We were on a cruise and seeing Istanbul for the first time. We are a family of 5 ( kids ages 5, 7, 9). We are well-traveled but I didn't want to attempt Istanbul for the first time on my own and I didn't want to be "herded" through the city with a cruise excursion group. I consulted Trip Advisor and was instantly drawn to Ali's site. His reviews were great, I like how he offered different routes and it's the first time I've ever seen options for children on tour websites (because of his website we ended our day at the Dolphinarium which we all enjoyed. I never would have thought of doing something like that had it not been on his website.) We got to see everything we wanted to see in the Old City at a leisurely, fun, educational pace - exactly what we wished for while traveling with 3 small kids. What I was most impressed with were his excellent communication skills. He is very prompt at returning emails. You can tell that he enjoys his job and his city and wants you to have a great experience. He has an instantly likeable personality and a wealth of information. It was like spending the day with a friend. You get excellent value for your money. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Ali to other visitors.
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