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Turkey Tours By Locals - Day Tours

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Address: Macka Meydani Sok. No34/3, Istanbul, Turkey
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+90 535 360 6731

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History & humor rolled up as one great tour!

If either you or your child finds history class a real bore, let Tugrul solve that problem for you. Our family of 3 took the 'afternoon in tranquility' tour with Tugrul, arranged... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2015
NYC Area

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Reviewed 22 September 2015

If either you or your child finds history class a real bore, let Tugrul solve that problem for you. Our family of 3 took the 'afternoon in tranquility' tour with Tugrul, arranged thru 'Tours by Locals' as I wasn't aware Tugrul operated independently as well. We've toured Ephesus nearly 15 years ago and it's great to see that the ruins... More 

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Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa
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Reviewed 20 September 2013

After reading all the write ups on Trip Advisor we chose Hanry from Tours by Locals to take us to Ephesus and Mary's House when our Cruise Ship was at Izmir for the day. Our day was all we hoped it would be and worked out perfectly. Hanry meet us from the Cruise as arranged, provided a comfortable and air... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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Reviewed 3 March 2013

I was recently in Istanbul with my mother, sister, aunts and cousins. Arif guided us on the "Backstreets Walking Tour of Istanbul. " We saw both back streets and the hidden gems of European and Asian Instanbul. We used public tram, buses and ferries to move from one district to another. We explored each place by walking through the bazaars... More 

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Orinda, Ca
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Reviewed 28 October 2012

We had a fabulous tour by Nesrin in Istanbul! After spending a day on our own in Istanbul it was wonderful to have her show us some highlights and fill us in on some important history. Istanbul is such an amazing city! So much to see and Nesrin added some background to what we were seeing. She was amazingly easy... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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Reviewed 4 September 2012

My wife and I arranged for a private guide for Istanbul while we were on a Cruise. With only one day in port we wanted to see as much as possible with the limited time we had. We arranged a guide with Tours By Locals based on guide reviews and pricing. I have to say we could never have seen... More 

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Reviewed 18 January 2012

16 January 2012 Merhaba Erkan, My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed the two tours we did with your company in May 2011. Having our own guide allowed us to enjoy and appreciate the beautiful city of Istanbul with all the stress taken out of our hands. We had Sevilay for the Bosphorus Tour which we took on my birthday, and... More 

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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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