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My Local Guide Istanbul Tours

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Address: Incili Cavus Sokak 15, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Phone Number: 534 200 5565
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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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Wow! This was awesome

I cannot recommend this tour highly enough. Our guide Suleyman Erkose was so informative and enthusiastic he made the tour come alive. Our tour was due to begin at 9am but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I cannot recommend this tour highly enough. Our guide Suleyman Erkose was so informative and enthusiastic he made the tour come alive. Our tour was due to begin at 9am but Suleyman was early and was waiting on us to come down from breakfast. The 4 hour tour just flew by, and both My partner and I were sorry when... More 

1 Thank vid2uvid2u
Antigua, Guatemala
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Salih was the greatest. Best tour. Istambul would not have been the same without it. Like walk mg around with an old friend. Thank you!

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family did the Taste of Turkey on Two Continents with Salih on New Year's day and had a wonderful time. Salih was an exceptional guide and we left the tour feeling well informed and full from an evening on eating local Turkish foods. We highly recommend the tour for others who want to try sampling the many food options... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our guide Yunus was brillant. He was professional, kind, and informative. The tour was a wonderful in every way. We were in Istanbul in the low season and were fortunate to have him to ourselves. Yunus was very accommodating with our children - pushing the stroller sometimes and letting our son hold his hand. It was good practice for him... More 

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South Hadley, MA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Salih was wonderful and our tour was small and pleasant. We felt like we are walking the streets of Istanbul with a friend, learning interesting tidbits about both Turkey's history and contemporary life. I really enjoyed that we stopped to get tea and snacks at different places, places we wouldn't have discovered on our own or handled the communication on... More 

Thank mgieva
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a 9 hour layover at the Istanbul airport and booked a tour with My Local Guide Istanbul to see the city during our stop. The tour went very smoothly. Our guide met us at arrivals where we were picked up in a very nice and comfortable vehicle. We were driven into the city but soon dropped off as... More 

Thank Amy F
Istanbul, Turkey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I elected a private tour of the "Secrets of Istanbul" on the 31st. We expected a three to four hour tour and to learn about the city's culture and history. What we got was so much more. Our excellent guide, Yunus, arrived at the meeting spot on time and once we had made introductions, he began telling... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I found myself with an long layover on a trip to Tehran. The guide and driver were on time, polite and knowledgeable. My guide Semih Onerbay was great. His English was pretty much perfect and he knew all there was to know about the history of his city. Since my flight arrived at the time most attractions were closing, we... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We stopped in Istanbul only for one night on the way to Addis Ababa. Due to our short period of time in the city (12 hours) we didn't want the hassle and stress of taking ourselves around the city in such a sort space of time and decided to find a tour guide. After some searching on Tripadvisor I came... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Great tour of the blue mosque in Instanbul only thing it was 45* degrees and last way too long as there a lot of walking involved and not enough breaks for water

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