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Bitinya Day Tours

#89 of 409 Tours in Istanbul
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Address: Macka MeydanI Sok. Ruya Apt. 34/3 | Besiktas Istanbul TURKEY, Istanbul 34357, Turkey
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+90 212 259 1040

Istanbul is a city not to miss. Since you are here we would love to show...

Istanbul is a city not to miss. Since you are here we would love to show you everything that Istanbul can offer. Here beside the museum tours we offer you some tour that you can feel the real atmosphere of Istanbul.

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Beyond expectations Bosphorus Tour ...

We feel in love with Istanbul at first sight. Especially The Bosphorus Tour, guided by Ugur, was amazing. Besides the beautiful boat ride, we saw the authentic Istanbul from our... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2016
Sanne P
Aalborg, Denmark

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Aalborg, Denmark
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

We feel in love with Istanbul at first sight. Especially The Bosphorus Tour, guided by Ugur, was amazing. Besides the beautiful boat ride, we saw the authentic Istanbul from our bus ride up into the mountains, where we ate local lunch. We visited the Bar 360, where we had "before dinner cocktails" with stunning views of the city. Thank you... More 

Thank Sanne P
UgurMalgil, Manager at Bitinya Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi Sanne, Thank you for your great comment for our Bosphorus Cruise Tour. We designed the tour to allow to see the beauty of the Bosphorus; but also to see the Black Sea and the different parts of the city, in one day. We are very glad that you enjoyed the day. Yes, you are so right: the late afternoon... More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

My husband and I took two (2) private tours with Bitinya - Highlights of Istanbul 1, and Off the Beaten Path. These tours gave us a wonderful overview of Turkey's history, food, culture - past and present. We visited the wonderful landmarks of Istanbul, amazing markets, and sampled many of the local food and deliciacies. I am now addicted to... More 

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Reviewed 22 November 2015

We went to Istanbul, Cappadocia and back to Istanbul. Our 2 nights stay in Cappadocia was definitely hard to forget! Basri and Ibrahim our guides was a knowledgeable, patient and interesting host who was well versed in history and architecture of Cappadocia. We had great fun and priceless experience in Cappadocia. Once we were back in Istanbul, Betul was our... More 

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Reviewed 8 October 2015

I booked the Highlights 1 tour and had Serdar as my guide. I agree with the fact that you can tour Istanbul on your own, but having someone to organize your day and guide you through the attractions saves a lot of time and in one day I could go to most attractions in one day, on foot, avoiding cues.... More 

Thank Paula_AF
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 3 September 2015

We went to Istanbul, Cappadocia, Konya, Ephesus, Bursa, and back to Cappadocia. Ugur was a knowledgeable, patient, and flexible host who paid great attention to detail and met all of our requests for planning, and also changes in daily plans as needed. He was well versed in history and architecture, and enriched our experience immensely. All of us on the... More 

Thank Dana S
UgurMalgil, Yönetici at Bitinya Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi Dana, Thank you very much for your great comment about our 15 days tour in Turkey. I am very glad to hear that you enjoyed your time in Turkey with BITINYA TOURS. As it was a custom made tour; it is esential to show the flexibility to make the guests happy and comfortable. Happy to hear that we succeeded... More 

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Reviewed 3 September 2015

I had read good reviews about this company tours ans decided to book a night photo tour with them, for me and my wife (a non photographer, she just came along not to be left at the hotel). We were met at our hotel (in Beyoglu, 200 meters from Galata Tower) at 7.30pm by our guide Mr, Imre Vardar. Right... More 

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UgurMalgil, Yönetici at Bitinya Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi pinetree9999, I read your mesage about the night photography tour you did with Emre and I am thinking how to change that bad experience and leave Turkey with a smiling face and good memory of my country. I agree that dinner at 10 pm. is pretty late. Most of the tours start from the hotels at Blue Mosque area,... More 

Berkeley, ca
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Our two week trip to Turkey was outstanding and having Ugur as our driver and guide for the trip made it that way. He is extremely personable, knowledgeable and capable. I highly recommend him and his company. nathaji

Thank khecara
UgurMalgil, Yönetici at Bitinya Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi khecara, Thank you very much for your wonderful comment about our travel agency. We had a wonderful time including Istanbul, Cappadocia, Konya, Pamukkale, Ephesus and Bursa. As we run customized tours; we made the necessary changes during the time we had been planning the tour and also duing the tour. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed... More 

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Reviewed 10 August 2015

My wife and I and our 3 teenage kids took an "off the beaten path tour" on Thursday august 6th in Istanbul with Betul Basak as our guide and we all throughly enjoyed ourselves. Betul was very professional , knowledgeable and interesting . She arrived on time and took us on a great walking tour which included several stops ,... More 

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Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

İ was in İstanbul with 4 other friends from school and two professors back in March for spring break. We had such an amazing time with Bitinya tours. Both of our guides, Uğur and Claire, were very knowledgeable and pleasant to spend time with. We went to the best places to eat meatballs (thanks to Ugur) and had the best... More 

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Queensland, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 July 2015

I recently spent a fantastic week in Turkey. My partner and I booked a private tour through Bitinya tours. They organised everything for us from the airport transfers, hotels and day tours to our domestic flights to Izmir and Kusadasi. In Istanbul we had a photography tour with Emre whose knowledge of the city and passion for photography were faultless.... More 

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In Besiktas, skyscrapers compete with palaces for space in an upscale vista replete with hilly green parkland filling in the margins. Step into this rather wealthy neighbourhood and discover a rich mix of opportunities to shop, dine, and be entertained. For folks in search of urban buzz, not to mention a constant reminder of just how important Istanbul’s waterways are to its rich history, there's the frenetic Besiktas ferry terminal or the city’s most vibrant fish market to explore. For a timeout of metropolitan proportions, head to the bucolic Yildiz Park or the chic Bosphorus-side fishing village of Ortakoy. Attractions such as the grandiose Dolmabahce Palace and a bevy of other stately residences await admiration. To be sure, this large and not overly touristy swath of Istanbul yields plenty of pleasure for all.
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