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Circle Istanbul

Inonu Mah, Akkarga Sokak No: 32-4, Istanbul 34100, Turkey
+90 877 424 8282
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Best tour of a city ever

This was a day-long tour of Istanbul by van, walking, ferry, cruise boat. Stops for coffee and... read more

Reviewed September 11, 2015
Phil C
Kensington, California

We had the best experience with Circle Istanbul. We did the Old City Tour and the Circle Istanbul... read more

Reviewed September 8, 2015
Giorgio M
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Circle Istanbul is a 360° look at the world’s most complex city, seen from the sidewalks, cafes, hilltops, and doorsteps. Expect to spend your day away from the tour buses, museums, crowds and souvenir shops - we'd rather show you the ENTIRE city as the locals see it! Allow us to present our Istanbul, the real Istanbul.
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“turkish bath” (43 reviews)
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Inonu Mah, Akkarga Sokak No: 32-4, Istanbul 34100, Turkey
+90 877 424 8282

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Reviewed September 11, 2015

This was a day-long tour of Istanbul by van, walking, ferry, cruise boat. Stops for coffee and eating along the way (great food and coffee), including an amazing lunch with an Istanbul couple who spoke no English but we communicated very well. The food is...More

1  Thank Phil C
Reviewed September 8, 2015

We had the best experience with Circle Istanbul. We did the Old City Tour and the Circle Istanbul tour (short version). We had a blast. It is the best way to learn about the city, not only its history, but also about its culture, food...More

1  Thank Giorgio M
Reviewed August 30, 2015

To understand a city, you must see the city and learn about the culture from an experienced and local teacher. My wife and I did both the Circle Tour and the Old City Tour. Summary: 5 stars For the full version keep reading... Circle Tour...More

5  Thank voland2000
Reviewed August 23, 2015

How to make this short?? We completed this tour in August & on our day there was only one other couple which made it more personal for sure! Our tour guide Ozjan was magnificent. He explained the real Istanbul & introduced us to beautiful Turkish...More

1  Thank Shirleytassie
Reviewed August 20, 2015

We were lucky enough to be able to do this tour as part of our 3 week Turkey and Greece trip. We did the short version as the tour was on our 2nd day in Istanbul and we were still a bit jet lagged. Be...More

3  Thank kalifa282003
Reviewed August 17, 2015

Let me keep this simple; while not planned (was supposed to be a small group), we had a private tour with Palot. Wow. We would have paid twice the amount. Our day was more like spending time with an old friend and his friends. We...More

1  Thank rjhhh
Reviewed July 27, 2015

Highlight of our week. Ozcan (pronounced Oz-jan) is a fantastic guide. Hearing about the history, tasting the local cuisine, dinner recommendations were all spot on. We were with a wonderful group for two days along with our 4 month old son. Despite of all the...More

4  Thank Carl S
Reviewed July 24, 2015

This was a fabulous day and a very memorable one! Our guide, Ozcan was great. We saw parts of Istanbul that we would never have seen if we tried to do it on our own. We tried lovely food throughout the day and lunch with...More

2  Thank Lyndal07
Reviewed July 24, 2015

My daughter (12) and I went on 2 different tours with Circle Istanbul: the Classic Old City and the "off the beaten path" Circle Istanbul tour. Both tour guides, Ozcan and Polat were terrific. Our groups consisted of 8 people each, and both tours felt...More

2  Thank gunde2015
Reviewed July 19, 2015

Where to begin? Started with a Turkish "croissant" for a pre-breakfast snack at the Eminonu-Kadikoy ferry - and we got home at 2.45 a.m. the next morning! (It is not compulsory to stay to the end but these 2 senior ladies were having the time...More

2  Thank Dale47_11
For much of Istanbul’s history, Sisli and the area
just north of Taksim Square were open countryside used
mostly as hunting grounds. These days, Sisli and its
chic streets are considered the very heart of
contemporary Istanbuli life, where an epicenter of
fashion and a thriving business district meet to
create an expressly “downtown” feel. Though largely a
residential neighborhood, luxury hotels, fine dining
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September 19, 2015|
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Response from Dale47_11 | Reviewed this property |
I would send them an email. We paid in advance for the full version, but perhaps you can pay for the short version and pay the extra. Having said that, I know it is an expensive day, but we wouldn't have missed the full... More
Sasha R
August 20, 2015|
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Response from auntyedna | Reviewed this property |
I did it on the second to last day. The idea was to go back to places I'd seen on The Circle for a final day of shopping. The Circle is essential - just do it!
Donna P
June 5, 2015|
Response from CenanYunus | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for your message. Circle Istanbul tour doesn't run on a strict schedule, which is why there is no room to customize anything. Decisions are made based on the date, group and many other factors. Keep in mind... More