Often, it is all up to luck and who you get as a guide. In this case we scored and had a wonderful experience by a personable, informed, educated guide.
Our guide Sue-i-lya was amazing. She covered an huge number of sites during our day trip, helped us find the best spots for photos, was as knowledgeable as any guide could be and spoke wonderful English so it was a great day. We are so glad to have done a private tour since getting in big groups really slows you down. She was able to get us in and out of places before the other groups had even gotten off of the bus. Wear sturdy walking shoes since there is a great deal of walking and stairs. But, this was one of the highlights of our 3 week trip.
This tour was amazing!
Thanks to Tibet.
Excellent guide. Would recommend Viator.
It's a must for any first timer in the city.
The tour is really nice and it is worth it specially in avoiding the long long waiting in the tickets line as you will get to skip all that.
Our tour guide is a really nice guy with really great information about all the attractions we visited and ready to answer any questions about them.
Great experience. This was a small group of 10, picked up on time and spent a half day in Istanbul. Great service from our guide gudyi and very interesting to visit the mosque and palace. Have a guide and tickets got us through the long lines easily. We would recommend this for anyone visiting Turkey.
excellent guide and wonderful sights
A great tour to see the most historic places in the city in one day with queue skipping. I highly recommend this tour, great value, great tour guide.
Very good tour, saw everything we wanted to see. Guide very good and easy to understand.
Transport on time. Lunch good.
Great tour with personable and knowledgeable guide with the surprise bonus of seeing the underground cisterns.
This was an amazing tour! It had most of the main attractions in Istanbul that are a must to see. Gulay our travel guide was great, very informative and friendly! Two thumbs up!
Small group, excellent tour guide. Nice lunch. Overall very enjoyable. Only one point of developmental feedback: Didn't get the right information before the trip, which let to me being let for pick up.
Covered all the main attractions, guide very knowledgeable in very clear English, lunch break most welcome as there was a lot of walking and standing in queues to enter Mosques, however it is the only way to see Istanbul highlights.
Have never had a tour and tour guide with such a vast store of knowledge. Highly recommended.
One small negative. There us a lot to see and too much to cover in this one tour and there are huge crowds and long lines st every point of interest
Gulay was a wonderful guide and we truly enjoyed our day with her! About the right amount of time was spent in each location and the lunch was quite nice in a restaurant near the Underground Cisterns. This was our 3rd time to Istanbul and it was much more relaxed having a guide with us. We were able to take advantage of the shorter guided tour lines which gave us additional time at each site. Would recommend to everyone.
Really great way to spend the day- it was a long tour, and at times it was hard to listen, but the guide was very informative and gave us a great tour of the old city in one day. Would highly recommend
Although the weather did not play game - it was pouring with rain, the sights was awesome. Our guide was well informed and kept an eye on us all. The highlight for me was for sure Hagia Sophia, and the carpets of tulips seen all over. Well worth it thnx
Best day in Istanbul,wonderful sights.would recommend this tour for first time tourists in Istanbul.
3rd time on this tour and it is still amazing...need I say more?
An excellent introduction to the highlights of the old centre. Our guide Umar was excellent. Very knowledgeable, helpful, and courteous. After a short introduction at each place, he gave us a meeting place and we had time to explore and enjoy each place by ourselves. The lunch was fine. The pace of the 8-hour tour was good, not at all tiring. Being on a tour with pre-paid tickets saved us long waiting-time to enter attractions. Very good value. Highly recommended.
Graat tour! You get to see all Istanbul's mayor sites while skipping the line too!! The only thing was that our tour guide was a bit grumpy, but besides that it was great.
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All was great from the begining, pickin up from hotel. Our gide Sevilay Tokmak was amaising!! So knowlegable, loving her country, knowing ur needs. Even tho it was rain all day, I loved evrything she told us and showed us. I m honestly forgot name of their tour agency, didnt save the paper, but it was new in bussines , I wish I remeber so I could give review there too.
Great tour!!! The tour guide was super knowledgeable and very friendly. Just detailed enough without being overwhelming. Would recommend to anyone!!
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