Richard HopperUnited States
Safiye was a fantastic guide - she is very knowledgeable about the history of Istanbul and is fully conversant in English. She has a wonderful patient personality, and was quick to tailor the tour to our interests. We only had one day in Istanbul, so arranging to have her show us the key sights of the City was one of the best decision we've made this trip. We'll definitely arrange to see her again next time we are back.
Olavur i BeitiFaroe Islands
I enjoyed this trip very much with Safiye. We had a super good chemistry.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Olavur, yes indeed we have a super good chemistry, being your guide was so much fun, thanks for your lovely comment.
Dolores VuraIrvine, CALIFORNIA (USA), United States
A relaxing day cruising the Bosphorus to Anodolu Kavagi near the entrance to the Black Sea and back again to Eminoglu. Safiye's style of guiding is to weave lots of rich information about what we are seeing into the natural conversation, and it's a real pleasure. She was so skilled and organized that she was able to modify the itinerary as it was happening to accommodate any need, for example switching to taxis when my knee was strained. Also another great lunch choice on the water.
Gerald S PerezTamuning, GU, United States
Outstanding guide. Very knowledgeable about the culture and history of the region in general and, in particular, the Bosphorus passage. I will use her again when I am back in Istanbul and recommend her highly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gerry, It was so nice to meeting you. I learned too much things from you and so much fun. I would love to see you in Istanbul again.
David MarshUnited States
We were very highly satisfied with Safiye who gave an outstanding tour of everything we wanted to see and more! My wife and I were with another couple and she spent three days with us. We found her so personable, knowledgable and engaging in exploring Istanbul in both Europe and Asia. We have done many tours in the past and this one was by far the best, in large part due to her passion for her job and her exuberance in showing and explaining the historic and cultural aspects of Istanbul -- so much fun!
We spent a wonderful day with Safiye on this Bosphorus cruise to a fishing village near the Black Sea. Wonderful experience seeing oil tankers, fishing boats , and small villages on both sides of the Bosphorous Strait. Istanbul Harbour is a fascinating place to observe all types of transportation!. Safiye is passionate about sharing her knowledge of her country's history and politics. We highly recommend spending time with Safiye. You won't be disappointed.
Diane MartiniUnited States
We thought Safiye was a wonderful guide! We were very happy we had a day with her in Istanbul. We highly recommend Safiye - she is very easy to work with and her English is excellent. We will be using Tours by Locals and Safiye again next time we are in Istanbul. Thanks for a great day! Diane and Gary
Francois Van SchalkwykSouth Africa
Safiye took me on a full-day walking tour to sights and sounds off Istanbul's beaten track. She was a punctual, friendly, flexible and conscientious guide. Highly recommended.
Very nice and relaxing tour. The fresh air and the sound of the sea might make you sleepy and the ferry mid-section has big seats where you can lay-down and sleep :) On the way you're going to see many nice buildings on both sides. The destination of the ferry in the Asian side has many nice fish restaurants where you can have lunch and get ready to go back. Safiye as usual was very nice and helpful, we enjoyed having her around.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Hamed, thanks for your kind words. You are really nice family and warm.I am waiting you Istanbul again.. Thanks a lot for everything..
Anusha SivasuriamUnited Kingdom
Safiye was a wonderful and a pleasant guide. She was extremely good with our 7yr old. A real Turkish Delight and a fantastic guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Anusha, thanks for your kind review. it was a pleasure for me. You have a very nice family and your son is very cute :-) Regards,