Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Private Tour: Istanbul in One Day Sightseeing Tour including Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
The guide was fantastic. He was very professional and personable. It was one of the best tours we have ever experienced. Well worth the money.
Our experience on this tour with Hakin was fantastic. He was prompt, professional, knowledgeable and friendly. He answered all of our questions and was apleasure to be with for 2 days. I highly recommend Viator for private tours. The van was clean and 5 star!! Everything about our experience was perfect!
signed up for a 1 Day tour .. Tour guide assigned was a great Lady Ms Gulay Gunay.
the Bosphorus cruise tour was fabulous.. lucky to have met with a sunny day..
The guide did a great job on the tour despite the Islamic holiday. The only problem was that the guide was sent tp the wrong hotel.
Amazing adventure with a phenomenal guide named Borak. Luckily we were the only two who toured with him that day. Great because our cruise cancelled their tour due to security concerns. That meant without this availability we would have been in Istanbul on our own. Face it: questions answered, history shared and skipping long lines? Priceless!! thanks so much.
great trip our guide was exceptional we would use your co. again thank you
We had a excellent tour guide, he has fluent English and rich of Turkry history and knowledge.We has truly a wonderful one day trip in Istanbul. We highly recommmend Omar as the best local guide in Istanbul.
Wonderful tour. Our tour guide was ilker ulus. He is very personable and is English was very easy to understand. His knowledge of the the sights and local culture is excellent. It provided us with an in depth knowledge of istanbul that we could not have gotten on our own. I would highly recommend this tour and ilker as your tour guide while traveling in istanbul.
Our guide, Gokhan was the best. I would recommend him and Viator any time. Thanks for a great experience.
Our guide Kahan was excellent! Every part of the tour was well taken care of and my family of four rellay enjoyed Istambul.
Tibet our guide was great!! We had a group of 8 and she explained everything for us, walked at a pace that all could follow and was very accommodating. Lunch was very good. Would definitely recommend this tour.
We are very pleased with the entire tour. The pick up vehicle was luxurious and the english speaking guide was very friendly and knowledgable. We have a wonderful day and the lunch was also very delicious especially the baklava. Thanks Viator! Keep up the quality
Tibet, our guide was fantastic. She was at our hotel right on time, and gave us a memorable tour of the old section of Istanbul.
Her commentary/descriptions etc were just right. Not too much to overwhelm us, but all the interesting information.
I loved how knowledgeable my guide was. She asked me questions in the beginning to tailor the tour around what information I wanted out of the tour. She did not rush through any of the buildings. Lunch was authentic Ottoman cuisine great food. I was impressed with the whole tour. I plan on returning to Turkey to spend more time exploring more of this wonderful city.
A fabulous tour for Anyone visiting for the first time. Omar was so knowledgeable, the trip began on time and everything was brilliant
Fantastic to say it all !!!
Ask for Umer Omar! Very knowledgeable and patient. He comfirms eveything for the next stop while you are ar the current one so there isnt a lot wasted time.
This tour was truly outstanding. Derya was our guide, and she was amazing in all aspects: very knowledgeable, as you would expect, but she also clearly tailored the day to our interests and likes. She seemed to know when to stay with us and talk about the history and architecture and surroundings and when to give us some family time alone and meet back up a few minutes later. The itinerary is an awesome introduction to Istanbul, a city where a week is not enough. We enjoyed ourselves tremendously and will certainly do more Viator personal tours during future trips.
Our guide Sue-i-lya was amazing. She covered an huge number of sites during our day trip, helped us find the best spots for photos, was as knowledgeable as any guide could be and spoke wonderful English so it was a great day. We are so glad to have done a private tour since getting in big groups really slows you down. She was able to get us in and out of places before the other groups had even gotten off of the bus. Wear sturdy walking shoes since there is a great deal of walking and stairs. But, this was one of the highlights of our 3 week trip.
We did have some difficulty in contacting the company by phone to confirm the pickup time but we need not have worried as they did come back to us in good time by both phone and fax. The day of the tour was the worst snow in Istanbul since 1992 which saw much of the city grind to an almost halt. That said the guide arrived on time and we completed all of the tour items even if we had a snow blizzard going on. The tour covered the key sites you should see and our guide did bring it alive with a wealth of information about everything. Having a good guide like Omar helped not only understand what you were looking at but helped us get into places much quicker and know where to find the most interesting things to see.
Lunch was pretty good for something that was part of a tour and we were pleased with how that went.
The snow did mean we got a little less time in the Grand Bazar but that was purely because it closed early.
I would recommend this tour as a good way to get to see the best the city has in a relaxed but informative way.
We may yet come back and do it in hotter weather as the snow did not help but equally did not stop it being a good trip.
Our guide was probably the most knowledgeable man in Istanbul. He shared details and insights we would not have gotten elsewhere.
Our private guide met us at our hotel and we were transported up to the Blue Mosque. Kevanc quickly assessed the lines and diverted us to the Grand Bazaar first and then back to the Haghia Sophia and on from there. He was very knowledgeable and we had a great (long) day. Even though this wasn't our first time in Istanbul It certainly gave us an insider's appreciation for their history and culture. I would really recommend this tour if you have only a day or two in Istanbul.
What a great trip. Our tour guide was very interesting, easy to understand and was fantastic about getting us from one place to the next and getting us through the lines quickly.