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Mahir Birecikligil Tour Guide

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Address: Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number:
+90 532 276 1660

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Mahir was first-rate, highly recommended!

Mahir was assigned to be our tour guide via our travel agent and we really lucked out. We were originally scheduled to spend 2 days with him but after meeting him and getting... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2017
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45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Mahir was assigned to be our tour guide via our travel agent and we really lucked out. We were originally scheduled to spend 2 days with him but after meeting him and getting such a good feeling, we kept with him for an additional 2 days – 4 full days of guide. Mahir customized the tour based upon our timeline,... More 

Thank csored
2 reviews
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Mahir connected Istanbul's rich history to its present exotic culture as only a local could. We had three days to digest Istanbul and Mahir planned each day with enough to keep us busy and interested but was sensitive to not wearing us out so we had something left in the tank for the next day. Our preference was to eat... More 

Thank Robert Y
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
1 review
Reviewed 9 April 2016

This is my first time to travel with friends but I am so satisfied with our trip advisor for the lots of adventure and entire journey without wide smile in our faces before leaving the place. Mr. Mahir is an expert and name it all simple questions you can ask anything to him - I really appreciated his time management... More 

Thank v_e_c_h_20
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2016

What a great experience from Day 1 up to the last day of our tour. Even you're a first timer, you will never go wrong with Mr. Mahir as your tour guide, as he knows every details of Istanbul, history, mosques, restaurants, museums, any place you want to visit in Istanbul, Mr. Mahir is the answer ! And one more... More 

Thank GreysLin
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2016

Could not ask for more in a tour guide! Our cruise had a one day stop in Istanbul and booked Mahir as a private guide for a party of two, online. Mihar was fantastic from the start with his communication and worked around what we wanted to do, however also helped with suggestions and timeframe. We visited all our wish... More 

Thank Vicki B
Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2015

Mahir was wonderful. He walked and talked us through the highlights of Istanbul. From the underground cisterns to the above ground of the Bazaar, every moment was educational and enriching. A gentleman throughout, each day was another great experience. Mahir knew what was important and necessary to share with us; our private water tour, on our third and last day... More 

Thank barbara b
Oslo, Norway
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 November 2015

We went to Istanbul with a cruise ship in the end of October and chose to book Mahir as a private guide. The group was 6 people, age between 14 and 77. We were all very happy with the guiding! Good information and flawless logistics. Interesting and entertaining. Mahir adapted well to our requests and we got the maximum out... More 

Thank Mattias L
Edmonton, Canada
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6 reviews
Reviewed 2 November 2015

We had Mahir as a guide in October. We had been to Istanbul before so we wanted to have a more leisurely tour of placing we wanted to see again. Mahir picked us up from the cruise port and took us to the Hagia Sofia & Cistern, It was nice to spend longer times in these locations without following 30... More 

Thank Lovetotravel777788
Kailua, Hawaii
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36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2015

Don't know anyone in Turkey, you haven't been there is awhile, not sure who to hire? Never mind, our friend in Istanbul is your friend in Turkey. Mahir is a true professional. Personable, Knowledgeable, Caring, Funny, Prideful, Worldly, Intelligent and Handsome. He has a gift of experience that enables a quality connection that makes you feel you found a friend... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 September 2015

The best way to see Istanbul is to hire Mahir as your personal tour guide ! I was travelling with a friend and we were able to see more than I ever thought was possible in 2 days and we did it at our own pace which was exactly what I wanted. Mahir was also very patient and was kind... More 

1 Thank Maria10419

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