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Backpackers Private Day Tours
Ranked #225 of 430 Tours in Istanbul
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Reviewed 26 October 2012

We had booked for multiple transportation services with Backpackers. For the sake of not being too redundant, they were there when we arrived at the airport, helped us consign part of our luggage and brought us to our hotel in style. A 5:30 a.m. to go to the airport, no problem. A 10:00 p.m. pick up at the domestic arrivals to bring us to international to pick up the consigned luggage and bring us to the hotel, no problem. The same bringing us back to the hotel after one of the tours.
Oh! and by the way we had the same guide (Mahmet, I'm very sorry if I don't spell your name correctly) on Tuesday afternoon & Friday morning tours, as some sights are closed on Tuesday's. A very Informative, interesting, amiable and nice guy on top of it all.
What a great way to discover the treasures of Sultanhamet.

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Reviewed 14 October 2012

I had 2 days before a conference to see the sights. Our guide did a wonderful job. We were able to get past the long queues and saw all the major sights in one and a half days. Highly recommend.

Thank Darrell P
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Reviewed 1 October 2012

We have booked several tours through Backpackers Travel and we felt very confortable with our choice. Besides good prices, all were small group tours, with excellent guides. We dealt with agent Ysuf Karaca, and he was very attentive and arraged everything for us during our stay, including a 02-day tour to Kapadocia, which was just perfect. Our guides in all tours had plenty of knowledge on the history of the attractions, and we must mak a special mention to Tahir, our guide in the Istanbul day walking tour. We strongly recommend travelling with this reliable travel agency.

3  Thank mdsf64
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Reviewed 24 June 2009

My husband and I, busy medical doctors, yet avid, adventurous and enthusiastic travelers, had recently an absolutely incredible trip to Turkey. My husband was most impress by the website, Turkeytravelplanner (http://www.turkeytravelplanner.com/). After reading all the suggestions at that most helpful website, he contacted Backpackers Travel Agency (http://www.backpackerstravel.net/) for suggestions about how we could fit into our tight schedule all the wonders we wanted to see during our one-week vacation. He got a reply from Tahsin Unsal who not only had excellent suggestions what to see and how to get around within our time limitations, but who also made all possible customized accommodations to the itinerary according to our wishes. We ended flying to Ephesus, then traveling overnight to the unbelievable underground- and cave cities and valleys of Cappadocia, and finally taking a flight to explore Istanbul.

Tahsin’s arrangements for us in Turkey proved to be amazing – with details polished to perfection. We were picked up from hotels and airports without ever waiting even a minute. The tour guides were extremely knowledgeable and friendly and the accommodations were just what we wanted. Per our request, Tahsin made a individualized itinerary for a private half-day tour of “Jewish Istanbul”. What a unforgettable morning! In addition to the synagogues and The Jewish Museum, we made stops on our way to scenic overlooks, cemetery, an important Orthodox church – even to have a peek into a very old, historic Turkish bath!

Tahsin was a personification of what we experienced of the Turkish people: extremely friendly and helpful in a very unassuming and sincere manner. The country was modern, and very European, friendly and easy to get around, yet full of history, full of wonders, full of affable and welcoming people. I have only two questions remaining in my mind: why did I not go there already years ago, and when can I return there to explore it more!

Thank you so much, Tahsin, for arranging us this unforgettable, wonderful experience – made to perfection!

Kristiina Altman
Jeremy Altman

8  Thank WanderingAba
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Reviewed 9 April 2013
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