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Nice tour, lovely guide who was very knowledgeable.
There were 5 people on the tour all up.
Eben F USA
Very well done, great guide only 4 of us on the tour. Great sights and very nice lunch.
The tour was one of the highlights of our trip. My girlfriend and I booked this trip thinking many would be joining, but it turned out to be only us. We had wonderful day exploring the sights included and had a brilliant time with our guide who was knowledgeable, and his English was impeccable. Dolmabahce Palace was beautiful and the Spice Market vibrant and interesting. Highly recommend this trip.
Eben F USA
This is a very good way to see and learn about some of he high points of Istanbul. Our guide, Angel her Turkish name translates to Angel was very articulate in descriptions. We spent about 1.5 hours on a large sightseeing boat that navigated up and down the Bosporus you can be either inside our outside, visited the Spice Bazaar where we had been before, took a coach ride to the top of Camilca Hill which has remarkable views of the city and then spent about an hour on a guide tour of the palace, which is fascinating. Well put together.
Friendly Guide with lots of information given about the places we were visiting.
very nice trip thanks to ganat ,i saw so many places .bot it was so foggy in camilica hill
This tour is a must when visiting Istanbul. The guide was very knowledgeable about Istanbul and Islamic architecture. value for money.
robertacreuben36 United States of ...
Very interesting. Could be more filled with site visits. Guide well informed and pleasant.
The tour on the whole was very nice. Our tour guide came to pick us up in the morning on time. The tour started with a round of the golden horn followed up a trip the Egyptian Bazaar and New Mosque. The sights and sounds of the above venue were spectacular like the rest of Istanbul. We then followed this with a Bophorus cruise which was splendid. After this we had lunch at a nice restaurant which was of a good quality and ample for a single person - the lunch was better than I expected. We followed this with a short drive to Camlica Hill which gave superb views of Istanbul and photo ops a plenty. Once we did this we went to Dolmabache which was an icing on the cake. In terms of the goods: The venues and structure of programme, the transport facilities, the tour guides excellent knowledge of Dolmabache palace and the food. However, there are a couple of suggestions: i Our 5 year old daughter was a bit thirsty and we asked for the van to be stopped so we could buy some - it was suggested it would take 15 minutes till we reach our next stop - it took 45 minutes so you can well imagine she was not happy ii it would have been nice to have some guided commentary on the bosphorus boat ride as the audio on the boat was not great and iii would have loved some more time in the Dolmabahche Gardens. Overall I would recommended this tour as we really enjoyed our selves. Thanks to istanbul walks and our tour guide.
The first few days were hectic getting used to the traffic and transport system but as we stayed in a very central and vibrant area Sirkeci things just got better. Loved the food, the atmosphere and it was hard going home. The weather was beautiful. I loved Istanbul, wish I could go again soon.
Good day of sightseeng. Need a bit more time in Spice market anf Camlica hill, but considering the traffic, it was an excellent day and covered many interesting and important sites.
This tour gives one a quick overview of the Asian side of the city with a cruise across the Bosphorus Strait. My highlight was the visit to Dolmabahçe Palace which is very rich in captivating history.
Was okay. Hard to understand the guide but she tried. In general was ok
Tour was fantastic. We were not picked up at the hotel as scheduled and missed first stop of the tour
Honestly, the guide on the cruise was more of a distraction from the sites--he did not add much value. For the other locations, you would probably be better off getting private transportation and viewing yourself. The tour was enjoyable, but not amazing.
I do not recommend this company. The guide did not care about the group, on the boat we saw many things we did not know what they are because the guide did not explain and the loudspeaker of the boat were not good enough. 15 minutes at the spice bazaar is a ridiculous short time. No explanation of the view from Camlica Hill, we were alone.
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