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Turkey Tours by Local Guides

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Address: Gulbahar Caddesi No:48, Istanbul 34387, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 538 439 7811
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Description: Turkey Tours by Local Guides is a company run by licensed tour guides...
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. Provided by Fast Book Travel License no: A-6202
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So many sights in so little time!

Safiye was an excellent tour guide. She spoke almost fluent English, was timely, pleasant and full of knowledge. We saw 6 of the main sights on our cruise day in Istanbul thanks... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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West Chester, Ohio

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West Chester, Ohio
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Safiye was an excellent tour guide. She spoke almost fluent English, was timely, pleasant and full of knowledge. We saw 6 of the main sights on our cruise day in Istanbul thanks to her planning. Highly recommend Safiye!

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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We booked a great trip to Turkey through GoWay Travel in Toronto, Canada. We added an extra 2 days in Istanbul before our tour started because there was so much to see in Istanbul. When we started the guided part of the ellipse around Turkey, we were lucky enough to have as our guide, "Chars" (whose name in Turkish is... More 

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Wilmington Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

After very successful private tours in Peru, Italy and Ireland, my wife and I decided that to fully enjoy Turkey we needed a private guide for our 2015 trip. I began email exchanges with Ozkan Bicer last winter and he developed an itinerary that covered 3 regions with all the domestic flights and hotels. He was very accommodating and answered... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Our experience with Turkey Tours was very fun and interesting. Our guide, Ozkan met us at the ship and spent the day showing us all the sights, sounds and and delicious food of Istanbul. He was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. He was very accommodating, and even took us to an amazing Baklava store! We had... More 

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This coach tour with Gate 1 is a “MUST DO”. I recently returned to Australia after taking a fantastic 13 day “Treasures of Turkey” tour with “Gate1 Travel”. This company organised everything to perfection. I cannot fault this tour in any way. The coach was very comfortable and seating was rotated daily so that each person got to sit at... More 

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My husband and I were recently in Istambul and had a wonderful two days learning about the Turkish culture and this amazing historical city, guided by Ozkan and Abdil Bicer. They are two brothers committed to giving you a complete in depth look, not only at the beautiful sights of Istambul but at its rich political, economic and religious history.... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

My husband and I were given a superb tour of the one site we did not want to miss during our short stay in Istanbul...Topkapi Palace. Our guide, Abdurrahman Ozkan Bicer (www.constantinopleguide.com) promptly picked us up at our ship for the 3-4 hrs we had available. He walked us through the Hippodrome and past Aya Sofya providing a history of... More 

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sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Our cruise had a eight hour stop over in Istanbul, April this year, never booked a tour as they can be expensive so winged it on the wharf, as there are drivers to take you where-ever if you are adventurest like me, three of us started walking for the tram followed by untold taxi guys haggling their prices, tried to... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

No words can describe how great of a guide Adbil is. Me,my sister and parents decided that we wanted to have a private tour of Istanbul instead of joining one of the tours that the cruise ship we were on was offering. Best decision ever! First Abdil helped us find the hotel near the port where we were docked so... More 

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Afer reading TripAdvisor, My husband and I booked 2 DAY TOUR OF Istanbul with Semih Gumusay in April, 2015. Semih was terrific. He picked us up promptly at the White House Hotel in Istanbul and escorted us to all the famous spots in Old Town. He was very knowledgeable and articulate in offering explanations of the history and importance of... More 

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With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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