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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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Fort Lauderdale
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13 reviews 13 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We were 4 people and we did both the Secrets of Istanbul and the evening culinary tour. They were both excellent. Salih was 100% responsive, reliable and took us to places we would never have found on our own with the limited time we had. Both tours were excellent. Salih knows his way around Istanbul and showed us just about... More

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La Paz, Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

We did this customized full day tour in September and want to let everyone visiting Istanbul know : This day Tour is the best ! And,we loved Istanbul! Saludos from Mexico Esther

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

We did the Taste of Turkey on two continents with Salih. We were the only ones on the tour that night--I felt like he easily could have cancelled or tried to get us to go on another night, but he didn't, which was very nice of him. Salih is obviously very knowledgeable about his city and we really enjoyed our... More

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Puerto Rico
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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Wanting to explore the neighborhoods of Istanbul, we were delighted to find this wonderful walking tour that was everything we expected and more! Our guide met us promptly and the tour began with a ride in the tram mingled with the locals. We then walked through cobblestone streets and got a glimpse of local life while admiring the beautiful Ottoman... More

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This was my first time in Istanbul and I have plenty of family who live there and they were able to take me around to many places, but this tour was a very cool experience. The group was small enough to ask questions and be very interactive with Salih. Salih is very knowledgeable about the city, its landmarks, history and... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

We did the Taste of Turkey on Two Continents tour our first night in Istanbul. It felt like we had a local friend who took us out for one of the most delicious and interesting dinners we could imagine. We immediately liked Salih and had so much fun on the train and ferry rides. We ate at several spots and... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

My husband, parents, and I recently took the "TOP SITES OF OLD ISTANBUL + SULTANS AND SHOPPING TOUR" with Emir and we couldn't have been happier with the whole experience. Obviously the sites speak for themselves; it was really Emir who made the day so memorable. He was so friendly and engaging and had us laughing often. We were all... More

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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

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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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mylocalguideistanbul, Owner at My Local Guide Istanbul Private Tours, responded to this review

First of all I want to thank to you from here for choosing My Local Guide Istanbul. And thank you for taking your time to write a review. We definitely agree with you that Spice Market and around get very busy on Saturdays, and this may cause some difficulties to walk in the crowd but this crow is just the... More

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