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Istanbul Custom Tours-Private Day Tours

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Address: Catalcesme sok.Uretmen han No:27 1. KAT 114 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 532 293 6654
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Description: Welcome to Istanbul ! Customized Tours shows you The Eternal City Of...
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.
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Great layover tour of Istanbul

We had a seven hour lay-over in Istanbul and we arranged a quick tour of the city. Aykut was very responsive to the email requests and even worked around our flight delays... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Vinay C
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We had a seven hour lay-over in Istanbul and we arranged a quick tour of the city. Aykut was very responsive to the email requests and even worked around our flight delays. Given that we had just a short time, he tailored the tour to show us the highlights and anything we were particular interested in. All of us had... More 

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This was a last minute tour for us but I am so glad we did it. Necip was very friendly and patient. He explained so much about the culture, history, religion, architecture and shopping. We had a private tour and we took a break to have baklava and tea. Then he brought us to a vendor who gave us great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We had less than 24 hrs to spend in Istanbul on our way to Africa, and we wanted to get a feel for the city in order to decide if we wanted to return for a longer visit. Aykut, not only arranged our hotel stay and airport transfers, but he took us on an amazing walking tour of the old... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

From the outset, Aykut promptly replied to my emails, and compared to other tour guides, seemed to be offering the best deal for us. We had a one day stopover in Istanbul, so we got picked up from the airport and dropped off there. We walked around everywhere else, but at an easy pace, so we didn't get too tired... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

My review from last fall was removed for some unknown reason and I wanted to share my experiences for others deciding on tour operators. I took a group of family and friends to Turkey last September. Aykut and his staff from Istanbul Custom Tours took care of everything for our group. He arranged outstanding tours throughout Turkey. Our hotel and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I cannot commend Aykut enough for providing an excellent tour if Istanbul during our 10 stopover. Everything was prepared and ready for us. We had the option of a free tour from Turkish Airlines however it was a good thing we decided to go with Aykut! My friend lost his phone and Aykut contacted the airline and found our phone.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

My partner and I visited Istanbul for 8 days in January 2015. It was our first time in the city and we hadn't made any structured plans. We were skeptical of many other guided tour providers after reading reviews that warned of tours featuring hours-long sales pitches in carpet shops. Still, we wanted to learn some of the city's history,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

My dad and I spent a few days in Istanbul, and we booked a tour with Istanbul Custom Tours. In total, we spent about a day-and-a-half touring Istanbul, doing a Bosphorous cruise, and generally, seeing some of the amazing highlights of the great city that is Istanbul. The whole process - from booking to the tour - went smoothly. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Last year, we decided to go to Turkey for our winter holidays in December. We had 10 days and I booked our flights. Then I began looking into the details. We knew we wanted to go to Istanbul, Cappadocia and Ephesus. How to get around was a big question mark. I explored buses, trains, driving and realised it was too... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We had the same guide all 3 days which was nice. no complaints though I do think the day to the Asia side was a bit light on stuff. I really like that we did not have to pre pay anything or fill out some long stupidly designed form that some tours places make you do. I think when factoring... More 

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