Janver HollyUnited States
Aykut was wonderful! He took us around to everything and made it so easy to travel around together in Istanbul. He tailored our trip when he realized we wanted to see a few different things. That was very much appreciated. The lunch spots he took us to were absolutely delicious, and we felt like we were eating with locals. Definitely will be sharing his name with family and friends. We are also hoping he comes to visit us one day in our hometown and stay with us!
Thanks to our guide Aykut I and my friend had really beautiful days in Istambul. Very involved, professional, kind and very helpful. Always ready to answer questions, with great knowledge about history and culture not only Turkish. Very well organized according to itinerary but with some very lovely surprises especially nice restaurants :), many interesting short stories and tidbits. If you trust Aykut you will have a very interesting stay in Istambul, for sure:))).
Stuart WalkerUnited Kingdom
Excellent three day tour of the fascinating history and culture of Istanbul. We saw and experienced so much more thanks to the efficient, knowledgeable and engaging tour provided by Aykut. Tours started promptly as planned from our rented apartment and made great use of the Istanbul transport system. A busy three days exploring the European and Asian sides of the city. Excellent lunch stops at good value local restaurants. We finished our tour with a Turkish bath and a final bosphorus ferry ride.
Hilary SegalUnited States
perfect. As seasoned travelers who use private guides frequently we have very high expectations. Aykut lived up to all of our expectations. For 3 days he showed us Istanbul. The classic and off the path sites and markets. He is very knowledgeable and have great sense of humor. I will highly recommend Aykut to my friends and family.
Wendy AlfieroUnited States
James BraddockHOUSTON, TX, United States
Aykut "Ike" was our family's guide for 2 days in Istanbul. Our party was comprised of 2 adults and 2 young professionals. Ike did a wonderful job of planning our itinerary. I felt like we saw the historical sights as well as modern-day Turkey. The cruise down the Bosphorus Strait was a highlight, as well as drinks on a rooftop bar with fantastic views. When we went to the Spice Market, Ike directed us to the stalls with the products we wanted. Because of Ike, we left with a fondness for the kind Turks.
Charles CrawfordUnited States
My wife and I toured Istanbul for 3 days with Aykut. He was flexibile with our preferences, making adjustments for time and interests that suited us. We covered a LOT of ground by foot, taxi, bus, tram, subway and ferry, which kept things interesting. He helped us try lots of Turkish foods and gave good recommendations for when we were on our own. Aytuk is really proud of Turkey's rich history and is a strong spokesman for his country. We would readily recommend him to other travelers.