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“Excellent service”

Efendi Private Tours
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Turkey 8-Day Budget Tour From Istanbul
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7 days Istanbul and Cappadocia Tour
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Aegean Turkey Tour - 7 days
Ranked #16 of 415 Tours in Istanbul
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“Excellent service”
Reviewed February 13, 2013

We used Effendi/Backpackers for transport to and from Ataturk Airport and Sultanahmet in the centre of Istanbul on the 7th & 12th February 2013. Other than a slight delay at the airport while cars were sorted out everything went smoothly and to plan. The drivers were courteous & very skilled in the narrow streets, the vehicles spotless and new. We were even offered water and a cake on the first journey and had the people carrier to ourselves The manager at our hotel in a very narrow street in a warren in the old town was very impressed that they found the hotel first time and got us to the door. There was no haggling about the price and NO attempt at soliciting for a tip(although I gave one anyway I was so pleased). In summary the service was excellent and provided all that it claimed.

Visited February 2013
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“excellent service”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

I use Effenti travel agency for transportaion from my hotel in Kadikoy to Ataurk Airport. An excelletn service. Punctual and efficient!

Visited February 2013
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“Outstanding intro to Istanbul sites”
Reviewed February 5, 2013

We were picked up at our hotel - even though the hotel was far beyond the beaten track - and given a thorough, unrushed tour of the major sites of Istanbul: the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, etc. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable - able to answer all kinds of questions and ready to point out all kinds of details that we would never have discovered on our own. We did the full-day tour (with a break for lunch). Though we were tired by the end, I would recommend the all day package rather than the half-day one. We saw a lot and learned a lot. It was a wonderful day, and I would recommend Efendi Tours to anyone in Istanbul for the first time!

Visited August 2012
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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“Flawless transfers”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

Efendi reps were punctual, very polite, pleasant all around. Large vans for both transfers which was helpful given the amount of our luggage would not have fit in the normal (very small) taxis. They were awaiting us with a name card at airport and had us on the road with complimentary water in under 10 minutes. Arrived on time at hotel to take us back. No issues at all, emails were also polite and professional especially after I cancelled transfer by mistake the night before. Highly recommend.

Visited January 2013
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San Francisco, California
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“9 day Turkey trip arranged by Efendi”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

Efendi is a very efficient travel agent based in Istanbul that helps arrange your whole trip to Turkey. I communicated with Yusuf via email and crystallized the itinerary.

Overall my experience with them was good. They provided airport transfers from the airport to the hotel and also arranged for the bus tickets etc.

It was a well arranged trip by them and I would recommend them for anyone who is planning a trip to Turkey.

Visited December 2012
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