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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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Selcuk Eracun - Our Wonderful Tour Guide - Istanbul

I want to take a moment to sing the praises of our guide Selcuk Eracun. We had the privelage of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
CYHW
Highly recommended

We had a good time with Aykut in Istanbul. We didn't wait long in lines as he came prepared with... read more

Reviewed 1 week 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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“our tour guide” (34 reviews)
“topkapi palace” (51 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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alemdar mh. Catalcesme sk. Uretmen han | no:27-29 D:114 Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
Sultanahmet
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank CYHW
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank bisaya
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Simon C
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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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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

So glad to have met Aykut. He is an amazing person and loves what he does. We take personal guides everywhere we go and Aykut was way up there. He took amazing care of us. The best part is that he explained everything to us...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Having Aykut guide as around the city of Istanbul was an absolute thrill! His depth of knowledge about Turkish/Ottoman history and his friendly demeanour as a guide made the experience so enjoyable! Would highly recommend!

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

I am so glad that I met him. He was kind, amusig and very professional. All the best about him. Istanbul is Aykut, Aykut is Istanbul

Thank Edin V
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

Aykut was our guide through Istanbul, a very friendly person with great knowledge of the history of each one of the sites we visited. The tour lasted 1.5 days ..... long story short, so much fun, many details, excellent atmosphere, great flexibility in the itinerary...More

Thank Antonio V
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Nearby
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
...More
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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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