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Istanbul Custom Tours-Private Day Tours

alemdar mh. Catalcesme sk. Uretmen han | no:27-29 D:114 Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul Tour with Aykut Ayik May 2018

Spent three days with our guide Aykut visiting the highlights of this spectacular city. Aykut... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Three day Istanbul Tour

After having spent three days being guided around Istanbul by Akyut Ayik, I cannot recommend him as... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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 Guides are just that locals who care deeply about making your trip to our beautiful country an experience you will remember for a lifetime. Delight in the sights, sounds, and smells of Istanbul: no other city on earth straddles two continents -Europe and Asia- and has been home to three great empires (Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman). In a city like this, it's important to have a local friend who can help you to navigate, all the while ensuring you the most personal experience possible. Istanbul Local Guides will fascinate you with the story of Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque, will wander with you (and help you bargain!) in our bazaars and spice markets, and host you in our favorite restaurants off the tourist track. If your interest is modern Turkish culture and politics, discovering the very best Turkish kebabs, or anything in between, we'll tailor-make a trip just for you. With Istanbul Local Guides, you'll get knowledgeable, experienced, and very friendly guides, all at an affordable rate. We specialize in private Istanbul tours, Cappadocia tours, Ephesus tours, Turkey Tours. Besides the classic tours, we offer you custom made tours. Should your travels in Turkey extend beyond magnificent Istanbul, rest assured that Istanbul Local Guides is there to help you on every leg of your journey.
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alemdar mh. Catalcesme sk. Uretmen han | no:27-29 D:114 Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent three days with our guide Aykut visiting the highlights of this spectacular city. Aykut arranged a packed itinerary for us, collecting us from our hotel each morning and guiding us through the sights of Istanbul. His tours are customised to the group (we were...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After having spent three days being guided around Istanbul by Akyut Ayik, I cannot recommend him as a guide enough. He expertly showed us the sights of the city. His knowledge of the history of the city was apparent, which he enthusiastically shared with us....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My sister (who is also my friend) and I visited Istanbul on the 16th of March 2018.We booked our 2 days tours and our guide Selahattin was the BEST!!We started with the historical buildings hich was a walking tour as our hotel was close by.Sela...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hi. We just got back after a wonderful holiday in Turkey. We are from Singapore and Aykut made all the arrangements for us in Istanbul, Cappadocia and Kushadasi. Most memorable trip and Aykut is the best tour planner and guide over there. Really pleased to...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2018

I want to take a moment to sing the praises of our guide Selcuk Eracun. We had the privelage of hiring him for a personal two day tour. We travel a lot, and I can honestly say- we have never had a better, more intelligent,...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

We had a good time with Aykut in Istanbul. We didn't wait long in lines as he came prepared with the tickets and knows his way around. What I liked most about him was that he knew the right amount of information to tell to...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Type of visit : Family with parents age of 60’s Arrangement was done easily, tour was informative yet easy going. Ayk was like a friend indeed, he does customised the tour accordingly to the person he with. Speaks passionately of his beloved Istanbul! Was a...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

My husband and I had an 8 hour layover and Aykut made it very simple for us to get into the city, have a look around, have a lovely dinner, and get back to the airport in plenty of time. I highly recommend this option...More

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Reviewed 24 March 2018

My wife and I had a fantastic day tour the sights of Istanbul with Selahattin. He is an superb guide with a vast knowledge of Turkish and Ottoman history which Selahattin brought to life throughout the day. If you are looking for a guided tour...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic tour of Istanbul with Aytuk. He is a very learned and experiencd fellow who will provide with very interesting and eye opening information about this city which is literally drenched with ancient history and culture. Food, shopping, sightseeing, you name it...More

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Sultanahmet
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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Ally D
7 May 2018|
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Response from hfawad | Reviewed this property |
certainly do able but get a city tour to save time
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VaSpider757
23 April 2018|
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Response from hfawad | Reviewed this property |
Hi i am not the focal person for this company. you can directly contact the company via website. The focal person is Aykut
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