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Istanbul Guided Private Tours

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Address: Istanbul 34400, Turkey
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+90 535 663 27 63
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Daily city tours in Istanbul with private guidance. Our tours include the...

Daily city tours in Istanbul with private guidance. Our tours include the most visited sites in Istanbul such as St. Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace as well we also offer you many types of tour options that are totally different than the other itineraries you have been offered. All of our tours are conducted by dynamic, licensed and expert local guides with many years of experience behind them. They are attentive and keen to share their knowledge about the sights and Turkish culture. Flexible private tours offer many unforeseen benefits - having a personal guide means that a tour itinerary can be easily modified to pursue newly developing interests, spontaneous events, or special requests on the go and at a pace that suits you.

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A wonderful tour with an even better guide

Our visit to Istanbul was wonderful, the walking food tour may have been my favourite day! Tarik is so knowledgable and personable he felt like part of our group by the last day... read more

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Thunder Bay, Canada
1 review
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our visit to Istanbul was wonderful, the walking food tour may have been my favourite day! Tarik is so knowledgable and personable he felt like part of our group by the last day. There is so much more I would like to see on my next visit and booking Tarik will be a no brainer!

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Thank haileykirsten
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a really wonderful full day walking tour of Istanbul eating our way as we went. We started with a Turkish breakfast at a wonderful breakfast spot, and during the day stopped at a coffee shop for sticky delicious batlavah and coffee, ate a sample of mussels prepared in two different ways near the shore, walked to a pavement... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

That was the most exciting activity we had in Istanbul! Tarik customized our tour and showed us exactly what we wanted. I have passion to old giant buildings and constructions, so Tarik guided us to incredible Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sofia mosque, Blue mosque, Basilica cistern and not only :) Stories were interesting and speech was clear. We asked tons of... More 

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Thank Anton S
Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had some specific requests for our 3 days in Istanbul and Tarik was great at making sure I saw what I wanted to. The food tour is a must as you get to try some of the unique items that Turkey has to offer. Tarik was wonderful as a host and his knowledge of history was helpful as he... More 

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Barranquilla, Colombia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful experience, in which one gets to know the parts of Istanbul where locals hang out. My wife and I had a great time in this private tour, and Tarik is a very professional, charming guide. Highly recommended.

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Thank Paulo L
Tarık S, Owner at Istanbul Guided Private Tours, responded to this review

Hello Paulo, Thank you so much for your review. Especially for the effort you spent to catch up for the tour with me. It really makes me very happy that you enjoyed the tastes of Istanbul and I am expecting to see you here again as a whole family. Regards, Tarik More 

Quebec City, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tarik met us at our hotel as we were off to visit the highlights of Istanbul. The day just flew by and we had a great time. We are absolutely well pleased with the choice of sights and our guide. Tarik is personable, knowledgeable and experienced. His English is perfect. He helped us find a reputable carpet dealer and gave... More 

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Tarık S, Owner at Istanbul Guided Private Tours, responded to this review

Dear Elisabeth, It really is great to have this amazing review from another tourism professional. There are not enough words to thank you and your husband for such great words of your. Regards, Tarik More 

Crescent City, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently while planning a trip to Uzbekistan I learned that my flight would have a layover in Istanbul so I decided to spend a few days in Istanbul. I contacted Tarik Saylan owner of Istanbul Guided Private Tour. He planned a 5 day visit for me. I spent 3 days in Istanbul and 2 days in Cappadocia. Mr. Saylan arranged... More 

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Tarık S, Owner at Istanbul Guided Private Tours, responded to this review

Hi Dave, I do thank you a lot for your great review and I am very happy that you enjoyed your time Turkey. I am flattered with your wonderful comments and hope to see you again in the future. Regards, Tarik More 

Bacolod, Philippines
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My mom and I spent a week in Istanbul and we had a grand time, all thanks to our guide Tarik... he really made us feel so at home and safe. I'm so impressed with him that I recomended him to friends right away... see you soon Tarik. Take care, Marisa Philippines 🇵🇭

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Tarık S, Owner at Istanbul Guided Private Tours, responded to this review

Dear Marisa, Thank you so much for your great review. I was an honor to be your and your mothers guide during your stay in Istanbul. Wish you a great life life with your daughters in Philippines. Regards, Tarik More 

Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

I had a 24 hours layover in Istanbul and emailed Tarik to see if he had any availability and what kind of tour I could do. Tarik was absolutely amazing, answered very quickly to my emails, and really custom-made my tour. As my flight landed in the afternoon and my next one left early afternoon the next day, I was... More 

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Tarık S, Owner at Istanbul Guided Private Tours, responded to this review

Hello Phochana, Great photos and great review for our services and tours. I simply can not hank you enough for your time and wonderful words. I wish you good life and luck for your though task and my prayers will be with you all the time. Again thank you so much. Tarik Saylan More 

Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

From the very beginning, Tarik was responsive to emails and was clear in his responses. I had specific places in mind I wanted to see during my stay in Istanbul, but wanted to get the best use of my limited time there. Tarik offered both set tours and was also helpful in putting together options that worked for me as... More 

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Tarık S, Owner at Istanbul Guided Private Tours, responded to this review

Dear Ervine, I simply say wow what a great summary of your trip and such great words for our services. Thank you so much for your time and effort. Please know that me and my staff is always ready to help you with any future trips to Turkey. All the best Tarik Saylan More 

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