Richard RasmussenUnited States
Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. He really "knew the ropes" to see everything and the right timing to avoid the crowds at each stop. We made use of the tram, which was a terrific way to avoid the parking dilemma that plagues Istanbul. The use of a private guide is far superior to talking a shore excursion group tour and the cost differential is very modest.
Florence FongUnited States
We enjoyed our tour with Atakan. He showed up early, paid our way on the Tram, was very professional and very informative. If he was asked a question to which there was no real answer, he was good enough to say that it was his opinion or belief. He is very knowledgeable and answered questions not related to the tour; e.g. location of good restaurants. I would use Atakan again when I'm back in Turkey, as I hope to return next year.
Fiona Marshall whiteCanada
Brian FloryUnited States
Atakan was very knowledgeable about the sites we visited in the Sultanahmet part of Istanbul. As a tour guide, he was also able to purchase tickets for us, so that we didn't have to wait in the long lines of the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and other sites. We took the half day tour with him, which allowed us to see multiple sites.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind words Brian, it was a great pleasure for me to guide you. Hope to see you again and all the best for you..
Ryan StomelUnited States
Could not be any better. Truly the best tour we've had in all of Europe! Hes that good!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comment and nice words Ryan, it was a great pleasure for me to guide you. Hope to see you again..
Charlotte VostUnited Kingdom
We had a great morning with Atakan, he was extremely knowledgeable about the sites we visited. He shared interesting facts and stories with us, and allowed plenty of time for us to wander around the sites and take photos. His English language was great, we had no problems at all understanding him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your nice words Charlotte, I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour. Please don't forget that you have a friend here in Istanbul and you are always welcome to come back...
Beth SilvermanUnited States
Atakan was super friendly and accommodating! He adjusted schedule so as to include an additional site and he provided great background information wherever we went. He made sure we got to our next destination - even escorting us on tram and pointing us in right direction. A good guy!