We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Experta Tours

Cumhuriyet Caddesi No:179/12, Istanbul 34373, Turkey
+90 212 296 8036
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Eyup, Pierre Loti Hill, and Kariye Museum: Guided Day Tour from Istanbul
More Info
and up
Istanbul Small-Group Sightseeing and Culinary Walking Tour
More Info
and up
Istanbul Small-Group, 1-Day Walking Tour including Hagia Sophia
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
We offer individualized private tours or small group tours for Istanbul and rest of Turkey. We can design itineraries according to your interest and time and we will do our best to make sure that you leave Turkey with the best memories. During the tour you won't only hear our interesting stories about the past but also have chance to talk about today’s Turkey. Please feel free to contact us. Erkan Karakose
  • Excellent99%
  • Very good1%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“turkey” (44 reviews)
“asian side” (7 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Cumhuriyet Caddesi No:179/12, Istanbul 34373, Turkey
+90 212 296 8036
Write a Review
Reviews (85)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 80 reviews

Reviewed December 23, 2016 via mobile

I had a weekend with a special guest in Istanbul and I wanted to arrange something for him. I found Experta tours on Trip advisor and decided to give it a try and I have to say it was the best experience I could dream...More

Thank Ibrahim E
Reviewed June 21, 2016

My sister and I scheduled a private half day tour with Erkan who customized our tour based on other activities we had already done while visiting Istanbul. We spent a really enjoyable morning wandering the neighborhoods of the "New City" and the Asian neighborhoods. We...More

Thank Siandiamo
Reviewed June 10, 2016

We took the new Turkish Air flight from SFO through Istanbul to visit our daughter in Barcelona. Rather than a quick 3 hour turn around, we decided to do a three day layover (May 24-26, 2016) and see the city we always had on our...More

Thank Frank P
Reviewed June 5, 2016

We were very happy with all aspects of our tour with Experta, especially with our tour guide, Erkan. We told him we had seen a few Istanbul highlights the day before and he quickly and effortlessly altered our day with him to include sights we...More

Thank jswanson8284
Reviewed March 15, 2016

I, along with a colleague from the UK, organised a private tour of Gallipoli during the week of the Anzac celebrations in 2015. As an Australian this was an important location that I wanted to visit when in Turkey during my brief stay. Erkan was...More

Thank IanSCoogee
Reviewed November 5, 2015

Our group of 10 friends booked 3 days of private tours through Erkan and guided by Arif Yasa. This company was most accommodating in customizing the days to meet the groups interests. Arif was an excellent guide- providing intimate knowledge of the sites as well...More

2  Thank Margd238
Reviewed November 4, 2015

Our exclusive guided tour of Turkey was an exceptional experience as we travelled with Erkan our guide and Halice our driver both of whom were caring, professional and constantly attentive of our needs ensuring we were deeply immersed in the country, culture, sights and cuisine....More

3  Thank Michael P
Reviewed October 8, 2015

Erkan is charming, dependable, extremely knowledgeable and speaks English like it was his native language. He was insightful, quickly picking up on our interests, mobility issues with our disabled son, our energy levels and made our visit to Istanbul absolutely perfect.

3  Thank DougandYvonneU
Reviewed October 6, 2015

Although Erkan was unable to guide us on our first visit to Istanbul and beyond, he always took care of us and was available to help / advise when needed. All logistics were well arranged I ended up not querying details at the next stop...More

Thank k w
Reviewed July 22, 2015

My wife and I have travelled with guides on tours of Bali, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Honduras, Guatemala, and India.  This year we toured Turkey combined with separate visits to Greece and the Netherlands.  Experta Travel handled our tour of Turkey and put us under the...More

2  Thank Maximon
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
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Dragon Restaurant
149 reviews
.19 miles away
Borsa Restaurant
79 reviews
.16 miles away
Zucca Pizza & Cafe
7 reviews
.22 miles away
Pool Cafe
5 reviews
.21 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Military Museum (Asker Muzesi)
287 reviews
.10 miles away
St. Esprit Cathedral
17 reviews
.17 miles away
Istanbul Convention & Exhibition Centre
19 reviews
.14 miles away
PTI PrivateTour Guides
82 reviews
.05 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
January 10, 2015|
Response from Paride58 | Reviewed this property |
Erkan is definitely the best option.With only the day in Istanbul your Time is very valuable.Cramming 2000yrs of history can be Daunting .Suggest corresponding with Erkan to set up your most desired site-seeing bucket-list... More