group tours focusing on history,culture, architecture and food 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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Magical Tour Experience

Excellent tour company with very knowledgeable tour guides who are clearly VERY passionate about their work and their beautiful and magical city Istanbul. We encountered some... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Scks2011

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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent tour company with very knowledgeable tour guides who are clearly VERY passionate about their work and their beautiful and magical city Istanbul. We encountered some weather problems which resulted in us having to cancel one of our tours. Everything was handled with the utmost of professionalism. It has been four weeks now since our trip to Istanbul and we... More 

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Arif Y, Owner at Arif Yasa - Tours, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you very much for your review. I am glad to hear that you have enjoyed your stay in Istanbul and touring with us. Hope to see you again in Turkey. Regards, More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family of four had planned a trip to the Philippines well in advance, and had layovers in Istanbul on both the way there and back. The layovers were long enough where we felt we could leave the airport and see the city. Arif customized both trips for us, one was late in the evening, the other very early in... More 

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Thank Mike L
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family of three had a six hour tour with Arif. Firstly, our communication via email was prompt, and quite helpful. Arif provided ideas, which together, we tailored to what we wanted to see. He met us at our hotel in the Sultanahmet District. His English was flawless. We utilized the Tram and Ferry during our tour, which helped us... More 

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Arif Y, Owner at Arif Yasa - Tours, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your review. I am delighted to hear that you and your family have enjoyed your time with us in Istanbul. Hope to see you in Istanbul again. Regards, More 

Cary, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I, along with two of our friends had a wonderful 3 days in Istanbul. Erkan K. was our tour guide, and he was fantastic. He was fluent in English and had a warm welcoming personality, coupled with a dry sense of humor. We also used a full time driver for two of the three days. We easily... More 

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Arif Y, Owner at Arif Yasa - Tours, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your review. We are very glad that you have enjoyed your time touring Istanbul with us. Hope to see you in Turkey again. Regards, More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was searching for tour companies and came across Arif Yasa / Experta Tours which I booked after reading the recommandations and arranged tour for myself and 3 friends. We spend 3 full days touring with Erkan is who is partner in this tour company and the experience was fantastic. The tour was handled very well with the right balance... More 

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Arif Y, Owner at Arif Yasa - Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am gald to hear that you have enjoyed your time in Istanbul with us. Hope to see you in Turkey again. Regards, More 

Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

I met Mr Arif in December 14 2015 for a nice tour in Istanbul. I had a layover for about 7 hours, I send an email to Mr Arif ,and he answered me so fast. He took my flight information and he offers me a nice plan for my layover. I read about him and the place before my trip,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

My husband and I recently returned from a trip to Asia, and started out with three days in Istanbul. We were on our own, so we sought a guide to show us all the sights around the city. We keep congratulating ourselves on our good fortune in finding Arif Yasa. Our experience with Arif started a few months before we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Our group of three explored the Sultanahmet area guided by Arif. The tour lasted 8 hours and included Hagia Sophia, Topkapi, the Blue Mosgue, Basllica Cistern, and the general area. The tour is a great value for the money as it includes admissions. Arif is a great guy, an excellent guide, and our choice for guide assistance on our next... More 

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Buellton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed 1 & 1/2 days of touring Istanbul with Arif Yasa. Our itinerary was constrained by our cruise ship's scheduled departure and my wife's need to use a cane, but Arif was flexible and considerate. He managed to plan our itinerary so we generally avoided crowds even on a very busy weekend. Arif is an extremely knowledgeable guide... More 

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Bothell, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Loved our tour with Erkan Karakose in Istanbul and learned so much about the country, culture and history. We also enjoyed our time with Yalcin in Selcuk/Ephesus. Both were knowledgeable, dependable, insightful and spoke perfect English.

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