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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 395 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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Geneva, Switzerland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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
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3 helpful votes 3 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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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Highly recommend this tour! Semih was out guide and knew EVERYTHING we asked (which was a lot)- from facts and history, to general cultural and religious questions. Nothing was off limits. We wanted to skip a section and he was flexible and let us steer from the itinerary. He made it about us, and also gave us great tips for... More

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Doha, Qatar
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66 reviews 66 reviews
16 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We recently enjoyed a fantastic Private tour with Necip as our guide throughout the main attractions in Istanbul. From all our communications with Aykut who was incredibly helpful in tailoring a tour for us, to the day itself we couldn't have been more impressed. Necip was a wonderful guide, friendly, knowledgable and understanding. My wife is 6 months pregnant and... More

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Portland, Oregon
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We explored Istanbul on a walking tour set up by a pair of fellow-cruisers, and would not hesitate to recommend our 5-star guide, Selcuk Eracun. He waited for us at the gates of the port, and walked us past schools, fountains, onto the tram, and through some of the city's great monuments: Hagia Sofia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Cistern, and more... More

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

I recently took a day tour with Istanbul Local Guides and I can't say enough good things! I've been traveling for about 45 days and had been on about 10 different city tours across Europe. My tour guide Ugur was the most knowledgeable, professional, and fun guide I've ever had! He knew everything! We saw all the sights, ate the... More

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Chicago, IL
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32 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We spent a fabulous day with Aykut in Istanbul! We were a group of seven (4 adults, 3 teenage girls). Aykut has a brilliant knowledge of the city and its long history. We saw all the major sites. Aykut was highly flexible and anticipated our needs every step of the way. He also picked the perfect place for lunch to... More

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Massachusetts USA
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Eight of us spent a day with Aykut walking in old Istanbul. His passionate enthusiasm for the history of Turkey was fantastic. His seasoned professionalism and know-how helped us move smoothly through the logistical challenges of Istanbul's peak-season tourism. We highly recommend Aykut for anyone who wants top-quality understanding and insights.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

I contacted Aykut several months before my visit to Istanbul in August with my girlfriend. He responded promptly and recommended a great itinerary for us for our private tour. The day we spent with him (and his colleague Semih, when Aykut was unexpectedly called away) was excellent in all regards. It was a perfect mix of history, commentary on contemporary... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We were a party of 4 (2 couples) looking for some private tours in Turkey. I found Aykut on trip advisor and contacted him months before our cruise. Arrangements were made and then I contacted him a couple of weeks before our trip to just reconfirm. Although I never actually met Aykut personally, he handled everything on line courteously and... More

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