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“Excellent Private Tour of Istanbul”

Istanbul Guided Private Tours
Ranked #4 of 77 Food & Drink in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Daily city tours in Istanbul with private guidance. Our tours include the most visited sites in Istanbul such as St. Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace as well we also offer you many types of tour options that are totally different than the other itineraries you have been offered. All of our tours are conducted by dynamic, licensed and expert local guides with many years of experience behind them. They are attentive and keen to share their knowledge about the sights and Turkish culture. Flexible private tours offer many unforeseen benefits - having a personal guide means that a tour itinerary can be easily modified to pursue newly developing interests, spontaneous events, or special requests on the go and at a pace that suits you.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking, Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage
Reviewed July 20, 2014

We just did the full day private tour of Istanbul with Furkan. It was excellent. We highly recommend it. Furkan is very knowledgeable and he made the 7 hours we spent together very entertaining. We had lunch at a very nice restaurant nearby (lunch cost not included). Furkan is helped in his tour by the beautiful Blue Mosque and Aya Sofia, beautiful Topkapi Palace with its incredible collections (watches and jewels) and the creepy Basilica Cistern! ;-) (a must do for those that have read Inferno! ;-) !!). We ended the tour at the Grand Bazaar which is also amazing. Thanks Furkan!

6  Thank oscarvirtual
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Reviewed July 20, 2014

We booked a days tour with Tarik directly after reading the reviews on TA. As planned Tarik met us at our hotel on time and our first impression was very positive and we knew we had made a good choice. We are a family with 3 boys aged 10, 14 and 16 so not easy to keep their interest up all day though Tarik did a good job and adapted the tour accordingly for which we are very grateful. We saw all the sites we wanted to see, learned a great deal of interesting information and historical facts and thoroughly enjoyed our day. We had a great lunch, and well earned rest, at the Rumeli Cafe which Tarik recommended and ate with us telling us more about the interesting history of Istanbul. The day ended in the Grand Bazaar which was an experience in itself...

5  Thank Jaheto
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Reviewed July 16, 2014

Furkan, was our tour guide for our turkey trip. He is very knowledgable, patient and had many connections throughout Turkey. His insight on history and current affairs in Turkey made us love Turkey more :) . He is very spot on with the timings of the tour too! Eg duration of a drive etc :) . In the future if i am ever back to Turkey, i would definitely find him to lead us around :)

8  Thank YOW_TEO
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Reviewed July 16, 2014

Our group of 26 had an exceptional experience with Tarik. He arranged and guided a phenomenal tour for us in Istanbul and made every accommodation possible -- not an easy thing to do given that our group had 15 children between 6 and 14 years old and 11 adults. He also arranged for a guide and driver in Kusadasi/Ephesus a few days alter. When the majority of the group decided to go to the beach instead of the ruins, he was a true professional and offered us a 20% discount on his quoted rate since only part of our group decided to tour Ephesus. I didn't ask for the refund and was prepared to pay our agreed upon price since it was our decision to deviate.

As the former owner a tour operator in Spain, I hold pretty high standards for travel. Tarik exceeded them all!

6  Thank Steve B
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Reviewed July 14, 2014

Furkhan took our group of 12 around Istanbul and the countryside for 8 days. He was very aware of what we all wanted to experience and I could highly recommend him to anybody. He made our trip one of the best holidays I could possibly have had.

8  Thank Rob010707
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