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My Local Guide Istanbul Tours

#4 of 403 Tours in Istanbul
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Address: Incili Cavus Sokak 15, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
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+90 534 200 5565
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See the local places and local faces of Turkey with My Local Guide...

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. Immerse yourself in the heart and soul of the only city in the world that crosses two continents. Walk in the mazes of local streets, visit hidden historic destinations, drink tea with the locals and taste the rich and flavoursome cuisine of the region. My Local Guide Istanbul, with five years experience in leading tours for english-speaking International travellers, offers tours designed and delivered by local people with a passion for Turkey and travel. We specialise in tours for the independent traveller who likes to walk side by side with the locals and explore places that are not easy to discover on your own.

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Nice way to pass time during my layover!

Salih was an excellent guide, pleasant and talkative. We made an evening tour in the city, we saw most of the attractions by night and taste a large panel of Turkish food and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 15, 2017
Pauline J

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

Salih was an excellent guide, pleasant and talkative. We made an evening tour in the city, we saw most of the attractions by night and taste a large panel of Turkish food and drinks. I very enjoyed this tour, I learned a lot regarding Istanbul and its rich history. I strongly advise to choose My Local Guide Istanbul. Thanks again!

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Edegem, Antwerpen, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

I had a private tour with a Young guide. It was interesting and very open and modern. Not cheap but good quality.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

We booked a tour in Hotel, we took a taxi and met Rasim outside of Topkapi Palace we start out tour at the Palace. We also visit Hagia Sofia and some little place around.. he is very professional , but after 4 hours walking and talking you became his friend.If you decide to go in Istanbul, take a guide, either... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

We had a ten hour layover in Istanbul on our way home from three weeks in Europe. We spent seven of those hours exploring Istanbul with Mehmet from My Local Guide. This ended up being one of the highlights of our trip. As we arrived after 17:00, admission to the top attractions had already closed but Mehmet made sure we... More 

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mylocalguideistanbul, Manager at My Local Guide Istanbul Tours, responded to this review

Hello Claire, thank you for taking time to write this lovely review. We were so lucky to have a lovely family like you are as our guests in Istanbul. We are so glad that you liked our company. We hope to see you in Istanbul again in the future. More 

Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

We did the "Secrets of Istanbul" as a private tour with Yunus as our guide. We had great day! We got to see basically everything we hoped to in the city effortlessly. We also tried some great food and learned a lot. Yunus is super knowledgeable and gave us lots of tips for the rest of our time in Istanbul.

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mylocalguideistanbul, Manager at My Local Guide Istanbul Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your time to write this great review. It was pleasure to host you in this beautiful city. We hope to see you travel with My Local Guide Istanbul again. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

Since I tried this company before in different tours I trusted that they have excellent knowledge of organizing any trip, so, I contact them to organize a trip to "Agva" which is not in there scheduled tours and I got a positive response. They made all required arrangement and we did have the best full day trip. I loved it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

This was one of the best tours we've ever had. Salih was knowledgeable, friendly, easy going and very thorough. He answered all of our questions and took time to show us what we were most interested in. We highly recommend!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

I have just been on two fabulous trips with our guide for the Secret Istanbul was a wise, knowledgeable and empathetic young man. We had a wonderful tour with lots of great discussions and also a lot of fun. Also his company made us feel safe and engaged at all times. We also went on the Taste of Two Continents... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

loved this tour. one i'll remember for the rest of my life. a wide scope of istanbul but also with great depth. and true history, instead of the stories that sound better that other tour guides peddle. history buffs take note.

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mylocalguideistanbul, Manager at My Local Guide Istanbul Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. We love history and this magic city gives a lot of it which we can share with lovely people like you are. We hope to see you travel to Istanbul again. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Having visited Istanbul previously, We asked for a layover tour that would take us to Chora and Fenar. Our Local Guide were perfect: easily approached by email, prompt pickup and dropoff, and most importantly Yunes our guide was knowledgable, professional, pleasant and informative. Through him we had a chance to explore Istanbul on foot and by public transportation, and feel... More 

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Staying in Sultanahmet

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Sultanahmet
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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