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Address: Alemdar Mahallesi Incili Cavus Sok. | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34660, Turkey (Formerly Bosphorus Travel Day Tours)
Phone Number: +905322251078
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Description: Welcome to Turkey.Turkey Tour Agency is Professional Travel Agency by...
Welcome to Turkey.Turkey Tour Agency is Professional Travel Agency by TURSAB (association of Turkish Travel Agencies. Our Travel Agency consists of a group of professional and licensed tour guides who are dedicated to share their passion and knowledge about the art, architecture, history and daily life of this amazing country. For Turkey Travel Agency most important values are trust, hospitality, acknowledge, humor and kindness. Our aim is to make our guests to enjoy their stay and return home with memorable experience of Turkey.
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An outstanding guide.

We were delighted with Aykut Ayik from Sophora as our guide in Istanbul. He fashioned a very comprehensive day tour of the attractions we wanted to see with some suggestions of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2014
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Adelaide, Australia

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Miami, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

While visiting Istanbul with my extended family and friends, I was repeatedly hassled by one of the tourguides - Medet Yilmaz. First he approached me and asked if we wanted him to escort us, I explained yok sagol "no thanks" that we were fine. I am not a first time visitor and my husband is a Turkish citizen that now... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We were delighted with Aykut Ayik from Sophora as our guide in Istanbul. He fashioned a very comprehensive day tour of the attractions we wanted to see with some suggestions of his own - it was fabulous ! He is very knowledgeable, flexible and considerate and four of us enjoyed his company immensely. We could not recommend him more highly... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We contacted Aykut as per all the great reviews on Trip Advisor. Unfortunately he was booked at the time we were taking our cruise but recommended Selcuk Eracun. We decided at the last minute to take our friends with us on our private tour and I contacted Aykut by email. He responded immediately and this was no problem. Our friends... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We've booked Aykut for only a few hours in the evening after embarkation for a cruise. We did not have much time but wanted to get a feel for the local food around the port area and we were not disappointed. He is kind , friendly,knowledgeable and fun to hang out with, which is what happened. We hanged out in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We booked Aykut many months before our arrival in Turkey. He seemed so flexible and willing to accommodate us....almost too good to be true. And he was!!! We actually had him booked for two days with two different groups of people which I was initially a little concerned about in the event he wasn't to our liking. However, he didn't... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

A very good private tour with knowledgable guide. A good way to see Istanbul if time is limited. No line ups at sights as the guide takes you right in!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

I had never been to Istanbul before so contacted Sophora Travel to organise guided tours - and it was the best decision I ever made! I travel quite a lot and usually use a guide book accompanied by my own knowledge of the place I'm visiting. Unfortunately, my knowledge of Turkish history and Istanbul isn't really up to scratch so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

After a disappointing overnight for my husband due to food poisoning I ventured out with Necip on my own. He met me at our hotel and proceeded to head to old town. We covered Hagia Sofia, the Cisterne, the Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque and the Arabat Bazzar. As well as finding me the perfect carpet. He was friendly, easy to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Arriving on a cruise ship two weeks ago my wife and I had one day to tour the highlights of Istanbul. Hagia Sophia, The Blue Mosque, The Cistern, Topkapi Palace, The Hippodrome and the Grand Bazzar. Our guide, Medit Yilmaz was outstanding. He proivided great overviews and explanations of each site. His thorough knowledge of Islam helped him to put... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We had a guided tour with Necip in the mosque : perfect ! Good rythm, good explanations, not too many, just the right tempo ! If you buy tickets from Necip you don't have to line up ! So you save probably more than 30 mn !

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With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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