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My Local Guide Istanbul Private Tours

Incili Cavus Sokak 15, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
534 200 5565
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Ranked #5 of 386 activities in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: See the local places and local faces of Turkey with My Local Guide Istanbul. Istanbul is a melting pot of European and Asian influences, a mix of the... more » Owner description: See the local places and local faces of Turkey with My Local Guide Istanbul. Istanbul is a melting pot of European and Asian influences, a mix of the traditional and modern worlds and the best way to explore the city is with My Local Guide Istanbul. Immerse yourself in the heart and soul of the only city in the world that crosses two continents. Walk in the mazes of local streets, visit hidden historic destinations, drink tea with the locals and taste the rich and flavoursome cuisine of the region. My Local Guide Istanbul, with five years experience in leading tours for english-speaking International travellers, offers tours designed and delivered by local people with a passion for Turkey and travel. We specialise in tours for the independent traveller who likes to walk side by side with the locals and explore places that are not easy to discover on your own. « less
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Without a shadow of a doubt, one of the best tours we've done while travelling. The knowledge these guys have is unreal, worth every penny and more! Wear comfortable shoes as its a lot of walking but with regular breaks. You will see the local side of The city you would never see on your own as well as the... More

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Our tour was great! Our guide Latif Eseler provided us with a deep knowledge of both modern and historical Istanbul, as well as showed us everything in the city worth seeing! I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Istanbul.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We just had the most two wonderful days in Istanbul thanks to My Local Guide and Latif. We did the Highlights of Istanbul full day and the Byzantine and Ottoman full day tours. Both of them were comprehensive, well thought out and planned. Latif is an amazing tour guide. He submerged us in local culture and he is well studied,... More

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South West Rocks, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My 3 friends and I were lucky to do two tours with Salih. We loved both tours. I was very pleased that we did the Taste of Turkey and got to experience the wonderful foods available at the food stalls as well as the food in the restaurants. It was a great night even though it poured rain. We thoroughly... More

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Munich, Germany
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57 reviews 57 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We were 7 people and took a full day tour - and were lucky. Our Guide, Burhan, was very good educated concerning the history of Istanbul and he spoke fluent German, which was important as our parents did not speak English. He showed us around and explained everything and also was able to answer all questions in detail. He was... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

We had a fantastic time on our 'secrets of Istanbul' tour. Our guide Sem had a great knowledge of Istanbul's history and Islam. He took us to some of the main sites but also places we wouldn't have ever found ourselves. His anecdotes about Istanbul really made the tour special, giving us a deeper insight into this city. Also, the... More

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We did 2 walking tours with "my local guide Istanbul " and honestly it was the best experience ever! Seeing not only the main sights on foot but also the little backstreets and coffee bars that a tourist would never find on their own. Well worth the price and our guide was fabulous!!!

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Even though the tour is called 'Secrets of Istanbul,' it does go to many of the city's most popular attractions. However, all of the knowledge relayed by Latif (in fluent conversational English) was fascinating, some of it general in nature, but also some stories that not all tour guides will tell. I appreciated how Latif did not act like he... More

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Calgary, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Our friends that have been to Athens said that a Segway tour would be impossible. We booked it anyway and are so glad we did. We saw soooooooooo much in the short time we had. Safe and fun!! If you have more time be sure to do the tour first!!

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Zurich
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Brilliant and perfect!!! This company is very reliable with a fantastic and knowledgeable guide and fantastic drivers. We were picked up at the hotel at the agreed time and brought back as agreed upfront. We were able to tailor the tour how we wanted and the tour guide was fantastic. He knew everything about the sites, he knew so much... More

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