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Ranked #25 of 77 Food & Drink 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 17, 2013

I used Istanbulite to help organize a week-long boat trip across the Aegean Sea. We were a group of 12 and I can safely say all of us will recount this as one of our most memorable vacations. All credit to Eda from Istanbulite for setting up the perfect week for us! Eda's meticulous planning meant that every little detail was attended to - from choosing the perfect spots & views for us to spend our days on, highly elaborate meals, a great captain and crew and lots of fun activities on-board.

If you want to really experience Turkey, I can't recommend the very professional team from Istanbulite enough.

Thank Vikram A
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

We booked a 1 week private boat trip from Bodrum with Istanbulite and had a wonderful time. Eda had arranged for a spacious and luxurious boat for us with en-suite cabins, great facilities and a fantastic crew who made our stay on-board more than memorable. We sailed along a stunning route, stopped in picturesque coves for swimming and snorkeling in turquoise waters and enjoyed atmospheric dinners on board and in small ports along the way. Every single detail of the trip was perfectly planned - from airport pickup to route planning, on-board catering and restaurant reservations to end-of-trip celebration on our last day. For anyone considering an unforgettable sailing trip through the Aegean Sea - Istanbulite should be your agency of choice!

Thank ER2809
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Reviewed November 16, 2013

Istanbulite was fabulous! Although my Mom and I have travelled extensively apart, this was our first trip abroad together. The objective: Fulfill the dream of an octogenarian-with-a-walker to see Istanbul in the context of a lifetime of reading on world history, while photographing this iconic city. Eda helped us plan our trip in advance to ensure we could meet our goals despite mobility issues. Both our guides provided more than enough depth of knowledge to satisfy a lifelong lover of world history. Having a car and driver on the days with a lot of ground to cover was a big plus. And our guides were delightful company. We could not have been more pleased and still speak to this day about grateful we are for the recommendation. (Thank you, Ami!) Highly recommend!

Thank TravelImagery
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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.

1  Thank kmf7
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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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