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Istanbul Custom Tours-Private Day Tours

alemdar mh. Catalcesme sk. Uretmen han | no:27-29 D:114 Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 532 293 66 54
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Excellent experience

I booked online; wanted some changes to the itinerary and Aykut was very accommodating and quick to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Asra H
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Fantastic tour of Istanbul

I had arranged a tour of Istanbul with Aykut during an 18 hour layover that myself and a friend... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ChrisTerpin
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Whether you are interested in history, architecture, or how to brew the perfect Turkish tea, Istanbul Local Guides has you covered! We are ready to take you around Istanbul or all of Turkey, for one day or the duration of your trip. Istanbul Local Guides are just that locals who care deeply about making your trip to our beautiful country an experience you will remember for a lifetime. Delight in the sights, sounds, and smells of Istanbul: no other city on earth straddles two continents -Europe and Asia- and has been home to three great empires (Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman). In a city like this, it's important to have a local friend who can help you to navigate, all the while ensuring you the most personal experience possible. Istanbul Local Guides will fascinate you with the story of Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque, will wander with you (and help you bargain!) in our bazaars and spice markets, and host you in our favorite restaurants off the tourist track. If your interest is modern Turkish culture and politics, discovering the very best Turkish kebabs, or anything in between, we'll tailor-make a trip just for you. With Istanbul Local Guides, you'll get knowledgeable, experienced, and very friendly guides, all at an affordable rate. We specialize in private Istanbul tours, Cappadocia tours, Ephesus tours, Turkey Tours. Besides the classic tours, we offer you custom made tours. Should your travels in Turkey extend beyond magnificent Istanbul, rest assured that Istanbul Local Guides is there to help you on every leg of your journey.
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“topkapi palace” (51 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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alemdar mh. Catalcesme sk. Uretmen han | no:27-29 D:114 Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
Sultanahmet
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"aykut ayik"
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"topkapi palace"
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"turkey"
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"spice market"
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"blue mosque"
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"major sites"
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"his knowledge"
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"wonderful tour"
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"basilica cistern"
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"layover tour"
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"baklava"
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"hour layover"
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"great guide"
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"explained everything"
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"informative tour"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked online; wanted some changes to the itinerary and Aykut was very accommodating and quick to respond. Paired us with excellent guide Nesime. Very knowledgeable and extremely accommodating. Our last day we were with Abedin and he was amazing too. Vans provided were comfortable...More

Thank Asra H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had arranged a tour of Istanbul with Aykut during an 18 hour layover that myself and a friend had. From the pickup at the airport to the tour itself, everything was perfect. We could not have been more happy with the experience and tour...More

Thank ChrisTerpin
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of 4 had an absolute blast with Aykut. This was our first time in Istanbul and it will definitely not be our last. Aykut is extremely knowledgeable, prompt and you can tell he loves his city. I highly recommend his service, and hope...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had arranged a 2 day private tour of Istanbul including a driver with Aykut prior to arriving. He is an excellent tour guide. He is very knowledgeable, experienced (was able to answer all of our questions) and courteous. He let us enjoy our tour...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a 7.5 hours transit at IST airport. We contacted Aykut in advance and he provided a short city tour in Istanbul that fit our requirements. We were pleased with Aykut's professionalism and friendly personality. Highly recommended if you would like to enjoy a...More

Thank Luis B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We (a family of 2 adults and a 7 year old) had a truly exceptional sightseeing trip with Semih (our guide). We visited the Top Kapi Museum, Hajia Sofia, the Blue Mosque, and the Byzantine Cisterns, not to mention lunch in a very interesting Turkish...More

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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

My partner and I were lucky enough to have Aykut for 2 days in Istanbul. Istanbul is one of my favorite cities, and Turkey is one of my favorite countries. Aykut was just great - accommodating to our needs, kind, on time, knowledgeable, perfect command...More

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Reviewed 8 June 2018

Aykut arranged a five day stay for myself and a group of friends in Istanbul, two who were on their first trip. Aykut also arranged our next 10 days in Cappadocia and Kusadasi. Every arrangement was flawless- from hotels, local transportation, and flights. We were...More

Thank Mya L
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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

Aykut was a wonderful, professional and very knowledgeable tour guide! We saw all of the main attractions and even went to some local spots. His English is perfect and there was not one question he couldn’t answer about the city’s history. Highly recommend using him,...More

Thank N E
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

I strongly recommend the tour. I felt very safe with them, it was an amazing experience for a fair price. I liked very much the city, especially with the accompany of our nice guide Selcuk. He has an extensive knowledge about the city and took...More

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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
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Sathish R
2 July 2018|
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Response from Ravi2266 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sathish, If Aykub is Not availabie, ask for Semih. He was a great guide. Ravi
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