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“Custom Tour”

Turkland Tours Istanbul Day Tours
Ranked #38 of 440 Tours in Istanbul
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Owner description: Explore exotic Istanbul on a group or custom day tour. Discover the sights, scents & secrets of 2014 Traveller’s Choice #1 Destination with your own guide. Choose an exciting set itinerary visiting Istanbul’s world-renowned attractions or design your own day, complete with private guide. For over 14 years, Turkland Travel has fashioned brilliant experiences and immersive encounters to create the memories of a lifetime. Enjoy our flexible tour options, excellent service and outstanding value for money.Turkland Travel is an “A Class” Travel Agency, licensed by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Licence # A-4718.
Reviewed September 6, 2012

Ozden custom tailored our tour to include the sites that were not coverd by the cruise ship tour. I loved hearing the history and Ozden's person views of the sites and culture. Like explaining the grafity at the base of the pillars at The Blue Mosque. He took us to lunch, recommended great restaurants for dinner and planned out next day activities. Great sense of humor. He was the best guide we had on our 2 week 7 different guide vacation through the region.

6  Thank RussellMartin
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Ozden B, Owner at Turkland Tours Istanbul Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2012

Thank you very much for your review and for your appreciation!

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Reviewed September 4, 2012

We were travelling as a group as part of a Mediterranean cruise with stops in Kusadasi and Istanbul. Ozden and his driver met us right off the ship in Kusadasi and gave a very informative tour of the region and Epheses. Lunch was provided in a beautiful spot known only to the locals. The next day we were in Istanbul and Ozden met us and drove us to a central location. From the we walked around Istabul and toured the top attractions including Hagia Sofia, Blue Mosque, bazaars, etc. He was informative and had a good sense of humor.

Ozden made arrangements for us to be picked up at the ship and driven to a fantastic restaurant for dinner then on to a few clubs later that evening. He also arranged for us to go to the Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam (Turkish bath) for the next morning.

7  Thank barrygibbon
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Ozden B, Owner at Turkland Tours Istanbul Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2012

Thank you very much for taking time to write a review for us. It was so wonderful to be able to take you around both in Ephesus and in Istanbul and we hope to serve you for other great parts in Turkiye in the future.

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Reviewed August 31, 2012

In 2008, I traveled solo for eight days down the western coast of Turkey. I came to Ozden on the recommendation of my sister (who had raved about her time in Turkey and how great Turkland Tours had been). I, too, was very happy that I had come to Ozden! He set up a great trip for me, on which I saw many of western Turkey's wonders (classical and geological). The organization of the tour was superb and the guides extremely knowledgeable. I have sought Ozden's help on travel matters in Turkey since then, including this year (2012) in order to visit more cities on Turkey's coastline, and have never been disappointed. He's great and his staff are kind and professional! Ozden and Turkland Tours have my highest recommendation!

6  Thank BorisSh0
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Ozden B, Owner at Turkland Tours Istanbul Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2012

Thank you very much for your review. It was so great to see you for the second time and we all hope to see you again during your next visit to Turkey.

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Reviewed August 30, 2012

My 19 y.o. son and I just returned from a first, rather short visit to Turkey; only 1 week - :( But, Ozden's group really made it special for us. Serif provided a wonderful full day tour for us through the primary sites in Sultanahmet. His knowledge of the Topkapi Palace and the other major sites (Hagia Sofia; Blue Mosque; bazaars; etc.) seemed expansive. We enjoyed the anecdotes and his sense of humor throughout a long, hot day. Serif is certainly recommended as a top-notch tour guide!

From Istanbul, we went to Ephesus for 2 nights. Ozden arranged for our Istanbul hotel pick-up to the airport, for our guide and driver from Izmir to Ephesus and the drop off from Ephesus to the hotel near Izmir. Everything went like clock work!

Our guide in Ephesus was an absolute delight. Her name is Melis Basaloglu and I would suggest requesting her services for any tours in that region or elsewhere. Originally, we had planned on spending two days at the beach, but we had such a good time with Melis that I called Ozden and requested her services for tours of Priene, Miletus and Didyma. Truly, at the last minute, Ozden made the arrangements and Melis showed up at our hotel right on time.

So, Thank You, Ozden, Serif and Melis for sharing your fascinating country. Next time we return to Turkey, we will definitely call you - Cappadocia next time???

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Ozden B, Owner at Turkland Tours Istanbul Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2012

Thank you very much for your review and more importantly, for your appreciation. We will be happy if we can get to see you again...

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Reviewed August 26, 2012

We had the pleasure of spending two days with Ozden after we had completed a 10-day organized tour of Turkey. We had tacked on a couple extra days to spend in Istanbul on our own, and we wanted to make the most of it. And did we ever! Ozden took us to some wonderful sites that we had missed on the organized tour – the most impressive being the Church of St. Savior in Chora with its breathtaking mosaics. It’s in an out-of-the-way neighborhood and truly a hidden gem of the city that we may have missed if we had been wandering on our own. When we mentioned “shopping,” Ozden came through again, escorting us to shops and stores where he knew we could get good bargains. He pointed out the best vendors in the Market, and so our craving for beautiful souvenirs of our visit was more than satisfied. And he took us to two wonderful local restaurants. We can’t say enough about the attentive service that Ozden and his driver gave us. His love for Turkey comes through loud and clear, and we came away feeling the same!

7  Thank lebjmig
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Ozden B, Owner at Turkland Tours Istanbul Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2012

Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We will always be happy to host your friends...

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