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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 399 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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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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

We just did a private guided day tour while on the Azamara Quest. We had a great time with our local guide Tarik. He was very knowledgeable and obviously proud of his country! We saw all the major sites for a first visit, topikapi palace, blue mosque, hippodrome, roman cisterns, spice market and mosque,we were able to cut the lines,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

4 days in Istanbul and this was by far the best ever family comprehensive and educational 2 day tour with Tariq, our personal guide. Outstanding transport and flexible arrangements to maximise the touring day. Great typical local stops for meals and tea breaks. Well worth every €.

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We spent a day and a half with Furkan-- we did the main city tour one day and then a half day which included the Bosphorous River cruise. He is very knowledgeable and keeps the tour very interesting -- he has a good sense of humor and you get a good sense of not just the sites but of the... More

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