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istanbulite - Private Day Tours

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Address: Halaskargazi Cad. No:1 Kat:4, Istanbul 34373, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 537 346 6020
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Description: We are a travel agency, specializing exclusively in private guided tours...
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.
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Two day tour of Istanbul

It was the trip of a lifetime staying at the Four Seasons Bosphorous and seeing the city with Eda Sokmen at our side. Her itinerary and guidance for our two day visit to Istanbul... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2014
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Richmond, United Kingdom
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Richmond, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

It was the trip of a lifetime staying at the Four Seasons Bosphorous and seeing the city with Eda Sokmen at our side. Her itinerary and guidance for our two day visit to Istanbul was flawless. She provided clear eyed and frank answers to all of our questions and was tireless in ensuring that we saw every last sight we... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

During our visit to attend the Contemporary istanbul art fair, we took a really informative 2-3 hour walking tour of independent contemporary art galleries in the city centre. Our guide, Sena Basoz, knows the Istanbul contemporary art scene intimately and has an infectious enthusiasm for it. She is known to the gallery owners and her explanations of exhibitions really help... More 

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Istanbul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I wanted to organize a half day tour in Istanbul with my close friends. And I also wanted the tour to be on a route that we all have never visited. So that's how we met with Eda. She organized a private tour for our group in Fener & Balat. Although we all live in Istanbul, none of us had... More 

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New York City
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We worked with Eda from Istanbulite to develop our itinerary for nearly three weeks in Turkey. She was sensitive to our budget and to our desire to see beyond the "tourist sites". The hotels and restaurants she booked were beyond our expectations, and the guides she arranged for us were excellent. Eda herself took us around Istanbul -- she was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 via mobile

We arranged for 4 full days of private driver with tour guide in Istanbul. Both the tour guide, Tolon Sokmen, and driver, Ahmed were fabulous! I don't think we would have ever seen and experienced so much of Istanbul without them. We even met Istanbulite owner, Eda Sokmen, she was delightful to talk with! After talking to Eda, we decided... More 

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Clayton, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Recommended by our 5 Star hotel, we first worked with Eda in July, 2010 for 2 days of custom tours and saw the most important sites. She provided highly valuable knowledge not found in tour books and we had a lovely lunch at a restaurant overlooking the Bosporus. Last month we contacted her with only a week's notice with an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Eda is one of the remarkable guides I have experienced in global travels -- in that not only does she find you off-the-beaten path restaurants and places to stay in advance of your trip with tremendous patience, she makes the great historic, cultural and art centers come to life. The food she finds, in a city teaming with both outstanding... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

If you have a spare day in Istanbul and want to see the sights, learn a bit about the history, experience Turkish cuisine and meet the locals then Eda's Culinary Tour is a MUST do. For a group of 8 girls with terrible hangovers this turned out to be the perfect way to see the city. Eda was so full... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Eda took us on a fantastic Culinary tour of Istanbul. She was extremely knowledgeable, answered all of our questions and accommodated 8 hangovers! The amount and quality of food we consumed was incredible. The highlight for me however was visiting the Turkish Carpet stall in the Grand Bazaar, we were treated to a fantastic display of beautiful rugs and their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Eda organized our trip to Turkey and did a fantastic job! We are vegetarian, were travelling with young kids and were going to three cities in seven days. Eda booked all our hotels and ensured that we were in a suite so that kids could stay with us. She also booked our hotels, transport and guides in Cappadocia and Ephesus,... More 

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