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Istanbul Custom Tours-Private Day Tours

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Address: Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 532 293 6654
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Amazing Experience with Aykut

My wife and I had a 24 hour layover in Istanbul and contacted Aykut regarding a potential tour during that time. Aykut made the whole experience easy, memorable and highly... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Petaluma, California

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Petaluma, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had a 24 hour layover in Istanbul and contacted Aykut regarding a potential tour during that time. Aykut made the whole experience easy, memorable and highly informative. He created a fun and full itinerary withing our timeframe, for an affordable price, allowing us to see all the major sights we desired to see. His reasonable price... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

From the initial contact with Ayk his professionalism was evident. The arrangements were clear and concise and his services were excellent value for $$. Ayk arranged two separate private guided tours for our group of 4. First was a full day walking tour of Old Istanbul and all the major sights. Ayk was punctual and funny with some great stories.... More 

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Key Biscayne, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

I arrived in Istanbul with family August 9 (3 weeks after the coup attempt), so we were concerned, but not afraid. Aykut handled the preparations very efficiently, with clear proposals/pricing, nothing forced, and reassured us of safety and normal life for the average citizen. This convinced us. The proposed itineraries were very well thought out, adapted to our family group,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

I had a joyful trip with my friends thanks to the fellows at this professional trip company especially Aykut, sameeh, and oglo. My trip was five days starting from beautiful cielah city. Enjoying different activities from visiting museums and historical locations and adventurer activities such biking, quads, cable cart and boat trips. I went also to Boursa city and finally... More 

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fife scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

I would like to thank Aykut for a wonderful private tour of Istanbul for my family. We visited for just a day and a half but even then Aykut managed to show us all the main sights in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Everything was planned to perfection and there was no rushing around any sights even with the short... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

My husband, son and I spent two days in Istanbul with our guide, Aykut. On our first day, Aykut took us to the highlights of Old Town Istanbul. We saw that Haya Sophia, the Cistern Basilica, Topkapi Palace and the Grand Bazaar. Aykut was full of local knowledge and history. On our second day, we took a cruise on the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

I started conversation with Aykut on 30th May, with coup happened on 15 July & our Turkey trip planned from 26 July to 5 August. During pre-travel period, I made several conversation with change in plan & he always welcome. He helped me to make a final proper plan for this visit. I am traveling with family (kids aged 12,... More 

Thank Muhammad S
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

Aykut did an excellent job touring my husband and I around Istanbul. The tour was perfectly planned, and he provided great and interesting information regarding the history behind the sites. He is a very honest person, which is important when it comes to being in a country you are not familiar with. He cares a lot about his clients and... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

Aykut took my wife and I on a private two day tour of Istanbul. He gave us an outstanding tour as he is full of knowledge and knows his history. I highly recommend booking with Aykut, if he is available, as it will make your stay in Istanbul much more pleasant. He will also provide transportation throughout the tour as... More 

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Orange County
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

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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