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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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What a fun evening!

Salih met us and another couple in Europe, then took us to Asia for dinner. After a streetcar and ferry ride, we shopped along a local market street and had a wonderful dinner... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Denton, Texas
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Denton, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Salih met us and another couple in Europe, then took us to Asia for dinner. After a streetcar and ferry ride, we shopped along a local market street and had a wonderful dinner. We capped off the evening with baklava for dessert and a nargile (water pipe) bar back on the European side. I have to agree with the other... More 

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Greater Accra, Ghana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Great intro to Old town. Good for orientation and cultural overview. Our guide took us for fresh Borek, Turkish delight, and to a Turkish tea and coffee house for drinks and shishka smoking. Stopped for lunch at a local eatery for kebap, all whilst seeing some of the sights including the Grand Bazaar, mosques, and other sights. Great tour with... More 

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Kempsey, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

My wife and I had 2 days in Istanbul before our Anzac tour commenced with Mat Mclachlan Tours so we decided to go with a private guide to "fill in the gaps" of sites not covered with our later tour. After reading reviews on the "My Local Guides" website, we decided to go with Hanifi Yilmaz. It turned out to... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

After enjoying a great morning tea at Fuego Café with its welcoming staff, our extremely knowledgeable guide Salih picked us up for this insightful and rewarding half day tour. The tour took us walking through more the local areas around Istanbul - catching all the public transport the locals used (bus/ferry/tram) and we really felt part of the local community.... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

We had 2 days in Instanbul with our Cruise. Our tour of choice was 'Top Sites of Old Istanbul" full day tour which we booked before leaving home. There were 4 of us with Selah as our guide. Salah met us at the Terminal, we confirmed the sites to see for the day and set off. This was a terrific... More 

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Charleston, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Based on a recommendation of a colleague, my husband booked a full day tour of major sites of Istanbul with My Local Guide Istanbul. We just took a little stop-over in Istanbul prior to a professional commitment on the west coast of Turkey, and there was a group of eight of us stopping over just prior to the meeting (half... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

From small tearooms to local stands, to actually making my food -- this was an amazing tour! Thank you so much!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

If you're looking for a tour company in Istanbul that specializes in a high-quality small group experience, then look no further than this group. On my first full day in Istanbul, I did the Secrets of Istanbul tour with Yunus who is an amazing guide. We got to see so many highlights, but we also took time to stop to... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The two of us (an unexpected private tour - awesome!) spent a wonderful morning with Salih walking around Istanbul's old town, hearing interesting stories and catching glimpses inside several mosques (among them the Blue Mosque and Süleymaniye Mosque, both spectacular). A stop in a tea house for drinks and snacks, as well as lunch at the end rounded off the... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Wow did I enjoy our tour. We learned so much and felt like we were with our great friend as we walked all around the city and experienced Istanbul as one would not on their own. I think we left bits of our heart in Istanbul.

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