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My Local Guide Istanbul

Istanbul 34400, Turkey
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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. Immerse yourself in the heart and soul of the only city in the world that crosses two continents. Walk in the mazes of local streets, visit hidden historic destinations, drink tea with the locals and taste the rich and flavoursome cuisine of the region. My Local Guide Istanbul, with five years experience in leading tours for english-speaking International travellers, offers tours designed and delivered by local people with a passion for Turkey and travel. We specialise in tours for the independent traveller who likes to walk side by side with the locals and explore places that are not easy to discover on your own.
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“private tour” (63 reviews)
“heritage tour” (23 reviews)
“walking tour” (45 reviews)
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Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Sultanahmet
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"great tour"
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"asian side"
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"his knowledge"
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"meeting point"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For my 2nd visit to Istanbul, I was very fortunate to arrange a private tour for our group of 8pax with Salih of My Local Guide Istanbul. We agreed to visit Galata Tower, Hagia Sofia, Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern, Topkapi Palace, Spice Bazaar and Grand...More

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

Thank you for your nice review. Salih takes a big place in our team and he is good at his job. A good tour should be organized in a way to skip lines, visit the top sights but also not forget that you need to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you "My Local Guide Istanbul" my wife and I went on the Secrets of Istanbul tour with Salih. The tour was amazing, Salih provided great in depth local knowledge and expertise of the places that we visited including the historical significance of the Ottoman...More

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

Yes, we believe you are not a tourist but you are traveller so you deserve the best service of seeing Secrets of Istanbul and Istanbul Heritage which offers a lot about the Ottomans and the Romans. Thank you for your review and thank you for...More

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Reviewed 6 June 2018

We booked a private tour with Mehmet and did not regret it. We discovered the amazing monuments with all the necessary explanations from Mehmet. We took the full day to wander around amazing Istanbul and even stopped for fabulous Turkish sweets. I highly recommend this...More

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Salih B, General Manager at My Local Guide Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Hello SavouneDN, thank you very much for taking time to write a review for us. We are glad that you enjoyed your tour private tour which covers top sights of Istanbul and also includes tasting baklava and Turkish delights. We hope to have the chance...More

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Reviewed 6 June 2018

This tour was everything we hoped it would be: well-paced, covered most of the main sights, very informative without being overloaded and allowed plenty of time for general chat and for us to ask our own questions. Salih is a great guide and brings his...More

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Salih B, General Manager at My Local Guide Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Hello Louise, thank you very much for this lovely review. We are glad to hear that you had good time on your tour with us. Yes we believe a tour should not be overloaded and let our guest to get response of all their questions...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2018

We have done many walking tours across Europe as the local guides give a unique perspective and are very knowledgable. We did 2 tours with My local Guide Istanbul and both the guides were very friendly, patient & experienced with thorough knowledge. I highly recommend...More

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Salih B, General Manager at My Local Guide Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Hello Bhargavi P, than you for taking your time to write a review for us. We are pleased to see that you enjoyed both of your tours “ Higlights of Istanbul and Istanbul Heritage tours” with us. We were lucky to have the chance of...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

I highly recommend this tour in Istanbul. I was travelling alone and I made the right decision joining this tour - lucky enough we were only two people attending it that day. Complete tour with plenty of information! A big thank you !!More

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Salih B, General Manager at My Local Guide Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Hello Charlota- Boix P Thank you very much for taking your time to writing this lovely review. We really appreciate it. Yes we do guatrantee the departure even if we have two people. We are glad to see you enjoyed the service we provided for...More

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Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

We had a fascinating two and a half day tour in beautiful Istanbul with Iskender. He was an interesting and very well informed guide, making our stay in the city very special.More

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Salih B, General Manager at My Local Guide Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2018

Hello TAMeakin, Thank you very much for taking your time to write this lovely review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour with our guide Iskender. We are happy to have Iskender in our team who is very entushestic, knowledgeable local guide....More

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Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Love it The iten is good Food is interesting Check time for sunset to best see it from Karaköy side back to old city! Proves that the original settlers are not blind They just like the view of the old city moreMore

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Salih B, General Manager at My Local Guide Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Hello Erwin H, thank you for taking your time to write a review for us. We are glad that you liked the itinerary and the food on our tour Taste of Turkey on two Continents. Yes that was about the Greek mythology how they found...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2018

Thank you "My Local Guide Istanbul", Mehmet and Salih. Salih was a joy to have as a guide and extremely accommodating. His knowledge of Istanbul was excellent and one that I will be sure to utilize in my future trips to Istanbul again, as I...More

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Salih B, General Manager at My Local Guide Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Hello Ronsale83, thank you very much for taking your time to write this lovely review. We were lucky to have the chance to meet in you and share beautiful Istanbul with you. We will be glad to to see you again in the future.

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Reviewed 15 May 2018

We had 3 really great days with ‘My Local Guide, Istanbul’ and cannot recommend them highly enough. A wonderful experience. We had pre-booked our tours a couple of months before our visit to Istanbul as we were determined to see ‘everything’ that Istanbul had to...More

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Salih B, General Manager at My Local Guide Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Hello Mattpday1960, thank you very much for taking your time to write this lovely review. We are grateful to see that you enjoyed your three days private tours in lovely Istanbul. We like to stay honest with our clients and provide them a great service...More

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musaddiq86
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Response from Salih B | 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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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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