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excellent guide very knowledgeable and courteous, good rappor with the group. good group size and stress free tour
Tour guide was outstanding. Very knowledgeable and personable. Well worth the time and money.
The tour guide (Hakan) was on time. The tour lasted longer than expected which was good. We saw an additional attraction and were very pleased to have it added. It was great to be able to "jump" the lines as we had a guide. I wouldn't have had the time to see all the things we did if it weren't for our guide. He was very knowledgeable and spoke very good English.
Guide Ada was very pleasant and extremely knowledgable. She knew how to get us where we needed to be most efficiently, told us all we needed and wanted to know in the short, one day tour. Meeting the tour after getting off the ship was easy and well organized.
We were on the Celebrity Reflection and picked this shore excursion because I had used Viator in the past and was very satisfied. As soon as we were off the ship at the port, the Viator signs were visible and we got checked in and taken by the tour company. It was a van which sat no more than 12 people and very comfortable.
Our guide, Omar, was so knowledgeable, interesting, and made our tour much more worthwhile. We were taken to all the important points of interest. There was a Turkish lunch included, which was very good. My husband, who is extremely picky, really enjoyed it as well as everyone in my party of four. It was a quaint restaurant with Turkish lamps all over the ceiling, a wonderful experience.
We highly recommend this tour because of the criteria, our guide Omar, the fact that it is a small group setting and worth the price.
This tour showed us all of the big sites in the city in a very limited amount of time. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable about history as well as current events in Turkey. Since we had an extra half day in Istanbul our guide gave us excellent recommendations for how to spend our time at less touristy locations.
You get to see most everything. The ride through the town is very interesting.
Enjoyed tour. Guide knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Lunch in Turkey restaurant god
Outstanding tour. This was our first trip to Istanbul. This tour met all of our expectations for a first time one day tour. Price was far better than the one offered by the cruise ship. Although we usually try to avoid trips with a meal we found the meal to be quite enjoyable rather than the usual rubber chicken that is often served. Guaranteed cruise pickup and timely return was a plus. Thank you for a great tour.
I loved the tour with only 12 people on a van, rather than a 40 passenger bus from the cruise line.
Pick up no problem, small group in minibus. Excellent guide, just enough information and free time to explore. Good lunch. Less than half the price of cruise ships similar itinerary, thoroughly recommend..
Everything was perfect. Our tour guide, Omar, was amazing and all of our activities were great. Even lunch was terrific!
Great Tour. Our guide Tibet was well organised and very knowledgeable.
Dear Sirs, Nov 11, 2013
With reference to our visit to Istanbul on Oct 19, 2013, what I would like to
say here is it was a very nice day trip and an unforgettable experience of
not only to us but also to everyone at that day, we believe.
Mr. Tour Guide, a local young man educated in USA, impressed us very
much for his solid knowledge of both about Istanbul and Turkey in the
fields of history, culture, tradition, economy, and geography etc.
Also, the lunch is a standard and nice one with three plates. So, my
rating for this tour is 5 stars without any suspense.
Should We have the new schedule for cruising at sea in future,
we would certainly again book the shore excursion programs at
your esteemed company.