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Our guide Onur ("honor" in English) was terrific. He was very knowledgeable and passionate about the places we visited. Our tour went flawlessly. We were picked up on time from our hotel. We had the same bus and toured with the same group of ~10 people the entire day which wasn't the case with a couple other tours I took. Onur explained the different sites to us and then gave us free time to explore as well. The Roman cistern with the Medusa heads was the highlight of the trip for me. It was very serene and mysteriously beautiful. To top it off we had a very nice lunch in a restaurant that was near the Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) church. My husband and I were very pleased with this trip.
Excellent guide who knew her history and knew how to get through these sites with minimal hassle and maximum enjoyment. I would highly recommend this overview tour to anyone planning to visit Istanbul.
The tour guide was awesome. He was knowledgeable, patient and friendly. I would highly recommend this tour. Although it lists as an 8 hour tour when in fact it is more like 10 hours. So if you have dinner plans, you should keep that in mind.
Highly recommended. Very knowledgeable guide called Charlie. His Turkish name was too difficult for us so he suggested we call him Charlie! He knew his history back to front and had a very pleasant manner. There were 9 of us in a small mini bus so a nice number and very pleasant company. We all loved it. Charlie then recommended a Turkish hammam for us to visit and gave us lots more useful advice on Istanbul. Excellent overall.
Grand Bazaar was closed since I did the tour on a Sunday but the rest of the tour was great! Excellent organization, tour guide very nice and accurate. I highly recommended viator to anyone visiting istanbul! Please don't miss Basilica cistern!!!
Loved the tour. Our guide Omar was terrific, very patient, knowledgable and easy to understand. I also appreciated the relatively small size of the group.
This was a great tour highlighting Istanbul's main attractions. I traveled with my young teenage children and debated between a self-guided tour since we were staying close to the historical attractions or this comprehensive tour. I chose the latter and have no regrets. Tour guide Tibet was knowledgable, courteous, and has a bright personality. There were only 8 of us during the tour and it felt quite personalized. Reading reviews on other sites, many people suggested doing the self-guide tour and that paying for a tour was a waste of $. I felt that the $ was well spent, it was a turn key operation in that I did not have to plan or read anything, just listen to Tibet and enjoy the sights. They picked us from our hotel and we saw and experienced much more than had we toured on our own. We saved time, too, since Tibet had the tickets to the attractions that required them. The visit to the carpet store and short lecture on carpet making was very interesting. And truthfully, I know my kids would not have listened as closely to me as they did to Tibet!
This tour was great value for money and comprehensive, our guide, Gul (Rose in English) spoke very good English and took time to explain things in detail. Highly recommend this tour.
We were so happy to be able to book this tour from home as We were able to use our time to the utmost. Our tour guide Emine Filiz, was fantastic. We were picked up at our hotel which made a big difference.
Everything was great. On time pickup and the guide spoke great english.
My husband and I from Chicago booked this tour, and it was the highlight of our week long trip. Tibet our guide was absolutely fantastic, she made our tour fun and interesting she has a great personality and speaks great english! She is so knowledgeable and very passionate about her country. You wont be disappointed with this tour especially if Tibet is your tour guide.
We had a very professional guide who was highly knowledgeable and sensitive to our needs and and requests