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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 #6 of 395 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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Istanbul, Turkey
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

My friends and I took the Taste of Turkey tour and really enjoyed the whole experience. my friends were visiting and wanted to go to asia. I heard about this progressive dinner across two continents and was keen to try it. I suggested we try the taste of turkey because there is no other tour like it. I highly rate... More

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Meopham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We went on a Secrets of Istanbul on our first morning with Latif, who was an excellent friendly guide. There were just six of us on the tour and we had a very interesting, informative time. The tour included lunch at a local restaurant - one we would not have ventured into without a guide. Two days later we went... More

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Western Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We did the Secrets of Istanbul tour in August and found it to be a good average tour for the money. All emails with the company were answered immediately and with detail. Our guide for the tour Latif, was knowledgeable, friendly and considerate. However we did find the itinerary too ambitious for a Saturday morning. The spice bazaar was so... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

While a bit of my visit to Istanbul was far from ideal, the walking tour with Sam was great. He was very knowledgeable, friendly and patient - the two couples kept stopping to get multiple pictures when we were trying to move on, and the tour ran long, but he took it in stride. If you're in Istanbul, I highly... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My wife and i had a 24 hour layover in Istanbul and booked with Salih at My Local Guide Istanbul. We were lucky enough to have a one on one with Salih on our tour (typical group size is around 6-8 i think). Salih was a super nice guy and knew a ton about getting around the city and where... More

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vence
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We went on the Secrets of Istanbul tour this morning with Latif and it was excellent. The tour was most informative and well paced. There was a good balance between cultural information and experiencing the day-to-day streetlife, eg tasting borek at a local sidestreet eatery, smoking the nargile water-pipe at a tea-shop and finishing with a delicious lunch. Latif was... More

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San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My wife and I just completed both the Secrets of Istanbul and the Taste of Turkey tour. We loved the Taste of Turkey tour! Fantastic comfort food that we would never know how to order or even know where to find. The guide, Salih, is so easy to talk to. Truly like hanging out with a close friend for an... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We (my wife, son (19) & I) experienced Istanbul with My Local Guide Istanbul this past week. We experienced the Secrets of Istanbul Tour and the Istanbul Heritage Tour. Both tours were excellent and truly gave you a very eye opening, historical, informative and interesting experience of historical and current life in Istanbul. You will see and learn about the... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This is a review of our final 2 days and tours guided by Latif of "My Local Guide" tours. We met Latif at our hotel to take us on an all senses experience of Istanbul by first guiding us through "Istanbul's Heritage" and the following day, showing us where the locals live, dine and enjoy life on the "Secrets of... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We (my wife, our 16 year old son and I) have just returned from 3 glorious days in Istanbul where we hoped to get a complete feel of the city in a very short time. We chose to sign up with "My Local Guide" tours for 3 consecutive days of private tours starting with the food tour, "Taste of Turkey... More

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