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“Lovely layover tour with Aykut”

Istanbul Custom Tours-Private Day Tours
Ranked #10 of 499 Tours in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Whether you are interested in history, architecture, or how to brew the perfect Turkish tea, Istanbul Local Guides has you covered! We are ready to take you around Istanbul or all of Turkey, for one day or the duration of your trip. Istanbul Local Guides are just that locals who care deeply about making your trip to our beautiful country an experience you will remember for a lifetime. Delight in the sights, sounds, and smells of Istanbul: no other city on earth straddles two continents -Europe and Asia- and has been home to three great empires (Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman). In a city like this, it's important to have a local friend who can help you to navigate, all the while ensuring you the most personal experience possible. Istanbul Local Guides will fascinate you with the story of Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque, will wander with you (and help you bargain!) in our bazaars and spice markets, and host you in our favorite restaurants off the tourist track. If your interest is modern Turkish culture and politics, discovering the very best Turkish kebabs, or anything in between, we'll tailor-make a trip just for you. With Istanbul Local Guides, you'll get knowledgeable, experienced, and very friendly guides, all at an affordable rate. We specialize in private Istanbul tours, Cappadocia tours, Ephesus tours, Turkey Tours. Besides the classic tours, we offer you custom made tours. Should your travels in Turkey extend beyond magnificent Istanbul, rest assured that Istanbul Local Guides is there to help you on every leg of your journey.
Reviewed April 5, 2018

My husband and I had an 8 hour layover and Aykut made it very simple for us to get into the city, have a look around, have a lovely dinner, and get back to the airport in plenty of time. I highly recommend this option and only wish we had more time on our layover.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 24, 2018

My wife and I had a fantastic day tour the sights of Istanbul with Selahattin. He is an superb guide with a vast knowledge of Turkish and Ottoman history which Selahattin brought to life throughout the day. If you are looking for a guided tour of Istanbul look no further.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Simon C
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Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic tour of Istanbul with Aytuk. He is a very learned and experiencd fellow who will provide with very interesting and eye opening information about this city which is literally drenched with ancient history and culture. Food, shopping, sightseeing, you name it - he is the master of all. We could never have learned so much on my own.
Thanks Aytuk

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

So glad to have met Aykut. He is an amazing person and loves what he does. We take personal guides everywhere we go and Aykut was way up there. He took amazing care of us. The best part is that he explained everything to us so well and took very good care of everything for us. We highly recommend him for the Istanbul tour. You will go to the best of places and learn about this beautiful city. Thank you Aykut! We hope to see you soon.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

Having Aykut guide as around the city of Istanbul was an absolute thrill! His depth of knowledge about Turkish/Ottoman history and his friendly demeanour as a guide made the experience so enjoyable!

Would highly recommend!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank RHabib123
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