We booked our trip to Istanbul and knew we wanted to have 1 full day with a local. In discussing our plans with friends, we found out their parents were recently on a 30 day trip in Turkey. They mentioned that they spent 1 day in Istanbul with a fantastic tour guide. Thankfully, they had Semih's business card. I emailed Semih from the USA and he was very responsive and spoke very good English. We discussed our needs and he tailored the day to exactly what we wanted to see. It was great to have him all to ourselves (my husband and I, son, daughter, and her fiance) and go on our own timeframe. He met us at our hotel and was on time. Everything was as described. We had such a fabulous time! Our cousin and his friend were going a few months later and we recommended Semih, and they also had a great time! In fact, they also referred Semih to their friends who were also going to be in Istanbul because they enjoyed his tour so much.
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