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Turkey Tours by Local Guides

Gulbahar Caddesi No:48, Istanbul 34387, Turkey
+90-538-4397811
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Ranked #113 of 398 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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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
2 reviews
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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Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

“6 stars out of 5!!! We were two senior couples. Abdil Bicer was our guide. He is early to mid thirties, a warm, passionate, highly intelligent, extremely knowledgeable and resourceful person. We spent 3 days touring Istanbul with him as our personal guide. We could have not had a better experience. He took care of getting our tickets at the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

A fantastic morning walking through the famous and secret experiences Instanbul has to offer . Emir our guide was absolutely fantastic, friendly , very knowledgeable and passionate about his city. The experience encompassed great experiences such as mosques, authentic Turkish coffee in a very old local spot, old book cafe , fantastic Turkish delight and the Grand Bazaar. Fantastic value... More

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Surrey, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We had one day of a cruise ship to see Istanbul. There were 7 of us. We were collected from the Port on time in minubus and quickly delivered straight into the old city area. We didn't see the minibus again until the end of the day as the only way to get from place to place is by walking.... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Absolutely recommend this tour company! My boyfriend and I booked the private 1-day Istanbul tour with Ozkan. We opted for no car as I heard it is better to get around on foot. Ozkan picked us up promptly at 9am at our hotel and we spent the day seeing all the major sites. He was a lovely guide, very informative,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We had been given Ozcan as a reference by friends who visited Turkey a year or so ago. Our pre trip research found reviews of the organization to be good and the pricing fair although not the cheapest. However, transportation was included and as the events of the trip turned out the cost was very good value. We arranged for... More

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