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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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Istanbul VIP Day Tour

A wonderful, well organised and fascinating full day tour of Istanbul. Our guide, Tolon Sokmen, had an amazing 51 years experience as a guide and proved an entertaining and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

A wonderful, well organised and fascinating full day tour of Istanbul. Our guide, Tolon Sokmen, had an amazing 51 years experience as a guide and proved an entertaining and charming host. We visited the Asian and European sides of the Bosporus, Topkapi, Blue Mosque and many other less well known but fascinating sites and buildings. Also we did not feel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I had the pleasure of working with Eda on a professional level when we asked her to be part of an American travel program. She accompanied the hosts of our show to magnificent Istanbul locations while providing historical and cultural information. She has a vast knowledge of all things 'Istanbul' including architecture, history, gastronomy and culture. The fact that she... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Not sure what else can be said about Eda and the wonderful way she conducts her tours in Istanbul. We were travelling with a family member with reduced mobility and Eda was extremely sensitive and adept at gauging the tour appropriately and ensuring we got to see mostly everything we wanted to. As has been said before in previous reviews,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I am a production manager in Istanbul. Last month we had a celebrity family visiting Istanbul for a travel show in which they travel around the world. Eda was an obvious choice for us as a contibutor/ guide for a few segments of the show; Hagia Sophia and a luxury boat cruise down the Bosphorus. She completed every aspect of... More 

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Dubai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Eda is the consummate host - knowledgable, polite, fun, and with a an excellent understanding that, when it comes to tours like this, there is no one-size-fits all strategy. We wanted to see a broad cross-section of Istanbul, not just the tourist hot spots, and Eda delivered on every front. Our day started with coffee in Bebek at a beautiful... More 

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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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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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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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