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Turkey Tours by Local Guides

Gulbahar Caddesi No:48, Istanbul 34387, Turkey
+90-538-4397811
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Ranked #106 of 392 activities in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Turkey Tours by Local Guides is a company run by licensed tour guides providing private Istanbul tours, shore excursions, day trips to Ephesus,... more » Owner description: Turkey Tours by Local Guides is a company run by licensed tour guides providing private Istanbul tours, shore excursions, day trips to Ephesus, Cappadocia, Bursa, Iznik, Edirne, and many more places in Turkey. « less
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massachusetts
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I spent 2 days touring Istanbul with Abdil as my guide. Before embarking on this trip, I was quite skeptical about going alone and using a guide that I found on TripAdvisor, without knowing anyone personally who used them. Well, I am very happy I went with it. Abdil is very knowledgable about history, current events, and has his pulse... More

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Ozkantheguide, Owner at Turkey Tours by Local Guides, responded to this review

Dear Marcia, The pleasure is all ours. Thank you and other travelers who took time and posted reviews here. Sincerely, More

Yardley, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We only had one day to spend in Istanbul and had a list of the sights we wanted to see that no standard tour included. But Serkan from Turkey Tours by Local Guides met us at our hotel and led us on a walking and riding tour which included everything on our list. Serkan spoke excellent English, was knowledgeable not... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I would recommend you get a local you guide if you visit Istanbul, Turkey. They are knowledgable of the culture and which place to visit. We were warned by our tour guide not to bug water from street venders because the water they sell are not healthy. Not sure what this means, but we did not buy from street vendors.... More

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New York, NY
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Just spent two days with Abil. It was me and my 19 year old daughter. He is a wonderful guide with a comprehensive knowledge of the history and unique aspects of the Ottoman Empire, Istanbul, Islam and all of the historic sites that we visited. His English is flawless and can answer questions at any and every level of detail.... More

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Aventura, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Knowledgable, honest, and accommodating. Three simple words that speak volumes of our three days in Istanbul using Turkey Tours by Local Guides which I found on trip advisor. Starting with pick up at airport and ending with airport drop off we could not have been more pleased. We organized through e-mail with Ozcan and had both Abdil and Necib as... More

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Miami, Florida
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I visited Turkey with my family for 1 week and had an excellent experience with Turkey Tours by Local Guides. After some research I picked this company based on Trip Advisor reviews. At every level of this trip from start to end, the service was perfect. Ozkan and Abdil organized everything: hotels, domestic flights, private tours, transportation, visits to the... More

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Austin, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We picked Turkey Tours by Local Guides solely based on Trip Advisor reviews and oh my gosh was our experience fantastic. We had Abdil Bicer as our guide and I cannot recommend him highly enough. He spoke and understood English as well as most Americans and he understood our sarcasm and slang. Of course he spoke and read Turkish, but... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I visited Turkey with three other friends and contacted Ozkan Bicer to arrange our week long visit. At every level, the service was perfect. Prior to the trip, we had excellent ongoing communication and he was available throughout the trip to answer any questions. From a pickup at the start (we were extending a cruise trip that ended in Istanbul)... More

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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

My wife, daughter and I had the most enjoyable trip. Ozkan was amazing with the organization of the trip via email and flexible/accommodating in making minor changes. The guides at all the locations we visited...Istanbul, Cappadocia, Izmir, Pammukale, etc. were very knowledgeable and courteous, the accommodations were remarkable and high standard, the vans and drivers were great. The places we... More

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Miami
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

My husband and I recently engaged this company for a 1-day tour of Istanbul. From the outset, Ozkan responded to all my inquiries via email quickly. The booking process was easy since you pay a deposit via Paypal with the remainder being paid in person when you are with them. The planned itinerary was tailored to our desires, including dropping... More

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