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Efendi Private Tours

#15 of 403 Tours in Istanbul
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Address: Yeni Akbiyik Cad. No. 30 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
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+90 212 638 6343
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arranged for them to pick my son up at the airport - very efficient and helpful service with very rapid e-mail responses to questions. They were on time, very reasonable price and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 December 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

arranged for them to pick my son up at the airport - very efficient and helpful service with very rapid e-mail responses to questions. They were on time, very reasonable price and most reassuringly e-mailed me to let me know my soe was fine and en-route!

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Manama, Bahrain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

We were four ladies travelling and were very happy with how the whole 10 days plan was arranged. I especially enjoyed in Cappadoccia. It was perfectly planned and nicely organized. Brother Mustafa was an excellent guide in how he took us around and stopped at nothing to make it an adventurous experience. I also liked the experience in Pamukkalle. I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

First off, thank you from Randy and Kathi. We enjoyed the tour immensely and are still talking about some of the facts she offered of the sights. The tour itself was well planned and executed. Where our guide and driver really shone was when traffic came to a complete halt on the way to the airport. There was an accident... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

I used Efendi Travel for my recent visit to Istanbul. I used them for both airport transfers and booking tours and cultural experiences. They were polite and helpful throughout. Working with me to ensure we had all our needs met. The airport transfers were good value and the drivers friendly and efficient. I also used Efendi to book, at short... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

We were cosseted and indulged over 7 days through Istanbul, Ephesus, Pamukkale and Cappadocia - sending whatsapp pics to jealous friends and family all along route. The guides were well informed and friendly. Pick-up was always prompt (and patient too on the day we over-slept). Hotels were comfortable and warm. And the sightseeing was spectacular.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Had a good experience. Pickups were timely and the drivers were very good. Was the best price that I could find online.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

I booked a Mercedes Vito van for 1 full day (6.30am - 5pm) with Efendi Travel Transfer Service, for a charge of 200 EURO. Following are the reasons why I can't recommend Efendi Travel Transfer Service: # Reckless driving, speeding and with no observations to traffic regulations # 5min before my hotel, the driver wrecked his right front tire/rim or... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

I used Efendi for a private transfer from Ataturk to one of Istanbul's hotel located on the Asian side. A really excellent service, from meeting to transfer to after sales (I asked for an invoice about 2 weeks after my trip, and they promptly sent it to me). Fast communication, prompt answers, payment by card are among other things that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We had planned to go for a holiday in Turkey this year, and were in touch with Mr. Yusuf Karaca of Effendi Travel, Istanbul, mainly because of their Certificate of Excellence and the good recommendations from travelers on TripAdvisor. Over a period of 4 months, we wrote dozens of emails to him, asking for details and questions about the tour,... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

I used Efendi for airport transfers and for a driver for sightseeing for a day. All pickups were on time. The driver's were neatly dressed in shirt and tie and were polite and helpful. The vans were clean and the drivers were safe drivers. The drivers spoke enough English to meet our needs but are not tour guides. The reason... More 

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