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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 392 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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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Our family of six had only a few days in Istanbul & booked this tour to get an overview of the city and sights. Our guide, Latif, spoke very good English and was willing to answer lots of questions about the city. It was a really good use of a morning and we saw many sights that we probably would... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

On our first visit to Istanbul ever I have to say without a doubt My Local Guide Istanbul (Salih) is the best tour guide I have ever had...knowledgeable, courteous, awesome guy! We booked the day tour and Salih was so awesome, we ended up booking the night tour as well. I highly recommend this tour to anybody visiting Istanbul for... More

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Denver, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

My wife and I were referred to My Local Guide Istanbul by an agency in Ephesus and we booked the Secrets of Istanbul walking tour while on our cruise that originated in Istanbul. Latif Eseler was our guide and he did an outstanding job. His insights and historical knowledge were great and he guided us around the city pointing out... More

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La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Salih is a very knowledgeable guide with a good tour style. He never makes you feel rushed, answers your questions with interest and knows Istanbul. We enjoyed the Istanbul Heritage Tour which is nicely laid out at a good pace. If you want a well guided tour with a small group at a good cost this is your tour. Enjoy!

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We came from Boston and had the pleasure of having Latif as our guide on the Secrets of Istanbul. This tour was a private guided adventure of Istanbul rich with history, fun, secret places and surprises. There were 6 of us on the tour. No chance we would have ever seen on our own what we did in 5 hours.... More

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Hanko, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Me and my two daughters (20 and 15 years) visited Istanbul for 5 days and participated in all three of the public tours by My Local Guide Istanbul. Secrets of Istanbul and Heritage tour with Latif as guide and Taste of Turkey with Salih as guide. The tours are well planned, all-round informative and high-quality. A balanced combination of sights... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I was visiting Istanbul by myself and joined two tours, the full day tour and the taste of Turkey night tour. Semih, aka Sam, was my guide for the full day tour. He is so knowledgable and speaks excellent English (self taught btw, very impressive). I didn't study for my trip in advance and felt I needed to have a... More

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We booked a private Istanbul Heritage tour as a party of 11 including 6 children. Our guide was Latif and it was a pleasure to spend our limited time in Instanbul in his excellent company. The children loved the different modes of transport used and we all enjoyed the tea and rose jam in a local cafe. This tour avoids... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We enjoyed an exceptionally interesting and comprehensive two days with "Sam" our guide. Two group tours and some private tour time spread over two days gave us a wonderful exposure to Istanbul. He was knowledgeable across the broad range of history, religion, politics and much more. Excellent English skills. Willing to go way beyond the normal guiding duties to make... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We did the "Secrets of Istanbul" tour with Emir on Monday, July 28, 2014. It was absolutely wonderful as well as insightful. Emir was a terrific guide who was full of information as well as tons of fun. By the time we had lunch, we felt like we were sitting down with a friend! Thank you for an amazing day!

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