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Tour Guide Ali Yalniz - Private Day Tours

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Address: Divanyolu Caddesi | Binbirdirek Ishani, No:15, Office: 113, Istanbul 34153, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 532 427 2244
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Compared to your typical guide who simply 'transport' you to the hot...

Compared to your typical guide who simply 'transport' you to the hot tourist spots, our tour service is unique in the sense that we will enthrall you with historical snippets at every major point of interest. As I have studied Christianity, Archaeology, history, mythology (as well as other related subjects) I can help you understand our diverse history and culture. My individual approach comes from a keen sense of reality (and humour) and aims to be friendly, informative, and entertaining, with stories and conversation to illustrate the many facets of this richly varied and fascinating country..

I am a licensed tour-guide and a travel agent with over 25 years experience. When you book a tour with us; in addition to what is mentioned above You will also be eating at typical Turkish restaurants serving authentic food for lunch and we will show you all the reliable places for shopping hand-made rugs,Turkish Jewellery, leather bags, jackets, ceramics, Quartz tiles, Turkish Delight, Saffron, Baklava etc.

As soon as we receive a request you will be contacted within 24 hours.

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Layover tour of Istanbul with Ali has us planning a return visit

My husband and I were returning to the US after two weeks in Sri Lanka and since we had an 8 hr layover in Istanbul wanted to see as much of the city as we could in a short time... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I were returning to the US after two weeks in Sri Lanka and since we had an 8 hr layover in Istanbul wanted to see as much of the city as we could in a short time. My husband found Ali on TripAdvisor and scheduled a day tour with him...a leap of faith that paid off handsomely.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked Ali to take us around in Instanbul to see, hear about and not least taste the culture. It was a fabulous day - Ali is very knowledgable and he gave us such an awesome experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

I read all about Ali on Trip advisor and was thrilled when he emailed me right back to set up an appointment for a city tour and rug shopping for our day in Istanbul. Boy did we hit the jackpot! He arrived on time and we loved him immediately. We were very specific on what we were looking for in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

When our cruise ship cancelled the port of Istanbul we were please to find that Ali could provide a tour of Ephesus out of Kusadaski for our group of six .We had a great day with his guide Ozan in spite of the very hot weather. Ephesus was wonderful and the lunch very nice. Ozan took great care of us... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Ali lives up to his reputation: Knowledgeable, Honest, Flexible, and a Pleasure to spend the day with. I highly recommend him as a guide.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

I'd found a wonderful review about Ali online (before Tripadvisor - I had to choose Sep 2015 as Tripadvisor restricts the dates). I had to contact the reviewer in order to get Ali's contact. I was not very trustful but, for some strange reason, made the contact with her and booked with Ali. I was going to stay with friends... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

With Ali as our guide we saw and heard about Istanbul: its history, its people, its cultural heritage. What a colorful and beautiful city! I still can't believe and will never forget all we saw in the short time of three- plus days, including a delightful tour down the Bosphorus in a luxurious yacht with a Captain who even gave... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

We spent two weeks in Greece this past April, and as our flight on Turkish Airlines took us through Istanbul, we decided to add a day and a half in that city at the end of our trip. We booked a private tour with Ali, selecting him on the basis of reviews we'd seen on Trip Advisor. As previous reviewers... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Since we are not the worldliest of travelers and were a little hesitant about being on our own in Istanbul, we wanted the comfort of a local guide and found Ali through Tripadvisor. You may be thinking timid Americans, and to a certain extent, we were. But, Ali eliminated all anxiety. We felt completely comfortable everywhere we went. It was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Like others, we (my husband and I, accompanied by our 15 year old son) arranged Ali as our guide based on the extremely good Trip Advisor reviews (thanks Trip Advisor). We spent three days with him in Istanbul which were just brilliant and there was nothing in the itinerary that we weren't fully appreciative of having done. As our time... More 

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