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“Istanbul Multiple Day Guided Tour”

Daily City Tours with A Local Guide-Ozel Gunluk Turlar
Ranked #149 of 422 Tours in Istanbul
Type: City Tours, Tours
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Owner description: Welcome to the country of many civilizations, sunshine, hospitable people and unique places,lavishly blessed with history in the world.ISTANBUL
Reviewed May 20, 2013

Sam was very knowledgable regarding the the history and significance of each site on our tour. He helped the four of us maximize the groups time by reviewing and adjusting our tour based on our detailed interests. I would strongly recommmend this guide and if opportunity arises we will be touring with him again.
Kirk (Atlanta, USA)

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Reviewed April 24, 2013

I took a one day city tour with Semih, He is outstanding. I would use him again and have suggested that friends visiting Istanbul use Semih. He is knowledgable, speaks English beautifully, and can give nuanced answers--getting beyond cliches. Not all guides (in any country) can do this. We had an in depth conversation about architecture, history, Turkey and the European Union, etc

Also, as a woman, I recommend using a guide to ward off unwelcome other guides who are pushing you for private tours and shopping set up or tours of mosques. Frankly it gets tiresome. If you have a guide, his presence will keep off the unwelcome and pushy requests and verbal advertisements from other guides.

Thank TheresaVA
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

Our private tours in Istanbul was perfectly done. We did really enjoy everything, he provided for us. His name is Sam. He is the most knowledgable tour guide ever met. He always seems eager to add his personal touches to itinerary and also shows his personal side, which makes you understand the culture and traditions from the right person! We HIGLY recommend him as a guide

Thank Linda_enuma
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

Our recent trip to Istanbul was a memorable experience mostly because we were fortunate to have Sam as our guide. He is knowledgeable, personable and speaks perfect English. We visited many beautiful mosques and were given an in-depth history on each one. We enjoyed a trip to the Grand Bazaar, the Spice Bazaar, and became fans of Turkish tea. Sam took us to local places for lunch. He knows everyone and we were treated very special. We have used many guides through
the years......but......Sam is the very best. We most highly recommend him.

Thank HeleneN735
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

Excellent private tour with Sam in Istanbul. Our private guided tour for 6 of us was the BEST introduction to Istanbul. We really enjoyed the day we spent together with Sam. he made sure our drivers went the "scenic route" and also added a few more stops, which made our trip more colourful and unforgettable. We surely recommend him to anyone as a guide should any decide to visit Istanbul.

Thank VeronicaM_1332655
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