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“Great introduction to Istanbul” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Daily Istanbul Tours

Daily Istanbul Tours
Divanyolu cad. Hacitahsin bey sok. | No:13/15 Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 535 587 6571+90 535 587 6571
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Owner description: Daily Istanbul Tours is a company run by a local licienced tour guide in Istanbul. Daily Istanbul Tours offers the small group/private tours in Istanbul and Turkey. We offer daily private and small group tours for cruise ship passengers.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
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“Great introduction to Istanbul”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

My teenaged son and I visited Istanbul for 4 days, and Soner provided an excellent introduction to the city.

In our half day together, Soner guided us through the Hagia Sofia, the Blue Mosque and the Cisterns -- as well as a calligrapher's workshop and a "local" mosque we visited during prayer time. He was able to provide us both with an interesting narrative on the history of the places with visited, and he also interspersed details about current life in Istanbul.

A great introductory tour and much appreciated by both a teenager and an adult.

Visited February 2013
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“Good deal with Daily Istanbul tours”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I had a long layover at IST on our way to Africa from the US.
Rather than stay in the TK lounge ( which is excellent), we opted to take a city tour.
We did some research on Trip Advisor and got a couple of quotes. We decided to go with Daily Istanbul Tours.
Soner met us as we exited from the luggage collection area and we spent the next 4 hours touring Istanbul.
Soner was very knowledgeable and provided an excellent tour, hitting all of the top sights except the Grand Bazzar which was closed since it was a Sunday.
We would recommend Soner and Daily Istanbul Tours.
Tom & Carla Griffin

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“Excellent company to use for a tour of Istanbul”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

My husband and I took the private Istanbul Bosphorus Tour in early February and thoroughly enjoyed it. Our guide was Mrs. Ebru and she was fantastic! She made us feel comfortable, answered all our questions and gave us great insights into the people who call Istanbul home. Daily Istanbul Tours is a very professional company; they respond to your inquiries right away and make sure that you are satisfied. We plan to visit Turkey again and we will definitely book another tour with them. I highly recommend Daily Istanbul Tours.

Visited February 2013
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“business trip from 6th feb to 11th feb 2013”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

There are a group of 17 of us to Istanbul during that period and am using Daily istanbul tours for my trip this time.
Soner has been very helpful in arranging our trip since it is a business trip where we meet a lot of business people in turkey.
prior to our trip there ,i gave soner my itinery and he help me in whatever is in the itinery especially with the istanbul chamber and meals that we are gonna have during the trip.
we had a very informative and fruitful journey during our trip there.
would like to thank soner and his team for helping us beyond his limits just to ensure that our needs are met and will definately using him again on our next trip.
thanx soner.

Visited February 2013
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“Terrific tour in a grand city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Our group of 5 adults booked a day and a half private tour of Istanbul for our cruise stop on January 7-8, 2013. We knew we could only see a few highlights of this grand city, and we wanted to make the most of our short time. The all-inclusive tour provided by Daily Istanbul Tours was exactly what we were hoping for. With a skilled driver to zip us around, we were able to cover much more ground than we could have on our own, especially with the falling snow! Because all of our tickets were already purchased and included in the cost, we did not have to stand in any lines or worry about exchange rates. Even a delicious lunch was included on our full day at a famous restaurant that served Turkish specialties.

Our guide, Soner, was a walking encyclopedia of knowledge about his land and people. He had a detailed answer to every question we threw his way, and we had many! His assistance was invaluable in the Grand Bazaar as he helped us find just the right souvenirs, the best Turkish Delight, and helped us negotiate an appropriate price. I especially appreciated our stop in what he called "The Little Mosque" outside of the Grand Bazaar. Though the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia can't be beat for their majesty, this small mosque was every bit as beautiful and gave us a chance to see what the prayer time is like for the people of the city. We never would have found this treasure wandering around on our own. We also introduced Soner to his first geocache find, so anyone looking for an Istanbul cache to grab can now get Soner's help!

Though we only had a short time and were barely able to scratch the surface of this magnificent city, I am grateful to Daily Istanbul Tours and Soner for making our trip so memorable. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone who wants to get the most (history, culture, character, taste, sounds, sights and memories) out of their trip as they can. It was a wonderful one and a half days, and I hope to come back and see more.

Visited January 2013
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