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Turkey Tours by Local Guides

Gulbahar Caddesi No:48, Istanbul 34387, Turkey
+90-538-4397811
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Ranked #109 of 543 Activities in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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.
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San Diego
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

After reading Trip Advisor, I emailed Ozkan. He set up a great itinerary for four of us. The choice of hotels were great. The guides were wonderful. We had Hasan on the first day and Abdil the second in Istanbul. So knowledgeable about everything we inquired about. We have just finished our third day after flying to Cappadoccia--all arranged by... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

Sometimes it is quite difficult to write a review when everything is perfect and this is certainly one of those times. The dynamic duo tag team of brothers Ozkan and Abdil, were a pleasure. Their knowledge and enthusiasm added to the charm of this wonderful country. We made all the arrangements via email with Ozkan, and they delivered what was... More

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Our 2 day tour of Istanbul turned out to be an absolute success because of our guide Abdil. He was very personable, knowledgeable and took the time necessary at every stop to make sure all of our questions were answered. We can't imagine how we could have truly experienced Istanbul and the Historical sites without his expertise!

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Blaine, Mn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We(2 couples) scheduled a 1 day personal tour in Istanbul with Abdil as our guide and would highly recommend him. His English and knowledge were excellent. Over a 21 day cruise we had various levels of excursions, but Abdil was the best guide. We had an excellent lunch at a local restaurant coupled with the opportunity to see the major... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

An excellent 2 day tour in Istanbul with Abdil. We would thoroughly recommend this company. Abdil's knowledge was amazing as was his ability to impart the information in an interesting way

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We had Ozgu Unal for our tour guide for two days, adn she made Istanbul a gem for us. She understood the experience we were looking for within the first half an hour while speaking to us. Her deep knowledge and personal touches made our trip memorable. Ozgu showed us the city from places and angles that we never knew... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Thankyou to Ozkan and Abdil. A brilliantly organised 10 days thru Turkey. Everything was taken care of and our guides were excellent. Great local knowledge and passion for their job. Fantastic food recommendations! The tour ran like clockwork.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We took about 10 days to visit Istanbul, Kayseri, Derinkuyu underground city, Cappadocia and the surrounding areas. Our trip was a custom tour and went far beyond our expectations. While providing a complete history of all the sites we visited in Istanbul, our guides gave relevance to how each site fits into Turkey's culture of today. What we enjoyed most... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Our 2 day tour was very complete and we were able to get to all the most famous attractions in Istanbul. Having a guide enabled us to skip in front of the lines (a huge plus) and our guide was very knowledgeable. We were able to walk to most of the attractions but used a car service for the others.... More

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

Dear Pbuntarl, I want to thank you for your feedback and 4 stars. We always value client feedback and take necessary steps to make sure our service is great. Necat certainly did not meet your expectations and ours as well and we did what is necessary. He is no longer with us and I want to apologize for his uncalled... More

Toronto, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

As part of our trip to Turkey, we scheduled a few day trips. In Istanbul, our guides were Togay and Cehan. They were outstanding! They were both able to change our itinerary “on the fly”. If the lineups were too long at one attraction, we went to another one. We managed to see everything we wanted... even ate at great... More

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