Michael M.United States
Harry H.United States
Hanifi took us to additional places in Istanbul that he had selected, on our second layover tour with him. They were all interesting and worth seeing. He was waiting for us at the airport at the agreed upon meeting place. His English is very good, although he said a few words that we had trouble understanding. He has an interesting personality, more forceful and direct than other guides, but not unpleasant or disagreeable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your lovely comment Harry. You know, I like your wife more than I do you :) I am wishing you more 48 year being together. Best wishes from istanbul.
Harry H.United States
Hanifi does not like to stand with the other guides or hold a sign with the client's name, so instead he gave us what he admits were incorrect instructions to meet him at another place at the airport. After an anxious hour, we finally found him. But for this mixup, I would have given him 5 stars. He speaks very good English, is personable, humorous, and knowledgeable. When we go to Turkey again, I will try to book another of his tours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Thank you for your comments. Very sorry for the confusion. It was pleasure to meet you and with your wife.
We had a great experience with Hanifi on the tour he provided. Hanifi was very considerate, and showed us not only the things that he suggested, but also what we wanted. His English skills were great so we could understand him easily, and he was very knowledgable about his city, and the lifestyle of the average Istnabul citizen.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thankyou for your comment. Lots of love from istanbul to you and your wife. Hanifi
Mary DrakeUnited States
Hanifi was amazing. Both fun and informative. It was like spending the day with a wise old friend. We really enjoyed our tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was so lovely to have (Break Fasting) dinner with you.
Marge HechingUnited States
Our layover tour was fantastic! Hanifi is charming and very knowledgeable. His love for Istanbul is infectious.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, It was so much pleasure to do tour with you. All day was fun and enjoy.
Ruby Ann EscasinasPhilippines
Erin LeeserUnited States
Hanifi was wonderful! He was engaging, knowledgeable, and great with our 3 kids. Somehow he managed to fit in several Amazing sights into a few short hours but we never felt rushed. If you will be in Istanbul, this is the guide to request! Erin Leeser
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your lovely words Mrs. Leeser. It was my pleasure.
Chee Leong LimSingapore
A friendly & personal guide who eased the audience with his casual & light-hearted countenance. He was flexible to adjust the itinerary based on the needs of the group, & was also ever patient to explain & clarify, as well as to delays. The tour is highly recommended, though group members should be reminded prior of the amount to pay for several of the entrance fees to be better prepared.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your comment. You are always welcome :)
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with Hanifi. As per the "What's extra" box of that tour, admission and entrance fees are to be paid locally.
Sorry this is so late! I was in Istanbul a year ago and did a tour with Hanifi and it was amazing! Hanifi is a warm and caring person-the perfect type of tour guide. He took me to the Blue Mosque, the Grand Bazar, the Galata tower and showed me part of the old and new city. He structured my tour to the sites that I wanted to see and to my time frame. He took pictures of me and made me feel welcome in Istanbul. If I ever return to Istanbul I will definitely be calling him for another tour!