Highlights of Istanbul: 1 or 2-Day Private Guided Tour
- Small group
- Pickup available
- Skip the ticket line
ATAHAN (guide) arrived in good time to meet me at a rather out-of-the-way place that was the meeting point. I was the only one on this tour, which meant that I had a private tour. This tour was very good, both in terms of unusual content and because of Atahan - he was very knowledgeable, generous with his time, highly considerate, and enthusiastic. He showed me everything there was to see, and more to make this a highly memorable experience in a variety of ways. Nothing was too much trouble for him, and it felt as though I was with a friend, with whom I even broke bread that was not part of the tour. Very interesting tour, kind, compassionate, lovely, knowledgeable guide. Special.
Kadir Kucekeren was absolutely fantastic. He is very knowledgeable and we saved lots of time enjoying Istanbul with him. He knows all the secrets to truly enjoy the city in a safe and efficient manner. He personalized our trip to fit our cultural interests - like Süleymaniye Mosque. He is very caring of his guests; he helped my mother up and down the old city steps. He is a true gentleman and I will always be grateful to him for his patience and understanding.
The tour was excellent, and we made it to the Wednesday market in Fatih, the Mosques, city walls and one if the cisterns I’d never seen before. Oguzhan was local, provided a huge amount of local social and historical information that assisted in appreciating the various locals we visited. The length of the tour was perfect. Not only my guide, but the transport and value for money were outstanding.
This is a perfect activity if you want to see the best of Istanbul in a short visit. My guide and photographer Kadir took me around different places by walking and taking the tram. Aside from the rich history, we enjoyed some turkish ice cream, tea and chestnuts sold everywhere in the area. 10/10 would recommend to take this tour with Kadir.
Knowledgeable and friendly guide with good English. I’ve had guides in past who show you where good photo opportunities are and offer to take photos, but this did not happen on this tour. Otherwise he was great. He was accommodating to what we wanted to see and we had a good day! He also got us cheap skip the line tickets.