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“Best holiday ever”
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Ranked #6 of 563 Shopping in Istanbul
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: We are a travel agency, specializing exclusively in private guided tours in Istanbul, Ephesus, Cappadocia and Bodrum. We are passionate about Istanbul and that is why we do what we do.
Reviewed November 16, 2013

I couldn't recommend Istanbulite highly enough. They arranged an amazing boat trip for us around the Aegean sea from Bodrum. The boat was perfect, the sites we visited stunning and the crew friendly and helpful including an amazing chef. It was one of the most relaxing and fun holidays I've ever been on because Eda had thought of everything and had arranged it ahead of time. We used Istanbulite again for tours around Istanbul - again, excellent recommendations in terms of places to eat and sites to visit and in-depth knowledge of the history of that beautiful city. Eda was hugely responsive to any questions we had ahead of time, flexible of schedule changes while we were in country and charming to spend time with. Book with Eda now - you will not be disappointed.

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Reviewed November 15, 2013

We used Istanbulite tours to help us arrange an 8 day/7night boating trip in Bodrum, hot air balloon rides over Cappadocia and a private day tour of the various parks, cave cities and local merchants in Cappadocia. Eda's arrangements were all fantastic, and her recommendations made for one of the best trips I have ever taken.

In Bodrum, the boat was a perfect size for our party of 12 people, and the crew was amazing! The stops were wonderful, and the crew was extremely accommodating if the water was too rough or the location too crowded. The chef on our cruise was fantastic, and the food recommendations, whether on the boat or at local restaurants in town, were consistently wonderful.

In Cappadocia, our private tour for 2 was extensive, detailed and led by a guide who was very passionate about the history of the region. We saw wonderful views and received inside tips and "off the beaten path" side excursions that made us feel as though we had experienced some local treasures that we never would have found without a great guide.

All in all, I couldn't recommend Istanbulite enough!

1  Thank Justin P
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Reviewed November 15, 2013

We only had four days in Istanbul and were aware that we had a lot to see and experience so we booked Eda of Istanbulite and she was invaluable. She organised an efficient itinerary for us so we were able to see the main sights and more importantly she not only gave us the history of each place but she gave us background to Istanbul, its people and its cuisine. Eda introduced us to some great shops in and near The Grand Bazaar and we were successful in buying contemporary rugs and unique jewellery. Items we certainly won't see in Australia! Booking Eda is a no brainer......

1  Thank Daniela M
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

We had an absolutely fabulous time with Sinan. The kids liked him. Sinan took us on a day tour of the city including a fabulous lunch. The lunch was local food in a very elegant setting. We saw all the sights we wanted to and in a timely fashion. Sinanthropus was relatable, personable, very current and comfortable to spend the day with. Would highly recommend sinan nd his company.mwe also used his associate Gulden for Ephesus and she was also Fantastic. Would go back to Turkey and tour with them again.

1  Thank Keith O
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

Eda provided an excellent tour of the city including current events and transitions that Istanbul is going through. We saw a different areas of the city beyond the Sultanahmet including many non-tourist areas. A world-class city shown by someone who really knows the city and is passionate about the challenges of urbanism and the massive changes that the city has undergone in a short period of time. Well worth it!

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