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Istanbul Custom Tours-Private Day Tours

#6 of 390 Tours in Istanbul
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Address: Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: +905322936654
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Amazing two days in Istanbul!

Aykut took my husband and I on a wonderful journey through the European and Asian side of Istanbul. We had two days to really see the city and experience life as a local. Aykut... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Orange County

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Orange County
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Aykut took my husband and I on a wonderful journey through the European and Asian side of Istanbul. We had two days to really see the city and experience life as a local. Aykut was extremely knowledgeable and educated on the history of his city which he finds great joy in telling the story of. There was never any pressure... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Aykut Ayik provided a fantastic custom tour for me and my family over two days. He was professional and responsive over email and willing to develop a tour that met the needs of our group of very old (90) and very young (7) travelers. He was very patient as our group size changed several times. Even after an unexpected flight... More 

1 Thank David Z
Kihei, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Amazing from start to stop. Very professional. Our guide was excellent. Arrived early and willing to do whatever it took to please us. His knowledge of the history and building was first class. I highly recommend this tour company to anyone! Clearly the best for sure!!

Thank Pete M
Cat Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

We had a great day and were very pleased with the guide and services. We saw numerous historical sites and packed a lot of activities into this full day. Our guide was Semih who did a fantastic job and was very knowledgeable and friendly. Prior to the tour, the company did a good job of communicating with us. We would... More 

Thank bry_collins
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Excellent and informative tour (for our family of 5) of Istanbul provided by Ayk. Really proud to show off the city and it's wonderful sights - bazaar, mosques, museums, palaces, underground cisterns, etc. Knowledgeable about the history and current events of both the city and Turkey. Whenever we return to Istanbul, we will ask for Ayk to give us another... More 

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Charlotte North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

We visited Istanbul as one of the ports while cruising on the Royal Princess. We decided to go on a private tour with two other couples we met on cruise critic. Our tour guide, Aykut Ayik was the perfect host. He spoke very good English, knew when to visit all the main attractions before the crowds arrived, and provided a... More 

Thank Badgrbob
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We arranged a full day private tour of Istanbul for six adults with Aykut while we were in town on a cruise ship. One person was in a transport chair which was used for most of the tour. Aykut gave us an outstanding tour and flawlessly adjusted to our special needs. Prior to arrival he responded to our emails in... More 

Thank Larry R
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Thus was my fourth trip to Istanbul. I brought along family and friends. We had limited time. Aykut was able to arrange individual tours for the group based on our previous trips to the area. My dream was to have my birthday party at Fuego restaurant. Aykut helped with all the arrangements. It was truly a memorable day for all... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

We had an excellent time on the tour. Aykut is amazing!!! He was standing there as soon as we walked out of the airport with a sign. Our ride arrived promptly on time. He took us around the areas we asked, brought us to an amazing restaurant with delicious food & at a great cost, and really made us feel... More 

1 Thank Nickie R
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

It is one thing to know the history of a city and its sites, but our guide Semih, who knew all the facts, also gave us a feeling for Istanbul that went beyond that. The palaces were impressive, but we also remember the little things, like the best almond cookies in Istanbul.

1 Thank myronnelson

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