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“Fantastic Istanbul day”

Daily Istanbul Tours
Ranked #1 of 543 Shopping in Istanbul
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Owner description: Turkey Tours, Daily Istanbul Tours offer Day Tours in Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Gallipoli, Troy, Fethiye, Antalya more. We are a local tour company that offers daily small group and private tours for cruise ship passengers from Istanbul and Kusadasi (ephesus) ports.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Statesville, North Carolina
2 reviews
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“Fantastic Istanbul day”
Reviewed October 12, 2012

We were met by Ebru with Daily Istanbul Tours the morning our ship arrived in port and this was the beginning of a fantastic day. The driver would drop the 3 of us off at the historic sites and would arrive shortly after Ebru would call him to take us to the next attraction. Ebru really knew her city and took us to the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, lunch at a local place near the Grand Bazaar before entering that ancient "shopping center". Finished the day up at the spice market and Topkapi Palace. All our luggage was safely kept in the van with the driver for Daily Istanbul Tours and at the end we were taken to our hotel. This tour was recommended by friends who had taken it a year before and everything was so easy to arrange with Soner by email. Cummins and Anderson Sherrill North Carolina

Visited October 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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34 reviews
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“Daily Istanbul Tours”
Reviewed October 10, 2012

Since this was our first trip to Istanbul, I decided to book a private tour guide for my husband and myself. Based on Trip Advisor reviews and email responses from Daily Istanbul Tours, I booked a tour of old Istanbu with Daily Istanbul Toursl before we left the USA. On the day of the tour our guide, Mrs. Ebru, and her driver showed up at our hotel right on time. We then drove into the city and Mrs. Ebru guided us through the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia Museum, and the Topkapi Palace. We also made an unscheduled stop at the underground Cisterns since we expressed an interest in seeing it. I really appreciated the flexiblity of Mrs. Ebru to incorporate this stop into our tour. Throughout the tour Mrs. Ebru gave us wonderful insight into the sights we seeing and into the culture of Istanbul. We had dinner reservations at 7:30pm so we had to return to our hotel but Mrs. Ebru would have stayed with us longer if we had wanted her to. Overall, this was the highlight of our trip to Istanbul. I would highly recommend Mrs. Ebru and Daily Istanbul tours to anyone visiting Istanbul.

Visited September 2012
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California, Maryland
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4 reviews
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“Exceptional tour and tour guide!”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

What a great tour of the old part of Istanbul! We came here for only three days since we were continuing on to Italy and wanted to take advantage of our little time here. Days before starting our trip, my wife did some “trip advisor” research and read many good things about Daily Istanbul Tours, so she booked us on the “Istanbul Classic Tour” via email. Shortly after, a nice fellow by the name of Soner quickly responded and we were confirmed for the tour with Mrs. Ebru, which proved to be an exceptional tour guide. She was very knowledgeable and explained the history behind the shown attractions very clearly and with a great sense of humor. The fact that our group was composed of three couples and two sisters, all great and experienced travelers, made this an even better event. Mrs. Ebru, born and raised in Istanbul, is passionate about what she does and her personality and other qualities make her the perfect tour guide.

By the way, the tour included all of the attraction entrance fees and a good lunch. If you are visiting Istanbul for the first time, we highly recommend you take this tour…it was well worth it!!!

Visited October 2012
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Cold Lake, Canada
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“Fantastic tour”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

We arrived by cruise ship in Istanbul and our tour guide, Soner and his driver met us at the dock. His tour was fabulous as he took us to the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace. He also had tickets for attractions which meant not standing in long lines. The information he gave us was wonderful and we had lots of time to take pictures. We also had opportunity to visit local shops and restaurants so experienced Turkish coffee, Turkish delight candies and a leather factory. We were a group of four so overall this tour was "the best"! Thank you Soner for making our day in Istanbul an awesome experience.

Visited September 2012
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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22 reviews
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“FANTASTIC Old City Tour with Ms. EBRU !!!”
Reviewed October 7, 2012

Spending the day with Ebru is a must for first-timers in Istanbul!! We signed up for the tour due to the wonderful reviews read on TripAdvisor. Turkey is so rich with history - and even though I bought travel books for the trip...I thought a city tour would be worthwhile ,especially with the language barrier. And we are so glad we did. Soner was wonderful in helping us arrange the tour-great communication over email (we booked the tour while still in the US, which we highly recommend - and book early in the trip to help get your bearings.) There were 3 other couples in the group - all well traveled. What is wonderful about this group tour is that it is kept small in size; almost feels like a private tour.

We have been in many city tours and food tours all over the world, and Ms. Ebru is very special! She is a great ambassador to this beautiful city. Not only is she passionate of her work, she is very knowledgeable of its history, religion, culture, food, etc...born and raised in Istanbul! Ms. Ebru is very personable and accommodating - wonderful traits to have especially when you are spending a whole day together!

We plan on returning next year and look forward to another tour with Ms. Ebru. Daily Istanbul Tours is highly recommended - worth the price! Entrance fees and lunch -included in the price. No need to wait in LONG lines. And you will learn so much history from Ms. Ebru - highly recommend her to be your guide.

Visited October 2012
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