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1 Oct 2015
“Fantastic tour of Istanbul with Cem Balsun”
1 Jun 2014
“Great place to spend a few days exploring and sightseeing”
If you are planning to visit Istanbul or any destination in Turkey you can ask me whatever information you need. I am a professional tourist guide in Istanbul. I've been living in the old city (the ancient Constantinople) since I was born.It is a...more
Halaskargazi Cd Trak Apt. N. 82 D: 5 | Osmanbey - Sisli / Istanbul, Istanbul 34050, Turkey
+90 553 440 55 44
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Reviewed October 1, 2015

My wife and I were extremely pleased with our tour from Cem Balsun at Discover Istanbul... He showed us many sights that we would never have found as typical wandering tourists. After we had a traditional Turkish breakfast with Cem, we did visited the Grand...More

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Reviewed June 1, 2014

Istanbul is a great place to visit. Some tips: If you fly in see if you can find a friend who has been and who has a 1 lira coin which you can use at the airport to get a trolley - a Euro also...More

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Reviewed February 4, 2014

Most comfortable-quick 2 way transfer to hotel is a booked transfer by taxi (48E). Then choose a nice 4 star hotel at least, located in the very historical center Fatih, Sultanahmed areas- if priority is a visit to the main historical objectives (bazaars included) and...More

Thank Momonel2014
Reviewed December 15, 2013

Fatih gave my friend and I a fantastic tour of Istanbul's attractions. He was informative, funny, and helpful. Do contact him if you want to have a better understanding of Istanbul's sites and Turkish culture.

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

This amazing city has a vast netwrok of safe, affordable and reliable public transporation starting from Bus, Train, Trolley and underground. The taxi can be tricky because although most of the taxi drivers are good people, there are few that will take advantage of tourists...More

Thank lyttonw
Reviewed July 19, 2013

Istanbul is a lovely and beautiful city. Combining old and new, visit the spice market, a joy to visit with the sight and smell of all those lovely spices. The colours are amazing and the smell is incredible but not overpowering. Just go for a...More

Thank Susan P
Reviewed May 12, 2013

I just love lstanbul. A vibrant, exciting, interesting and historic city this is the place to visit. Culture and modern living all in one hit. Amazing and I'll be back

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Reviewed February 28, 2013

Simple as the title say, it is a must see place. I have visited Istanbul twice before and was OK. now it is totally different and so nice to be in. I went there during the Easter and the weather was perfect, nice in the...More

1  Thank Bu-Mhammad A
Reviewed October 31, 2012

I was on way to Zurich, from Delhi and had to change planes at Istanbul. The aircraft zoomed over the Sea of Mermara/Straits of Bosphurous. A beautiful view, was possible because of clear blue sky and no clouds. Fantastic view. Got a birds view of...More

1  Thank Bhaskar M
Reviewed September 2, 2012

Day 1 Arrive at the Istanbul Ataturk Airport and transver to the Hotel, Plan to see Belly Dance show in Taksim area Day 2 Take a City Hop on Hop Off Tour, It starts at 1000 and takes about 1 Hour 30 minutes. Get down...More

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For much of Istanbul’s history, Sisli and the area
just north of Taksim Square were open countryside used
mostly as hunting grounds. These days, Sisli and its
chic streets are considered the very heart of
contemporary Istanbuli life, where an epicenter of
fashion and a thriving business district meet to
create an expressly “downtown” feel. Though largely a
residential neighborhood, luxury hotels, fine dining
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