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Istanbul Guided Private Tours

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Address: Firuzaga Mah. Bogazkesen Cad. No 34/A, Istanbul 34334, Turkey
Phone Number:
+90 212 244 7160
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Daily city tours in Istanbul with private guidance. Our tours include the...

Daily city tours in Istanbul with private guidance. Our tours include the most visited sites in Istanbul such as St. Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace as well we also offer you many types of tour options that are totally different than the other itineraries you have been offered. All of our tours are conducted by dynamic, licensed and expert local guides with many years of experience behind them. They are attentive and keen to share their knowledge about the sights and Turkish culture. Flexible private tours offer many unforeseen benefits - having a personal guide means that a tour itinerary can be easily modified to pursue newly developing interests, spontaneous events, or special requests on the go and at a pace that suits you.

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The whole family had a fantastic time. They reached ages from 16 to 61. Made it exciting the entire time.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Arlington, Texas

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The whole family had a fantastic time. They reached ages from 16 to 61. Made it exciting the entire time.

1 Thank LORNE K
San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I decided to book four tours with Tarik and Istanbul Guided Private Tours. I was flying separately ahead of my mother before we would meet up in Italy, so we were each looking for solo tours during our extended layovers and then we would do a tour together on our last extended layover before returning to the states. We made... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Tarik my tour guide was amazing. He was well versed on all the history of his city and the best places to go in order to see as much as possible in one day. He met me at my hotel and from there took me to many churches, mosques, museums, historical sites, markets, restaurants and more. Well worth it. I... More 

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Lagos, Nigeria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

My family and I visited Istanbul December 17-21 and worked with Tarik and his staff at Istanbul Guided Private Tours during our visit. We greatly enjoyed both the tours and the personalization, professionalism, and attention to detail provided. We were impressed by the knowledge displayed, the attractions toured, and the restaurant's recommended. My family and I highly recommend Tarik at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

My boyfriend and I had a nine hour layover in Istanbul on our way to South Africa, so I hit up Trip Advisor to get some ideas on what we would like to see during our limited time there. I quickly realized that there were so many options for sightseeing and was somewhat overwhelmed by our limited time there. I... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

This was our third visit to Istanbul and we wanted to do some walking around without visiting any major monuments. We found Tarik Saylan on Trip Advisor and made a date for two consecutive afternoons. Security concerns had us a little nervous and we wanted to wander with a local! Tarik showed us around the main shopping areas and the... More 

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Tarık S, Owner at Istanbul Guided Private Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful words for our company and our guide. There are no enough words to thank you for such a great review. We wish you all the best in the future. Regards, Istanbul guided private tours Team More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I had a six hour layover in Istanbul on the way to Egypt. I found Tarik here on TA. He picked me up at the airport and gave a tour of the city. I had a great time. Tarik is a very knowledgeable guide and a great person. I'll recommend him to anyone. Thank you, Tarik!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Tarik was a great guide. Picked me up from the airport with no problems. Showed all the main sights and food scene. He was also informative and willing to discuss different topics regarding current events in Turkey. I was very satisfied with this guided tour.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

I spent nearly a full day on a private walking tour of Istanbul with Tarik and I would highly recommend you booking him if you're considering a visit. The trip was relaxed, informative, and tailored to my interests. Tarik is an excellent guide and was able to take me to places I wouldn't have found on my own. I hope... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We found Istanbul Guided Private Tours through a work friend, and it was a great recommendation! We had originally intended to tour with another guide within this company (but he wasn't available), so Tarik was our tour guide instead. He arrived on time and was very personable and approachable. We worked out over email which places we'd like to see,... More 

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