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Istanbul Guided Private Tours

Firuzaga Mah. Bogazkesen Cad. No 34/1 | Tophane Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
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Ranked #13 of 543 Activities in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Metairie, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Cold Ash, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

We booked the Old City tour and our guide, Furkan took us around, finding places we would never have found alone. A really great experience; Furkan was very knowledgeable, personable and good company. I would highly recommend their service.

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Bastrop, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

We booked two days of private walking tours with Istanbul Guided Private Tours (IGPT), and could not have been more pleased with our adventure. We are inveterate travelers who research and read a lot prior to our travels. Our guide from IGPT built upon our knowledge at every opportunity, with nearly encyclopedic knowledge and a knack for explanation that kept... More

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Lafayette, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

I did research here on Trip Advisor to plan private tours during our September cruise that included a two-day stop in Instanbul. I am happy to say the excellent reviews for "Istanbul Guided Private Tours" were well deserved. Pre-cruise communication via email was responsive and prompt; all questions were answered. Furkan Gokcel planned a well-rounded itinerary for our group of... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We had a wonderful time in Turkey on this tour, which was led by Tarik Saylan, a partner in Istanbul Guided Private Tours and Byroads' Turkish partner. We visited many of the highlights of Istanbul, before moving on the Ephesus, Ankara and Cappadocia as well as lesser-known locations such as Sirince, Safranbolu, Amaysa and Hattusa. As a small group we... More

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I had a fantastic time in Turkey on a small group tour withTarik Saylan (Simply Turkey), who I had met previously as our guide for a private 6 day tour of Istanbul in 2011. The tour itinerary included all the expected, and many unexpected places between Istanbul and central Turkey. The accommodation and transport were all well organised and above... More

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Rogers, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

My 81 year old Mom and I spent 3 days in Istanbul and used Furkan at this guide service for all 3 days. I chose this guide service after reading all of their reviews on trip advisor. We could not have been happier. They got all of our tickets in advance so we missed all lines! They arranged a turkish... More

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