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#101 of 409 Tours in Istanbul
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Address: Cumhuriyet Cd. Hilton Otel Girisi | 34A-35A 34367 Harbiye Şişli, Istanbul, Turkey
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+90 212 240 8820
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We had a wonderful series of day trips with John and Ali as guides, cruise of Bosphorus with tour of the city and Spice market, tour of topkapi palace, Blue Mosque, Haga Sophia... read more

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful series of day trips with John and Ali as guides, cruise of Bosphorus with tour of the city and Spice market, tour of topkapi palace, Blue Mosque, Haga Sophia and the grand bazar... These guys are incredibly knowledgeable, kind and friendly and the town has thousand of years of history...you will be amazed

Thank Worldrun
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When we arrived at the airport, there was nobody there holding a sign up with our names on it, as had been promised. I walked up and down the line several times and then shouted down it for Travelium. There was no answer. It was only through the good offices of the rep from the bus company desk that the... More 

Thank JJHDerbyshire
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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We came to Istanbul for a short trip,2 kids and 2 adults, we discussed the itinerary with our tour guide, Hakan, and started the day. We visited the Blue mosque, Aya Sofia, topkapi and the grand bazar, Hakan made it effortless and his information made the trip very rich,outstanding visit and tour guide. We highly recommend it and with Hakan.

1 Thank Khaled A
Saudi Arabia
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

I have visited many countries and been to different places. I had been in many tours and were guided by many tour guides before. Honestly, I haven't been guided by such a professional tour guide like Ali Yilmaz. I have to admit that me and my mom were very lucky today when we visited "Princesses Island" with Ali. Ali is... More 

Thank HaneenAlAbbasi
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51 reviews
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

First time to Istanbul was worried about looking around and I had a huge list of places to see and a map of my own. Then I saw few packages Travelium had which covered almost everything I had and more. Went a head booked one day to see how it goes and then ended up 3 and half days with... More 

Thank Kiran M
1 review
Reviewed 8 March 2017

This is a must do if you want to know the history of Istanbul. I would highly recommend this. We were lucky to have the tour guide all to our self on the day! This tour lasted from 8am to 4pm (including private mini van to various destinations and Lunch included at a Restaurant). Ali Yilmaz - was more than... More 

Thank Arslan A
Santiago, Chile
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36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

We reserved through Ciracan Palace Hotel and found that our guide, Hakan Erkinay was amazing. Absolutely the best guide we have had in a long long time. Would highly recommend him, and would call him again!!!!

1 Thank Pancho32
Calgary, Canada
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We booked our 1/2 day tour with Travelium through the Hilton Bosphorus. Our guide for the day was Gürcan who was very good. As it was low season and the tourism industry is a bit slow in Istanbul right now we were spoiled to have our guide all to ourselves. We spent the day touring the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia,... More 

Thank Richard B
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22 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Sadly the tour guide ruined the tour . I was a solo passenger on a huge bus on a rainy day . Had they canceled it then I would not be reviewing it . The guide essentially was seriously not in the mood to cater to individual . He kept complaining about the bad weather and too much traffic which... More 

Thank Shaziajang
Ajijic, Mexico
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3 reviews
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Gurcan showed us an amazing time. He told us the history of the city, shared stories and discussed events. He took us to trusted merchants to help with buying souvenirs. We enjoyed him so much we booked another tour with him. We highly recommend Gurcan when visiting Istanbul.

Thank rantschler

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