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Istanbul Custom Tours-Private Day Tours

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Address: Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: +905322936654
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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2 days in istanbul

Booked a 2 day tourist visit with car service... Highly recommend. The guide was really friendly and helpful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked a 2 day tourist visit with car service... Highly recommend. The guide was really friendly and helpful.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We just returned home after a 2 day tour of Istanbul. Our guide Yasin was such a nice young man who went beyond the call of duty to please our party of 4 seniors . He was pleasant and very polite . The tour was more than expected with pleasant surprise over the corse of the two days . Our... More 

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We had a great day with our guide Yasin. This was our 1st visit to Istanbul and we got to see many varied sites. I appreciated his knowledge of the history of each of the places we visited and his flexibility when we felt like it was hard to absorb much more. The Grand Bazaar was overwhelming as were the... More 

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Oshawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We had 2 wonderful days in Istanbul with our guide Selcuk. We were picked up from the airport with our luggage stored in a van and toured the whole day until dinner time when we were dropped off at the pier to board our ship. The day we arrived back in Istanbul, Selcuk was there to meet us at 7:45... More 

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Our day tour of Istanbul was superb. Yasin, our guide, was very knowledgeable; we therefore really understood the significance of the sites we visited. Wear comfortable walking shoes -- we walked over 15,000 steps. A gratuity was not suggested, but was certainly earned.

1 Thank Tangisuma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

I don't have any word to explain how excellent Mr. Umut (our guide) was. He treated us as his own family, he was always accommodating every requirements that we need. He has amazing knowledge about the history, providing all the information behind the site that we have visited, also the most important he was so nice with our kids, even... More 

1 Thank Achmad H
Orange County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

This was our first visit to Istanbul and wanted to get a flavor of the city during our short stay. Akyut was responsive and customized our tour without issue. Our tour guide Yasin was friendly and very informative. We learned more about the city, it's rich history and its people than we would from a tour book. We were very... More 

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Ashburn, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

I used Istanbul Custom Tours two years ago and had Yasik as a guide and saw many sites in the Old District. On my return trip, I wanted to see other sites as well, and contacted them again and they arranged a wonderful tour for me including the spice market (I am addicted to their lemon salted pistachios), Bosphorus boat... More 

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Princeton, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

We met our guide, Selcuk, right off our ship. This was my 4th time to Istanbul, and I learned a lot of new things. Selcuk made the tour interesting, informative, and fun - and we covered a lot of ground. He also was very knowledgable about Turkey in general. There wasn't a question we asked that he wasn't able to... More 

1 Thank susannTheGo
Yomitan-son, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

We wanted to utilize a tour company to maximize our time, learn more about the city (that you cannot get from a tour book) in addition to getting extra benefits of a guided tour (best times to visit sites, best local lunch spots, etc). Istanbul Custom Tours-Private Day Tours was an outstanding choice. They catered to what we wanted to... More 

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