Our tour was wonderful. The guide did a wonderful job explaining each of the locations and was very helpful at managing our time in each spot so that we could see everything.
Well organized, smallish group. Excellent tour guide. Would highly recommend
Gulay our guide was amazing. Great way to learn about Istanbul's major sites. We had a hicup at the begining but the company did a great job addressing the issue.
Excellent Tour, our Guide was very friendly and knowledgeable, highly recommended if on a short visit to
The tour is amazing, The best way to see the country and the sites, which are very busy. Our tour guide was Metin Pehlivan and he was amazing, very nice and knowledgeable and helpful and just a funny guy. Busses are clean and comfortable with lots of pit stops, Hotels were above average with the last Everen stone house being amazing!! Food was good, mostly buffets which is good, something for everyone, The sites were amazing!! So incredible!!! This is the best tour we have done and if you have the means book the hot air balloon over Cappadocia it is worth the money and just breathtaking!!!!!!!!
This is a great tour, you see all the major sites, and sort of get a lay of the land also!! The Hagia Sophia and the basillica cistern were the highlights for me!! Wear socks and shoes as you have to take your shoes off to see the mosque and ladies take a scarf and wear a t-shirt with sleeves or take a light sweater,
Our guide, Tibet, was enthusiastic, well informed, and lovely to deal with...everything you could ask for from a tour guide. We talked, we laughed and we learned. The Dolmabahce Palace and grounds are stunningly beautiful and not to be missed. The only place that we have ever seen to favourably compare it to is the Palace of Versailles. Tibet also skillfully guided us through the Modern Art Museum and a beautiful little mosque and a Greek Orthodox church. This tour was definitely one of the highlights of our trip. I also must mention how important it was to have a luxury air-conditioned van, with a very skillful driver in heavy traffic, on a hot Autumn day. I would highly recommend this tour package.
We thought the palace part of if was awesome, quite the place, it's too bad more of it isn't open to the public!!!
Lunch was good, a set menu and the cruise was interesting also, a different view from the water. Out tour guide was a very nice young girl!!
Very enjoyable cruise and lunch aboard. Lovely scenery.
The tour was well organised. The pick up was on time. The driver was very friendly. The coach was very clean and comfortable. The lunch was wonderful. There were only 11 people in the group, that was great...but I was not happy with the tour guide. She did not have any guiding skills. The guide seemed to be knowledgeable but she was not enthusiastic to share her information. I spent only two days in this amazing city but one of those days was spoilt by the uninformative tour. When someone approached her to ask a question regarding the history she got irritated. Everyone was very upset to be brought to the carpet center instead of visiting Blue Mosque earlier. I am sure the company has professional guides but I was not lucky to be on the tour conducted by one of them.
The tour went to a lot of great destinations however the amount of driving on the last day was too much. Bursa was not worth the extra hours on the bus. Our tour guide, while extremely knowledgable on the history of Turkey, seemed impatient and and agitated most of the tour which discouraged interaction and made the trip less fun. A couple of the hotels were also sub-par. Overall I don't regret doing the tour however it is unlikely I would do another with this tour group or recommend it to others.
Excellent tour that covers all the main sights of Istanbul if you aren't there for long. It was a long day but I would highly recommend it.
A scenic and relaxing afternoon with friendly staff. Excellent value with lunch and snacks provided. Really enjoyed the swim in the Bosphorus
Very good tour. Guide was very knowledgeable. Food was also quite good with vegetarian options. I would recommend this very much.
Doing what: Istanbul City Tour
This was an absolutely wonderful day! The guide was great and the places we stopped to see were very interesting and enjoyable. I was able to buy jewelry and postcards where the vendor also sold stamps which was very helpful. I can now say that I was in Asia, and that I was in the Black Sea! We had no problems with pick up or drop off at the hotel. Well worth the money and one of the highlights of our time in Istanbul.
Excellent tour with very knowledgeable guide. The only down side was being taken to a carpet shop which felt like a waste of time which could have been better spent at the Grand Bazzar where we only had a very short time.
excellent food and great show
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This overview of the Old City was comprehensive and Omar was terrific. He was very informative and interesting--open to questions both historical and current. This is an amazing area everyone should see. It was a FULL day and definitely worth doing.
Vey nice excursion with good organisation of pick up from hotel and easy entrance in the sites .
The guide was the best , M Illkar kind, witty ,informative, knowlegeable, give the best of himself to enhance our visit , and he was very efficient , we will remind this visit for long time.
The sites are amazing.
Very good experience !!!!!
My experience was fantastic! As it turned out, I was the only person booked on the tour that day, and in addition to being very friendly and extremely knowledgeable, my guide went above and beyond to customize the tour to my interests on the fly!, adding stops and rearranging things to make sure I was seeing things I was interested in. He is clearly very passionate about modern art in Turkey and clearly loves his job. With his insider knowledge, I not only saw the museums but also got to meet a few people connected with the art scene in Istanbul as well. Excellent tour, highly recommended.
Excellent tour! We were a small group and the guide was amazing. She even helped us out at the end of the tour to visit other places and gave us good tips.
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