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Address: Istanbul 34357, Turkey
Phone Number:
+90 533 312 2135
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09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Authentic high quality private and small group tours focusing on...

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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Amazing experience!

We were a group of 4 adults lead by Arif who took us around Turkey for a week in January 2014. He made our experience in Turkey unforgettable with his widespread knowledge of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 March 2016
Roslyn Y
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

We were a group of 4 adults lead by Arif who took us around Turkey for a week in January 2014. He made our experience in Turkey unforgettable with his widespread knowledge of Turkey's history, landmarks, politics and culture. We truly loved every minute and took home many memories, cultural experience and newly learned knowledge. I would recommend Arif to... More 

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Arif Y, Owner at Arif Yasa - Private Tours, responded to this review

Hi Roslyn, Thank you very much for your review and I am glad that you had such a great time in Turkey with us. Hope to see you in Turkey again. Kind Regards, More 

Cairns, Australia
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53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

I actually met Arif way back in Oct/Nov 2009 on a 2 week adventure through Western Turkey. I was an amazing trip - with Arif more like another travel companion - but extremely informative along the way. What an amazing insight to Turkey from a local... by the end of the trip a few of us were already planning our... More 

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Arif Y, Owner at Arif Yasa - Private Tours, responded to this review

Thank very much for your review and kind thoughts. Hope to see you in Istanbul again. Regards, More 

London
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38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

I was part of a small group of international food and travel writers that were invited to Istanbul in February 2016 by their respective Turkish Embassies. We were lucky enough that Arif Yasa was assigned to our group as our guide and he was with us for the entire 4 days of our trip. Arif Yasa's English is impeccable (he... More 

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Arif Y, Manager at Arif Yasa - Private Tours, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind thoughts and review about us. I hope we can see you in Istanbul again. Regards, More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

Excellent tour company with very knowledgeable tour guides who are clearly VERY passionate about their work and their beautiful and magical city Istanbul. We encountered some weather problems which resulted in us having to cancel one of our tours. Everything was handled with the utmost of professionalism. It has been four weeks now since our trip to Istanbul and we... More 

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Arif Y, Owner at Arif Yasa - Private Tours, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you very much for your review. I am glad to hear that you have enjoyed your stay in Istanbul and touring with us. Hope to see you again in Turkey. Regards, More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

My family of four had planned a trip to the Philippines well in advance, and had layovers in Istanbul on both the way there and back. The layovers were long enough where we felt we could leave the airport and see the city. Arif customized both trips for us, one was late in the evening, the other very early in... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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89 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

Our family of three had a six hour tour with Arif. Firstly, our communication via email was prompt, and quite helpful. Arif provided ideas, which together, we tailored to what we wanted to see. He met us at our hotel in the Sultanahmet District. His English was flawless. We utilized the Tram and Ferry during our tour, which helped us... More 

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Arif Y, Owner at Arif Yasa - Private Tours, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your review. I am delighted to hear that you and your family have enjoyed your time with us in Istanbul. Hope to see you in Istanbul again. Regards, More 

Cary, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

My wife and I, along with two of our friends had a wonderful 3 days in Istanbul. Erkan K. was our tour guide, and he was fantastic. He was fluent in English and had a warm welcoming personality, coupled with a dry sense of humor. We also used a full time driver for two of the three days. We easily... More 

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Arif Y, Owner at Arif Yasa - Private Tours, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your review. We are very glad that you have enjoyed your time touring Istanbul with us. Hope to see you in Turkey again. Regards, More 

Malaysia
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

I was searching for tour companies and came across Arif Yasa / Experta Tours which I booked after reading the recommandations and arranged tour for myself and 3 friends. We spend 3 full days touring with Erkan is who is partner in this tour company and the experience was fantastic. The tour was handled very well with the right balance... More 

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Arif Y, Owner at Arif Yasa - Private Tours, responded to this review

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

Ottawa, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

I met Mr Arif in December 14 2015 for a nice tour in Istanbul. I had a layover for about 7 hours, I send an email to Mr Arif ,and he answered me so fast. He took my flight information and he offers me a nice plan for my layover. I read about him and the place before my trip,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015

My husband and I recently returned from a trip to Asia, and started out with three days in Istanbul. We were on our own, so we sought a guide to show us all the sights around the city. We keep congratulating ourselves on our good fortune in finding Arif Yasa. Our experience with Arif started a few months before we... More 

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