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Istanbul Tour Guides - Day Tours

#134 of 407 Tours in Istanbul
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Address: Istanbul Cd. Muhasebeci sokak. No:3/3 3rd Floor, Istanbul, Turkey
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+90 212 516 5300

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Missed stopping in Istanbul but enjoyed Ephesus...

We were on a Med Cruise and booked our group of cruise friends with Lyle Kosagan for our two scheduled stops in Turkey and very happy we did! Unfortunately the ship cancelled... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2016
Venice, Florida

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Venice, Florida
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186 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2016

We were on a Med Cruise and booked our group of cruise friends with Lyle Kosagan for our two scheduled stops in Turkey and very happy we did! Unfortunately the ship cancelled our 2 day stop in Istanbul and Lyle was very understanding (we've already rebooked with him for our next scheduled visit in 2017). BUT....what a wonderful tour with... More 

3 Thank hallpau
San Francisco, California
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2015

Our private tour started with pick-up from the cruise pier by an English speaking guide. We dropped off our luggage in Old Town, then toured Blue Mosque, Saint Sophia, Hippodome. We had a local lunch with is included. Proceed to Topkapi Palace (there is a lot to see which wedo not have enough time to) then Grand Bazaar. The tour... More 

3 Thank chris Y
Elk, Washington
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50 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2015

Nothing better than a great personal tour guide when visiting the city - price is well worth it. Our Guide was very patient, flexible, her time was ours to do whatever we want. We decided together what we should see and how long her time was going to be with us. All I remember is walking for 6 miles that... More 

2 Thank Gabriele H
Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015

My husband and I recently visited Istanbul. Even though we are very seasoned travellers, we decided to make the most out of our few days in this fabulous city by hiring a local guide. Esra truly made our visit enjoyable and memorable. We alternated our few days there between guided and unguided days. Even on days when Esra was not... More 

4 Thank MC2015yul
Endicott, New York
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2015

Kagan Kosagan arranged tours for my wife, me and another couple in both Istanbul and Ephesus. Both tours exceeded our expectations! In Istanbul, our guide was Lale, Kagan's wife and in Ephesus, our guide was Yelda. Both ladies were warm,friendly and welcoming. Their knowledge and enthusiasm about their country's history and historic sites made Turkey come alive for us. In... More 

3 Thank Geoffrey S
Sarasota, Florida
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2015

We spent two days with Lale Kosagan and it was amazing. She has an excellent knowledge of history; she took us to all the historic sites we were interested in and provided background that made it much more interesting. She was able to schedule things so that we spent very little time waiting on lines and in general, made the... More 

2 Thank Sailorman2003
New Orleans, Louisiana
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

We were recommended by friends to contact Kagan for private tours during our stay in Turkey. We just returned a day ago and I did not want to waste anytime in letting folks know about our wonderful Turkey experience. Kagan was so accommodating from start to finish. His wife Lale toured us around Instanbul for two days and showed us... More 

2 Thank andallthatjazz
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Kagan was not able to give us a tour of the old city of Istanbul so he had another guide, Duygu give us the tour. We were not disappointed! Duygu was fabulous and a true pleasure to spend the day with. She is so knowledgeable and even guided us through the Grand Bazaar to help us make some purchases. Leading... More 

2 Thank 742Donsy
Avon, Connecticut
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2015

A friend recommended Esra Canturk to us, and that was the best recommendation ever. After multiple emails with Esra, our itinerary was set and she met us at the airport as our private tour guide. She escorted us to our hotel and after a brief rest, we went out for a great dinner. The next morning, she promptly arrived and... More 

3 Thank masspjm
Miami, Florida
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92 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Esra Canturk was our English-speaking guide in Istanbul on June 14, 2015 when we visited some of the city's most popular attractions (e.g. Topkapi Palace, Hagya Sophia, Blue Mosque, Sultanahmet Square, Basilica Cisterns, Spice Bazaar, etc.) Ms. Canturk's planning of timing and logistics (including tickets purchased ahead of time), knowledge of history, and witty commentary made our entire day more... More 

5 Thank AACN

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