Traveler Ratings of Private Tours In Istanbul-Turkey by Tour Guide Hanifi

Hanifi
  Istanbul-Turkey
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Aftab Choudrie

United States
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Tour: #55612, One and Half Day Istanbul Private Tour, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jan 2/20

Theodore Stathos

United States
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Tour: #50038, Two Days Istanbul Private Tour, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Dec 15/19

A wonderful, knowledgeable, friendly guide who obviously loves his country and his job as a guide. Took the time to personalize our tour. Extremely accommodating, great personality, and easy to tour with. Highly recommend.

Sebastien Louis

Japan
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Tour: #38725, Three Days Istanbul Private Tour, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Nov 5/19

Any human being with a sliver of curiosity will appreciate Istanbul, be captivated by it, admire it. But what Hanifi will do is set you on course to loving this magnificent city. Through his passion, knowledge, enthusiasm, patience, humour and good heartedness, he will inspire you, get you in the Istanbul state of mind and help you forge long-lasting memories. One thing to keep in mind though, you will most probably want to come back!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your beautiful words. It is hard to reply sometimes. This time Rumi Came to help me with its lovely philosophy. For me his words are gifts to everyone. Here you are… >If someone asks, but what is love? Answer, dissolving the will. True freedom come to those who escape the question of freewill and fate.< RUMI

Marie Nicholson

Australia
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Tour: #28421, Four Days Istanbul Private Tour, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Oct 11/19

Hanifi was an amazing guide nothing was too much trouble very knowledgeable and fun to be with

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comment Marie. It was so pleasure to be with you.

Hei Oi Chik

HONG KONG, Hong Kong
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Tour: #38725, Private 3 Days Tour, Most part of the city of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Oct 5/19

Mr Hanifi is an experienced guide, very knowledgeable, friendly and flexible in responding to our requests and interests. We're glad to have him as our guide for 3 days and would definitely hope to have him as our guide again in our next trip in Turkey.

Jane Saw

Malaysia
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Tour: #38725, Private 3 Days Tour, Most part of the city of Istanbul-Jane Saw, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Oct 1/19

Mr Hanifi is an excellent guide. Very friendly and easy to communicate with. Excellent explanation of the places we went. So glad to have him as our guide for 3 days and I would definitely recommend to everyone and would hope to have him as my guide in my future trips here. Thank you so much.

Vinod S.

United States
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Tour: #38725, Private 3 Days Tour, Most part of the city of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Sep 14/19

Hanifi is an excellent tour guide. We had an amazing time. He was very knowledgeable, friendly and kind. It was wonderful to see the beautiful sights of Istanbul but more importantly to learn about the culture, customs and faith of the Turkish people. The itinerary was perfect! We enjoyed every minute of our visit and returned home with many wonderful memories.

Robert Millwee

United States
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Tour: #50038, Two Days Istanbul Private Tour for Robert Millwee, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Aug 30/19

Hanifi was outstanding! Each day he arrived on time and very patient. We loved that he was very helpful and always in a good mood. We saw everything listed on the itineraries, as well as a few additional requests. He was also helpful with shopping and photographs. We had a wonderful time in Istanbul and recommend Hanifi highly for any tour there!

Robert Toyoda

United States
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Tour: #38726, Istanbul Highlights Walking with a private tour guide., Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Aug 29/19

Hanifi definitely deserves a 5+ star rating. We took the one day Istanbul highlights walking tour. He is an exceptional guide, very charming and knowledgeable and full of details on the history of the sites. He knows the quickest ways to get into the mosques and museums, saving us lots of time. We thoroughly enjoyed his company (and singing) and would definitely recommend him to others.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your lovely comments. You are always welcome.

Bruce Perkins

United States
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Tour: #50038, Istanbul Private Tour for Bruce Perkins, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Aug 20/19

Hanifi was an exceptionally great guide. He is cheerful and fun to be around -- the man sings while he works! Hanifi has a true love of Istanbul and is joyful in his descriptions and stories. We had one day and he took us to the Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome, the Basilica Cistern, the Islamic Museum of Art, the Sulemaniye Mosque and Pierlotti hill. The tour flowed and he understood the pace we wanted. He also took us to a great lunch. We will hire him again when we return.

Christian Hyldahl

Denmark
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Tour: #38726, Istanbul Highlights Walking with a private tour guide., Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Aug 18/19

We were very happy with our tour 5 STARS !

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your rating.

Aleisha Ruske

New Zealand
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Tour: #38725, Three Days Istanbul Private Tour, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jul 9/19

Thank you so much Hanifi for a wonderful three days in Istanbul. Our family had such a marvellous time seeing the city for the first time. The tour was very informative and went seemlessly. Hanifi was such a wealth of knowledge and is so charming and kind. We stopped at great places to eat to enjoy local food, and managed to skip all the lines at all the sites too. Truly the best way to see Istanbul! Teşekkür ederim.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Aleisha, Thank you for your lovely comment. It was good to be with you and with your family. You are always welcome. Whenever you need I would be happy to assist you. My best wishes to you. Hanifi

Maximo Haddad

Mexico
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Tour: #38725, Three Days Istanbul Private Tour, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jul 4/19

He is a great person and a great guide. He will really show you Istambul. He is very knowlageble and acommodating to any needs. I can recommend him without any doubt. He is great with kids and elderly people.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Maximo, You have a great family. I am wishing you a happy long life. I am sending my love to all your family too “The soul has been given it’s own ears to hear things the mind does not understand.” Rumi Hanifi

Jose Rolando Varela Garza

United States
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Tour: #23117, Layover Guide Istanbul - private tour, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jun 22/19

We spent 24 hours in Istanbul and the tour prepared by Hanifi was outstanding. We were a party of 8, with only few hours for the tour. Our plane arrived late so Hanifi was able to arrange a fantastic visit to the main sites of Istambul, including the Haiga Sophia, Blue Mosque, Cisterns, Hipodrome, Bazar and next day a boat tour around the city. The boat and the van arranged by Hanifi were beautiful and above expectations. Hanifi knows the city very well. Great conversation and restaurante recommendation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Jose, Thank you for your lovely words. It was a pleasure to be with you. I will send it to you as soon as I have time. Hanifi

Kamran Malik

United Kingdom
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Tour: #46481, Highlights of Istanbul Private Tour (Full day around 7 hours), Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jun 19/19

Amazing tour - Hanifi was really friendly, helped skip the queues and was able to give us really good recommendations for dinner and local Hamams that were less than half the price of the ones on the main streets. We are going to use him again when we are back in a few months!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your lovely comment.

Gregory Solcher

United States
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Tour: #50038, Two Days Istanbul Private Tour, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jun 8/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your rating.

Bradley Keen

United States
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Tour: #38726, Istanbul Highlights Walking with a private tour guide., Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jun 1/19

Hanifi was a wonderful guide and was a great with our toddler son.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your lovely comment.

Neal Weinstein

Scotttsdale, AZ, United States
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Tour: #38725, Three Days Istanbul Private Tour, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: May 26/19

What a fantastic guide. Hanifi gave us a real good feel for Istanbul. And Yes it is very safe.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your lovely comment.

Cameron Taylor

United Kingdom
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Tour: #38726, Istanbul Highlights Walking with a private tour guide., Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: May 13/19

Hanifi provided an informative, perfectly-paced and entertaining tour for us, giving an excellent introduction to the city of Istanbul and the hospitality of its people. Our party of four - two older adults and two young adults - spent an enjoyable day in Hanifi's company and would highly recommend him to anyone wanting a personalised, and personality-filled, tour of the beautiful historic heart of Istanbul.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, Thank you for your lovely comments. It was pleasure to be with you. I am looking forward to read your Book Macbeth. Best wishes from istanbul.

Hon Yan Mok

United States
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Tour: #28421, Private Four Days Istanbul Tour, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: May 2/19

Hanifi is a kind and knowledgeable person. He knows Istanbul inside and out and you will be in great hands while you are with him. He took us to all of the traditional tourist spots, but because we had four days with him we were also able to enjoy the local flavor. I don't believe we would have enjoyed Istanbul as much as we did without him. You won't be disappointed if you choose him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Brandon, Thank you for your kind words. I had pleasure being with you. When you were here you might realized how Istanbul safe. ;) My best wishes from istanbul. Hanifi

Serhat Pala

United States
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Tour: #104976, Private Customized Tours For Istanbul; Design As You Wish, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Apr 18/19

Our Istanbul Tour was great fun with Hanifi. He is funny, genuine and very knowledgable. I would recommend Hanifi to anyone that is looking to have a great time while learning about the local culture and history. He also have great suggestions on what shops to visit, what restaurants to eat and how to skip lines. He is also great with Kids, which makes things even better!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merhaba Serhat bey, Thank you for your lovely words. It was pleasure to meet your lovely family. Hanifi

Chelsea Rehman

United States
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Tour: #46481, Private Highlights-of-Istanbul Tour (Full day around 7 hours), Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Apr 15/19

Our tour was most certainly a 5/5 * rating for Hanifi. He was right on top and communication was easy with him. He led us around at our own pace and never rushed us. He was incredibly friendly and welcoming and full of information. I would most definitely book with Hanifi in the future. Signed, A very happy American tourist.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Chalsea, Thank you for your lovely comments. It was pleasure to be with you. Your small boy is so cute. Hope he didn't get called after our tour. My best wishes from istanbul. Hanifi

Stewart Gray

United Kingdom
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Tour: #38725, Private 3 Days Tour, Most part of the city of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Apr 1/19

Hanifi was absolutely superb throughout our 3 days with him in awal April 2019. We didn't plan anything left it to him and he arrested at our hotel to show our party of 8 around the city. He was highly knowledgable , interesting and engaging. We jumped all the queues with his prepaid tickets and there was a great mini bus and driver included . Thanks Hanifi very much we all enjoyed your company and all the laughs we had together !

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words and comment. It was fun and enjoyable to do tour with you. :) Hanifi

Michael Mack

United States
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Tour: #46481, Private Highlights-of-Istanbul Tour (Full day around 7 hours), Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Mar 30/19

Just the best tour of Istanbul possible. Highly recommend Hanifi without reservation

Nedina Fikic

Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Tour: #50038, Two Days Istanbul Private Tour, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Mar 16/19

I would highly recommend this tour and guide. We hade three children with us and it when ok. Guide Hanifi was great, he understood our needs with children and gave us much better tour then we could imagine.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comments and lovely words. Keep your family happy and healthy.

Michael M.

United States
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Tour: #23117, Layover Guide Istanbul - private tour, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Mar 9/19

Michelle Correll

United States
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Tour: #38725, Private 3 Days Tour, Most part of the city of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Feb 25/19

I can't say enough good things about Hanifi and our 3-day tour with him. There was no question that he didn't know the answer to. And he has a wonderful sense of humor, and his English is perfect. Hanifi was also very accommodating with adjusting our tour at the last minute when my mom sprained her ankle and ended up in a wheelchair the night we arrived. He insisted on pushing her wheelchair for us all 3 days and took such good care of her. I travel a lot, and Hanifi is the best tour guide I've ever had.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I had a great time with you. Thank you for your kind Words and rating. My best wishes from Istanbul

Joseph Suarez

United States
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Tour: #50038, Two days Istanbul Private tour, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Dec 29/18

I am so happy I booked a 2 Day Private Tour with Hanifi Y. He is incredibly personable, knowledgeable and made the tour fun and informative. A great perk of using a pro-tour guide, is that we barely had to wait in any lines. We always were ushered to the front. I was able to spend as much or little time as I wanted at each site. When I was done, we moved on. Hanifi was a great guide made a lot if information, easily digestible. I HIGHLY recommend Hanifi to guide you through Istanbul!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your lovely comment Joseph. It was pleasure to be your guide in istanbul. I had very good day with you. Last vegan lunch was incredible. Wishing you happy and healthy life without stress :) Hanifi

Osama Al-Maadeed

Qatar
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Tour: #10808, Private Guided Tour of Bosphorus by Local Ferry and Dolmabahce Palace, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Dec 1/18

Hanifi was an expert tour guide who adapted the tour to my previous knowledge. He's a really nice guy who explains history in an easy to understand way. He was amazing!

Elie Nasr

Lebanon
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Tour: #46481, Private Highlights-of-Istanbul Tour (Full day around 7 hours), Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Nov 23/18

5 stars!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comment.