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Istanbul Custom Tours-Private Day Tours

#5 of 402 Tours in Istanbul
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Address: Istanbul, Turkey
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+90 532 293 6654
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Our family of four from Brooklyn, NY, had two days in Istanbul before continuing on to Jerusalem and the Jordanian desert, and we're incredibly glad that we booked Aykut and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Brooklyn, New York

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family of four from Brooklyn, NY, had two days in Istanbul before continuing on to Jerusalem and the Jordanian desert, and we're incredibly glad that we booked Aykut and Istanbul Local Guides for a tour of the city. It was my third time to Istanbul, but felt like the first as he opened so many windows on the deep... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our 3 day Istanbul custom tour was a perfect insight to the rich historical story of istanbul. Our driver was always on time and very polite. The tour guide, Aykut, was very knowledgeable about all sites visited and always had interesting facts and anecdotes. He made the whole experience extremely comfortable for us. It was truely an amazing tour which... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We just came back from our 12D Turkey trip and it's one of the best vacations we had so far, all due to Aykut (our tour planner) and Fahre (our guide). Our iti covered Istanbul, Capadoccia, Pamukkale, Izmir, Ephesus, Pergammon, Troy, Canakkale, Gallipoli). Turkey is just beautiful - crossroads between East and West, with a rich and complex history and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I would to express our gratitude to Aykut and his colleagues Bayram and Umut for their excellent service in providing the best memorable trip ever in Turkey. They were very knowledgable and willing to share travelling tips as this was our first overseas trip. They gave us advice on what to look out for both in Istanbul... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

We had just visited Istanbul for family vacation. We planned to stay in the sultan ahmet old city for 6 nights to let us able to visit most of historical sites. We had arranged a tour with one of the tour provider that been recommended by my friend, called Sophora tour, which is never been regretted. Our tour guide, Mr... More 

Thank Aldi N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

We just spent 3 days in Istanbul with Aykut. He is extremely knowledgeable and fun to be with. My wife and child were apprehensive about going to Istanbul, but they had such a great time they already talking about returning. City was completely safe with security police everywhere around major sites.

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Petaluma, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

My wife and I had a 24 hour layover in Istanbul and contacted Aykut regarding a potential tour during that time. Aykut made the whole experience easy, memorable and highly informative. He created a fun and full itinerary withing our timeframe, for an affordable price, allowing us to see all the major sights we desired to see. His reasonable price... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

From the initial contact with Ayk his professionalism was evident. The arrangements were clear and concise and his services were excellent value for $$. Ayk arranged two separate private guided tours for our group of 4. First was a full day walking tour of Old Istanbul and all the major sights. Ayk was punctual and funny with some great stories.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I arrived in Istanbul with family August 9 (3 weeks after the coup attempt), so we were concerned, but not afraid. Aykut handled the preparations very efficiently, with clear proposals/pricing, nothing forced, and reassured us of safety and normal life for the average citizen. This convinced us. The proposed itineraries were very well thought out, adapted to our family group,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I had a joyful trip with my friends thanks to the fellows at this professional trip company especially Aykut, sameeh, and oglo. My trip was five days starting from beautiful cielah city. Enjoying different activities from visiting museums and historical locations and adventurer activities such biking, quads, cable cart and boat trips. I went also to Boursa city and finally... More 

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