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Efendi Private Tours

#17 of 403 Tours in Istanbul
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Sultanahmet
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Address: Yeni Akbiyik Cad. No. 30 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
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+90 212 638 6343
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US$795.10*
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US$1,192.65*
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Best tour group in Istanbul

When my wife and I booked with Efendi Private Tours, we were very pleased with our experiences. We used Efendi Tours for all of ours needs while in Istanbul. We booked private... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Matthew S
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Michigan
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Michigan
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When my wife and I booked with Efendi Private Tours, we were very pleased with our experiences. We used Efendi Tours for all of ours needs while in Istanbul. We booked private transfers to and from the airport to our hotel, having Kubra as our private guide, and also did a Bosphorus cruise and Spice Market tour with Atilla. All... More 

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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have used Efendi Travel for our airport transfer many times. They are terrific! Always at the arrivals hall waiting for you and you will have a private van to take you into town. Only about $18 each way, a real deal. Courteous and safe drivers, too.

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Backpackers-Tahsin, General Manager at Efendi Private Tours, responded to this review

Dear Craig, Thank you very much for sharing your ideas about our service on TripAdvisor. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed it. We are trying to do our best to give a remarkable service to our guests. We hope to see you again in Istanbul in a near future. Kind Regards Tahsin Unsal More 

Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I made online reservations for 3 transfers: (1) Ataturk airport to Hampton by Hilton, sabiha gokcen airport: were met just immediately outside of arrival hall, as we get out of customs area. Very friendly and Good services, thank you very much. (2) Sabiha Gokcen airport to Hampton by Hilton to collect some bags being kept and then to Hilton Hotel,... More 

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Backpackers-Tahsin, Manager at Efendi Private Tours, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Aiko, Thank you very much for sharing your ideas about our company on TripAdvisor. It has been a great pleasure for us to serve you and we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed it. We hope to see you again in Istanbul and serve you again. Kind Regards Tahsin Unsal More 

Bemidji, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Efendi Tours Yusuf, put together a wonderful tour for us. Two days in Instanbul, followed by Cappadocia, and Ehphesus. Hotels were very good, tour guides all excellent speaking in easily understandable English. The overnight bus rides were a little long, but we expected that. Various affiliated agencies were ther promptly at all pick-up points. I would highly recommend Efendi Travel.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

arranged for them to pick my son up at the airport - very efficient and helpful service with very rapid e-mail responses to questions. They were on time, very reasonable price and most reassuringly e-mailed me to let me know my soe was fine and en-route!

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Manama, Bahrain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

We were four ladies travelling and were very happy with how the whole 10 days plan was arranged. I especially enjoyed in Cappadoccia. It was perfectly planned and nicely organized. Brother Mustafa was an excellent guide in how he took us around and stopped at nothing to make it an adventurous experience. I also liked the experience in Pamukkalle. I... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

First off, thank you from Randy and Kathi. We enjoyed the tour immensely and are still talking about some of the facts she offered of the sights. The tour itself was well planned and executed. Where our guide and driver really shone was when traffic came to a complete halt on the way to the airport. There was an accident... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

I used Efendi Travel for my recent visit to Istanbul. I used them for both airport transfers and booking tours and cultural experiences. They were polite and helpful throughout. Working with me to ensure we had all our needs met. The airport transfers were good value and the drivers friendly and efficient. I also used Efendi to book, at short... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

We were cosseted and indulged over 7 days through Istanbul, Ephesus, Pamukkale and Cappadocia - sending whatsapp pics to jealous friends and family all along route. The guides were well informed and friendly. Pick-up was always prompt (and patient too on the day we over-slept). Hotels were comfortable and warm. And the sightseeing was spectacular.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Had a good experience. Pickups were timely and the drivers were very good. Was the best price that I could find online.

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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 retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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