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Whether you are interested in history, architecture, or how to brew the perfect Turkish tea, Istanbul Local Guides has you covered! We are ready to take you around Istanbul or all of Turkey, for one day or the duration of your trip. Istanbul Local...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
alemdar mh. Catalcesme sk. Uretmen han | no:27-29 D:114 Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 532 293 66 54
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were recommended to contact Aykut before flying into Istanbul for our holiday. Unfortunately Aykut was busy but his colleague Unal took care of my wife and I for the day. We did a tour of the old city and went to all the major...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sandeep S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had a one day Istanbul tour with Aykut. He met us at our hotel and took us to the old city area. He was pleasant and enthusiastic. He explained all the history and archaeology of the sites in detail. He arranged...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dkkam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent 4 days in Istanbul and the first two were spent touring with Aykut (Day 1: Highlights of Istanbul Tour, Walking tour; Day 2: Continents Tour). He was extremely friendly, personable, and knowledgeable. We really enjoyed our time with him in one of the most...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JMorty73
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

We booked our tour to Turkey through Aykut’s group after a friend’s recommendation, and we could not be happier with our experience! Aykut and his tour guides are extremely knowledgeable about their cities. They were warm, friendly, welcoming, and accommodating to our needs. The days...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 6, 2018 via mobile

When we first arrived in Istanbul we were very overwhelmed by the amount of people & the difference in culture so we decided to hire a guide to show us around. Aykut replied to us so quickly which was really helpful considering we only emailed...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

My mum, dad, brother & I booked a 3 day tour with Aykut’s company. Unal was our guide for all 3 days and he was amazing. He paced the tour very well and was mindful of our dietary requirements. He was able to answer all...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 19, 2018

Aykut came and picked us up at the hotel and showed us all the best places Istanbul has to offer in just a day tour. He is very knowledgeable about his city and famous landmarks. He designed the tour around our wants and needs and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kellic317
Reviewed November 13, 2018

We had one afternoon and evening in Istanbul. Aykut Ayik met us at the airport and arranged transportation and tours of the major sites we wanted to see. He was very informative about history and current events, arranged front of the line access to all...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jeff J
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

I just came back from Istanbul and had such a great time!!! I was there for 6 days. Had a short vacation/work trip. Since last time I was in Istanbul when I was a kid, I decided to take a private tour for two days!!!...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

With only four hours to spare between flights in Istanbul, and never having been to Istanbul before, we didn't want to miss the opportunity to see something of the city - Aykut collected us from the airport at 06:00, took us to the sights we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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
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August 27, 2018|
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Response from Luis B | Reviewed this property |
Hello Andrea, I stayed in Istanbul for 7 hours only, during a lay over flight, no hotel. I am pretty sure Aykut can advise you on City tour at most extensive since you will be 9 days in Istanbul. You may take the opportunity... More
Sathish R
July 2, 2018|
Response from Ravi2266 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sathish, If Aykub is Not availabie, ask for Semih. He was a great guide. Ravi