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Real Istanbul Tours

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Address: Istanbul 34110, Turkey
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+90 546 749 54 40

Real Istanbul Tours is a boutique travel agency in Istanbul, Turkey. In a...

Real Istanbul Tours is a boutique travel agency in Istanbul, Turkey. In a city like Istanbul, the tours are only as good as the guides. Real Istanbul Tours give you the opportunity to experience the city through the eyes of a local.

  We offer best day tours, layover tours, private tours, walking tours in Istanbul and Turkey with licensed tour guides. You can customize any tour with our travel experts.

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The Best Way to See the Highlights of Istanbul

We learned of Real Istanbul Tours (RIT) from IGLTA recommendations. A group of 5 of us booked the Highlights of Istanbul tour, a full-day walking tour of the Sultanahmet region... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We learned of Real Istanbul Tours (RIT) from IGLTA recommendations. A group of 5 of us booked the Highlights of Istanbul tour, a full-day walking tour of the Sultanahmet region. There was plenty of time to tour the Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome, Topkapı Palace and harem, the Basilica Cisterns, the Aya Sofia, the Grand Bazaar, and the Spice Markets. There... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Guide Emre was able to convey so much about the fabric of modern Istanbul life, while leading us through significant ancient attractions around Sultanahmet: Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cisterns, Aya Sofia, the Grand Bazaar, the Spice Market... It was clear that Emre knows his history and is impassioned about Byzantine and Ottoman history, as much as he is... More 

Thank dcstonemd
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Thanks to Emre our tour guide we had a lovely time in this amazing city. He shared with us a lot of stories about Roman Empire, Ottoman and Atatürk times and we got to see the beautiful monuments and mosques. We also had some delicious turkish delights while trying nargile, really fun! Definitely one of the best tours we have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

During our time in Istanbul and thanks to our tourist guide we got to see astonishing places such as Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Sultanahmet area, etc, but also we were able to see sites that we could never have found by ourselves such as Rustem Pasha Mosque, a tiny blue place full of charm. We did two different tours with... More 

Thank Alejandro B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Best walking tour we have been, it is enjoyable and educational. Guide Emre is truly professional, he is definitely the highlight of our visit to Istanbul.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

During our first trip to Turkey, my wife and I found a Jewel in Istanbul; no it’s not a gemstone, it’s our wonderful guide Emre. Yunus Emre was very attentive and asked us what we were interested in, suggested an itinerary for the day, explained the pros and cons of each item, chose the best route and sought agreement before... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

My friends and I did a tour of the old city Istanbul with Yunus Emre. He was a fantastic guide who showed us all the sights and was extremely knowledgeable. He was very open to answering our questions and provided all the historical context and knowledge we needed. Even after the tour, Emre connected with us on Facebook to give... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Piqued by the good reviews here in TripAdvisor, I booked the Highlights of Istanbul tour even though it was pricey for me (it was a solo trip) - and I'm so glad I did! Just like the title says, it was like having a Friend showing you around town. Emre was kind enough to fill me in on the details... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I had one of the most amazing times on my evening tour of the city with Yunus. He knew all the best places to take me to and we took a ferry to fully explore all the different parts of Istanbul. He was extremely knowledgeable about all the different parts of the city, especially the historic areas as well as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

The tour guide seemed so happy, he made us happy to listen. Everything he showed was interesting and we learned some new things.

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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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