We just returned from a trip to Greece and Istanbul and hired Esra to help us make use of our limited time in the city. Esra was highly recommended to me by a woman who had used her for a large group of about 20 people. We had easy communications with her via email prior to the trip. We decided to hire her for two days, but she also met us on arrival at the hotel (on her own time) to help plan for our next days and get us started that day on our own.
Esra met us again in the lobby on our tour days with enthusiasm and a wealth of knowledge. She has been doing tours for 19 years, so she is very experienced and connected in the industry. She knew how to manuver the long lines at Topkapi Palace to save us time and get in to see the most important things first. (worth the price alone!) In addition with the two days we also saw The Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, The Grand Bazaar (she knows the places to go), the Spice Market, a rug dealer, a tour on the Bosphorus Straits, the new area of Taksim and various stops along the way of interest.
Her price was about $150 per day....such a deal for her expertise. Her English is excellent and she also speaks Spanish. If we were to go to Istanbul again, I would be sure to use Esra and reconnect with a great person.
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