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Istanbul Guided Private Tours

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Address: Firuzaga Mah. Bogazkesen Cad. No 34/A, Istanbul 34334, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 212 244 7160
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Daily city tours in Istanbul with private guidance. Our tours include the...

Daily city tours in Istanbul with private guidance. Our tours include the most visited sites in Istanbul such as St. Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace as well we also offer you many types of tour options that are totally different than the other itineraries you have been offered. All of our tours are conducted by dynamic, licensed and expert local guides with many years of experience behind them. They are attentive and keen to share their knowledge about the sights and Turkish culture. Flexible private tours offer many unforeseen benefits - having a personal guide means that a tour itinerary can be easily modified to pursue newly developing interests, spontaneous events, or special requests on the go and at a pace that suits you.

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This is the first review I have ever made on Trip Advisor. I am writing because I wanted to thank Tarik for an excellent tour of. Istanbul and tell any and all tourists that Tarik... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the first review I have ever made on Trip Advisor. I am writing because I wanted to thank Tarik for an excellent tour of. Istanbul and tell any and all tourists that Tarik is a great guide, and Istanbul a great city. Tarik is very knowledgeable, has a great personality, and he genuinely cares that you have a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful guide and a wonderful experience. We were traveling with my parents who were 85 years old so he was able to adjust the trip accordingly. We ended up dropping them off at the hotel and then doing other things with just my husband and I. He was great as far as helping us shop for items... More 

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Tarık S, Sahibi at Istanbul Guided Private Tours, responded to this review

Dear Mary, Thank you so much for your wonderful words for our company and our guide. There are no enough words to thank you for such a great review. We wish you all the best in the future. Regards, Istanbul guided private tours Team More 

Tiburon, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on an all day walking tour of Istanbul with Tarik. He made our day in Istanbul one of the highlights of our month long trip to Europe. We are so pleased that we decided to take a private tour, and so lucky to have had Tarik as our guide. We went to the Blue Mosque, to Hagia Sophia,... More 

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Tarık S, Sahibi at Istanbul Guided Private Tours, responded to this review

Dear Al, Thank you so much for your great review about our company.I wish your cruise holiday was also great both for you and your wife. We wish to see you again in Turkey and hopefully for a longer journey. Best Regards, Istanbul Guided Private Tours team More 

Arlington, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

informative walking tour of old istanbul, great selection of food venues throughout the main tour areas. Boat ride down the Bosporus was great, hike up on top of old castle had panoramic views of whole city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great experience with our guide Tarik during our quick stay in Istanbul. We were able to see all the major sites over two days as well as fit in the the cistern that was not on the schedule. We felt completely safe and there were no concerns about security. We also had some great lunches at places... More 

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Tarık S, Sahibi at Istanbul Guided Private Tours, responded to this review

Hello Stew, Thank you so much for your great review. I hope you are still enjoying your big vacation with your wife. With all the regards. Istanbul Guided Private Tours team More 

Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked a tour in May with Tarik and the communications prior to arrival were outstanding. The Classical Tour of the old city and the Bosphorus Cruise were wonderful with Tarik proving to be a mine of information regarding the history, the cultures, the influence of religions, everything! It should be noted that at no time was there any pressure... More 

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Tarık S, Sahibi at Istanbul Guided Private Tours, responded to this review

Hi Richard, I do not have enough thank you words for such a great review. It was also a great pleasure to guide you in our city especially this year. I wish you all the best in the future . Regards, Istanbul Guided Private Tour team More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our three days touring Istanbul with Tarik Saylan. On the first day we walked the Sultanahmet area on the Classical Tour visiting Istanbul's must-see historical sites and having a wonderful lunch near by. Tarik is incredibly knowledgeable – he answered our endless questions and indulged my husband's passion for history with much enthusiasm. We... More 

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Tarık S, Sahibi at Istanbul Guided Private Tours, responded to this review

Hi Sharon, What a great summary and a review of your tour. I am so thankful for your time for these wonderful words. I wish I will be able to see you and your husband Will again some time in the future. Best Regards, Guided Istanbul Private Tours team More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Two of us, older and from Hong Kong, knew we would have a 15-hour transit stop in Istanbul. As we had never seen the city, we chose more or less randomly from Istanbul's many tour options, and negotiated an itinerary in advance with Istanbul Guided Private Tours. Everything went very well and we saw (and ate, and drank) all that... More 

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Tarık S, Sahibi at Istanbul Guided Private Tours, responded to this review

Hello Jim, I can not thank you enough for such a great review and especially from some one who have been guiding many years all around the world. I wish you have a great year and a future. Best Regards, Guided Istanbul Private Tours. More 

Martinez, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

My wife and I recently had a wonderful four night stay in Istanbul. We had arranged for the first day and a half to employ the services of Istanbul Guided Private Tours, a great decision.Our time with Tarik for those first two days was so enjoyable and informative that we hired him to also be our guide the next two... More 

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Tarık S, Sahibi at Istanbul Guided Private Tours, responded to this review

Hello Ken and Donna, Thank you , really thank you so much for these wonderful words.It has been a great pleasure to be your guide and tour you all those off the beaten spots in the city. I hope I will be able to see you both again in the future. Best Regards, Guided Istanbul Private Tours More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We arrived in Istanbul a couple of days before picking up a cruise on the Star Clipper. We researched from home and booked Tarik Saylan to guide us around his home City. We took two walking tours with Tarik, the first around the old town, to the major sights including the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sofia and the Grand Bazaar.... More 

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Tarık S, Sahibi at Istanbul Guided Private Tours, responded to this review

Hello Bruce, It has also been a pleasure to be your guide and thank you so much for your review. I hope the rest of your holiday was as nice as your tours in Istanbul. I wish you a great future and a life. Regards, Guided Istanbul Private Tours team More 

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