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My Local Guide - Istanbul

Istanbul 34400, Turkey
+90 534 200 55 65
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EXCELLENT "Istanbul Heritage" walking tour !

I chose the Istanbul Heritage walking tour as I wanted to see another facet of the fantastic city... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
ludo70525
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London, United Kingdom
Best way to know the city

I booked Secrets of Istanbul (half day walking tour). My friend and I enjoyed this tour in our... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Ester D
via mobile
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See the local places and local faces of Turkey with My Local Guide Istanbul. Istanbul is a melting pot of European and Asian influences, a mix of the traditional and modern worlds and the best way to explore the city is with My Local Guide Istanbul. Immerse yourself in the heart and soul of the only city in the world that crosses two continents. Walk in the mazes of local streets, visit hidden historic destinations, drink tea with the locals and taste the rich and flavoursome cuisine of the region. My Local Guide Istanbul, with five years experience in leading tours for english-speaking International travellers, offers tours designed and delivered by local people with a passion for Turkey and travel. We specialise in tours for the independent traveller who likes to walk side by side with the locals and explore places that are not easy to discover on your own.
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“private tour” (58 reviews)
“baklava” (40 reviews)
“walking tour” (41 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Sultanahmet
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+90 534 200 55 65

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I chose the Istanbul Heritage walking tour as I wanted to see another facet of the fantastic city of Istanbul. I picked mylocalguide as their walking tour was interesting & seemed to suit me best on how to spend an afternoon off the tourist trail....More

Thank ludo70525
mylocalguideistanbul, General Manager at My Local Guide - Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you very much for you lovely review. We love to hear how much you enjoyed your tour with Salih who is in love with his job. He is a good at in every different level of knowledge such history, iconography, local cuisine and more....More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I booked Secrets of Istanbul (half day walking tour). My friend and I enjoyed this tour in our first day in the city. Mehmet, our tour guide, showed us the most touristic places but also the non common places you would go. Mehmet was really...More

Thank Ester D
mylocalguideistanbul, General Manager at My Local Guide - Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review Ester. We are glad that you liked Mehmet's honest, friendly and professional guiding. We love to take our guests to non touristy restaurant where they get the real local taste. We hope to see you travel with My Local...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very good experience with Salih's Walking Tour in Istanbul. He is very knowledgeable and fun guy who gave us a good tour and review of the city. He even went outside of the standard itinerary to give us a unique Turkish adventure....More

Thank Peter S
mylocalguideistanbul, General Manager at My Local Guide - Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for this nice review Peter. We love the way Salih can go outside the itinerary for the convenience of his clients as that comes for first. We hope to see you traveling with My Local Guide Istanbul again in the future.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first time in istanbul me and my friend. We wanted to see istanbul from a different view and engage more with the local life. Everything was professional and organized as we chose the istanbul heritage afternoon walk. We met our great guide,...More

Thank Rasha S
mylocalguideistanbul, General Manager at My Local Guide - Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Rasha, Thank you for this lovely review. We are glad to see that you had fabulous time enjoyed with Yunus Emre during Istanbul Heritage tour. Thank you for choosing to travel with My Local guide Istanbul. We hope to see you in istabul again.

Reviewed 11 September 2017

I booked The Taste of Two Continents Evening Food Tour and could not be more happy with my experience! I was the only one booked the evening of my tour, but my guide, Yunus, still took me around Istanbul on my own private tour! We...More

Thank Kevin T
mylocalguideistanbul, General Manager at My Local Guide - Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review Kevin. We really appreciate all our clients who take their time and write reviews even we know that is not and eas my thing to do after the vacation end. Yes, we always run tours even when only one...More

Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

We did the The Ultimate Old Istanbul Tour (full day private tour). We did this on our 1st day in Turkey. Great introduction to the city that hit everything you want. Yunus was our guide. He was great. Knowledgeable, likable, and professional. He tailored it...More

2  Thank MarcBaschetti
mylocalguideistanbul, General Manager at My Local Guide - Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Thank you for taking your time to write this nice review. We are glad to see that you were happy with the service from Yunus and our team offered to you. We love the way that Yunus can talk about anything about Turkey and he...More

Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Evening food tour across both European and Asia continents of Istanbul. Had a great time with guide Salih who is very knowledgeable and friendly. By the end of the night we were discussing everything under the sun like 2 good friends. Definitely recommended!More

2  Thank holeybaloney
mylocalguideistanbul, General Manager at My Local Guide - Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017

Thank you for taking your time to write this lovely review. Our guides like to give the feeling of being friend rather then just a guide. And when they do that, they also don't forget that they're your guide and they need to do their...More

Reviewed 4 August 2017

We had such a great tour with Yunus. He took us all around the old city, and was really friendly and knowledgeable. We were really impressed with this knowledge of world history. Awesome Tour.More

2  Thank andd_ff
mylocalguideistanbul, General Manager at My Local Guide - Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thank you for taking your time to write this nice review. It is a great feeling for us to to receive your feedback and hear that you enjoyed your tour with lovely Yunus. He is an expert and loves what he does. We hope to...More

Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

We highly recommend this tour guide service. Our trip was made easier because of their services. First of all, my husband and I called Salih the founder of the company from San Francisco to discuss our trip. Instantly he emailed us and was prompt and...More

2  Thank Sadash
mylocalguideistanbul, General Manager at My Local Guide - Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Thank you for this lovely review Sadash. Yes, being with us is not only learning from the guide but our guide also manage to take in the to sities with skipping all the long tourist lines. Yunus is also a food expert besides being a...More

Reviewed 25 July 2017

My Local Guide is extremely well run. Communciation pre tour with Mehmet was effieicnt and helpful. Yunus was our guide - he speaks first class English and is clearly extremely knowledgeable about all the places we visited. These tours are not inexpensive but you get...More

Thank Emily B
mylocalguideistanbul, General Manager at My Local Guide - Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Hello Emily, Thank you for taking your time to write this lovely review. We are glad that you were happy with our service we provided for you. Istanbul is a lovely city which help us to achieve our clients' expectations. Thank you for choosing us...More

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drukrina
13 August 2017|
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Response from mylocalguideistanbul | Property representative |
Hello Drukrjna, We have tours in two different ways: 1.) We have tours depart daily with smal groups of 4-6 people from our meeting point. These tour are rasonable for single travelers to keep the tour prices low. 2.) We... More
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glynda51
26 March 2017|
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Response from mylocalguideistanbul | Property representative |
Hello Glynda51, We are a small travel agent whicn run tours only in Istanbul. Unfortunately, we don't organize the tour in your request list. Please check our website of My Local Guide Istanbul and see you can see the... More
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jmholt21
31 December 2016|
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Response from mylocalguideistanbul | Property representative |
Hello Balarat, yes we have tours available all year round. Tour details and prices are abailable on our website My Local Guide Istanbul.
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