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Istanbul Traveler Tour – Private Guided

İstanbul, Turkey


7 days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

2 people




Hotel Name: Grand Star Taksim Hotel 3*

Private Tour: This is a private tour for you and your friends/family. Private tours only include your group (no other tourists) and your guide or driver. We offer the most personalized and intimate experience for you.

Instant Booking: This tour can be booked for a Single & Double Room instantly with credit card payment. For more than 2 people and children options, kindly fill out the enquire form. You will receive your special offer after you fill the inquiry form.

If our city walls could talk, they’d recite hundreds of legends involving mythological gods, prophecies fulfilled, and tales of love lost and betrayal that make our city so enchanting. The Bosphorus itself — the strait between Asia and Europe – was born of the myth of the beautiful mortal Io. She was turned into a cow by Zeus to hide their tryst from his vengeful wife, Hera. Not to be fooled, Hera stung Io with a horsefly, sending Io crashing away, leaving behind the legendary strait – otherwise known as the “passage of the cow.”

Starting prices of our tour is valid per person in double room prices of the cheapest option of the tour. You will receive your special offer after you fill the inquiry form.

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  • Hippodrome
  • Topkapi Palace
  • Saint Sophia
  • Blue Mosque
  • Grand Bazaar
  • Spice Bazaar
  • Bosphorus Cruise


Day 1 - Istanbul - Arrival Day
Day 1 - Istanbul - Arrival Day

Arrive at Istanbul Airport in Istanbul. Arrival transfer to the hotel and check-in.

Day 2 - Istanbul - Full Day Tour - Old City & Grand Bazaar
Day 2 - Istanbul - Full Day Tour - Old City & Grand Bazaar

After breakfast, a guided tour to Hippodrome, Topkapi Palace, Saint Sophia and Blue Mosque. Travel through time, and see the main monuments from the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. After the old city tour, transfer to Grand Bazaar. Grand Bazaar is one of the world's largest and oldest covered markets, with 61 covered streets and more than 4,000 stores on a total area of 30,700 m2, drawing between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors every day. In 2014, it was ranked No. 1 among the most visited tourist attractions in the world with 91,250,000 annual tourists. The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is also regarded as one of the world's first shopping malls. Free time at the bazaar. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 3 - Istanbul - Half Day Spice Bazaar Tour incl. Bosphorus Cruise
Day 3 - Istanbul - Half Day Spice Bazaar Tour incl. Bosphorus Cruise

After breakfast, your tour will start with Spice Bazaar and then it goes on with Bosphorus Cruise. After the tour. Transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 4 - Istanbul - Free Day

Free Day

Day 5 - Istanbul - Free Day

Free Day

Day 6 - Istanbul - Free Day

Free Day

Day 7 - Istanbul - Departure Day

After breakfast, rest of the day is free at leisure till depart for departure airport transfer to your next destination.


  • 6 Nights Bed & Breakfast Accommodation,
  • Airport-Hotel Return Transfers, Private Basis,
  • Activities mentioned in the itinerary above,
  • Local Taxes.
  • Flights,
  • Personal Expenses,
  • Tips and porterage at hotels,
  • Tips to the driver and the guide.

Tour's Location

İstanbul, Turkey


What do Solo, Basic, Traveler, Adventurer and Explorer mean in the tour names?
We kept the accommodation and airport transfers constant in our tours and named the tours according to the activity intensity. Our only accommodation and airport transfer tours are called Solo, the tours with one activity are called Basic, and as the number of activities increases, Traveler, Adventurer and Explorer.
How can I change the tour itinerary?
Customizable itineraries where you may choose transport, stay & sightseeing as per your taste & comfort. The tour program listed is representative and may completely change to suit your wishes if you contact us.
What are the hotel options?
Hotels options are 3*, 4*, 5* and 5*+. Only hotels with a google score of 4.5+ / 5 are used in our tours and your accommodation satisfaction is our priority.
What activities are available on the tour?
All places and activities in the itinerary above are included in the tour. The entrance fees required for museums, historical sites and other activities are included in our tour packages and there are no hidden charges. You can contact us to add or remove activities to our tours and make them tailor-made.
When and where does the tour start and end?
The tour starts at Istanbul Airport by meeting your guide after your arrival. And its continued transfer to your hotel and check-in. The hotel check-in time is 2 pm, and we assist you with early check-in for your early arrivals if the hotel is available. Likewise, the check-out time is 12noon. Depending on the availability of the hotels, early check-in and late check-out may be charged. The tour will end at Istanbul Airport, and your personal tour assistants are as close to you as a phone call from your arrival in Turkey till your departure day.
Who will be my personal tour assistance?
One week before your landing day, one of our available tour consultants will be assigned to you as your personal tour assistant and will work to ensure your satisfaction throughout your entire trip, until your arrival at your home. You can re-select your tour assistants, from your previous trips, as requested. (Please specify this in your reservations.)
How can I get Turkey Visa?
If you are not a citizen of one of the Countries whose citizens are allowed to enter Turkey with their national ID’s, Ordinary, official/service passport holders are required to have a visa to enter Turkey. These passport holders with a valid Schengen members or USA, UK, Ireland visa or residence permit may get their single entry e-Visas valid for one month e-Visas. The other people who don't have Schengen, USA or UK visa-citizenship, should apply to our embassies for sticker visa.
How can I take Sticker Visa?
The people can take easily a visa who have been abroad for holiday purposes before, they can apply with a bank statement and sponsorship letter to our embassies. We will provide guidance about the sticker visa process.
What payment options are available?
You can make your payments by bank transfer or credit card. An online payment link will be sent to you after your reservation.
What languages are available for tours?
Besides the languages listed above, we can provide tours for any language if you request.



Based on 37 reviews
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Great Way to See Istanbul!

I'd give this experience 6 stars. Emre was fantastic - very personable, knowledgeable, and I thoroughly enjoyed our chats about history, culture and politics. He also provided excellent recommendations for best rooftop bars and local restaurants. I would absolutely recommend him.
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Best guide ever!

Mine was our guide for seven days and she was fantastic! She showed us the best places in Istanbul and make our experience in this country so special. She has a lot of knowledge and experience, she knows what she is doing! Habla muy bien español y estubo siempre dispuesta a contestar nuestras preguntas, haciendo muy placentero nuestro recorrido. 100% recomendada 👍 Mine, te mereces ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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Allan W


A five star experience

We booked a 6-day tailored tour. Our tour with Oscar was great. He was able to give us a wonderful history lesson on the architecture, religion history, and Turkish culture. We were there during pandemic, all the restaurants were closed, but Oscar arranged us a great local street food. We visited Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Palace, Underground Cistern and Grand Bazaar. Overall a five star experience. I highly recommend them.
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Excellent and super friendly guide!

Cigdem was excellent and super friendly! Very knowledgeable and well-informed. She picked us up on time, toured us the old city and gave us detailed information about the sites and monuments there, walked us through beautiful streets, gave us great recommendations for shopping and food and answered each and every question of ours patiently and passionately. Highly recommended, especially for history nerds like me :))
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Amazing tour guide

Our tour guide Mr Atila was very friendly, had good command on english and the history. I highly recommend to hire him as your tour guide. he was very patience throughout our picture sessions and all 😍 The only regret was if we knew that the blue mosque is under construction 😔, that was the only thing i was most exited about.
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The Best of Istanbul

We had an amazing time! Our guide, Selcuk, was very knowledgeable and friendly. We went to all the sites listed in the tour and had plenty of time to ourselves for pictures and exploring the locations. We loved lunch especially. We had an amazing meal at a really nice resturaunt with appetizers, kebaps, and dessert. We even were able to buy a bottle of wine to enjoy with it. I highly recommend him if you need a guide for the essentials of Istanbul!
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A delightful experience of Istanbul

My father and I booked this tour and we had an absolute great time. Ali was so knowledgeable and had the best personality. He is definitely at the top of tour guides I have ever had. This was my fathers first time overseas and his first tour. He even said that this was a highlight of our trip. Definitely book this tour!
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Very nice tour

Pros: you pack all the significant sites in seven days. You get to skip all the lines. You are not rushed as you would if you were in a group. Plus, your guide won’t try to bring you to shops and encourage you to spend money as it is prevalently practiced in this trade. You get some cultural and historical background on all the sites. You also get someone to take photos of you! If you are traveling with family, this is for you. My guide Sercan was professional and did a great job. Cons: The price is expensive in retrospect. (For the solo traveler)
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maria kale


An excellent tour! A MUST-DO in Istanbul!!

Our tour was fantastic! Our guide Emre did a PHENOMENAL job! We booked the 5 days tour. The first day we visited the old city! Emre explained history and pertinent information about the sites in details. He meticulously guided us through the Agia Sofia, the Blue Mosque, Top Kapi and other sites we wanted to see. He answered all our questions. On the second day, we went on a Bosporus tour, the Market, dolmabahce palace and Suleiman mosque. Emre is super pleasant, very knowledgeable, very helpful, personable, courteous and polite!! We will book more tours with him! He is by far the best guide we could have asked for!! Thank you Emre and also a warm thank you to Melissa who has answered my emails timely, even late in the evening!
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Incredible experience!

My wife and I recently visited Istanbul, Turkey for the first time. We decided to book the Best of Istanbul 6-Day Private Guided Tour. Booking a private tour with Guided Istanbul Tours was one of the best decisions we made. The tour company was very helpful and courteous throughout our trip, specifically our tour guide, Caner. Caner was extremely knowledgeable when it came to Turkeys rich history. He did an amazing job of explaining everything to us in detail. We had amazing time and experience in Turkey because of his exemplary knowledge. We highly recommend this tour!
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Nuestro guía fue completamente flexible sobre lo que queríamos visitar y también en cuanto a los tiempos. Su explicación fue clara y muy completa y nos recomendó un buen restaurante al finalizar el tour. Nosotros hicimos el tour sin transporte porque las distancias son caminables ye l tráfico muy pesado, así que nos movimos en tranvía y a pie. Mucho mejor que hacer un tour en grupo!
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Theresa R


Kept the teenagers engaged

Booking a private tour was the thing to do for us as the kids helped dictate the pace! Our tour guide had a great knowledge base and answered all the questions. We were able to see all the places without feeling rushed. Book the tour ask for Caner (John). Excellent English which is a little difficult to find in Turkey.
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Omar S


private experience

Emri was a fantastic guide who helped my whole family truly understand and appreciate the history and beauty behind the various sites we visited. His historical tour through Topaki Palace was the highlight. He was very patient with questions and looked up information for us to help us for the rest of our trip in Istanbul. Mehmet from was able to put together a luxury minivan, diligent driver, and Emri as a guide within an hour; we booked the tour the morning of (last minute plans on our part). After having used this tour company today, I can understand why they are so highly rated. I look forward to using their services again when I plan a visit to other parts of Turkey later this year.
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Amazing 6 Day Private Tour!

We decided on short notice to visit the city of Istanbul for the first time ever. We had no idea where to start touring this huge city, so we reached out to booked a Private 6 day tour which started the next day. We were promptly greeted by our amazingly fluent English speaking tour guide, Caner (pronounced “Janer”) the next morning and the tour began. Caner is an amazing tour guide and very knowledgeable on the long history of this amazing city. Caner showed us around with enthusiasm and accommodated us with every request. The personalized tour was phenomenal and we got to see so much of the big city. We walked a lot every day and stopped plenty of times to enjoy all the amazing street food along the way. Caner was patient, flexible and recommended some great hole in the wall places to visit. We absolutely recommend this tour company and especially our tour guide Caner, if you want to see as much as possible in a short amount of time. We loved it and will be back again for sure!
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Vinny R


A must buy tour

I booked a last minute trip to Istanbul, and on my day of arrival, I booked this one day tour around midnight the night before. I emailed the company just to confirm my tour and Melissa responded to my email within minutes. My tour guide, Tayfun, was absolutely AMAZING. He was knowledgeable, kind, friendly, and incredibly informative. He took into consideration what I wanted to do, meanwhile showing me the must hit sites and providing historical information about each site. This tour absolutely made my trip; more specifically Tayfun. His ability to make me feel welcome and “at home” in this new country, along with his knowledge with Turkey’s history and current culture, made me want to come back immediately for more. I can’t say enough about this tour...if you’re on the fence- BOOK IT. Absolutely enjoyed myself with a new friend in Tayfun and learned some great information about this beautiful city! Thanks Tayfun.
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One of the best experiences ever!

We visited as a couple in late February. Our guide Ozgur was exceptional, super friendly, benevolent and polite, fluent in English and very flexible with the program. We were able to set the pace comfortable for us with coffee breaks and photo taking, while Ozgur navigated us through the most interesting corners and streets, lovely conversations all the way. He is clearly experienced and highly knowledgeable of Istanbul and its places of interest. In addition to the amazing tour day, he gave us lots of advice on places to shop, food to try and things to do in the city over the next few days. Many thanks to the agency and Ozgur, we had a phenomenal day and definitely recommend for anyone else visiting this great city for the first or another time.
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Turkey is Amazing

Turkey was wonderful and the were the best. I was able to spend as much or as little time at a site as I desired. My tour guides during the my travels were Duygu and Derya and both were awesome. They were able to provide detailed information and allowed me a little free time at a site, when I desired it. As seems to be the nature for the citizens of Turkey, they were pleasant and customer focused. I did two days in Istanbul, a day in Ephesus, and a day trip to Troy. I was amazed and in awe during my tours. I will use again as they made my time in Turkey memorable.
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Great tour in Istanbul for 7 days!

Wonderful 7 day tour of Istanbul . Cigdem our guide had a fountain of information ! It’s a tour that gives a taste of Istanbul and shows you all the highlights . It was great having her as our guide . We skipped all the lines and the day flowed easily. Highly recommended.
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An excellent tour! A MUST-DO in Istanbul!!

This was amazing to experience. We took the 6 day private tour with Emre as our tourguide and he was magnificent. We got to see so many beautiful places and we met a few nice and local people during our tour. Also we got to taste some original and authentic Turkish street food and drinks. Also, our guide Emre was really knowledgeable about the history and the way they built it. This is truly a tour I am going to recommend to my friends and family!!
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Istanbul in 7 days

Our guide, Kadir, arrived at our hotel right on time both days and gave us three very full days. He was well prepared with a recommended order for the main building visits, along with a route and full history through each (particularly Topkapi Palace), all tailored to our questions and preferences. While we covered most of the principal sights the first day, when it came to the second we managed to wander off-piste to an extent and pick up some great insights into how the city had worked historically and how lives are still led, particularly around the Grand Bazaar. We finished with a boat tour along each side of part of the Bosphorus. More expensive than some tours but flexible and informative and a great way to pack in as much as possible in seven days in the company of a passionate, warm-hearted and humorous local.
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Bets package tour I ever went for

Istanbul is worth to visit. In this time of the year there were no waiting lines. The tour guide did a fantastic job to tell us about all visited place e.g. Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace or Basilica Cistern. Many thanks!
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good tour, pleasant introduction to istanbul

we had a great days on our tour of Istanbul and a great introduction to the city. we made some minor changes to the schedule which was happily accommodated, great communication from their office pre-tour. only minor negatives. very enjoyable day would certainly use this company again.
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Last minute solo trip to Istanbul

Took the 7 day tour very last minute. I had semih as a guide and he did a terrific job. It was a wonderful experience all around and I had a great time. The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. I would happily take this tour again in the future
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Excellent tour

I initially ordered six day trip with Caner but extended 1 more day since I loved the tour. I am glad that I did. If you have time and can afford it, I would recommend seven day tour. Each day was very unique... It is about 6 to 7 hr trip so the itinerary ends just when you are about to get tired and it gives you ample time to relax and enjoy afternoon on your own. My tour guide was a very knowledgable and friendly guy. I felt comfortable during the whole trip. Admin of this company is awesome as well. They answer questions promptly when you ask questions via Whatsapp.
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Excelent tour

I was looking for a private tour of 7 day to visit Istanbul. After searching the web I called and they found the best tour for me. My tour guide was Saban, he was so profesional!, he picked me up at the airport with a driver and made my short visit a very good experience. He was always very respectful with a very good sense of humor and he gave me all the historic information regarding the sightseeing. I totally recommend this tour operator in Istanbul!
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Great Guide, excellent service!!

My wife booked the tour and I'm reviewing it. We have had the seven day private tour and really enjoyed an outstanding introduction to this beautiful city. Our guide was very knowledgeable, professional and so friendly, he provided a good historical overview of every site we visited and answered all of our countless questions with knowledgeable insights. He also suggested lunch at restaurants the locals enjoy and we've never been disappointed. Very recommended.
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Istanbul: History Before Your Eyes

My favorite part of the adventure was Burak vast amount of knowledge! I learned so much on the tour! I could not get enough information. He also was flexible with what I did and did not want to do. He was kind enough to take photos for me, because I was by myself. He recommended other activities I should experience while in Turkey. He told the history of Istanbul like it was story; I did not want the book to end! I hope if you’re reading this you will choose him to be your tour guide.
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Private guided 3 day tour

The service and support from Melissa in our correspondence before the tour was first class with suggestions and ideas on transportation and agenda. Our private guide Sercan was punctual and made us feel royal in the tour he presented. His knowledge of the city history and passion in the delivery was well appreciated by my wife and I. The itinerary was well coordinated and at no time did we feel rushed or under pressure to meet a deadline. He was sympathetic to our requests and guided us clear of tourist traps catering to our needs. I would recommend Sercan for any tours that you may contemplate in taking with this professional group.
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Don't hesitate just book. Amazing

The city of Istanbul is daunting for two reasons. 1. It is physically very large and 2. it has colossal history. We booked a two day private guided tour and it was far better than we had expected. Firstly the booking communication was excellent. immediate responses to our booking and clarification of times and meeting locations. Secondly the guide was punctual, immensely knowledgable and a thoroughly nice human being. In these Covid days he was also carful to respect Covid risk. By lunch time on the first day it was obvious that we were with a friend touring the city. Other reviewers have captured how amazing the city is and if you are in a lay over or just want to see Istanbul this is the best way to do it. Thanks Melissa from Guided Istanbul Tours for your superb organisation and thanks Kemal for your knowledge and the friendship from our brief time together.
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Tailored to our needs

Our guide Ozgur was excellent - knowledgable, fun and very easy to chat to. We are in our seventies and my husband cannot walk too far without stopping for a few minutes’ rest. Ozgur always made sure we found somewhere to sit. It was wonderful to have a driver and vehicle too so that we could rest in between sights. We booked online with Melissa before leaving the UK and everything worked perfectly. We feel we have seen as many of the major sights as possible in our six day tour. Thank you for giving us a superb experience in your beautiful city.
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Fantastic guide - ensured we got the most out of this wonderful city

Our guide was lovely. Kind, knowledgeable, informative. She ensured we proceeded at our pace, and involved us in choices with how we would cover the various sites over the 7 days. Would 100% recommend and Cicek for this trip. It made it an unforgettable weekend in Istanbul.
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Amazing experience!

I was a female solo traveler and made a stop in Turkey for several days. It was my first time in Istanbul and wanted to sight-see and explore as much as I can, but not alone. I booked a 4-Day Private Guide Tour and requested a female guide. Duygu came to pick me up at my hotel and came prepared with an itinerary but was also flexible in making changes to the plans based on my input. She's very knowledgeable about all the landmarks and history of Istanbul and answered any questions that I had. She is a wealth of information. I was impressed with her vast experience as a guide -- she's also been a guide for huge groups (40+) and also been on tours that lasted weeks on end. Duygu made me feel very welcomed. She took into account my love for food and desire to try the local cuisine and brought me to places I wouldn't have figured out on my own and the food was amazing! I know a couple of Turkish people and they were impressed with how much of Istanbul I saw in just 4 days. This is all thanks to Duygu - I highly recommend her
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All you need to see and know of Istanbul in three busy days

The tour guide (Leslihan) is extremely pleasant, a bubbly personality and very well informed. Travel to the sites is a combination of walking, tram and taxi usage (if you do not select the van option) which was easy and fun. We saw everything we wanted to see in the three days, and it was not as rushed as perhaps a one or two day tour may have been. If you have a limited time in Istanbul, and want to see and learn as much as possible, it was GREAT !!!
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Wonderful Tour

We had a great 7-days tour of Istanbul with Tayfun. He was incredibly knowledgeable with the history and answered all of our questions. We always enjoy walking when we get to a new city, so this tour was perfect to see the highlights of Classic Istanbul while walking through the city. I truly cannot say enough good things about this tour. Thank you to Tayfun and ready2be team.
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Wonderful two day tour of Istanbul!!

Our family went on a private seven day tour of Istanbul. Our guide, Ugur, was fantastic! He planned out our itinerary with us and was willing to separate our seven days so we did Monday and Wednesday, since we were unable to do them consecutively. Ugur is incredibly knowledgeable on Istanbul history and information on each site we visited! We saw Topkapi palace, Hagia Sophia, Suliyamanye Mosque, Dolmabahce Palace(my favorite!) Spice Bazaar, Grand Bazaar, A Bosphorous cruise, and some unique food places to try local foods. Our teenagers had so much fun learning and seeing all the history and trying new foods. Ugur was a wonderful guide who knows and love his city! We would highly recommend him for your trip to Istanbul!!
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Pierre C


One of the best Tour Guides ever

Our tour guide, Sercan, was very professional and also same time very nice and extremely knowledgeable about Turkey's rich history. He arrived t on time in morning and he took us to one of the best restaurants where the chef gave our young son Alex a cooking class and really entertained us during our meal. We are family of four and we all really enjoyed our Istanbul tour with him. I Highly recommend him to anyone who wants to have a great experience in Istanbul!
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Fawaz K


Oscar is a phenomenal guide

Following a pleasant experience my wife and daughter had with Ahmet during their visit a few years ago, I reached out to him and he deputed Oscar (Ozgur) as my guide for 6 days. Ozgur is extremely Punctual, truly professional, immensely respectful, very funny, and greatly knowledgeable with an excellent command of English. I thoroughly enjoyed my 6 days with him and we covered a lot of ground. There was never a dull moment whether we were visiting the sites and him explaining the historical, cultural and political aspects of each .....or whether we were walking or taking the metro to our next destination and just chatting with each other. If you go to Istanbul, look no further.
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