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Istanbul Custom Tours-Private Day Tours

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Address: Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: +905322936654
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Amazing private tour of Istanbul

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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fife scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 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 

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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!!

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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 

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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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