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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 #7 of 399 Activities in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Our guide Yunus was very enthusiastic and patient on explaining about everything, from culture, custom and to history. It was a great way to see Istanbul through the local's eyes, he gives the best tips on food and where the locals dine and they are delicious! He was funny and made the tour extra entertaining.

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Minneapolis, MN
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

My husband and I gave Salih a tough challenge - help us see Istanbul in 2 days with our two young children (ages 7 & 5). I am happy to report that we spent two delightful days in Istanbul - one with Salih and one with Sam. Salih and Sam designed tours to help us experience the highlights of Istanbul... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

My tour with Yunus was incredible and he was an encyclopedia of knowledge, not only about the sights and history of Istanbul, but of local life, politics and the education system. He is a wonderful ambassador for Turkey - all of his answers to my questions were very thoughtful and he was very skillful at making Turkish culture and history... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We recently went on a tour with My Local Guide and I would highly recommend it!our tour guide, Yunus, was brilliant - funny, knowledgeable and answered all our strange questions with patience and good humour! This was a great way to explore Istanbul and we learned alot about the history and religion of the area. It was a perfect blend... More

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Glasgow
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8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We contacted My Local Guide along with a couple of other companies and while not the cheapest they were easily the most responsive and accommodating regarding what we wanted to do. The emails were returned quickly and efficiently with changes made as we requested. Latif our guide was friendly, knowledgeable and good company for the whole day. We covered a... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Our guide Latif was energetic, informative, patient and covered a lot of ground in a relatively short time. Especially enjoyed the tasting of the phyllo meat pie (burek?) and lunch. Burek was especially tasty. It appeared that everyone on the tour also had a great time. If ever I am able to return, I am hoping that Latif will still... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I found this tour to be so informative and fun. Our guide, Yunus, was very knowledgeable, professional and had a great sense of humor. My absolute favorite part of this tour was Rustem Pasha Mosque. I found this mosque to be so peaceful and moving for being directly over the bazaar. I highly recommend this tour!

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Houston, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Yunus Emre = AMAZING tour guide! I was in Istanbul for a couple of days before I headed to Baku. I signed up for the 'Secrets of Istanbul' and it was the best thing I could have done! Yunus was punctual, professional, informative, fun, patient and an all around great guy! We saw some incredible mosques, strolled off the beaten... More

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West Linn, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I would highly recommend SERIF YENEN if you need a Personal Guide for your visit to Turkey. This gentleman IS TURKEY! He seems to know every corner of this historic land, is so patient with numerous questions he has probably answered thousands of times, is flexible, speaks perfect English. He can make ALL necessary arrangements for any site you desire... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The reviews indicated that My Local Guide Istanbul Private Tours was best option for our private tour and our expectations was not only met but exceeded. Our tour guide Latif clearly knew what was worth knowing about the sites we went to see. He managed to take us around so we avoided most of the big tour groups (as much... More

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