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Arif Yasa - Private Tours

Cumhuriyet Caddesi 179/12 Harbiye, Sisli, Istanbul 34373, Turkey
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One For The Books

I can't thank Arif enough for all the arrangements he did for me & my friend Rosa. He accommodated... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2018
Lala_Gozar
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Quezon City, Philippines
Turkey with Arif Yasa = safe, stress-free, informative, fun

We only had two weeks to prepare for an 8-day visit to Turkey. My friend Lala found Arif on Trip... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2018
rosaantes
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Cebu City, Philippines
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Authentic high quality private and small group tours focusing on history,culture and food in Istanbul and Turkey to experience real Turkey by experienced, qualified and enthusiastic tour guides and travel specialists. Arif Yasa has got 18 years experience of organizing and leading tours in Istanbul and all around Turkey.
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Cumhuriyet Caddesi 179/12 Harbiye, Sisli, Istanbul 34373, Turkey
Sisli
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Reviewed March 23, 2018

I can't thank Arif enough for all the arrangements he did for me & my friend Rosa. He accommodated all my requests (no matter how trivial). I have traveled many places & countries but I have not had any tour expert more deserving of the...More

1  Thank Lala_Gozar
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Arif Y, Sahibi at Arif Yasa - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2018

Hi Lala, Thank for your review and I am glad to hear that you have enjoyed your time with us in Turkey. Hope to see you in Turkey again. Regards,

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Reviewed March 14, 2018

We only had two weeks to prepare for an 8-day visit to Turkey. My friend Lala found Arif on Trip Advisor, and what followed was pure bliss and stress-free arrangement. He was very professional and responded to emails in such a timely manner (don't you...More

Thank rosaantes
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Arif Y, Sahibi at Arif Yasa - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2018

Thank you Rosa for a your nice review and thoughts. I am glad to hear that you have enjoyed your time in Turkey with us. Hope to see you again. All the best,

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Reviewed February 5, 2018

We had an 8-day trip to Istanbul, but wanted to have a one-day tour of all the Istanbul basics that can offer us more than the sights, but also stories. Arif Yasa is undoubtedly a seasoned expert in the history of the sights, and he...More

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Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

My sister and I were stopping over in Istanbul for a short 6-hour. Initially, I thought there was nothing much to see at that short period of time but I was wrong! Arif was our friendly guide and brought us around Istanbul to see key...More

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Arif Y, Sahibi at Arif Yasa - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2018

Dear Edwina, Thank you very much for your review and I am glad to hear that you have enjoyed your time in Istanbul with us. Hope to see you in Turkey again. Regards,

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Reviewed September 19, 2017 via mobile

From the moment we arrived in Istanbul, Arif and his company took the best care of us. We loved every moment in istanbul. The culture, people and history is fascinating. Arif was also a great and knowledgeable tour guide. We had a great time seeing...More

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Arif Y, Owner at Arif Yasa - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2017

Thank you for your review! I am glad to hear that you have enjoyed your time in Istanbul with us. Hope to see you again in Istanbul.

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Reviewed August 6, 2017

Very professional, patient, and courteous. Arif made our 4-day family visit to Istanbul very pleasant and informative. From the time we initiated contacts before the visit, he was very responsive and tailored a tour for our need. During the visit, he was was very well...More

1  Thank mdhani
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Arif Y, Owner at Arif Yasa - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2017

Thank you very much for your nice review and I am glad to hear that you and your family have enjoyed your time in Istanbul with us. Hope to see you in Istanbul again. Kind Regards,

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Reviewed July 20, 2017 via mobile

Our short family vacation would not have been as awesome without Arif! From the time we landed in Istanbul until our departure, everything was professionally taken care of more than we expected. Arif is highly knowledgeable and a professional in what he does. He customised...More

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Arif Y, Owner at Arif Yasa - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2017

Thank you very much for your kind review. I am glad to hear that you and your family have enjoyed their time with us in Istanbul. Regards,

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Reviewed July 4, 2017 via mobile

Arif took me on 2 days of walking tours around Istanbul starting with a visit of Dolmabahçe Palace followed by a Bosphorus Cruise. On the second day we were in the back alleys of Istanbul discovering hidden gems and amazing street food that you wouldn't...More

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Arif Y, Owner at Arif Yasa - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2017

Thank you very much for your review and I am glad to hear that you have enjoyed your time with us in Istanbul. Regards,

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Reviewed March 27, 2017

We purchased our tickets to Turkey in June 2016, way before Airport bombs, Nightclub shootings and failed coups. We kept waiting for the airline to offer a change for free, the ability to just stay at our stopover in Paris ... but it never happened....More

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Reviewed January 15, 2017

We were a family of 5 spanning generations, and we had just over 24 hours layover in Istanbul, We were lucky to have Arif as our guide, who on a very short notice, put together a plan and arranged for a vehicle, and showed us...More

Thank eran99cohen
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Arif Y, Owner at Arif Yasa - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2017

Thank you for your kind review. I am glad to hear that you have enjoyed your time in Istanbul with us. Hope to see you in Istanbul again. Regards,

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Fnadiah
December 16, 2016|
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Response from Arif Y | Property representative |
Hi Fnadiah, Thank you for your interest in our tours. Please sent us an email for your inquiry. You can find our contact details on our tripadvisor page at the top. Kind Regards
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Ange C
July 12, 2016|
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Response from Melli S | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you need to direct your questions to Arif.... I am sure he will get back to you with suggestions.
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Vimala R
January 10, 2016|
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Response from Arif Y | Property representative |
Hi Jana Rao, Please email me about your inquiry. you can either join a small group or we can customize a private tour for you. Since we are not allowed to share our contact details here you can find a link to our email and... More
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