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Private Tour Guide Ali Yalniz / Private Day Tours

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Address: Sultanahmet - Divanyolu cad. | Binbirdirek işhanı No:15 Office 113, Istanbul 34153, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 532 427 2244
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Description: Are you looking for a good tour-guide ? I know..It is as diffucult as...
Are you looking for a good tour-guide ? I know..It is as diffucult as finding a good match nowadays!..I am a freelance working, licensed tour-guide with over 25 years experience. As I have studied Christianity, Archaeology, History, Mythology (as well as other related subjects) I can help you understand our diverse history and culture. I enjoy organizing private tours for English speaking visitors to Istanbul and Turkey who are interested in learning about Turkish Culture, trying good Turkish food and looking for reliable places for shopping.My individual approach comes from a keen sense of reality (and humour) and aims to be friendly, informative, and entertaining, with stories and conversation to illustrate the many facets of this richly varied and fascinating country.. As a licensed tour guide and official tour operator I am both giving tour service in person and also organizing all kinds of tours with my team. Please provide us with your travel dates, number of people, cities to be visited and prefered flights. Do you have a required budget, flexible dates/times or any other specific requirements? Let us know if you will need hotel, ground transportation,airport ransfers,layovers, group meals, and any other travel services. We are ready to help you. As soon as we receive a request you will be contacted within 24 hours.
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Expert tour with an expert guide !

Ali put together a brief, 1 day private tour for 3 of us from Australia and the US. He showed us the major sites in the old city, saved us time by using his guide pass at the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Ali put together a brief, 1 day private tour for 3 of us from Australia and the US. He showed us the major sites in the old city, saved us time by using his guide pass at the entrance, and gave us the perfect amount of information answering all of our questions with great detail. We had a wonderful lunch... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Ali spent half a day with us showing us the Hippodrome, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. Most of the time was spent at the palace and Ali made the visit so much more worthwhile. Practically speaking, it saved us so much time to skip the lines! Once inside, Ali provided in-depth information without being overwhelming. He went at our pace... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I chose Ali because of his Trip Advisor recommendations and we were not disappointed. Prompt response to our email enquiries and ease of booking was very reassuring. We only had two days in Istanbul but one full day tour with Ali left us feeling as though we had visited all of the important sites. A huge advantage is that official... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Whether you are in Istanbul for one day or one week, a guided tour by Ali is a must do. I knew right from the start that I made the right choice for a guide. His quick response to my inquiry made the booking process easy from halfway around the world. The day of the tour was perfect from beginning... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Istanbul was the highlight of our 21-day Mediterranean Cruise--mainly because of Ali Yalniz. As seniors, with mobility problems, we particularly appreciated Ali's careful arrangements that minimized the walking and ensured our comfort throughout the day. But most important, Ali shared his extensive knowledge of the history of this magnificent city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Ali has guided us for 2 very rainy days in this beautiful city, and went more than just the extra step for us. He had arranged an incredibly suitable and well located hotel, a welcome dinner and other surprises. He took us elegantly through the Historical city, always with patience and a smile. we highly recommend anyone coming to Turkey... More 

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East Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

My husband wrote a glowing review for Ali. However, I want to add my voice also. Ali deserves to be No. 1 tour guide in Istanbul! Right at the start when my husband contacted Ali, I was impressed and pleased with his understanding and communication skills. He always understood what we were asking and his answers were helpful and to... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

My wife and I tend to not do as much of the typical tourist tours and explorations when we travel now and I contacted Ali about my wishes for a private tour. Being a professional photographer always trying to add to my portfolio of work I was looking for more an off the beaten track tour and especially one that... More 

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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Thanks Ali for a great tour of Istanbul. We selected Ali for our tour of Istanbul based on Ali's reviews on TripAdvisor and we weren't disappointed. Ali is very knowledgeable and passionate about Istanbul and Turkish history and culture and presented his information at the perfect level for us. Ali is great guy and we thoroughly enjoyed spending the day... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

We got lucky to find Ali - he is a wealth of knowledge and really tries to understand your interest to gauge how much detail to give you. He knows ALOT! He has a great presence and was a joy to spend the day with. I would highly recommend him!

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