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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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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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Great tour company - made traveling with kids in Turkey effortless

We just returned from a six day Turkey trip with the children (11 and 9) over Christmas break and the experience was seamless and utterly enjoyable thanks to this Tour company... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
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Houston, Texas

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Houston, Texas
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We just returned from a six day Turkey trip with the children (11 and 9) over Christmas break and the experience was seamless and utterly enjoyable thanks to this Tour company. In particular I am grateful to Ozkan Becir who handled the entire coordination of this tour (including last minute changes) and was incredibly responsive at all times. Ozkan's brother... More 

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Tuross Head, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Right from the very beginning our Tour with Gate 1 put us at ease. We have traveled lots before but this was our first organized tour and not sure what to expect. We were met at the airport by guide Yucel (best guide ever) and taken to accommodation in the heart of Old Istanbul (Haci Bekir best Turkish delight in... More 

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Greater Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

To start off with let me say we were very apprehensive about doing a bus tour. However from the very first phone call to explore this opportunity with one of Gate 1's staff members in Melbourne and investigation of Gate 1 on whom they are, (finding out they have been successfully providing tours for 30 years). Everything was perfect. We... More 

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1 Thank aussibarb57
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We have already written about of satisfaction on the tour, but My wife and I have a video showing one of many visual ways that Mustafa gave us a real feeling at how through the ages of time, Turkish history and it's people evolved into a proud nation. In fact we got a balanced view of all past events and... More 

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Shaker Heights, Ohio
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Our guide was fantastic, explaining much of the history of Turkey and of Istanbul. 'TOURS BY LOCALS" was the organization, his name was Emre Ozkara. great for Ephesus and Cappadocia

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We had a good experience with Yuki Travel, Mr. Ibrahim. He made sure we are comfortable and took care of all of our needs. The hotels he provided were of higher quality and clean.

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Thank Sunita K
Beaufort, South Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We completely enjoyed our visit to Istanbul with the excellent help of Ozkan Bicer. We were two couples arriving on the same plane, but 2 people missed their connection. By way of email, Ozkan was able to find the weary travelers at the airport 10 hours later and deliver them to the hotel. We had no way of contacting our... More 

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3 Thank Pam B
Michigan
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99 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

For our first trip to Turkey (and surely, not our last), we chose Ozkan's Turkey Tours by Local Guides, and are so glad we did. We ended up with a perfect one week trip through Turkey. We felt like we really saw the highlights, and the pacing allowed us to see a lot in a week! The guides in Istanbul... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Abdil picked us up at our hotel and give us a one day walking tour of beautiful Istanbul. Abdil was friendly, helpful, informative. He adjusted his tour to our needs. He certainly knew his way around Istanbul. He happily answered all of our questions. He offered many insights into the history and culture of Istanbul. We felt like we were... More 

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3 Thank Neil F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

Abdul was the best. Very knowledgeable. I had a list of things I wanted to see and every one of them were on his list when visiting Istanbul use Abdul. You won't be sorryplaces were

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