Harry PascuzziUnited States
Safiye is an excellent guide and I would recommend her to anyone.
Lynn BrooksUnited Kingdom
Excellent guide,easy to get on with,& gave us a good insight into the life of Istanbul..Flexible tour with just the right amount of history.We left her in the Bazzar & had a horrendous experience getting back to ship,with a taxi driver who said his meter was in Euros,not Turkish lire,& more or less grabbed 150 Euros from my husbands wallet,after demanding 200. Very aggressive & frightening.Use the easy public transport or Uber cabs Sadly it spoilt an otherwise excellent day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lynn, Thanks for your nice comment about me. I am shock now to hear your story about taxi driver. I am so sorry to hear this. I tried to make my best for you. You can come again without any doubt for shopping then I will help you for everything. I won't live you alone :)
Orva SchrammLaguna Hills, CA, United States
Safiye was pleasant and well informed. She arrived early at the cruise ship terminal and provided a clean spacious vehicle. Our day was well organized and we learned about Istanbul's and Turkish history, customs, as well as present day life. We visited each of the sights described in the tour and felt all were very worthwhile. I would highly recommend Safiye!
Usman SajjadUnited Kingdom
We are really feeling lucky that Safiya was our guide during short trip of Istanbul. She is very friendly even my kids enjoyed her company. She tried her level best to show and brief best best places. I will just say Safiya is the best. I will recommend her to F&F and will again contact her to see more places in Turkey during next holidays
John B.United States
Safiye is a dynamic fun guide with a solid knowledge of her country in general and Istanbul in particular. We had a great time both days with her.
We booked the Shore Excursion for Cruisers, along with another couple, with Safiye and were thrilled with the tour she provided. Our tour consisted of the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, the Cisterns, the Grand Bazaar and a quick stop for lunch. Safiye provided interesting and detailed information and history of the sites and Istanbul, in general. Safiye is a wonderful guide with significant knowledge of Istanbul, who is able to present the information in an interesting manner.
Gerald PhilsonLakelland, FL, United States
Safiye was absolutely fantastic, she showed us all of the points of interest and told us the history along with personal information that gave us a deeper understanding of her beloved city. Her knowing of our interest in hand made crafts took us to a market that was fantastic, and I am sure that we would have never visited if we had been on a commercial tour. We had communicated with her about buying yarn and she took us to shops that my wife claimed was "Yarn Heaven" A day we will never forget.
Safiye was simply outstanding! We booked Safiye as we were unsure of what to expect in Istanbul. We had a limited time as we were onboard a cruise ship, and wanted to cover as much of the town as possible. Her knowledge was excellent, and the tour provided was just perfect. If you are in Istanbul I would highly recommend her. Thank you for making our trip so memorable. Steve & Robyn Reinhardt 2nd July 2014
Dorothy HatcherUnited States
We had a delightful time with Sofiye, and in the process learned a lot not just about Istanbul and the sites we visited there, but also about Sofiye,her family and hometown. Immediately upon meeting, we changed our itinerary, as we had already visited the Grand Bazaar and one of our group very much wanted to visit the Asia side of Istanbul (not planned). Sofiye adapted our itinerary without so much as the blink of an eye. We never felt pressure to see anything; and we left having found a new friend!