We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

istanbulite - Private Day Tours

Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Sisli
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
Address: Halaskargazi Cad. MIsIrlI Plaza, No:51 Kat.9, Istanbul 34373, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 537 346 6020
Website
Improve this listing
Description:

We are a travel agency, specializing exclusively in private guided tours in...

We are a travel agency, specializing exclusively in private guided tours in Istanbul. We are passionate about Istanbul and that is why we do what we do.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 102 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 98
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Most Excellent Day in Old Town Istanbul

While travelling to Turkey for several weeks of business meetings, my company's European & Middle-east Director arranged an all day walking tour of the Old Town, Istanbul historic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Scott V
,
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Similar Things to Do in Istanbul

Add Photo Write a Review

102 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While travelling to Turkey for several weeks of business meetings, my company's European & Middle-east Director arranged an all day walking tour of the Old Town, Istanbul historic district which focused on the historical aspect of the city. Eda, the tour company's owner tailored the agenda of my walking tour to cater to my interests. Our tour started a 9:30am... More 

Helpful?
Thank Scott V
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

first time bringing large family of kids to turkey and we were at first worried about logistics. Eda was a very attentive and helpful organiser. things were smooth and the guides were great professionals. find the tours in general are of higher quality than norm and although there is some premium in costing you do get your money's worth. eda... More 

Helpful?
Thank peenut2012
Eda_istanbulite, Manager at istanbulite - Private Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear TK, Thank you for your kind review. I am glad you enjoyed your time here in Turkey and appreciated our services. It was a pleasure to host you and your family. Look forward to seeing you back here. More 

New York City, New York
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

My company took a group of approximately 15 clients to Istanbul for business meetings and sightseeing events and Eda was incredibly invaluable throughout the whole planning process. She was able to effortlessly guide us through restaurant selections and tourist activities. And she made all of the sightseeing adventures so fun and informational. She is incredibly knowledgeable and a such a... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Allison M
Eda_istanbulite, Owner at istanbulite - Private Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear Allison, It was genuinely a pleasure to host you and your guests. Thank you for your kind review. Look forward to hosting you in Istanbul again! Best, Eda More 

Denver, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

I had many concerns about planning a trip for our board members in Istanbul, as I knew little about the area. Eda took care of everything and made us look like superstars to our group. Airport arrivals, local transfers, high end dinners, political meetings, sightseeing and shopping - you name it and she coordinated it for us, including alternate traffic... More 

Helpful?
Thank NSMontgomery
Eda_istanbulite, Owner at istanbulite - Private Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear Nancy, it was a pleasure to host you and the board members. All of you were great company and I'm so glad you enjoyed your experience here! Look forward to seeing you back in Istanbul! Best, Eda More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

I had only 1/2 a day to tour around Istanbul and Eda provided me with a substantive and comprehensive morning of touring! She was incredibly knowledgeable and efficient and knew the right stores to take me to in the Grand Bazaar! Highly recommend!

Helpful?
1 Thank Ainsley M
Eda_istanbulite, Owner at istanbulite - Private Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear Ainsley, It was a pleasure to host you here in Istanbul during your short trip. I look forward to your return to Istanbul for a longer time so that we can arrange a more extensive visit! Best, Eda More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

When I heard that we will be hosting the board members of a very important client of ours, I contacted Eda, the founder of istanbulite. She organized everything for us including airport pick up, transportation during the day and night, private yacht tour, private historical tours, Ottoman sherbet tasting workshop, exclusive lunch meeting at Çırağan Palace Kempinski and dinner at... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank NazMasraff
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

I used Istanbulite for our wedding which had a lot of international guests and I could not recommend them more! You can rely on Istanbulite for anything from the logistics, to arranging fantastic tailor made tours and provision of all sorts of recommendations you might be after. Eda has an incredible knowledge of the city, both historically and culturally. She... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Lara H
Princeton, New Jersey
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

My wife and I were touring Europe, as we regularly do, and a new stop during our adventure in September was Istanbul. As the center of the Ottoman Empire it was one the wonderful historic cities we had not visited. It was extraordinary, and I highly recommend that everyone allow at least four days in order to see this remarkable... More 

Helpful?
Thank Keith41
Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Istabulite organized a full corporate trip for a group of us (around 20 people) and included everything from transfers to private museum and sight tours as well as a yacht cruise along the Bosphorus and wonderful dinners. Over three days, the selection of activities were very much tailored to the group of participants. And importantly for a corporate tour, the... More 

Helpful?
Thank reddy_wash
Princeton, New Jersey
Level Contributor
29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

In early September 2015 we had the pleasure of touring Istanbul for four days with a private guide - Eda Sokmen, founder of Istanbulite.com. Eda came highly recommended by our travel agent, Ilene Premer of Avoya Travel. Eda not only offered a customized tour plan for our stay, she was extremely helpful in commenting on a variety of hotels we... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Kim M

Travelers who viewed istanbulite - Private Day Tours also viewed

 

Been to istanbulite - Private Day Tours? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of istanbulite - Private Day Tours and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from istanbulite - Private Day Tours staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?

Staying in Sisli

Neighborhood Profile
Sisli
For much of Istanbul’s history, Sisli and the area just north of Taksim Square were open countryside used mostly as hunting grounds. These days, Sisli and its chic streets are considered the very heart of contemporary Istanbuli life, where an epicenter of fashion and a thriving business district meet to create an expressly “downtown” feel. Though largely a residential neighborhood, luxury hotels, fine dining restaurants, and upscale shops abound with many of them situated inside or nearby Cevahir Istanbul, the biggest shopping mall in Europe and second biggest urban shopping mall in the world. Shopaholics and fashionistas travel from near and far to browse the area's mix of major global brand items and creations by popular Turkish designers.
Explore this neighborhood