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Terrible customer service

I tried to schedule a tour with this company in the months leading up to my trip. Their website... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2017
Tara-Lee G
via mobile
The absolute best tour company

I had a tour of the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome, Cistern, Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar, and... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2017
divadan
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Chicago, Illinois
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Offering small group tours, food tours and day trips in Istanbul with Skip the Line Access at the major sites. Walks of Turkey is part of a larger international tour operator also offering tours in Italy and New York City: So you can rest assured that when you tour with us, you'll enjoy the best international standards - plus a No Surprise Guarantee.
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“food tour” (13 reviews)
“our tour guide” (12 reviews)
“turkey” (33 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Istanbul, Turkey
Grand Bazaar
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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

I tried to schedule a tour with this company in the months leading up to my trip. Their website would not allow me to schedule a date and time for a tour, so I emailed them instead. I was asked what date and time I...More

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Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

I had a tour of the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome, Cistern, Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar, and also a Bosphorus cruise and lunch. My guide's name was Taner and he is one of the best (if not the best) tour guide I've ever had after...More

Thank divadan
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Reviewed 6 May 2017

Today I did the half day tour, which included the Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia and the Underground Cistern. I signed up for the group tour but was the only on earth there, so my guide, Emin Engin, gave me a private tour for the...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Today we went to Topkapi Palace &Harem Tour and have a wonderful time with my husband ,our tour Guide was the best ! :) well knowledge, easy going, and very helpful ! We felt like a friend showing us the city. Thank and regards

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Reviewed 28 February 2017

This tour is great if you only have a few days in the city or if you're traveling alone as the city can be a little overwhelming. Engin was a great guide! He was very helpful and informative and I definitely wouldn't have seen as...More

Thank Stacy G
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Reviewed 15 December 2016

I had a great time on my food tour with Guney. This was my second time in Istanbul but I'd never been over to the Asian side. It was absolutely beautiful and is definitely worth visiting. The market is one of the biggest and best...More

Thank italiagatto
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WalksTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Walks of Turkey, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2017

Dear Italiagatto, Thank you so much for writing this review from such a unique perspective, as a repeat visitor to Istanbul! While we were already thrilled in just reading that you enjoyed your tour so much, your mention of your guide Guney was very thoughtful...More

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Reviewed 23 November 2016

Disappointing tour. We were hurried around and our 4 hour tour turned out to be 2.5 hours. Our guide hurried off at the end and there was no return ferry ticket back like was advertised.More

Thank johnmorgan48
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WalksTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Walks of Turkey, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2017

Dear johnmorgan48, We are terribly sorry to read about your experience in Istanbul, as we can only imagine how disappointed you must have been! At the same time though, we are also very glad to inform you it could not have been our company, as...More

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Reviewed 15 November 2016

I had signed up for the Full Day Walking Tour and Taner was the tour guide. There were only 3 of us on the tour. It was a beautiful day and we spent an appropriate amount of time at each of the locations. At the...More

Thank Tina E
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Reviewed 3 November 2016

If you want a simpler and less stressful way to maximise what you can see in Istanbul. Join a walking tour! I did two tours with this company, a food tour, and a tour of Topkapi. The food tour, hosted by Guney Yogurtcu, was absolutely...More

Thank Andrew S
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

Our friends and ourselves have just completed two magical days with Guney traversing the wonderful streets of Istanbul. Having already done a full day walking tour with Guney a couple of years ago he was the first choice for this visit to introduce our friends...More

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Tourists, hawkers, and locals come together at the
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Katie S
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Response from Ali B | Reviewed this property |
There was very little time to shop these locations. They are presented for their historical and cultural value. And, as stated before, no being dragged into shops or showrooms for "demonstrations" and other shopping traps.
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