67 reviews of Private Tour: Istanbul in One Day Sightseeing Tour including Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace
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Reviewed by zingasm, April 2013
This tour was everything we expected it to be, and more. Thanks to our helpful and knowledgeable guide Omer, we saw and learned about all the major historical sights. To be sure, it is a very full day so be prepared for a cultural inundation. Omer was able to get us at the front of some very long lines which made the process quite effortless. Having a private guide made us feel special, in particular among the hordes of people who would not have the benefit of immediate facts and knowledge provided by Omer. One thing to note is that it is not permitted for the guide to accompany you inside the various wings of Topkapi and provide any narration. This they must do before you enter so you get a preview of what to look for.
Reviewed by elspeth, March 2013
Fantastic tour with a very well informed and excellent English speaking guide called Omer - highly recommended.
Reviewed by Bruce P, Australia, March 2013
This was an excellent tour. Our guide (Tibet) took us to all the key sites, and we managed to avoid all of the queues. The tour also included a fabulous lunch at a hotel near the Hagia Sophia and Tibet also took us through the bazaar. Well worth having the private tour which also included pick up and return from our hotel.
Reviewed by Ronald E, United Kingdom, January 2013
The guide, Tibet el Malik, was excellent. Fluent English and very knowledgeable and informative about the sites. Well worth the money
Reviewed by Kimberly P, November 2012
We had a wonderful time. Very informative. Our guide was great. We felt the extra money was worth the private tour.....and lunch was provided. We enjoyed a nice lunch with our guide. Can't go wrong.
Reviewed by James M, November 2012
Wonderful tour and guide. Her name wasTibet. She was knowledgeable, courteous and extremely helpful offering many explanations and answering questions. She took us to the famous sights, answered questions and provided wonderful insights. Very highly recommend the tour and tour guide.
Reviewed by martin k, November 2012
Our guide, Onur, was excellent. Not only did he take us to all the places that we wanted to see, but he was able to go around lines that had formed, and obtained a wheelchair for my wife when needed in a couple of places and pushed it for us. He was extremely knowledgable, and had a good rapport with us. I would definitely recommend him to any of our friends that would be traveling to Istanbul. Thank you for providing him for us !!!!!
Reviewed by Julie D, October 2012
Guide was good and got through a lot quickly without queuing
Reviewed by Margaret W, October 2012
Punctual pickup; Clean car; knowledgeable tour guide; good lunch at a local restaurant;
Reviewed by Patricia B, October 2012
A few words are enough: our guide and the tour were absolutely terrific.
Reviewed by Gene L, October 2012
Excellent guide, great tour of the palace, Blue Mosque, and Hagia Sophia. I would (and have) recommend this tour and this tour company company to my friends!
Reviewed by Breck W, October 2012
Our guide was brilalnt. He was engaging and a wealth of knowledge. Not only on the tour subject but also on general Istanbul knowledge. A good day.
Reviewed by RODNEY J, September 2012
Excellent tour of the city with a very knowledgeable guide
Reviewed by Geoffrey P, September 2012
The guide/car arrived on time, the sights were perfectly explained and interesting, the help in the grand bazaar was appreciated. All considered whilst expensive compared to the group tour, it was worth every penny, and much less tiring.
Reviewed by Nathaniel E, August 2012
Excellent. Our guide Omer was on time, excellent English, extremely will informed.
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