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My Local Guide Istanbul

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See the local places and local faces of Turkey with My Local Guide Istanbul. Istanbul is a melting pot of European and Asian influences, a mix of the traditional and modern worlds and the best way to explore the city is with My Local Guide Istanbul...more
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Istanbul 34400, Turkey
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Fantastic place and great tour guide. Our guide was waiting exactly where we were told to meet him. We got exactly what we had requested in terms of a tour - to include the sights and food. Our guide (Israfil) was engaging, knowledgeable and just...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a private tour with Israful Oncel and he's a fun guy to lead you around the city. We saw the highlights, had a great dinner, sampled food in the markets, took the ferry, etc. Well worth it and much better than spending time...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Aaron B
Batkin632, General Manager at My Local Guide Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for this lovely review. We are happy to see you enjoyed your time with Israfil. He is fun to spend time with. We are very sorry for the car delay at the airport. This happened to us for the first time with running...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent much more than six hours with our guide Onder as he took us around the main sites of Istanbul and more, sharing his knowledge of the city & the whole country. We had a group booking but as there were only the three...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Batkin632, General Manager at My Local Guide Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

This is what a good guide do, go beyond the itinerary and offer an unforgetable experience. We are gald to see how happy you are with Onder’s guiding service. This tour is limited with ten people but as we offer the guaranteed departure even if...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a 9 hour layover and choose to do this tour. Israifil did an excellent job of showing me around to the places I wanted to see most and we were able to stop by a market as well for souvenirs and foods. Overall...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank stevenmT3160EO
Batkin632, General Manager at My Local Guide Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking your time and share this lovely review. You are right some cafes don’t have WF but some do have it which you probably went to the one doesn’t have which is an unfotunate that can happens at the airports. And we...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I did this tour with Salih and he was simply astounding. I really enjoyed my tour with him and wished I did some guided tour of Hagia Sophia and Topikapi which I did alone. He took me to some amazing views and lovely inner spots...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank shamaliej
Batkin632, General Manager at My Local Guide Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review. It is always the best to see the secrets of Istanbul with the accompany of a good local guide. We are glad to see you enjoyed your tour with Salih. We hope to have the chance to guide you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had the best experience with Israfil on my layover-tour in Istanbul. I was a solo traveler on my first time in Istanbul, and everything was just according to my expectations and much more. Israfil was engaged, funny and a great company! I have traveled...More

Thank Theresa T
Batkin632, General Manager at My Local Guide Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the lovely review. Israfil is not only a profesional guide but also has a great personality which is perfect for his job. We are glad to see you enjoyed your time with him. We hope he helped you to have good memories...More

Reviewed December 13, 2018 via mobile

I had 9 hour layover from 4pm til 1 am so booked a private tour so I could see the city. I am so glad I did. I was early arriving and so was my guide salih so we were able to start the tour...More

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Batkin632, General Manager at My Local Guide Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Istanbul is also delightful by night, therefore the evening layover tours are great things to do rather then sitting at the airport. We hope to see you in your next layover and we will show you Istanbul’s unique attractions form inside. Thank you for choosing...More

Reviewed December 2, 2018

We spent just under six hours with our guide Sulhi as he took us around the main sites of Istanbul sharing his knowledge of the city. We had a group booking but as there were only the two of us we had a private guide...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Batkin632, General Manager at My Local Guide Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2018

Thank you for this delight review. Yes the low season often turn the group tour to private tours which is not bad for our clients and us well. We are very happy to see you enjoyed your tour with Salih’s expertise. He was born a...More

Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

I couldn’t have asked for a better guide. Salih was impressively responsive before, during and after my tour. I was unprepared for cold, rainy weather and he greeted me with an umbrella and a sweater. He’s such a classy, charming gentleman, with vast knowledge and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Batkin632, General Manager at My Local Guide Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review which made us all smile. We are gald that you liked accompany of Salih who is in love with his job. Thank you for choosing My Local Guide Istanbul. We hope to see you in Istanbul again.

Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

We had just one day to cover the important sites in istanbul and Salih proved to be the best person to have by your side for getting it all done. Not only were all the tickets pre arranged, but we also managed to skip a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Batkin632, General Manager at My Local Guide Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2018

Thank you very much for your lovely review. That is what a good guide should be, the best of local food, helpful with his clients, share his knowledge and happy with his job. Salih always have a smile on his face and never tired of...More

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musaddiq86
May 13, 2018|
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Hi Lodi, thank you for your interest in My Local Guide İstanbul. Please go to our website where you just can google the company name as lm not allowed to share the link here. Once you are in the website you can check our... More
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Hi Leo, we have designed ourselves all of the tours we have on our website. To see the details please go to our website which you can click “ website “from the Tripasvisor page or just type My Local Guide Istanbul in google... More
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Hello Solange, Thank you for your interest in My Local Guide Istanbul. Unfortunately, we don't have any guide who speaks Portequise. Please let us know if you would like to have a tour in English.
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