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Turkey Tours by Local Guides

Gulbahar Caddesi No:48, Istanbul 34387, Turkey
+90-538-4397811
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Ranked #112 of 395 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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Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

“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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28 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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54 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
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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nyc
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I would definitely recommend a local guide for touring Istanbul and I would definitely recommend our guide, Abdil. Our party of 4 (2 couples) arranged for a 3 day private tour prior to our arrival in Istanbul. i communicated with Ozkan (Abdil's brother) via email - which was fast and efficient. Ozkan responded promptly, even when it was in the... More

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massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I spent 2 days touring Istanbul with Abdil as my guide. Before embarking on this trip, I was quite skeptical about going alone and using a guide that I found on TripAdvisor, without knowing anyone personally who used them. Well, I am very happy I went with it. Abdil is very knowledgable about history, current events, and has his pulse... More

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

Dear Marcia, The pleasure is all ours. Thank you and other travelers who took time and posted reviews here. Sincerely, More

Yardley, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We only had one day to spend in Istanbul and had a list of the sights we wanted to see that no standard tour included. But Serkan from Turkey Tours by Local Guides met us at our hotel and led us on a walking and riding tour which included everything on our list. Serkan spoke excellent English, was knowledgeable not... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I would recommend you get a local you guide if you visit Istanbul, Turkey. They are knowledgable of the culture and which place to visit. We were warned by our tour guide not to bug water from street venders because the water they sell are not healthy. Not sure what this means, but we did not buy from street vendors.... More

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New York, NY
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Just spent two days with Abil. It was me and my 19 year old daughter. He is a wonderful guide with a comprehensive knowledge of the history and unique aspects of the Ottoman Empire, Istanbul, Islam and all of the historic sites that we visited. His English is flawless and can answer questions at any and every level of detail.... More

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