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Istanbul Guided Private Tours

Firuzaga Mah. Bogazkesen Cad. No 34/1 | Tophane Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
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Ranked #10 of 543 Activities in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Daily city tours in Istanbul with private guidance. Our tours include the most visited sites in...
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Owner description: Daily city tours in Istanbul with private guidance. Our tours include the most visited sites in Istanbul such as St. Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace as well we also offer you many types of tour options that are totally different than the other itineraries you have been offered. All of our tours are conducted by dynamic, licensed and expert local guides with many years of experience behind them. They are attentive and keen to share their knowledge about the sights and Turkish culture. Flexible private tours offer many unforeseen benefits - having a personal guide means that a tour itinerary can be easily modified to pursue newly developing interests, spontaneous events, or special requests on the go and at a pace that suits you.

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

If you wish to visit Istanbul or the nearby areas, you will absolutely love the tour provided by Nesli Alkaya of Tercestours. She takes you in a Mercedes van to the top attractions and is extremely knowledgable but not overbearing. You can relax and enjoy while seeing the best of the best. If you want to do some shopping (which... More 

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West Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Istanbul is an amazing city to visit especially if your tour was well organized!! We were lucky to find Furkan who made it a memorable and remarkable experience. He was very knowledgeable and interesting when it came to discussing the past and current Turkey. Our group of 6 felt ew were able to see all the highlights of Turkey and... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

My wife and I did a full day tour with Furkan Gokcel ( I wish I new how to do Turkish letters on my English keyboard) and had a thoroughly enjoyable time. Furkan is extremely knowledgeable and has excellent English language skills. We toured Tokapi Palace, the Aya Sofya, Hippodrome, and Blue Mosque. He also took us to lunch at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We use guided instabul tour, Furkan, Tarik were our guideds we visited Hagai Sophia, blue mosque grand bazaar and ended the day with group dinner at kadikoy.. they also arrange our accommodation, airport pick ups and meeting room as well as dinner. They also purchased the tickets in advance for our group and they did use Mercedes busses for our... More 

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Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

3 days of professional top guided tour by Furkan : day 1 : Classical Tour , day 2 : Golden Istanbul Tour and last day a half day Bosporus tour ! Furkan did a great job , with good mix of culture , views and history. He knew a lot , was a perfect host of his town. Also the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I was one of a group of Australians who had an amazing experience in Sept/Oct this year. We travelled from Sydney with Great Wall travel and guise Billy Sam and were met at Istanbul by Furkan who spent the next 21 days spoiling us with his knowledge , enthusiasm and his ability to understand Australians. Furkan was able to minimise... More 

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Metairie, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

My wife and I traveled around Turkey on a guided tour organized by Gate 1 Travel. We thoroughly enjoyed the accommodations, several 5 star hotels, the meals, the attractions especially the Turkish Grammar School which the agency supports. The best thing about the tour for me was the guide who was passionate about his country, informative about the history of... More 

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

My wife and I decided to start our visit to Istanbul with a guided tour. Furkan and Istanbul Guided Private Tours was suggested by a friend, so we signed up for the Old City Tour, and it proved to be the best and most enjoyable way to get comfortable with key parts of the city and learn about Istanbul and... More 

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Westlake Village, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Our recent trip to Turkey was an incredible adventure that was made stress and hassle free primarily by the efforts of our considerate guide, a Turkish native, Erkan Karakose. He proved to be especially knowledgeable and his insights into the ancient history as well as the current political climate offered a unique depth to our travels. The unfettered access to... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Our Guide, Furkan, was both knowledgeable and friendly. He was flexible in his approach, and very patient with our questions, as well as allowing for our challenges with the walking (distances etc). Although we had done some research before we visited Istanbul, what we learned from Furkan about life in Turkey and the history and culture within Istanbul enriched our... More 

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