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Arif Yasa - Private Tours

Istanbul, Turkey
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About Arif Yasa - Private Tours
Authentic high quality private and small group tours focusing on history,culture and food in Istanbul and Turkey to experience real Turkey by experienced, qualified and enthusiastic tour guides and travel specialists. Arif Yasa has got 18 years experience of organizing and leading tours in Istanbul and all around Turkey.
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Private Tour Guiding in Istanbul

Have your own guide and explore the city at your own pace. Your personal tour guide can meet you at your centrally located hotel lobby or cruise ferry pier and guide through the main sites and places in Istanbul.
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6 to 8 hours
from $382.29

Istanbul Imperial Heritage Tour

Our most popular tour visiting highlights of the historic Istanbul. In one dayyou will cover the main historic sites of Istanbul in the old city. We spend a day around Blue Mosque Area visiting main places and sites accompanied by an expert guide.
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6 hours
from $106.77
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Lars H wrote a review Feb 2019
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Had my first experience with a Turkish Bath today and I’ll gave to say you should try it at this place - as a man I must say I was a bit uncomfortable going in, but worth it.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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m2corbett wrote a review Oct 2018
San Francisco, California5 contributions
Arif arranged to have his colleague Erkan be our guide to Istanbul for two days. Erkan was outstanding--knowledgeable, engaging and funny. He really deepened our understanding of and appreciation for Istanbul. His addition to the pre-set tour stops were really marvelous. We covered an amazing amount of Istanbul in our two days with Erkan, and enjoyed every minute!
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Date of experience: October 2018
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LouisaRo wrote a review Oct 2018
Oakland, California16 contributions1 helpful vote
We arranged for two days of custom tours in Istanbul for four people. Arif was not personally available, but his associate Erkan did an amazing job. We saw so much of Istanbul in such a short time, and learned so much, it really enhanced our appreciation of Turkish history and culture. I would highly recommend the Istanbul tours, and Arif was very flexible about designing itineraries that suited our requests. Erkan, who was so funny and engaging, added several unexpected and delightful stops along the way that ended up being some of our favorite places.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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Rochelle H wrote a review Sep 2018
Pimpama, Australia21 contributions14 helpful votes
We had a private date tour of Istanbul for a family of 4 including two children (ages 9 & 7). Our guide Hussain was incredibly patient as our kids didn't particularly enjoy the sites or walking in the heat, but we were determined to make the most of the 1 full day we had in istanbul. We went to the Blue mosque, Agia Sophia, to a traditional rug manufacturer, through the Grand Bazzar, stopped at the spice market for some great turkish delight and did the bospherous cruise. Personally I could have left off the cruise as you don't see too much but it was still enjoyable. It was a great way to see as much as possible in a short time and I would recommend over doing a larger group tour which would be hectic in the crowds.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Selda A wrote a review Aug 2018
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3 other couple friends of ours and us did a tour in Central and Western Turkey with Arif Yasa of Experta from June 14 to July 1 2018. We wanted to emphasize historical places as well as geographical beauty and of course the Turkish Cuisine. Our tour started in Istanbul with backstreet walks and sampling of Turkish delicacies, a visit to the incredible GrandBazaar before we flew off to Central Anatolia, the Capadoccia Region for a magical sunrise balloon ride, walks through the incredible Goreme valley and underground cities. The rest of our tour was on a comfortable van and we descended to the Mediterranean coast, doing a day on a boat in the beautiful Kekova region and tasting the delicacies of the area. Through the journey we stopped at incredible ruins in places like Aspendos, Patara, Xantos, Ephesus, Bergama.. two night on a boat in the famous Gocek region was incredibly beautiful and relaxing. We drove north to the charming village of Asos and then Troy; visited a couple of marvellous boutique wineries here before finishing our tour back in beautiful Istanbul. Even though it was a journey full of activities and places to see, Arif was very relaxed and flexible and we had a great time. Arif is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to all of the historical places and heritage sites and it was great fun to listen to his stories from Homer's writings. He went beyond his normal duties to make us comfortable and to provide us with great information and insight. I would very strongly recommend his travel services and will be asking for assistance again in any future travels through Turkey.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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