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My Local Guide Istanbul

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See the local places and local faces of Turkey with My Local Guide Istanbul. Istanbul is a melting pot of European and Asian influences, a mix of the traditional and modern worlds and the best way to explore the city is with My Local Guide Istanbul...more
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Istanbul 34400, Turkey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent just under six hours with our guide Sulhi as he took us around the main sites of Istanbul sharing his knowledge of the city. We had a group booking but as there were only the two of us we had a private guide...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Batkin632, General Manager at My Local Guide Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for this delight review. Yes the low season often turn the group tour to private tours which is not bad for our clients and us well. We are very happy to see you enjoyed your tour with Salih’s expertise. He was born a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I couldn’t have asked for a better guide. Salih was impressively responsive before, during and after my tour. I was unprepared for cold, rainy weather and he greeted me with an umbrella and a sweater. He’s such a classy, charming gentleman, with vast knowledge and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Batkin632, General Manager at My Local Guide Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review which made us all smile. We are gald that you liked accompany of Salih who is in love with his job. Thank you for choosing My Local Guide Istanbul. We hope to see you in Istanbul again.

Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

We had just one day to cover the important sites in istanbul and Salih proved to be the best person to have by your side for getting it all done. Not only were all the tickets pre arranged, but we also managed to skip a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Batkin632, General Manager at My Local Guide Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your lovely review. That is what a good guide should be, the best of local food, helpful with his clients, share his knowledge and happy with his job. Salih always have a smile on his face and never tired of...More

Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

On time, professional and knowledgeable. Inside view of this fascinating city. Istanbul must be visited.

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Batkin632, General Manager at My Local Guide Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review. We are glad that we made you enjoyed your tour with us. We hope to see you in Istanbul again in the future.

Reviewed 10 October 2018

Excellent and explanatory walking tour visiting the highlights of Istanbul and including a lunch. Our Guide Gurzin picked us up at our hotel. She was knowledgeable, polite and friendly and we spent the whole day in her company. We learnt a lot from her about...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Batkin632, General Manager at My Local Guide Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for this lovely review. We are glad to see you enjoyed Guzin’s excellent guiding. She is a lovely girl who love what she does. We are glad to have her in our team.

Reviewed 27 September 2018

My sister and I (ladies of a certain age) are doing a bonding trip that started in Istanbul. What a great tour! Semih Onerbay is personable, knowledgeable and a lot of fun. He took us to the major sites, managed to get us in quickly...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Salih B, General Manager at My Local Guide Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

One of many benefits of having a local guide is to skip all the long tourist lines and walk strait into the sights. And of course eating at the local restaurants where the local eat. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your company...More

Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

My colleague and I were in Istanbul for work and had some time on the weekend to be tourists. We didn’t just want to wander around aimlessly so a private guide was going to be the best option for us. I found Salih on Tripadvisor,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Salih B, General Manager at My Local Guide Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

There is nothing better then your guide choose a good restaurant for you and make you feel like a local. Kunefe is a dessert we all love it and we love to make our clients to taste the same food we foodies like. Thank you...More

Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

We have had an amazing day on a private guided tour with Salih. We have visited lots of interesting places including the Galata Tower, Istiklal Street, Taksim Square and the Dolmabahce Palace. We had a fabulous lunch at the fish market and walked up Pierre...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Salih B, General Manager at My Local Guide Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Thank you for taking your time to write this lovely review. Salih loves guiding and he wouldn’t care to work extra hours to make sure his clients enjoyed their tour. We are proud to have him in our team. Thank you for choosing to travel...More

Reviewed 6 September 2018

We had a wonderful day with Salih Batkin as our informative and resourceful guide! Salih took us to various locations including the Blue Mosque, Aya Sofya, the Basilica Cistern and the Chora Church. At each stop he provided lots of information, but also took care...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Salih B, General Manager at My Local Guide Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Thank you for the excelent review. We are glad to see you enjoyed the accompany of Salih’s excelent guiding. He is one of our best. He loves his job, and he likes go beyond the itinerary to show the local life, off the beaten paths...More

Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

I got this tour guide info from my friend who had a great experience previously. The last minute reservation made me nervous that I cannot get the best tour guide in Istanbul with the good English speaking. To conclude the whole walking trip that I...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Salih B, General Manager at My Local Guide Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us. We do our best to provide a good customer service with a Profesional licensed guides who speak good english in order to understand and manage to read what our clients expect from a...More

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musaddiq86
13 May 2018|
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Response from Batkin632 | Property representative |
Hi Lodi, thank you for your interest in My Local Guide İstanbul. Please go to our website where you just can google the company name as lm not allowed to share the link here. Once you are in the website you can check our... More
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Hi Leo, we have designed ourselves all of the tours we have on our website. To see the details please go to our website which you can click “ website “from the Tripasvisor page or just type My Local Guide Istanbul in google... More
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Solange A
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Hello Solange, Thank you for your interest in My Local Guide Istanbul. Unfortunately, we don't have any guide who speaks Portequise. Please let us know if you would like to have a tour in English.
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