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Istanbul Custom Tours-Private Day Tours

Catalcesme sok.Uretmen han No:27 1. KAT 114 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 532 293 6654
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Ranked #3 of 385 activities in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Welcome to Istanbul ! Customized Tours shows you The Eternal City Of Istanbul once known as Constantinople, like no one else. We are based in... more » Owner description: Welcome to Istanbul ! Customized Tours shows you The Eternal City Of Istanbul once known as Constantinople, like no one else. We are based in Istanbul, provides and organizes guided tours and shore excursions of all around city. « less
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We first learned of Tours by Locals through a posting on Trip Advisor. Aykut was one of the guides who got consistently high ratings so we decided to contact him and were very pleased with the results. We got a customized, three day tour of Istanbul that included the main tourist attractions and behind the scenes in the local community.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I got in touch with Aykut a few weeks before our trip to Istanbul.based on the TA reviews. His responses were prompt and he was very clear on what was achievable within our given time frame. Our private tour with him was brilliant. The transportation was very good too, a nice spacious van with an A/C. He showed us all... More

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Cary, North Carolina
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14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We had the most wonderful day in Istanbul, Turkey when cruising on the Grande Princess. This city was such a surprise. The Call to Prayer Towers, the Grand Market, the Palace. Everything was beautiful and our tour guide worked so hard to give us an overview of the city. Sailing out of Istanbul looking out on Asia Major and Asia... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Aykut is simply the best. I emailed him several months ago about my trip to Turkey and he was very prompt and responsive to my needs. I was traveling with my family including 2 boys who are 12 and 8 yrs old. Aykut designed a perfect trip for us to visit Cappadocia and Istanbul. The price was very reasonable as... More

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Boston, Ma
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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Necip of Istanbul Local Guides showed us an excellent time in Istanbul. We traveled to Istanbul as a large family of 13 and Necip guided us through all of the major attractions in Istanbul. He was very patient with our large group and gave us many insider tips on what to do and how to get around Istanbul on our... More

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nj
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I just went by my fellow tripadvisors' advice and took a chance with Aykut and Istanbul custom tours.Right from planning to execution,it was flawless.Aykut was prompt with emails and offered good advise regarding tours to take. Our pickup was waiting for us in Istanbul.It was a comfortable A/c van for our group of 9 people.After this every detail was just... More

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Salem, Wisconsin
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This was the first visit to Istanbul by all four members of my family taking the tour, and it was quite unforgettable. Although we only had a single day, our guide Selahattin managed to pack in an amazing number of highlights. He led us with great efficieny to the most popular attractions in the European side of the city, including... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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46 reviews 46 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We used Istanbul Custom Tours from our Holland America cruise ship for our tours in Istanbul and again in Ephesus. It was very easy to communicate and make arrangements by email with Aykut Ayik. In Istanbul our guide Nesime met us at the dock and we were driven in a private van withe A/C. We were able to cover way... More

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Cary, North Carolina
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We had only one full day in Istanbul and our guide, Selahattin, helped us make the most of it, truly exceeding our expectations. His vast knowledge of the city's history was impressive. I highly recommend Istanbul Custom Tours for anyone planning to visit this historic city!

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Necip showed us Istanbul over three full days. His knowledge and manner were excellent - we have no hesitation in recommending him.

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