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If you only have a day or two in Istanbul this is the tour for you. We saw all the main sites with an excellent guide who really knew her history and art. We toured from 8:30 am until 4:30 so it was a long day. We walked every where so wear comfortable shoes. The included lunch was great at a local restaurant. Hagia Sophia was amazing.
Excellent guide who provided in-depth information about the city of Istanbul, its history and culture, historical sites, and especially its people. A full day for sure catching the top venues of the Old City. My only disappointment was missing the Spice Bazaar - perhaps less time in the Grand Bazaar the next time? Overall, exceeded our expectations. Thank you!
The best way to see Istanbul in one day! Our guide Omar was very knowledgeable and we were able to go right to the beginning of the lines with him. Such a beautiful city with a rich history.
It was a brilliant trip the Omar from Neon travel who took us around really made the day great he was very knowledgeable about all of the places we went we got to see all the main sites that anyone would want to see it really made my trip great. I also booked a trip on the Bosphorus with them whicjh was also really good.
Gulay was one of the best tour guides I've ever met and this tour was incredible to say the least. There were only two of us on the tour travel in the off season! so the entire experience was very personal. I felt like we had more than enough time in each one of the destinations, although I did go back to the Blue Mosque again to explore a bit more. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone looking for a comprehensive tour of all the sights in the Old City of Istanbul!
Excellent Tour! Highly recommend this. Very good tour group size. Our guide Umer was exceptionally well versed with the history of Istanbul and it's monuments. A well planned tour!
The tour although short is very comprehensive which encompasses the major historical and tourist sites of Istanbul. The guide was knowledgeable and was able to describe the history of the sites visited. Her recommendations of various places to eat were also spot on. Will certainly recommend this tour.
Our tour was great and our tour guide very good. She answered all our questions. I really enjoyed the
meal and our walks through the old town. I would recommend this tour to anyone who is coming to
Istanbul for the first time. It gives you a good overall view of the highlights of the must see in Istanbul
My group of friends and I had a wonderful experience with this tour. We only had two days in Istanbul so it was a great way to see the most important sites in a short time. Our guide, Adil, was very friendly and knowledgeable and gave us such a great insight into the history and culture of the city. Although we went to a lot of sites in one day, it did not feel rushed and being a part of the tour we did not have to wait in the long ticket lines. Thank you for a great tour!
Guide arrived on time and very informative also meal at restaurant very good. Whole day went well.
Our guide was amazing. This was one of the best tours we've EVER taken and we've been on a lot of tours. Was a great mix of activity walking plus the guide scheduled enough stops to take pictures and really get into the history behind what we were seeing. Would highly recommend this tour.
The tour was great. Omer our guide was very informative and patient with our questions. Made sure we had time to really explore the sites and take pictures. I feel like I really learned a great deal about Turkish history and culture while enjoying myself. Hotel pickup was prompt and the tour van was comfortable and air conditioned.
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Istanbul and this tour. The Blue mosque and the Hagia Sophia were amazing!!! The Palace was great too. I didn't realize how much history Turkey has and enjoyed listening to our tour guide Omar. He was amazing and a great storyteller.
This tour was excellent! The group was a good size and the guide was very knowledgeable. It took you to all the important places and gave you an introduction/insight into what happened there and the history of places. Highly recommended!
Very good tour! The food was great and the tour well laid out. It was a very busy day, but I would never have been able to do it all alone. The tour guide was very knowledgeable on all subjects and had an interest in our group. Highly recommend this for anyone wanting to get a packed day of Istanbul.
Small group, packed lots into one day. Our guide Omer was very knowledgeable about the areas we visited and his English was perfect.
Even at a quiet time of year jumping the ticket queues made a big difference.
We would highly recommend this tour. Our guide Gűlay has great knowledge of all the sites visited and she really did everything she could to ensure all her guests had a very enjoyable day touring these magnificent sites. Thanks Gűlay for the best tour we had on our 3 weeks in Europe.
We had an amazing day visiting the old part of the city on the European side of Istanbul. Our guide for the day Gulay Gunay was excellent. The tour was provided by a local tour company. Gulay looked after us very well telling us the history of this part of the lovely city of Istanbul. We were in a small group of 7 people which was just right, we all got on very well with each other, hailing from New Zealand, the USA and Canada. Our driver was excellent picking us up and taking us back to our hotels. We visited the Topkapi palace, the Cistern, Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and a visit to a government run shop where carpets amongst other goods were sold. We finally visited the Grand Bazaar which was an excellent experience, as long as you are firm! Lunch was also included in a nice restaurant. All in all, an excellent way to see the city in 1 day, very worthwhile. Thanks to Gulay for her insights and taking care of us.
I'll cover the disappointment first and briefly. We didn't get to see the bazaar. It was closed for Holy Week!! BUT, the remainder of the tour was great. The Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace and their history was quite interesting to learn. We also saw the Hippodome and the Cistern which added to the history lesson. Highly recommend this tour.
The Tour Guide was the ultimate professional whilst being very friendly. His knowledge of the tour sites was impressive as you would expect but it was delivered in a very easy manner with many other historical facts dropped in to his presentations. With a minibus pick up and drop off back to your hotel, together with lunch and all entrance fees being included in the tour price, I believe that this tour was great value and I would have no hesitation in recommending this to anyone visiting Istanbul for the first time and wishing to tick off the main tourist sites in a short time period.
Excellent, informative guide. Handled our group within the crowds very well and politely. Very knowledgeable.
Outstanding!.. Out guide provided us with both a tour of the important Istanbul sites, but also some insight into Turkish life. Disappointed that The Grans Bazarr and Spice Market were closed for the holiday.