Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Istanbul Turkey by Tour Guide Necdet A. (Guide #3747)


Kevin Surace

United States
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Tour: #46078, Half Day Istanbul Private Walking Tour, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: May 4/18

My actual guide got sick but his friend, who is another professional guide, covered for him. He was great teamwork with as I had only 3.5 hours to cover 12 hours of sites. He was knowledgeable and happy to accommodate.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you

E Francesca Peel

NORWOOD, SA, Australia
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Tour: Two days Istanbul Private tour, Istanbul, Turkey
Date: Oct 13/17

Necceit was kind enough to fill in at the last moment for the guide we had booked with had a family crisis and was unable to do the tour. We like Necceit and he was very flexible in accommodating us with what we wanted to do. This included him finding us lots of coffee stops at places which sold expresso. He was extremely knowledgeable and also very willing to talk about the culture and events in Turkey today. He knew where to find the cheap eats where the food was safe to eat, yummy and inexpensive.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words. I had very great time with you All the best Necdet

Ally Mitchell

United Kingdom
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Tour: #28859, Full Day Private Prince's Island Tour, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Oct 8/17

A fantastic day accompanied by a very knowledgable, interesting and companiable guide. Thank you Necdet for a wonderful day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind words. Always I remember you with lots of wonderful memories

Mark Leopold

United States
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Tour: #46078, Half Day Istanbul Private Walking Tour, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jun 19/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you

Justine C.

United States
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Tour: #46078, Half Day Istanbul Private Tour and Transfers From Airport, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jan 28/16

I had a long layover in Istanbul, so I booked an early morning tour of the Blue Mosque, Ayasofya and underground cisterns. Despite the extremely early hour and the cold weather, Necdet was extremely cheerful and accommodating. I very much appreciated this tour and I highly recommend Necdet!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words. it was a different experience to guide you in early morning and I liked it too much :)

Nadine Genesius

United States
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Tour: #124279, Half Day Bosphorus Tour by Boat, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Oct 7/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for rating.

William Dungan

United States
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Tour: Istanbul Old-City Walking Tour (8 Hours) - Skip the lines!, Istanbul, Turkey
Date: Oct 3/15

Necdet was absolutely the best. Highest rating. We had a great day with him. He not only has Knowledge, he has humor and patience. You are blessed to have him on your team.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words. it was a great pleasure to guide you in istanbul.

Michael Schroeder

United States
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Tour: Two and Half Day Byzantine Heritage Tour, Istanbul, Turkey
Date: Aug 20/15

The best thing about my two plus days in Istanbul was to choose to work with Necdet. I wanted to delve into the existing Byzantine churches and architecture still extant in Istanbul. Necdet worked with me prior to my arriving in Istanbul to set up an agenda and route to encompass all of the sites which we could possibly see. We had a great time unraveling the many historical and architectural layers of Byzantium/Constantinople/Istanbul. Necdet is an awesome guide and person. I highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words, I had very good time with you and known a perfect person in my life. All the best for you

Carl Levine

United States
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Tour: #25275, Full Day Bosphorus Tour by Boat, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jul 4/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much

Steven LeVine

United States
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Tour: #25178, A half day and a full day tour in istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jun 20/15

The very best part of my Istanbul trip was my guide by my side.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind words

Hisham Howege

Libya
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Tour: Istanbul Deluxe, Istanbul, Turkey
Date: Jun 13/15

We had a really interesting and amazing day with Necdet, he was really knowledgeable with Istanbul's history and showed us many sites information during the tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind words.

Janet W Smith

United States
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Tour: #46078, Half Day Istanbul Classic Walking Tour, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jun 6/15

Necdet is a very nice young man, however I had a few issues about his tour giving style. His badge was in his pocket, not displayed, and in the hotel lobby as I waited for him, he didn't approach me and it was lucky I found him. I understand the different bathing habits of the area's culture, however as a tour guide working closely with people, it was unfortunate that Necdet hadn't bathed recently. Necdet had wonderful knowledge of Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque, and we appreciated his help.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comment. Sorry about that and I will pay more attention about them in next tours.

Helen MacArthur

Australia
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Tour: #46078, Half Day Istanbul Classic Walking Tour, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: May 20/15

Necdet was a very good guide and coped very well with our large group. He was very patient with us as our group was quite diverse in age and fitness. We appreciated his knowledge of Turkish and Istanbul history and culture. One of the highlights was his explanation of the ritual of Islamic prayer in the mosque. Thank you for a great tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words.

Sidney Mendelsohn

United States
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Tour: #46078, Half Day Istanbul Classic Walking Tour, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Dec 21/14

Timothy Vicente

United States
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Tour: #46078, A classic city tour, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Nov 1/14

We only had a half day in Istanbul and Necdet did a fabulous job in getting us to everything we requested. Talk about a "drive by Tour". This was it! The content of the tour was a five and due to our time limitations the custom nature of the tour was magnificent. That is the good news The big drawback was our inability to understand 80% of what Necdet was saying. He really needs to improve his command of the English language.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I have been guiding for seven years. Nearly 99 percent of my clients had been pleased about my language and knowledge. Maybe because of accent we could not understand each other. Anyway however I will improve my language to make my clients happier!

Larry Potter

United States
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Tour: #25275, Full Day Bosphorus Cruise Tour, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jul 27/14

The tour guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. I did find it a bit difficult to hear him as his voice was a low. His english was very good.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you

Mark Loriz

United States
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Tour: Ottoman and Byzantine highlights, Istanbul, Turkey
Date: Jun 4/14

Mr. Necdet was at the pier waiting for us. He was very courteous and went over various ways we could do to see most of the highlights of Istambul. He was very thorough with his explanations and gave us ample time to absorb the details. Istambul is a lovely city and we were introduced to it in the greatest way! We all left wanting to see more. Perhaps another time! Great!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your all kind words

Daniel D.

Canada
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Tour: #46078, Half Day Istanbul Classic Tour, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Mar 17/14

Necdet was amazing! I had very limited time in Istanbul during an airport stopover. Necdet was flexible (agreeing to start the tour very early in the day,) and accommodating (ensuring I saw the few specific things I felt I absolutely MUST see in Istanbul) and did all with good humour and patience. I also really appreciate his knowledge of Turkish and Istanbul history and culture. One of the highlights was his explanation of the ritual of Islamic prayer in the mosque. I can't wait for my next visit!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your all kind words

Stephanie Overman

United States
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Tour: #25178, Full Day Istanbul Classic Tour, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Sep 13/13

We were so happy with our tour and tour guide! He was so accommodating as we had our 4 children with us. He was patient, flexible, kind, and very knowledgeable. When we asked to go to an additional place he arranged a car to pick us up from our current location. We would do it again, which I believe says a lot! Thank you! Thank you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your all kind words.

James Kelly

Australia
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Tour: #46078, Half Day Istanbul Classic Tour, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Sep 12/13

Necdet is knowledgeable guide with good English and was very accommodating in letting us vary the start time of tour etc. Tour of Hagia Sophie was interesting and fun - the only downside was when he asked if we would like to see some Traditional craft and then found ourselves in a carpet selling salesroom for the next 45 minutes of our paid tour!! Very persistent salesman - we of course declined to buy but left us with a bit of a bad feeling as not something we should have to contend with on private tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your words

Elizabeth Phillips

United States
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Tour: Whirling Dervish Tour, Istanbul, Turkey
Date: Aug 29/13

The plan was for Necdet to pick us up at our hotel to take us to the whirling dervishes by taxi. Unfortunately the time had been changed (from 8pm), so we had to go in the middle of rush hour. The traffic was totally jammed, so we got out and walked for about 30 minutes to get there. The good part was that Necdet called, and the start was delayed until we arrived. Not his fault, but because of this we also missed having a good explanation/discussion of the meaning of the ritual.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you

Debora Duckett (Wood)

United States
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Tour: #25178, Full Day Istanbul Classic Tour, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Aug 23/13

Necdet was a good guide. He wasn't as out going as others we've used and was very soft spoken. Combined with English that was a tiny bit hard to understand I can't give him 5 stars. But he was really knowledgeable. And he asked everyone individually if they had questions. He was also more than willing to discuss anything we threw at him. Very nice guy and he aimed to please. And beautiful eyes (although I know that doesn't matter). :-)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice words.They made me very happy.

Diana Arrocha

Panama
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Tour: #25275, Half Day Bosphorus Cruise Tour, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jul 28/12

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for joining my tour and sharing nice time in istanbul.Hope to see you again.

Reiner Brasch

Turkey
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Tour: #25275, Half Day Bosphorus Cruise Tour, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jun 8/12

Very knowledgeable and helpful on our tour of the Bosphorus. Also very accommodating with setting up all of our transfers while we were in Istanbul. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for kind words.You and your family are wonderful people.I enjoyed to guide you in istanbul.hope to see you again best wishes