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Address: Firuzaga Mah. Bogazkesen Cad. No 34/A, Istanbul 34334, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 212 244 7160
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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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A little off the beaten path!

This was our third visit to Istanbul and we wanted to do some walking around without visiting any major monuments. We found Tarik Saylan on Trip Advisor and made a date for two... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Ottawa, Canada

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our third visit to Istanbul and we wanted to do some walking around without visiting any major monuments. We found Tarik Saylan on Trip Advisor and made a date for two consecutive afternoons. Security concerns had us a little nervous and we wanted to wander with a local! Tarik showed us around the main shopping areas and the... More 

Thank rondex
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

I had a six hour layover in Istanbul on the way to Egypt. I found Tarik here on TA. He picked me up at the airport and gave a tour of the city. I had a great time. Tarik is a very knowledgeable guide and a great person. I'll recommend him to anyone. Thank you, Tarik!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

Tarik was a great guide. Picked me up from the airport with no problems. Showed all the main sights and food scene. He was also informative and willing to discuss different topics regarding current events in Turkey. I was very satisfied with this guided tour.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

I spent nearly a full day on a private walking tour of Istanbul with Tarik and I would highly recommend you booking him if you're considering a visit. The trip was relaxed, informative, and tailored to my interests. Tarik is an excellent guide and was able to take me to places I wouldn't have found on my own. I hope... More 

1 Thank nlaguilera
Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

We found Istanbul Guided Private Tours through a work friend, and it was a great recommendation! We had originally intended to tour with another guide within this company (but he wasn't available), so Tarik was our tour guide instead. He arrived on time and was very personable and approachable. We worked out over email which places we'd like to see,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

After reading lots of reviews on TripAdvisor we booked the one day walking tour of Istanbul. Our guide Tarik was excellent he had a fantastic knowledge and was very passionate about his city. We arrived only a couple of days after the coup so were a little concerned about our safety but Tarik assured us that it was fine and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful experience visiting many of Istanbul's famous sites and also the more quaint parts of the city with Guided Istanbul Private Tours. They were totally amazing. We were a party of 3 generation and the expert guides were able to keep the tours relevant and exciting to cater for all levels. They really seemed to know their... More 

Thank Farjad A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

In the light of Turkey's situation (airport bombing and the coup), I did quite a bit of research before deciding to come to Istanbul. It seemed that much of the people were more concerned about safety than not. I can respect the travel advisories for southeastern Turkey, but it didn't make sense to me that unfortunate events in a city... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

We hired Tarik for two days in late July, one day for the Golden Istanbul tour (with minibus) and one day for the classic Istanbul tour. We have never hired a private guide before but we did this time primarily because we were concerned about safety and wanted to have someone with us who knew the city. Tarik not only... More 

1 Thank backtowork2011
Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

We wanted to provide a nice day in Istanbul for our international guests to our company. We have hired Mr. Tarik and he organised us such a great tour that everyone in our group extremely well satisfied with the guidance. He took us to Topkapi Palace, Ayasofya and Cistern . He provided all the great information and history for all... More 

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