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Cem went above and beyond my expectations. Having studied history at the University, he was like a library full of knowledge. He knew all the ins and outs of the city, all the shortcuts, and all the highlights to see. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many things in a full day tour. Jampacked, which was exactly what I asked for. We even had time to add on a Bosphorous river cruise. Amazing lunch at a great restaurant at the spice bazaar that did not feel like a typical tourist “kick-back for the tour guide” lunch spot. Truly exceptional. Highly recommended.

Our guide Hikmet Köksal was just great. Not only that he can serve as an instructor for every history teacher, he is also super friendly, speaks perfect German and takes you to places in Istanbul that you would otherwise not see. The restaurants we went to together were also extremely good. If we should make it to Istanbul again, it would always be with Hikmet. So here you really do everything right when you let Hikmet show you the city.

Baris was an awesome guide to have while touring Istanbul. His knowledge of the city and its history went well beyond surface level, and we were able to have many interesting conversations where he answered all of our questions. He was also a very accommodating guide, curating the tour to our interests and questions. I recommended his guidance highly.

It was great and very interesting. Our guide, Murat, knew a lot about all the places we visited. He was very kind and pacient… he answered every question we had and helped translate for us. His Spanish was terrific and we understood him perfectly.

We liked the tour a lot and Mehmet is a very nice person and explained everything with details and answered all our questions every time.