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Our tour guide was good and very knowledgeable with cleared explanation. The only comment I like to put was taken too long at the carpet demonstration ended up not enough time at the Great
Bazaar, we only stopped at the Turkish delight candy store, everywhere else was just fast pasted passing through.
Excellent! the driver was on time, and the ride was incidental. We got to the ship in good time.
This tour could have been more enjoyable, if the tour guide was more attentive.
So disappointed. Entire group agreed and advised guide our prime interest was the Blue Mosque. We didn and #39;t see it! Also didn and #39;t see the last ruin, he advised it just wasn and #39;t worth it. Lines very long at palace, and our advance tickets did nothing. He stopped every time anyone wanted a potty break,
What a fascinating place Istanbul is.We were very pleased with our short tour,particularly with the Bosphorus cruise.
An enjoyable day to visit all the main attractions guide was very knowledgeable.
Excellent tour... excellent guide!
It was a great tour. The combination of land and sea tours was fantastic. Our guide was very well spoken had great knowledge of the city and gave us great advice when we went to the spice bazar.
Good, nice and the guide was very informative.
Guide was most helpful under adverse weather conditions and, in general, did an excellent job.
We had a great time. The tour guide was excellent and she explained in details the history of all the places we went. Very informative and interesting tour. The tour Cie was also very accommodating as after the tour ended the driver dropped us off at the airport for our flight. Of course we paid extra for that but it was so easy and convenient.
Becky United States of ...
Wonderful and informative guide, He took our needs into consideration and took us across the bridge to Asia!
KARLENE P Australia
So much information to digest. I think Sofia hagia was my favourite
This was a transfer from our hotel to the cruise port. The taxi arrived on time, at the time that we requested. The driver was courteous and helpful. The only niggle was that we had to call 24 hours before to confirm the pick-up time, which was an international call for us, apart from that, we were very pleased.
Picked us up at hotel..Good guide..Wonderful lunch and more sights seen than my previous tour years ago. Only problem, a couple of members of our group stayed way too long in the spice bazaar.. Carol and Anne-Marie Lindstedt
I really enjoyed this day and found it interesting and informative. I would have preferred to know in advance how much walking was involved.
The tour guide did a good job, but if he had audio and head phones, it would have been much better.
Plusses and minuses... Istanbul is a very old city and walking conditions are rough... lots of stairs, and broken tiles. It was very hard to keep up with the leader, and once we caught up with her and the rest of the group... she would move on right away. This despite being made aware that we were having trouble. The included parts of the tour were the usual high points, and our guide was very knowledgable and informative. The included lunch was delicious and in a nice restaurant with lots of stairs, of course! I was very disappointed to be forced into another carpet sales shop and we were a captive audience. We paid for the tour and not a strong-arm commercial message.
our guide was wonderful. but all the tour companies should have known it was a Muslim Holy Day and that the grand Bizarre and Spice fair would be closed. access to the Blue Mosque was available only after 2:30PM
This was not a good experience for us, although we met our driver at the port and made the drive to our hotel, when we were at the bottom of the street accessing our hotel, the driver pulled over and told us we had to walk the rest of the way. He had called our hotel, and a young lady from the hotel came to meet us.
This street was cobblestones and very steep so was very difficult for us to manage our luggage to the top of the street and our hotel. This was not what we expected and certainly not acceptable although we had no choice.
Perfect day, very competent guide and delicious lunch
What an amazing city and our guide was fantastic. So much to see and she was so knowledgeable it made the whole trip for us. Our favourite place.
KsSunshine United States of ...
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable! This was on the first day of Ramadan, so he rearranged our tour order so we could enter the Blue Mosque which was very appreciated. I would highly recommend this tour. The only bump was that the tour we were assigned to actually left early without anyone from our ship. We were among the first off. However, a quick phone call and we were on the same tour but with this tour guide. Everything was planned well!
This was an excellent tour. Our guide, Hakan Adagume, provided very detailed and interesting historical information at each of the sights we visited. In addition he had a great sense of humor that made the tour even more enjoyable. The lunch of typical Turkish food was very good as well. The carpet demonstration at a private shop provided a comfortable and informative interlude.
A suggestion for the future would be to incorporate a brief cruise up the Bosphorus as part of the tour. I would have preferred that to the carpet demo.
Hassle-free transfer, with very courteous hosts
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