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DO IT! Indeed a MUST when in Istanbul. Our tour guide, Mrs. Nepal was absolutely fantastic. Historically well versed, knowledgeable, sincerely interested in our opinions and questions, and quick to find fast solutions to very long waiting lines. Her English was impeccable.
Either you can take a year course in Turkish, Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman culture/art/history or book this trip and learn it in a relaxed afternoon in the fabulous multi-facited city of Istanbul.
Our tour was fantastic. The tour guide was like a walking history book. He knew so much about each site we visited and even gave directions on how to see the various sites. We would definitly use this company again.
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.
Fantastic tour with a very well informed and excellent English speaking guide called Omer - highly recommended.
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.
The guide, Tibet el Malik, was excellent. Fluent English and very knowledgeable and informative about the sites. Well worth the money
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.
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.
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 !!!!!
Punctual pickup; Clean car; knowledgeable tour guide; good lunch at a local restaurant;
A few words are enough: our guide and the tour were absolutely terrific.
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!
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.