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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 #3 of 365 activities in Istanbul
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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Washburn, Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

My husband and I visited 4 years ago and toured on our own - and lost 3 days to a bout of food poisoning. This trip we invited our son and so made plenty of arrangements before leaving. Today Latif showed us the main sites of the old city as well as some of the "secrets" as well. He was... More

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Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

My husband and I signed up for the "Secrets of Istanbul" tour, and it was one of the highlights of our trip to Istanbul. Our guide Latif was very knowledgeable and interesting. We had the opportunity to ask questions if we wanted, and the way the tour is structured almost make it seem like you are just out with friends.... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Last Wednesday, we did the secrets of Istanbul tour with Salih Cam. It was the highlight of our five day trip. We had a great time, learned so much, and had great food and conversation. Salih is an incredible guide, full of knowledge and has a great way of sharing what he knows. I highly recommend doing a tour with... More

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New Zealand
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6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Ask for Latif for this tour. He is a wonderful person with an extensive knowledge of history. He happily discussed any topic we asked about. He also had the patience of a saint as we were a very slow group. Had tea and later lunch at "local" places not touristic haunts. Great tour and well worth doing! The next day... More

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Had a full day tour late March through ‪Sultanahmet‬ and Galata visiting all the top sights. Our guide Latif was very friendly and adjusted the tour and information perfectly to suit our preferences. We saw a lot of places we would never have found on our own and are definitely not mentioned in the City guides. Thank you Latif, it... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

My husband and I did the Secrets of Istanbul Tour, led by Salih Cam, who was AWESOME! We felt like we learned more during this tour than any of the other many tours we participated in while in Turkey. Salih was open to answering any questions that we had, about the city, culture, politics, daily life, customs, history, religion, etc.... More

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England
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

A very good small group tour - starting & ending in a central location. Interesting tour, which allowed me to visit areas of Istanbul I otherwise would not have seen or experienced. Our guide was very knowledgable, insightful & helpful - we learnt a lot of interesting facts and general information about Istanbul, it's history, culture & Turkish way of... More

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Memphis
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

My wife and I did the Secrets of Istanbul tour this past Wednesday. Signing up was easy using their website and Salih gave prompt payment instruction/email confirmations. Our guide, Latif, was great--he led us on an amazing walking tour that included historic mosques/sites, a hidden tea house, delicious pastries, a fantastic lunch (in a tiny kebab place filled only with... More

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Whidbey Island, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

My husband, myself, and our 17 yr old grandson just finished with the Secrets of Istanbul tour offered by the My Local Guide Istanbul company. I highly recommend this tour if yiu want something other than the standard tourist sites and commentary. I especially want to thank Salih Cam who was an excellent guide.  His historical and cultural knowledge of... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

My husband and I did the secrets of Istanbul tour with Salih Cam. The tour was excellent, we saw sights we would not have done on our own including a delicious lunch and nargile/waterline experience and our guide, Salih, was very knowledge and passionate. He was really open and happy to answer any questions. He really made our day.

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