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Turkey Tours by Local Guides

#65 of 410 Tours in Istanbul
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Address: Istanbul 34387, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 538 439 7811
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Turkey Tours by Local Guides is a company run by licensed tour guides...

Turkey Tours by Local Guides is a company run by licensed tour guides providing private Istanbul tours, shore excursions, day trips to Ephesus, Cappadocia, Bursa, Iznik, Edirne, and many more places in Turkey. Provided by Fast Book Travel License no: A-6202

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ToursByLocals Private Tour

Neslihan Akin is an outstanding guide. She is a great time manager, is very professional, and is very knowledgeable. She was extremely attentive to my husband and I. She... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Lake Charles, Louisiana

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Neslihan Akin is an outstanding guide. She is a great time manager, is very professional, and is very knowledgeable. She was extremely attentive to my husband and I. She always made sure we had our personal belongings with us. She is a great orator and a really good "photographer". She makes sure she gets it picture perfect. I highly recommend... More 

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Camolin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

My Wife and I enjoyed a wonderful private tour of the major historical sites in Istanbul with Abdil Bicer, (info@constantinopleguide.com). The depth of Adbil's knowledge and personal pride in what he was showing us made for a memorable, insightful day. I recommend this as an essential experience for any visitor to Istanbul.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We booked the Highlights of Istanbul Tour via ToursbyLocals, and at the last minute, I contacted the guide and asked to change the tour from Sunday, to Monday, 19 September. The confirmed guide sent another guide in his place, and Semih GÜMÜŞAY was super, we enjoyed him very much. Semih was knowledgeable and fun at the same time. He didn't... More 

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Carmel, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Our outstanding tour of important Turkish historical palaces was lead by our highly recommended guide Ali...you should consider requesting him.

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1 Thank The12Monkeys
Auckland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

We signed up for the 11 day Delights of Turkey tour which took us from Istanbul westward to Cannakale and the Gallipoli Peninsula, down the coast to Kushadasi and Ephesus, across to Pamukkale, over to Cappadocia and back to Istanbul. The tour was well paced and the accommodation excellent. The groups we toured with were small and we enjoyed meeting... More 

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Dallas, Tx
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

Abdil (Ozkan's brother) was our guide and he was fantastic. Very knowledgeable, not only of the locations' history, but also of Turkish and world politics. Our family enjoyed the day spent with him. He was also very gracious and flexible throughout the day. His food recommendations were spot-on.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

We had a family tour, Jewels of Turkey, with Emrah our guide and Ali our driver. They were a fantastic team and gave us excellent service. Also extremely knowledgable and pleasant. It was only our family (young adults) on the tour and we all got on really well I'd highly recommend the tour and both Emrah Gokcek and Ali. Tours... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

We just returned from a six day Turkey trip with the children (11 and 9) over Christmas break and the experience was seamless and utterly enjoyable thanks to this Tour company. In particular I am grateful to Ozkan Becir who handled the entire coordination of this tour (including last minute changes) and was incredibly responsive at all times. Ozkan's brother... More 

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Tuross Head, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2015

Right from the very beginning our Tour with Gate 1 put us at ease. We have traveled lots before but this was our first organized tour and not sure what to expect. We were met at the airport by guide Yucel (best guide ever) and taken to accommodation in the heart of Old Istanbul (Haci Bekir best Turkish delight in... More 

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

To start off with let me say we were very apprehensive about doing a bus tour. However from the very first phone call to explore this opportunity with one of Gate 1's staff members in Melbourne and investigation of Gate 1 on whom they are, (finding out they have been successfully providing tours for 30 years). Everything was perfect. We... More 

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Sultanahmet
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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