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Istanbul Guided Private Tours

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Address: 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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Great private tour of Istanbul

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Oldies511
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Melbourne, Australia

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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3 Thank Sam K
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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1 Thank backtowork2011
Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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1 Thank Erhan E
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 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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3 Thank Noah B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

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 June 21, 2016 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 

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