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A wonderful tour, 8 hours, we saw so much, more than we would any other way, a little rushed, but it had to me so we could see it, The guide was clear, helpful, friendly and got in everywhere avoiding the crowds , lunch was wonderful, salad, chicken and baklava, coffer and beer was extra, but cheap, it was clean, great service too and worth so much than what we paid, thank you, I would give this 10 out of 10 Dont even hesitate, BOOK it
We were pocked up ahead of time at cruise terminal in clean modern minivan. Total 10 persons. Omar our guide was very knowledgeable about all of the locations visited
He made sure that the tour was structured around what everybody wanted to do and the departure time of the ship. In spite of huge crowds, he managed to get us into he venues with a minimum of fuss and we were back at the ship in plenty of time. Tour included a pleasant lunch at a harbourside cafe.
This was an excellent day out and the tour recommended. Five stars.
An excellent trip great value for money driver picked us up from cruise ship and returned us as promised viator will be who I book all my trips with now be it cruise trips land holidays
Lorraine N Ireland
This was a great tour. It allowed us to see the highlights of this amazing city. Our tour guide was very knowledgable.
Excellent tour. Guide was knowledgeable, interested and interesting. Lunch at local restaurant was very good. Price was less than half that from ship based tours. Group was smaller. Highly recommended.
Great day. Guide knowledgeable and considerate. First class use of time available.Kept us all moving and covered vast amount of information, Lunch ready on arrival, perfectly adequate and not too long spent at restaurant. Certainly use Viator again.
We really enjoyed this tour, our guide was very professional and extremely knowledgeable. The lunch was very good. Our only complaint was that there just wasn't time to see everything. This could have been solved by spending much less time at the carpet merchants. We would definitely book tours with viator again!
Great tour! Engin our guide was brilliant, great English and his knowledge was great too. Istanbul is easy to make your own way around, but it was also good to know what you're looking at! Thanks Viator for a great trip.
Good value for money. The guide from your agent in Istanbul - Neon travel - was very good, very intelligent and gave us very good explanations and information. his name is Omer. Coach/ mini van very clean and the driver was also helpful.
This tour in Istanbul is a beautiful, quick view into the main focal points of the city. The locations are all interestingly unique from each other and the included lunch was delicious (they do have a vegetarian option as well). The tour guide was good and I'd recommend this trip to anyone who can only be in Istanbul for a day
Wow! We were able to squeeze everything in! Our guide was excellent and well-informed. He adjusted the order of places within the Topkopi Palace to be able to see the dagger with minimal wait. Lunch was very good. My picky 10 y/o was able to eat!
Some of the reviews for this tour seemed mixed. I don't know why because it was fabulous. There were about 15 people between 2 ships in port. Our guide was excellent. His English was impeccable and his knowledge was boundless. The 8 hours flew by and we saw so much. There was a carpet demo but it wasn't overly pushy. Lunch was good although I wish it was a little more "Turkish". I would not hesitate to recommend this tour.
This tour is spectacular. The guide was great. The city is beautiful. The lunch was great. I would recommend asking to skip the rug demonstration in order to have more time at teh Grand Bazaar. This was the best tour of my whole 12 day trip. Lots of fast paced walking and tons of pictures.