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Full Day Byzantine&ottoman Highlights provided by Emine Filiz

Full Day Byzantine&ottoman Highlights

Full Day Byzantine&ottoman Highlights
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About
To explore most special sights of Istanbul, this is a tour you should join. You will have a customized service and all your questions will be replied. You will have chance to try Turkish food at a nice local restaurant.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 192557P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private guidance during the day.
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees to the museums.
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Mosque
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from any hotel in Istanbul or meet at requested location.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private guidance during the day.
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees to the museums.
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Mosque
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from any hotel in Istanbul or meet at requested location.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Topkapi Palace
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Hagia Sophia Mosque
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Blue Mosque
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Hippodrome
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Kapali Carsi
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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bernard
1 contribution
we toured the old Istanbul with all its relevant highlights
Nov 2019
Emine was a absolute exquisite guide. Organized, couteous, knowledgeable and passionnate about her country and her city. Through her we could appreciate the history and the evolution of turkey over the years. her english impeccable and so is her Indonesian, so urprising! Highly recommended....don't hesitate. Call her!
Written 17 November 2019
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eminefiliz
Thank you Bernard, hope to see you here again.
Written 19 November 2019
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Warren L
2 contributions
One of the very best tourist guides !
Nov 2019 • Friends
Emine is perfect in English and is extremely knowledgeable from politics to religion, and tourism in turkey of course! She was our guide for 5 days actually. She is very flexible and arranged everything for us. Lunch, dinner, tickets, etc and scheduled everything for us according to our preferences. She is polite and diligent! She will get everything done as requested in a convenient and efficient way. You will not be disappointed!
Written 3 November 2019
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Carl B
Anchorage, AK19 contributions
You Won't be Disappointed!
Nov 2018
I was referred to Emine by a mutual friend. I don't speak Turkish, but she speaks excellent English :) We chatted by phone and email about the things I wished to do and the sights I wished to see. When we met in the morning of the tour, she had all the necessary tickets ready for us. I'm an amateur photographer and she took me to places where I could get good shots. She also ran interference so I wasn't bothered by street vendors, especially going through the Grand Bazaar. That is worth a lot!

In addition to being a wonderful tour guide, she was also a friendly and informative companion who could answer my questions about the social situation in Turkey.

I will be returning to Istanbul in mid-April and hope that I will be able to engage Emine's services again :)
Written 24 October 2019
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eminefiliz
Thank you Carl, you’ re welcome anytime. Hope to meet you in April:)
Written 25 October 2019
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Greek_Stardust
London, UK1 contribution
Fun times exploring magical Istanbul with Emine!
May 2019
I took a day group tour with Emine where she made my first visit to Istanbul a memorable one, leaving me wanting to visit this magical city again! She greeted us with a smile and enthusiasm that set the tone for the day ahead. We visited all main tourist attractions, where she did a great job sharing her extensive knowledge of local history, answering all of our questions for each attraction visited. Emine also took us to some hidden gems best known to locals for us to experience the real Istanbul and taste some delicious Turkish dishes and delicacies.
Very professional with good time management skills, whilst still being flexible and thoughtful, she went beyond her duties putting personal effort to accommodate individual group members’ requests for souvenir shopping and helped arrange evening activities for the group.
I found this tour to be an excellent historical and cultural introduction to this amazing city, with Emine being a five star choice and best tour guide you would wish for; being good fun and with her easy going personality it felt more like spending the day with a friend.
Written 23 October 2019
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eminefiliz
It was my pleasure Litza. I know we will see each other again.😊🌸 There is a lot to see in Istanbul.
Written 24 October 2019
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Phil
Rome, Italy1 contribution
Emine Unlocked Istanbul for Me
Sep 2019
I went on a day-long tour with Emine my first day in Istanbul. I was familiar with the names and some of the history of major sites, but Emine provided the missing context and put things in perspective. She has a deep knowledge of the history and geography of Istanbul and is eager to share it. My trip was more enjoyable and meaningful because of Emine's guidance. She knows all the secrets. Beyond her expertise, she is a fun person to spend a day with.
Written 3 October 2019
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Sophie H
Kalkan, Turkey8 contributions
The wonderful Emine!
Oct 2019
It was our first visit to Istanbul and we were short on time so we were eager to cover as many of the major sites as possible. Emine gave us the best introduction to this amazing city, we covered all the major highlights; Haghia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace. Emine shared interesting historical information at every site and ensured we skipped through all the queues. We stopped for a lovely coffee in the morning and lunch to recharge in the afternoon. Overall it was a relaxing day because Emine took all the stress and indecision out of sightseeing so we could fully engage and concentrate on all the amazing sites and sounds of this incredible city. We would highly recommend Emine's services to anyone and are already planning another trip!
Written 3 October 2019
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eminefiliz
Thank you Sophie. I spent a great day with you as well. Hope to see you again with your sister. All the best...
Written 3 October 2019
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Caitriona B
1 contribution
Istanbul trip
I had a wonderful time on my tour. I enjoyed every minute. I learned so much about this beautiful city. Emine was such a great guide. She really made my trip. I can’t wait to come back!
Written 13 September 2019
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3 day trip in Istanbul
Emine was a delight as our guide! She explained the historical significance of all monuments in Istanbul and spoke
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Half a day to explore Istanbul
If you’re tight on time and would like to see the things that matter most, along with expert commentary, look no fu
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Brilliant experience
I got Emine’s reference through a friend of mine who is himself in travel industry . I send her a message on whatsa
AZTravelingMatt
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Day Tour of Istanbul
I had a great day with Emine! She took me to Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, and the Basilica Cister
MorrisGoes
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EMINE IS ISTANBUL!
I enjoyed several days in Istanbul and they were made excellent by booking with Emine as my guide. (She is forever
Stonesteps
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Excellent Guide
Emine was a fantastic guide. She took us to many interesting places that we desire to see and more. She also recomm
peeymaann
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Private tour with Emine for two days
I am from Iran, and I had a unique experience with Emine. Not only did she show me Istanbul, but also, she made me
josephine p
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Day Tour
We had an amazing time with her. She made us fell in love with Turkey. Maybe we will come back soon!
Audreyanne316
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Full day city tour with the best guide
We were lucky to have Emine for a whole day private city tour, she was on time and very approachable, our tour was
Alistair H
Alistair H
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Great Tour - Fascinating City
We pre-arranged a tour of Istanbul with Emine who had been recommended to us and she collected us from our hotel. W
Harry S
Harry S
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Super Guide = Amazing Trip!!!!
I have such wonderful memories of our trip to Istanbul. It is such a vibrant City of discovery in the day and at n
airliinetraveller
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Wonderful Private tour with Emine Filiz
Emine provide us with a personalized private tour which was just amazing. She is very knowledgeable and profession
Jacobtoy
Jacobtoy
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Fruitful Tour of Istanbul
We had a short family holiday to Istanbul in July 19 and choosing Emine as our tour guide was one the best thing.
sergeit548
sergeit548
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Most professional and fun private tour
I had a quick visit to Istambul and wanted to have a qualified private tour. Emine did a great job, she’s shown all
Daniela C
Daniela C
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Amazing!!!
One of the best parts of our trip to Istanbul was having Emine as our tour guide. She was very informative and know
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