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Ali's Protravel & Tours

Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 532 427 22 44
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Sultanahmet Old City Tour with Private Guide
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Compared to your typical guide who simply 'transport' you to the hot tourist spots, our tour service is unique in the sense that we will enthrall you with historical snippets at every major point of interest. As I have studied Christianity, Archaeology, history, mythology (as well as other related subjects) I can help you understand our diverse history and culture. My individual approach comes from a keen sense of reality (and humour) and aims to be friendly, informative, and entertaining, with stories and conversation to illustrate the many facets of this richly varied and fascinating country..in addition to that you will also be eating at typical Turkish restaurants serving authentic food for lunch and we will show you all the reliable places for shopping hand-made rugs,Turkish Jewellery, leather bags, jackets, ceramics, Quartz tiles, Turkish Delight, Saffron, Baklava etc. As soon as we receive a request you will be contacted within 24 hours.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 532 427 22 44

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Arriving for our first time in Istanbul, I'm so glad we found Ali and had a private tour with him. We chose a 6 hour private tour which was fantastic as we could adjust the pace according to our interests. Without Ali's knowledge of not...More

Thank Pollyannaprincess
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ali is very knowledgeable and we were able to squeeze in a lot within the three days we toured with him. He has a real passion for the history of the city and it shows. Apart from all the historical places, we went shopping with...More

Thank Sadia Q
PrivateTour-GuideAli, Sahibi at Ali's Protravel & Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the nice review Sadia..I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour. I will be lsoking forward to your next trip to Istanbul "Insallah" ! Regards

Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Had an amazing trip in Turkey. Will definitely be back again someday. Job well done. Thanks for all your help!

Thank Isabel B
PrivateTour-GuideAli, Sahibi at Ali's Protravel & Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Isabel.. Thank you the review...will be looking forward to see you again in Istanbul! Please make it quick ! :) Best wishes

Reviewed 8 May 2017

Ali took my parents and I to the major points of attraction in the Sultanahmet area. It was a good tour and I would recommend him again

Thank michael m
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Ali's river picked us up promptly at the designated spot in the airport. They even sent a picture so it was easier to find, nice touch. The van was very clean and comfortable. We picked Ali up along the way. He has been a guide...More

Thank LateOneNight
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

My family and I had a short stopover in Istanbul. Ali made awesome use of our time and we had a fantastic but short experience with him as our guide. He's knowledgeable , patient and took great care of us. I highly recommend him and...More

Thank Rob L
PrivateTourGuideAli, Owner at Ali's Protravel & Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2017

Thank you Rob ... appreciate it !

Reviewed 11 April 2017

We really enjoyed our day with Ali last year. We saw all the sights and learned a lot from Ali. He's VERY knowledgeable of the history of both Istanbul and Turkey. We have actually traded emails since our trip, and I look forward to engaging...More

Thank WoodyT502
Reviewed 20 March 2017

The experience was priceless and for a group of 12 Ali ensured we got to see everything we could. To top it off he educated us on Turkish rugs and helped us to catch our sunset cruise. This experience was worth every penny!

Thank velda S
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Highly recommend this full day tour of amazing Ephesus and surrounding sites. Oguz was the best -- very friendly and engaging with us (2 adults, 2 young adult boys). His depth of knowledge was impressive and he was always interesting and interested in tailoring the...More

Thank 492heidi
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Was in Istanbul for only two nights and decided to do a full day tour of the old city with Ali. Though the weather played spoil sport (it was a freezing rainy day) .. Ali made sure we paced it well and make the most...More

Thank Amit T
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
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Hi, I will be visiting Turkey with my father in May. We arrive on the 2nd leave on 5th (late night). We are interested in touring Istanbul, Pamukkale and Ephesus and the House of Virgin Mary. Please let me know if you are available and also the cost and details of inclusions and expulsions. Thanks
25 April 2016|
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Response from PrivateGuideAli | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry! I will reply your e-mail but please check my website first and send me an e-mail directly...I can not reply here because your inquiry needs a detailed information on tours and prices. Kind regards
Fela J
Hi Ali, I am looking to come to Turkey to buy ladies clothes in wholesale, I am guessing Istanbul is the best place to get stuff like this, are you familiar with a lot of wholesale shopping places? Pls let me know, thanks Fela
10 April 2016|
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Response from PrivateGuideAli | Property representative |
Hello Fela; I just noticed your inquiry..sorry about a late reply..Please contact me with my direct e-mail and lets see if I can help you.. Kind regards