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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 #2 of 396 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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Kadena-cho, Japan
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72 reviews 72 reviews
63 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

We recently returned from our holiday in Turkey and have nothing but high praise for Istanbul Custom Tours/Private Day Tours. In addition to our stay in Istanbul, the company also provided a driver & guide for our time in Ephesus as well. We emailed them 6 months prior to our trip and they were quick to reply anytime we contacted... More

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Penampang, Sabah, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

i joined a group of 6 friends on an istanbul-efes-capadoccia tour for 7 days. boy was it super awesome. the knowledge of the tour guides made it even more interesting. i really agree to another review saying that they're a walking encyclopedia. i was told that they took a 4 years degree to get a tour guiding license. a friend... More

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The tour was wonderful! They really squeeze Istanbul into three days? It was perfect! I had my parents with me and before the tour, I have mentioned that they might use the restrooms a lot. He accommodate that need and many others. My tour guide, Yasin, was prompt, professional and knowledgeable. What's more, my parents really really liked him. I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We are a group of 7 people traveling together and wanted to get the best of Turkey in 6 days. We found out about Aykut and his service through TripAdvisor and get in touch with him through emails couple of months before our trip. He provide enough information and suggest the right recomendation. We took the Day Tour Highlights of... More

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Washington DC
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10 reviews 10 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

My husband and I spent three days roaming Istanbul with Semih, our knowledgeable tour guide, by our side. Semih was extremely accommodating and a pleasure to work with. He provided interesting insight and afforded us the unique opportunity to experience this mystical city from an insider's prespective...which is rare for many tour guides. Semih's zest for life, his love for... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We decided to use a private tour guide for Istanbul instead of the Queen Elizabeth excursion in order to save time and get a better quality tour of Istanbul. Not that there is anything wrong with the QE tours, but it is difficult for the tour guide to herd around a group of 30-50 people…..it takes more time and the... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Our tour of the historical monuments in this great city of Istanbul was made all the more interesting by Semih Gumusay, our tour guide. His knowledge of the history and lucid narration made it all the more interesting. We covered the main attractions of the city and were provided all the necessary information on each of the monuments. The fact... More

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Derby, England, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We (4 adults) visited Istanbul as part of a cruise. I contacted Aykut a few weeks before our visit after reading the excellent reviews. Aykut responded to my emails quickly and answered all my questions fully. He arranged a fantastic guide for us - Ugur - who had so much knowledge and was very interesting to listen to. He met... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We had a 3-day tour of Istanbul which was perfectly planned with Aykut. Our guides Necip and Hanifi were able to capture the attention of our four teenage children who were fascinated by the rich history and culture of this city. They demonstrated great flexibility in adapting the tour to our needs, and still managed to cover all the sites... More

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We took a small group(5 people including us) city day tour of Istanbul that included Hagia Sophia,Blue Mosque,Topkapi Palace & Basilica Cistern.This was a walking tour as most of the places are nearby each other.We highly recommend Istanbul Local Guides and especially our tour guide Ugur.He was very enthusiastic and knowledgable.He kept his information interesting and gave enough lone time... More

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