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Address: Halaskargazi Cad. MIsIrlI Plaza, No:51 Kat.9, Istanbul 34373, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 537 346 6020
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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We are a travel agency, specializing exclusively in private guided tours in...

We are a travel agency, specializing exclusively in private guided tours in Istanbul, Ephesus, Cappadocia and Bodrum. We are passionate about Istanbul and that is why we do what we do.

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Wonderful introduction to Istanbul

Travelling with a group of friends, only one of whom had visited the city before (many years before), we felt it would be best to use the services of a personal guide - and Eda... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 September 2016
jennyswalsh
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London, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Travelling with a group of friends, only one of whom had visited the city before (many years before), we felt it would be best to use the services of a personal guide - and Eda was excellent, informative and extremely helpful right from the first email contact to follow up on questions and contacts. As well as covering the main... More 

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Eda_istanbulite, Manager at istanbulite, responded to this review

Dear Jenny, Glad you enjoyed the tour and your time in Istanbul so much! Look forward to seeing you back here. Best, Eda More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We were a group of 4 and only had a couple of days in Istanbul and after contact from several tour companies, "istanbulite's" Eda contacted one of us with details of a day tour plus several recommendations for restaurants. The email stood out due to the detail and friendly nature while competitively priced. Eda came to our hotel to collect... More 

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Eda_istanbulite, Manager at istanbulite, responded to this review

Thank you John. It was truly a pleasure to take you and your friends around. Look forward to seeing you back in Istanbul soon! Best, Eda More 

Marietta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Seven family members and two friends all traveled to Istanbul, Turkey, arriving and departing on different days, for a wedding in Istanbul at the end of May 2016. Using Istanbulite for sightseeing was the best decision we made. Eda answered all our questions we had while making sightseeing plans for Istanbul as well as travel in other parts of Turkey.... More 

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Eda_istanbulite, Manager at istanbulite, responded to this review

Great to hear you enjoyed your time here! It was a pleasure to host you. Look forward to seeing you back in Turkey soon! Best, Eda More 

San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

I had the pleasure of visiting Istanbul for 3 days and spent 2 days with Eda. Amazing guide! She took me to the most iconic places in Istanbul while providing a lot of history and information. Good way to tour Istanbul! She also provided restaurant recommendations and booked a Turkish bath- which is a MUST!! Great experience! Highly recommend her... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

I was travelling with friends to Italy, and we decided to include a short layover in Istanbul, just a couple of days. Eda and her team set us up with a beautiful cruise on the Bosphorus river the first evening. The next day Eda took us on her "You have one day in Istanbul" tour. Eda was entertaining, patient, and... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

We traveled to Instanbul last month for a 3 day stay before starting a Viking Ocean cruise. Three days before we were to arrive, another heartbreaking bombing struck the city. We were certainly a bit rattled but not discouraged. Our guide, Eda, was a delightful young woman who built us a custom 2 day walking and boating tour that was... More 

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Eda_istanbulite, Manager at istanbulite, responded to this review

Dear Jessica, Great to hear that you enjoyed your time here so much. Thank you for your flattering words. It was truly a pleasure to host you in Istanbul. Hope you come back soon and we can show you other beautiful parts of Turkey as well. Best, Eda More 

Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

Eda was a fantastic guide - showing us in an incredibly informative way highlights of Istanbul and some great out of the way turkish food - great value for money and she was fantastic in assisting my elderly parents - could not ask for more and would thoroughly recommend her

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Eda_istanbulite, Manager at istanbulite, responded to this review

Dear Raelene, Thank you for your kind comments. It was a pleasure to host you and your parents in Istanbul. I'm glad you enjoyed our 'I only have a day in Istanbul' and 'Following the Footsteps of Shane Delia' tours and the food! Look forward to seeing you back in Istanbul! Best, Eda More 

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

While travelling to Turkey for several weeks of business meetings, my company's European & Middle-east Director arranged an all day walking tour of the Old Town, Istanbul historic district which focused on the historical aspect of the city. Eda, the tour company's owner tailored the agenda of my walking tour to cater to my interests. Our tour started a 9:30am... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

first time bringing large family of kids to turkey and we were at first worried about logistics. Eda was a very attentive and helpful organiser. things were smooth and the guides were great professionals. find the tours in general are of higher quality than norm and although there is some premium in costing you do get your money's worth. eda... More 

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Eda_istanbulite, Manager at istanbulite, responded to this review

Dear TK, Thank you for your kind review. I am glad you enjoyed your time here in Turkey and appreciated our services. It was a pleasure to host you and your family. Look forward to seeing you back here. More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015

My company took a group of approximately 15 clients to Istanbul for business meetings and sightseeing events and Eda was incredibly invaluable throughout the whole planning process. She was able to effortlessly guide us through restaurant selections and tourist activities. And she made all of the sightseeing adventures so fun and informational. She is incredibly knowledgeable and a such a... More 

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Eda_istanbulite, Owner at istanbulite, responded to this review

Dear Allison, It was genuinely a pleasure to host you and your guests. Thank you for your kind review. Look forward to hosting you in Istanbul again! Best, Eda More 

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