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Turkey Tours by Local Guides

Gulbahar Caddesi No:48, Istanbul 34387, Turkey
+90-538-4397811
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Ranked #120 of 364 activities in Istanbul
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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English first
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We only had one day in Istanbul, needed to make the most of it and our tour guide Abdil made that happen. Abdil was punctual, friendly,perfect english and most of all a great local guide. He quickly assessed what we wanted to see and happily obliged us in some last minute additions. Using Abdil allowed us to bypass the lines,... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Two colleagues and I had one day to tour the sites of Istanbul before our business started. I found Turkey Tours by Locals through Trip Advisor and booked the tour at the last minute based on the recommendations on the website. Our experience could not have been better, and the recommendations were spot on. Our guide, Ozkan, gave a wonderfully... More

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Here on business in Feb 2014 and extended my stay to see the highlights, but also wanted to see a few things that weren't part of the normal tours. What I liked about Abdil was he quickly figured out what I got excited about and adjusted the tour as we went to include a few things that he thought I'd... More

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

Thank you so much for your support. We are just trying to help our clients experience Istanbul in an unparalleled way. More

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Istanbul 2nd-5th February 2014 We are a family of 5. I traveled with my brother, sister and both our parents (who are in their late 50s). Abdil was our guide. He is very knowledgeable and attentive to our need and preference. We went for a full 2 days private istanbul. We visited all main attractions in Istanbul and Abdil gave... More

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

Hi, I want to thank you all for your kind words about our services. Although I want to respond each and every one here, I don't have the time to do that :D .isn't that the problem in this age? We all need more time to do the things we want to do. Well, we cannot help you all with... More

Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

My wife and I did extensive research seeking a top tour company to give us a private tour for our one day stop in Istanbul. We had always wanted to visit this fascinating city, and wanted to maximize what we could see and learn in that limited time. We communicated with many companies about their services and prices, and ultimately... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

On 3rd of November 2013 I arrived in Istanbul with the group of 25 ppl in a tour group from Malaysia. We were greeted by the tour guide called Mr Kemal or Ken at the airport, the bus that ferried us apparently a brand new one equipped with wi-fi service and all us were like so overjoyed coz we can... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Although we are English speaking, we needed a Russian speaking guide. This company for an additional payment (small one) organised one. Everything was organised perfect - the guide arrived at the time we arranged, it was a new bus only for us and the tours were great. The guide had a pre-ordered tickets and we didn't have to wait in... More

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

First of all I want to thank you for your review. We really appreciate your feedback on our services. And I am really sorry for the so called mandatory visits to those overpriced shops. We never ask our guides to take people to any places of that kind unless they request but it is obvious that your guide tricked you... More

East Wenatchee, Washington
2 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Our group of 6 found Turkey Tours by Locals online back in January of this year. I had emailed a couple of tour guides, but Ozkan answered the email almost immediately and I was pleased that he had guides in both Izmir and Istanbul. Our group decided to use their service and we are so glad we did. In both... More

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Australia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

While in Istanbul we used Constantinople Guides for 2 full day tours. Abdil Bicer was our guide on both occasions. His knowledge of the sites, history of Istanbul and Turkey in general, and flexibility to adapt the tours to suit our needs and the current situations at the various sites was first class. When I organized things with this company,... More

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Lima, Peru
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Very knowledgeable, friendly and reliable tour guides in Istanbul (Memduh Ogur) and Cappadocia (Derya Aydin) helped to make our first visit to Turkey a memorable experience.

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