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Travelium

#104 of 410 Tours in Istanbul
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Address: Cumhuriyet Cd. Hilton Otel Girisi | 34A-35A 34367 Harbiye Şişli, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 212 240 8820
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Wonderful walking tour with Gürcan - highly recommend

We booked our 1/2 day tour with Travelium through the Hilton Bosphorus. Our guide for the day was Gürcan who was very good. As it was low season and the tourism industry is a bit... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Calgary, Canada

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked our 1/2 day tour with Travelium through the Hilton Bosphorus. Our guide for the day was Gürcan who was very good. As it was low season and the tourism industry is a bit slow in Istanbul right now we were spoiled to have our guide all to ourselves. We spent the day touring the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia,... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sadly the tour guide ruined the tour . I was a solo passenger on a huge bus on a rainy day . Had they canceled it then I would not be reviewing it . The guide essentially was seriously not in the mood to cater to individual . He kept complaining about the bad weather and too much traffic which... More 

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Ajijic, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Gurcan showed us an amazing time. He told us the history of the city, shared stories and discussed events. He took us to trusted merchants to help with buying souvenirs. We enjoyed him so much we booked another tour with him. We highly recommend Gurcan when visiting Istanbul.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We had a Gallipoli/Troy tour with Hakan and an Istanbul walking tour with Sevinc. Both were very knowledgeable about the places they took us. Sevinc, in particular, is a keen photographer so is very good at putting you in the right place to get great shots. Both guides' English is very good so, as non-Turkish speakers, we felt that we... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We were through EXPEDIA to book one day tour by Travelium. 9 hours full day tour. We visited Hagia Sophia,Blue Mosque,grand bazaar and Topkapi Palace. The guide was knowledgible. The day tour indlude lunch.The price was fair. It was a wonderful fay.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

I can't say enough great things about our guide Cenk. He did everything right! First, he knows the city and practically everyone in it, like the back of his hand. I found it very easy to communicate with him via email to iron out the details of our time in the city before we arrived. Once we met him, it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I spent a wonderful day , touring the bosphorus with our excellent guide, Hakan Erkinay. he was very friendly, and efficient. His knowledge of Istanbul, and Turkey in general was impressive. Thank you.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Our guide, Cenk Akbostanci, provided an excellent tour of the Old City for our family. We learned a great deal about Istanbul's history and culture that cannot be supplied by a travel book. More importantly, Cenk's humor and inside knowledge made the tour especially fun.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

My wife and I spent two full, wonderful days on private tours through Istanbul with our excellent guide, Sevinc Kalik. You can organize your tour with her through Travelium, but be sure to ask for her specifically. She was very pleasant and friendly, efficient, and very willing to adjust our days to suit our mood and impulses. Her knowledge of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

I used this company for two separate tours and was impressed with both guides! They really knew their history, and their love of their city is infectious! The company offers several different types of tours; half day, full day, cruise, city, combos. They are a local company, and give you all kinds of "extras" (places, food, etc.).

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Besiktas
In Besiktas, skyscrapers compete with palaces for space in an upscale vista replete with hilly green parkland filling in the margins. Step into this rather wealthy neighbourhood and discover a rich mix of opportunities to shop, dine, and be entertained. For folks in search of urban buzz, not to mention a constant reminder of just how important Istanbul’s waterways are to its rich history, there's the frenetic Besiktas ferry terminal or the city’s most vibrant fish market to explore. For a timeout of metropolitan proportions, head to the bucolic Yildiz Park or the chic Bosphorus-side fishing village of Ortakoy. Attractions such as the grandiose Dolmabahce Palace and a bevy of other stately residences await admiration. To be sure, this large and not overly touristy swath of Istanbul yields plenty of pleasure for all.
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