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Private Istanbul Walking Tours

Istanbul 34757, Turkey
+90 537 741 00 62
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Napoleon Bonaparte once said: "If the world were a single state Istanbul would be it's capital." There's a lot to see and do in Istanbul then just its history. Istanbul also a modern city with thousands of cafes, vintage stores, bars and many famous brand shops. We have some suggested itineraries but never forget Nothing Is Written In Stone, we can easily customize them according to your interests. Travel the local way and eat the local way. You’ll get as close to real life as possible. You’ll have the unsurpassed knowledge of a private local tour guide, taking you out of the guidebooks and into a world to discover. It’s spring in Istanbul and there's a warm sun, but not so hot. Flowers have begun to open after the invigorating rains, tulips and daffodils everywhere, trees with scented flowers begun spreading their perfume.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Istanbul 34757, Turkey
Sultanahmet
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+90 537 741 00 62
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"furkan gokcel"
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"turkey"
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"an amazing tour guide"
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"layover tour"
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"felt completely safe"
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"wonderful country"
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"hagia sophia"
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"great walking tour"
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"wealth of information"
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"food tour"
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"usual tourist"
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"memorable trip"
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"turkish food"
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"old city"
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Furkan G, Manager at Private Istanbul Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was definitely a highlight of our trip to Istanbul. Furkhan was kind enough to accommodate our last minute booking and changes. Derya spoke fluent English and was a delightful companion. The food was fantastic and the scenery was stunning. This tour was so much...More

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Furkan G, Manager at Private Istanbul Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear queeniev335, Thank you so much for your kind words, we truly appreciate your words of recommendation. It means a great deal to us. Please come back again soon. All the best, Furkan G.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had very long transits in Istanbul on my way to and from Central Asia. I’ve been to Istanbul few times before and I am familiar of most of the main attractions. I wanted a to experience off the beaten path parts of the city....More

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Furkan G, Manager at Private Istanbul Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear aliabdulla77. It was such a great pleasure to know you. So happy to read your wonderful review. Thank you for taking the time - much appreciated. Please visit again soon. All the best, Furkan G.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent the day with Furkan on a food tour through Istanbul, Turkey and then consequently asked him to take us the next day as well because we just enjoyed him so much the first day! The food tour was a highlight for us! Furkan...More

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Furkan G, Manager at Private Istanbul Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Kate V. Thank you so much for your thorough and detailed review. It was a pleasure to guide you. I am really glad you booked that tour. If you are ever back in this corner of the world, please let us know. All the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a female solo traveller it was great to have a female guide. Derya’s English was excellent as was her knowledge of Istanbul! She made the city come alive and was extremely kind and thoughtful helping me with the tram (air conditioned) and recommending the...More

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Furkan G, Manager at Private Istanbul Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear karen S. Thank you for your wonderful review. Derya enjoyed her time with you just as much. We are very proud of the service we provide and receiving reviews like yours motivates us to strive forward. Hope to see you soon for round 2....More

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Reviewed 11 June 2018

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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Furkan was an incredible tour guide. He was knowledgeable and was great to answer our many questions about the history of Istanbul. We felt it was a perfect pace and we were able to see most of the sites we wanted to visit (the Blue...More

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Furkan G, Manager at Private Istanbul Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Dear Brittany W Thank you for your kind review. We are so glad you enjoyed your tour with us. If you are ever back in this corner of the world, please let us know. Again thank you for choosing Private Istanbul Walking Tours. All the...More

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Reviewed 27 May 2018

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tedinc899
30 June 2018|
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Response from Furkan G | Property representative |
Merhaba Tugce Hanim. Iletisim detaylarimizi size TripAdvisor mesaji olarak ilettik. Mail ya da WhatsApp uzerinden bizimle iletisim kurabilirsiniz. Tesekkurler, Furkan G.
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pagedebby
26 March 2018|
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Dear Debby, Thank you for your interest in our services. I have sent you a TripAdvisor message. Please kindly check your inbox. All the best, Furkan Gokcel
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