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Address: Incili Cavus Sokak 15, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Phone Number: 534 200 5565
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Description: See the local places and local faces of Turkey with My Local Guide...
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.
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Yunus & Istanbul - match made in heaven!

To keep it short; "Yunus Kirpik is your man" (as the others had already said) for this tour! All the reviews on him and the tour are absolutely correct & I can only confirm it all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

To keep it short; "Yunus Kirpik is your man" (as the others had already said) for this tour! All the reviews on him and the tour are absolutely correct & I can only confirm it all & recommend this tour 13074567%

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

It was our first time in Istanbul and we were only there for two days on a cruises. Salah met us at the Port and took us on the tram and our first stop was to catch a Bosphorus cruise. He let us create our own itinerary to suit and gave his wonderful suggestions so off we (4 of us)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Excellent walking tour that brought us from the old city to the christian orthodox area and pierre lotte. We loved walking in the local areas and Yunus was an awesome guide and wonderful company, giving us tidbits of information about the orthodox church we visited, the areas and i particularly loved the small inconspicious teahouse where we had a tea... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

My wife and I attended both the Taste of Turkey Two Continents Tour and the Secrets of Istanbul Tour. Salih and Ogus were both fantastic guides. Both tours take you to places that you would not have probably gone by yourself. Small laneway shops, rooftop cafes with stunning views of the city skyline and small delis, as well as the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Our 5 point review: 1. Yunus Kırpık is the man! The most important thing in our opinion is that he, our guide for the day, quickly felt out the style of our travel and tailored the day around that (fast, efficient, food). 2. Efficient and time-saving: We wanted to make the most out of our time in Istanbul, and Yunus... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We booked last minute and the owner was very accommodating as I was traveling the same day I booked. The tour guide was really great. Helpful, great personality. Would definitely use again and recommend to everyone!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Travelling with teenagers is not easy. We decided to book the walking tour in Isambul to give each of us in the family enough action. The result was really good. The group was small so that it is perfect for getting as much as we wanted from the guided visit without being too heavy on data. We also did the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I have travelled extensively, and this was all in all a very good tour! It was not my first time in Istanbul (I keep coming back, this time with bunch of friends), so know the city well but I decided it is worth taking a private guide to show the make also my friends fall in love with this amazing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We booked the Taste of Turkey on Two Continents tour for our first night in Istanbul. We met Salih at Fuego and after brief description and introductions we headed out on our tour. The experience was incredible, it felt like visiting a friend who talked about the sites and important things to see as well as shared their personal stories.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This is our first time to write a review for TripAdvisor, but our experience with My Local Guide Tours - Istanbul was so amazing that we had to take the time to recommend this company. Our tours included the following: • Top Sites of Old Istanbul (half day private tour) • Secrets of Istanbul (half day group tour) • Byzantine... More 

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