Traveler Ratings for Private Tour in Istanbul, Turkey by Tour Guide Hanifi

Tour: Explore the most famous parts of the Ottoman and Roman sights.

Hanifi
  Istanbul, Turkey
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Alan Ernst

United States
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Tour: Egyptian Bazaar-Hagia Sophia-Topkapi Palace-Blue Mosque-Hippodrome-Basilica Cistern, Istanbul, Turkey
Date: Oct 19/14

So much culture and history in Istanbul that to get the most enjoyment of the experience requires a true professional guide and we believe there is none better than Hanifi. He lead our group of six at our pace and his presentation exhibited his knowledge of the extensive history. His sense of humor was an added treat! Highly recommended by our group of six.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your beautifu┼č words. Here is gift for you from Poet Rumi It might make your day better :) A Star Without a Name When a baby is taken from the wet nurse, it easily forgets her and starts eating solid food. Seeds feed awhile on ground, then lift up into the sun. So you should taste the filtered light and work your way toward wisdom with no personal covering. That's how you came here, like a star without a name. Move across the night sky with those anonymous lights. RUMI

Peggy Lessinger

United States
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Tour: Egyptian Bazaar-Hagia Sophia-Topkapi Palace-Blue Mosque-Hippodrome-Basilica Cistern, Istanbul, Turkey
Date: Sep 21/14

Hanifi was certainly knowledgable and his sense of humor added to our perfect day. He paid attention to our interests and I highly recommend him for any size group or any age.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you for your lovely words.

Douglas Reich

United States
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Tour: Egyptian Bazaar-Hagia Sophia-Topkapi Palace-Blue Mosque-Hippodrome-Basilica Cistern, Istanbul, Turkey
Date: Sep 2/14

What a great tour guide. Hanifi was on time, knew his subject matter and had a greta personality. He was fluent in English. When we changed some of the itinerary at the last moment he didn't get flustered and recommended a great alternative. Would use him again in a heartbeat. Thanks for a great tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you for your lovly words.

Natalie Gerringer

United Kingdom
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Tour: Egyptian Bazaar-Hagia Sophia-Topkapi Palace-Blue Mosque-Hippodrome-Basilica Cistern, Istanbul, Turkey
Date: Apr 9/14

Hanifi was waiting for us as we got off the ship and was eager to start the tour. He knew the area well and was able to bypass any line we would have to wait in. He encouraged the 7 kids with us, to ask questions and they did. He answered them with enthusiasm each time. We had a packed schedule and he made it work with our party of 12. He took us to a lovely cafe where they a lady was making the flatbread we ordered to eat. The kids loved it. Hanifi was a fantastic and well informed guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: hi Natalie Thank you for youjr lovely words.

Becky Matthews

Canada
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Tour: Egyptian Bazaar-Hagia Sophia-Topkapi Palace-Blue Mosque-Hippodrome-Basilica Cistern, Istanbul, Turkey
Date: Aug 28/12

Hanifi is a wonderful guide. He has a deep knowledge of the city and is fun to spend time with. We saw the Agia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and a variety of other sites with him, and he made them truely come alive. The great bonus is that he gives so much depth to the experience of Istanbul because he is so fully engaged with his tourists and with the subject. Worth every cent. Thanks Hanifi (pronounced "honey fee")

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks for your lovely words. You are also worth to be togather and share the city istanbul.

David L.

Norcross, GA, United States
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Tour: Egyptian Bazaar-Hagia Sophia-Topkapi Palace-Blue Mosque-Hippodrome-Basilica Cistern, Istanbul, Turkey
Date: Jun 8/12

An awesome day in a wonderful city with a terrific guide. Hanifi paced things well for our group of 7, ranging in age from 15 - 70s. He has a wealth of knowledge about many significant cultural sites and he's able to communicate it in an engaging way. He was the only guide to sit with us during a meal and we enjoyed his food suggestions, casual conversation and recommendations of Turkish authors for the readers in our group. Highest rating, all around.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow, I think I will ask more money from travellers after these beautiful words :). Thank you for your kind and beautiful words. I love my job and sharing information with a lovely knowledgeable people is always best. All my best wishes from Istanbul you.

Gabrielle Walsh

Switzerland
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Tour: Egyptian Bazaar-Hagia Sophia-Topkapi Palace-Blue Mosque-Hippodrome-Basilica Cistern, Istanbul, Turkey
Date: Oct 20/11

We really saw all of the top sights in the Old City on this tour. We did not feel rushed and enjoyed a leisurely lunch. At the end of the day it was great to jump on the bus and be driven back to our hotel. Hanifi is a really friendly and knowledgeable guide. We were really impressed and decided to book a second tour with him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: :) Thanks for your nice words. You are very beautiful family.

Vanette Fontenette

United States
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Tour: Egyptian Bazaar-Hagia Sophia-Topkapi Palace-Blue Mosque-Hippodrome-Basilica Cistern, Istanbul, Turkey
Date: Jul 23/11

Hanifi gave us an extensive tour of Istanbul. We had a large group with a variety of ages and needs (ages 9-80). Hanifi adjusted the tour speed and itinerary as needed. He was very personable and knowledgable. Great experience!

Lena Wong

Canada
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Tour: Egyptian Bazaar-Hagia Sophia-Topkapi Palace-Blue Mosque-Hippodrome-Basilica Cistern, Istanbul, Turkey
Date: Feb 20/11

Hanifi was very knowledgeable with a good sense of humour. We called him our Richard Gere as he had that star quality. He was flexible with all our requests to change things and went our of his way to return a walkie talkie that one of us left on the bus.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your lovely words LENA I try to do my best. I wish you the best.