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“Two day tour of Istanbul with Ozden”

Turkland Tours Istanbul Day Tours
Ranked #41 of 437 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 October 14, 2012

In late September my wife and I visited Istanbul for the very first time. We are an older couple with some physical limitations. Although we have traveled extensively for more than 50 years we have never used a tour guide. Consequently we were quite uneasy.
Ozden came very well recommended by a Turkish friend and a hotel keeper . So we took a gamble and arranged, via email, for 2 half day tours. We consider ourselves very fortunate indeed. Ozden met us, on time, at our hotel and took us on tours of the major sights in Sultanahmet. We was attentive to my wife's needs, he was personable, knowledgable, and spoke English perfectly. We can not imagine a better experience.
We would recommend Ozdn without any reservation.

6  Thank Herbert B
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Ozden B, Owner at Turkland Tours Istanbul Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2012

Thank you! We will be so happy to host you again...

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Reviewed October 7, 2012

We enjoyed a great 2 day tour with Ozden in Istanbul last August. We were a group of 6 that arrived in Istanbul a few days before we departed on our 10 day Oceania cruise. Ozden met us at our hotel on the first day, took us on a terrific walking tour, set up a dinner that was a highlight of our trip. We travel a lot and hate ending up in the "tourist trap" restaurants. Ozden set up a restaurant that was clearly for locals with fantastic food. He was very eager to ensure that we were taken care of during our visit including transportation around the city, a great boat tour, lunches etc. We also enjoyed Ozdens personable, friendly attitude. He is an easy going fun guide who is well informed about his city and country. He certainly helped get our "trip of a lifetime" off to a great start! Thanks Ozden!

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

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

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Reviewed October 6, 2012

After spending 12 days on a Silver Seas cruise, we ended our trip with three days on a tour with Ozden. He made our hotel reservations at a wonderful boutique hotel in Sultanahmet, took us to lunch where many locals eat and created a tour that left us quite pleased. He knows the history and answered every question captivating our interest and appreciating the peaceful Muslim country. The Blue Mosque, Haglia Sophia, and booking appointments at the Haglia Sophia Turkish Baths were just a few of the highlights. But, truly the best was Ozden hosting us at a dinner on the holiest day of the year, Ramadan.
We also purchased a rug from him which we love.
Ozden made us feel so safe and welcome in this beautiful city.
I have recommended him to friends, and hope that anyone that travels to Istanbul, gets in touch with him to make their experience as wonderful as ours.

6  Thank DebiK598
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Ozden B, Owner at Turkland Tours Istanbul Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2012

Thank you very much for this wonderful rewiev. I hope we can get to serve you again!

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Reviewed September 23, 2012

We ended our Windstar Cruise in Istanbul and met Ozden on-line through Trip Advisor. We could not have found a better, more personable, warm, well informed tour guide than Ozden at Turkland Travel. He met us at our hotel, the Biz Cevahir just down from his office in the old city of Sultanahmet. First day we walked and saw all the places of interest, Blue Mosque, Haggai Sophia, Topkapi Palace and other sites. We didn't have to wait in lines, he took us right in! It was evident that he was well known and respected. With wonderfull English, he gave us every detail of every major stop on our tour.He really knows the history of Istanbul! Then on day two he picked us up in his Mercedes and after stopping at the spice market and meeting his friends at a great shop there, we all boarded a ferry for a trip up the Bosphorus to Sariyer where we had lunch. Then back to Istanbul for a visit to the Chora church. In short, if we get to Istanbul again, Ozden will be our first call! He should be yours as well. You will have a wonderful time and more importantly, you will have gained a terrific new friend who cares about you and has your satisfaction as his top priority. By the way, while we are not extensive travelers, we think that Istanbul is the most interesting city we have ever visited. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Talk with Ozden on line before arriving for an absolutely stress free stay in Istanbul. (See our separate review on the Biz Cevahir hotel) Dave and Brenda, Landisville, Pa.

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Ozden B, Owner at Turkland Tours Istanbul Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2012

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I cannot find proper words to express our gratitude for your appreciation. Please do let us know if you ever come back to Istanbul...

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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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