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Whether you are interested in history, architecture, or how to brew the perfect Turkish tea, Istanbul Local Guides has you covered! We are ready to take you around Istanbul or all of Turkey, for one day or the duration of your trip. Istanbul Local...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
alemdar mh. Catalcesme sk. Uretmen han | no:27-29 D:114 Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 532 293 66 54
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We arranged for a private 3-day tour with Aykut. He is very passionate about Istanbul and a very personable, enthusiastic and knowledgeable tour guide. He gave us a great overview of Istanbul in 3 action-packed days. We enjoyed learning more about the Turkish culture in...More

Thank Greg C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had an 18 hour layover in Istanbul, I want to spend as much time as possible in this beautiful city instead of staying inside the airport during my layover. So I found Aykut Ayik from TripAdvisor after going over reviews after reviews as my...More

Thank yueyue s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Strong recommendation! I had a wonderful tour around Sultanahmet area including the Palace, Hagia Sophia and other areas. A full day of wandering and learning about the history of Istanbul's most famous landmarks. I did it on my first day in Istanbul, which helped me...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Selcuk was an amazing guide, he managed to take all four of us on a tour with a day's notice. I applaude his knowledge of the city, the history, the hidden spots that one would not identify without guidance. He was very pleasant and patient,...More

Thank U2IU2I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was the first time we had a private tour guidance in Istanbul. It was an excellent experience which worthed having it. We learnt a lot for this fantastic city's history. Aykut is a gentle person and a very good professional. With a good knowledge...More

Thank Solon C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were a family of 6 who had a short few hours trip in Istanbul during our long layovers about 6 hours. From the first email to Aykut- he was very prompt indeed and suggested places to visit and restaurants for a good dinner. We...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my husband only had few hours layover but Aykut was able to fit the best highlights of Istanbul for us, we were greeted at the airport and taken for a ride in a clean car with extra water and sweet things and professional...More

Thank Global736562
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I contacted Aykut 2 days before we were to arrive. He was efficient in helping me plan the perfect tour since we only had 5 hours. The taxi he used was very comfortable, we waited in no lines, he was flexible when we added additional...More

Thank elizabeth_mathew
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Our tour guide Aykut, was everything you could expect from a guide and more! Highly recommend if you want to get a all in great experience!! Transfers and tours to all the major and minor landmarks, extremely knowledgeable, great English. he gave us all the...More

Thank Kiehls M
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Aykut is an amazing guide. He is professional, knowledgeable; interesting, accommodating, punctual and a pleasure to spend time with - a rare find. Highly recommend. Aly and Michael.

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With so many unmissable attractions within a mere
stroll of each other – and all set around the site of
an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an
overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a
prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly
epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the
Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this
relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to
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28 August 2018|
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Response from Luis B | Reviewed this property |
Hello Andrea, I stayed in Istanbul for 7 hours only, during a lay over flight, no hotel. I am pretty sure Aykut can advise you on City tour at most extensive since you will be 9 days in Istanbul. You may take the opportunity... More
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2 July 2018|
Response from Ravi2266 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sathish, If Aykub is Not availabie, ask for Semih. He was a great guide. Ravi