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istanbulite - Private Day Tours

Halaskargazi Cad. No:1 Kat:4, Istanbul 34373, Turkey
+90 537 346 6020
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Ranked #33 of 399 Activities in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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New York City
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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Clayton, California
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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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Washington, DC and New York City
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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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We spent two lovely days in the company of our tour guide Eda. She was a lovely knowledgeable companion who showed us many must see sites but also took us to out of the way places that we would not have experienced. Eda was very helpful in negotiating the Grand Bazaar and stirred us to reputable stores. We loved all... More

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Thanks to Eda and istanbulite, I am satisfied leaving Istanbul with a stronger understanding and admiration for the Istanbul lifestyle than I could have possibly discovered on my own. Eda took us through the historic sites with an abundance of knowledge and passion. We spent the rest of the time touring neighbourhoods, visiting cafes and shops and getting out on... More

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Istanbulite organized our company trip to Istanbul, taking away all the hassle involved in arranging such a trip for a group of 16 people. Airport transfers, restaurants, boat tour, guide ….. Eda was very helpful, accommodating and patient! Mr Tolon was our guide for two days in Istanbul. Everybody was very impressed by the vast knowledge he has about the... More

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