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My Local Guide Istanbul Private Tours

Address: Incili Cavus Sokak 15, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Phone Number: 534 200 5565
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Ranked #7 of 622 Activities in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Private tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: See the local places and local faces of Turkey with My Local Guide Istanbul. Istanbul is a melting...
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Type: Private tours, Sightseeing 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 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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Rocklin, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

True to its name, the Secrets of Istanbul tour, presented interesting and compelling historical stories behind many of the major structures in old Istanbul. It was fascinating to visualize the Sultans, the slaves, the architects of the eras and the relationships between them. Take this tour and watch history come to life before your very eyes!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Our group of six went on 3 tours with My Local Guide. One was a private tour and the other 2 were group tours where a couple from Ireland joined us. I recommend the half day trips! I can't imagine a full day...I felt that doing these tours in our first 3 of 8 days in Istanbul really set us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Just do this tour. Its fantastic. Salih is so knowedgeable, the scenery fab, and the food phenomenol. You will not regret it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was one of the highlights of the trip. I cannot recommend it enough. The guide was young, fun, interesting and did not take us to the tourist traps. We did a private day tour and it was worth every penny. Thank you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Our English speaking Guide Semi gave us a fantastic full day tour around the old city in Istanbul ,he was very interesting, knowledgable and accommodating to our specific Request for a cheap and authentic local lunch stop: have recommended him to friends going to Istanbul later

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We took Salih's Istanbul food tour back in October 2014. For a start, there was only four of us so that made it a really personal tour, and Salih was able to talk to us with ease and answer all our questions. We met at a restaurant where we had a drink and introductions were made. We then made our... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My husband and I toured Istanbul for two days with Yunus and it was a wonderful experience. We are not normally the tour guide types but Istanbul is a city where you really benefit from being with someone knowledgeable. Yunus was not only knowledgable but extremely nice and accommodating. They let us customize exactly what we wanted to do and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We were in Istanbul for 5 days; we'd done the main sites but wanted to see more of the city which you don't find in the guide books. We therefore opted for the Istanbul heritage tour, and over the course of an afternoon (5 hours) Salih took us around a number of different neighbourhoods including a very hip unesco heritage... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I found Salih trough tripadvisor and I wasn't disappointed at all . I made a group tour with Salih it was a very nice tour not crowded and although it was rainy and stormy we actually enjoyed it. Salih is very attentive always gladly answers you and is very generous in offering sweets and tea and each stops small gestures... More 

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long beach,NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We were not searching for a tour, but, we met Salih while dining at Feugo. (which is a great restaurant) We were asking questions about Ferries and more, and he was so kind to spend time with us and help us plan. When we asked about his tours, then he told us what he offered. We liked the idea of... More 

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