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Tuesday
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Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
We offer individualized private tours or small group tours for Istanbul and rest of Turkey. We can design itineraries according to your interest and time and we will do our best to make sure that you leave Turkey with the best memories. During the tour you won't only hear our interesting stories about the past but also have chance to talk about today’s Turkey. Please feel free to contact us. Erkan Karakose
Istanbul, Türkiye

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World Traveler
Charlottesville, VA42 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
PRIVATE WALKING TOUR WITHERKAN KARAKOSE BEST HERE SO HONEST, KNOWS great place to ear, so good, and he makes sure we dont get taken advantage of....
Written 15 June 2023
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John E
Cockleford, UK13 contributions
I was slightly wary of booking this as it was quite expensive, however, I thought that it was well worth the money.

Eve, was a very knowledgeable guide who is studying for a masters in the history of Istanbul. She was very engaging, enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the subject matter. It was just the three of us on the tour.

We toured sites in the basements of hotels and shops that we would never otherwise have found and a mosaic museum that, again, I don't think we would have found without the tour. We had very detailed conversations around the subject of Rome and the history of Istanbul and went off on many tangents. Eve was happy that we had conversations rather than just lecturing us.

I would recommend the tour to those who love history. The tour is 4 hours long and so your teens have to be quite committed. I recommend Ece as a guide; she really engaged with the boys (noticed that the youngest was struggling) and really knew her stuff. We all enjoyed our morning and learned a lot.
Written 14 February 2023
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Clay B
1 contribution
Feb 2023 • Couples
Our tour guide was extremely knowledgable... a true queen! Her sister is an archaeologist, and I'm sure she would be proud of this tour, as it clearly runs in the family. Thousands of years of history covered across several empires.
Written 13 February 2023
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Adriana D
3 contributions
Aug 2020 • Solo
I booked a tour in Kapadokkia, everything was perfect; they are flexible and very reactive. All went on very well.
Written 12 August 2020
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ExpertaTours
Thank you very uch for your kind review, Adriana. Hope to see you again here in Turkey Erkan
Written 30 September 2020
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Suzette B
Hanoi, Vietnam28 contributions
Oct 2019
Besides the fact that Istanbul is one of my favourite, most beautiful cities in the world, I thoroughly enjoyed this day trip.
Written 11 February 2020
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henry095
London15 contributions
Dec 2019
I've been coming to Istanbul for some 40 years and took the history for granted as I'm not one for spending hours looking at every artefact.
But this tour was an eye opener, explaining the back story of this amazing city's history.
Istanbul - Nova Roma!
Written 30 December 2019
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Dianne D
United States11 contributions
Aug 2019
Selcuk Ephesus Tour was an excellent way to go for older adults! We had a great tour guide who really took care of his customers. Our group enjoyed one another and the tour even included an excellent lunch before going on . It was hot but we didn't have to do a lot of climbing and the distance walked was just right. The ruins were unimaginable...a walk into time long ago. The guide gave us historic information that made the ruins reflect the time and understanding of how they lived. Selcuk, where we stayed, was a wonderful moderate city, and staying close to the center of the city square made it enchanting. We stayed at the Selena Hotel which even offered breakfast in the morning and was totally affordable. People were friendly everywhere we went.
Written 5 September 2019
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Maria G
Dunwoody, GA1,234 contributions
Ece was a greatly knowledgeable and personable guide. She laughed a lot. My teenager really enjoyed her while listening to all the history. It was fun going to shops and hotels to see Roman foundations and mosaics. We loved the panoramic view at seven hills where we stopped for coffee. The cistern with the art exhbit was a special treat. .
Written 26 July 2019
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ExpertaTours
Thank you very much :)
Written 30 September 2020
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FFF
3 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
We did this tour on March 2019, me and my wife. Our guide was Ece. She is an excellent guide, though her job was helped by the subject, fascinating Istanbul. If you are interested in history, you want to do this tour, with Ece.
Written 3 July 2019
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Thank you very much for your kind review :)
Written 30 September 2020
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David Red
Philadelphia, PA18 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
My teenaged daughter and I booked a half day tour around the historic sites near the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. We both have experience with guides while traveling and our day with Experta tours was certainly the best!

Our guide Ece was phenomenal. She was filled with detailed knowledge of all the historic, and even modern sites in the area. She was very flexible and happy to linger and discuss every detail, or just give us an overview and move on. Ece not only was a wealth of information regarding specific dates and historical figures, but was eager to share Turkish customs and fun traditions with us as we made our way through the sites or stoped to have coffee and paused to enjoy the scenery. She patiently answered all of my random questions, many having nothing to do with the sites we were visiting. Ece even took the time to help me plan other activities well outside the scope of a guided tour, complete with detailed written directions and metro information. Most importantly she genuinely made us feel welcome and her personality encouraged us to have fun and enjoy whatever we were doing. A little bit of rain? A mosque not open yet? No big deal, just a reason to go see something else beautiful and fascinating first. A truly naturally gifted guide!

I cannot recommend this amazing service enough! Thank you Ece and Erkan for providing us with an unforgettable experience!!
Written 13 June 2019
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