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My Local Guide Istanbul Tours

#4 of 390 Tours in Istanbul
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Address: Incili Cavus Sokak 15, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Phone Number: 534 200 5565

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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Two Amazing Tours

We did two tours with My Local Guide. One was an evening progressive dinner. The other was a morning historical tour. Both were beyond fantastic! My Local Guide's guides are so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Honolulu, Hawaii

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did two tours with My Local Guide. One was an evening progressive dinner. The other was a morning historical tour. Both were beyond fantastic! My Local Guide's guides are so authentic they don't even talk about not doing the touristy things. Even when doing the things other tourists do it doesn't feel unauthentic! Going on a My Local Guide... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our cruise ship changed the itinerary and we only had 5 hours in Istanbul before we had to fly to the United States. My daughter and I were traveling alone and wanted a tour guide that we knew we could trust and provide the security we needed for our selves and our luggage. Yunus picked us up on time, in... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the best time in Istanbul due to my tour guides Salih & Erol. I visited in Late April/Early May and was super excited to hit up all the historic spots. I booked several tours with "My Local Guide Istanbul Tours" and they were AMAZING! I had the taste of two continents tour with Salih the night I arrived.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am so happy that we chose to use this company. Our plans changed and they were very willing to extend our half-day tour to a full-day tour. Our guide was so friendly and welcoming. He was patient with us and let us go at our own pace. He also brought us to a local eating place so that we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After quite some time, I decided to finally write a review for this wonderful company! My husband and I visited Istanbul in October of 2015, and could not have been more impressed with the city! We walked along the streets, and markets, with confidence, and ease. We never felt threatened or out of place. This positive experience was GREATLY due... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My local tour operator Renaissance RNS tours Taksim Istanbul are super . Right from airport pick ups to hotels to tour programms with effucient companies like Crossroads travels (in Capadocia and Kusadasi) to finding the Best Indian Restaurant Musafir (Chef Moiuddin)in Taksim and personnalized attention of Mr Tolga of Renaissance RNS tours are very touching and happy moments. Turkish people... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

we had 24 hours in Istanbul. This group arranged transportation to and from the airport, recommended a hotel and then did a fantastic job with both an evening dining tour and a morning sightseeing tour. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

We finished up with Yunus a few hours ago after a two day tour with my wife. Great time. The classic sites of Istanbul the first day and the second around sites near the wall & across. As many have mentioned a great service and Yunus knows his stuff as well as being well traveled. A great time which would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

I am not one to write reviews, but the Tastes of Two Continents Tour was one of the highlights of my trip to Europe and I hope to spread awareness about it. I am a college student, and 85 euros seemed a bit steep, but I can truly say it was worth every penny (and then some). Since I was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

We had a marvelous experience in Istanbul today. Our guide Selahattin understood exactly what we were looking for. We had already spent 10 days in Turkey and seen many ancient ruins and traditional tourist attractions but we didn't feel like we'd learned much about today's Turkey; the issues, challenges, opportunities, concerns, perspectives, and aspirations of Turkish citizens. Today we spent... More 

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