Carl MillerUnited States
Atakan is a fantastic guide. He possesses a national license, has very strong English skills and is very knowledgeable, with years of training and experience. He put together a great customized tour that maximized our short time (2 half days and 1 full) in Istanbul, Turkey. His tours were interesting and focused on the history and culture of his fabulous country. He arranged excellent drivers for us. He exposed us to the people, their customs, & local foods. My wife and I always felt safe & in good hands.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi again Carl, thank you very much for your kind words and nice comments. It's very kind of you and I really appreciate it. It was a great pleasure for me to guide you in Istanbul and I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with me. Please don't forget that you have a friend in Istanbul and you are always welcome if you plan to come back. All the best to you..
The tour was incredible and unforgettable. Atakan did an exceptional work guiding us to the most interesting points of Istanbul; his knowledge about the city history is huge and I and my family learnt a lot. He is friendly, helpful, flexible and extremely kind. My eight year old son felt very confident with him. We was looking for a good guide and at the end we found a very good friend! Thank you Atakan for the excellent experience you gave us in Istanbul. I strongly recommend him to everyone!
Francis BarreiroUnited States
Atakan did an exceptional job guiding us and educating us on Istanbul. Our trip was just days after the bombing in Brussels. We were on edge. Once we met Atakan our fears went instantly away. His knowledge and his abilities to guide calmed us so that we could truly know about Istanbul, it's history, it's buildings and it's religions. We were picked up on time both days of our tour by an excellent driver with a huge van. We felt like royalty. We hope to do the same tour again.
Richard GrauUnited States
Atakan "Ata" met us promptly at the airport and he spent three days showing us his beautiful and historic city. He was prompt, personable, fluent in English, knowledgeable of Turkish history, culture and politics when we finished we had learned so much about Turkey's past and present role in the world events. Ata's flexibility in setting up a personalized tour for us, maximized our time in Istanbul. We were very fortunate to have Ata as our guide and would strongly recommend him as a tour guide.
Richard CastensonUnited States
My wife and I had already seen many of the "top" sights in Istanbul so we wanted a guide who would tailor a two day walking/public transportation tour that would show us how people lived. Atakan put together a wonderful insiders' look at the city including local restaurants and coffee shops. He was friendly and very knowledgeable. We learned a lot from him and highly recommend him - if you choose him, be sure and ask about "katmer".
Barry BeckermanUnited States
Pleasant, very knowledgable, easy to talk to, prompt, helpful and caring.
Arnold TraupmanUnited States
Knowledgeable, friendly, accommodating, interested in pleasing us. We were looking for a good experience -- got a great experience. We recommend Atakan highly.
Patty ClokeyUnited States
My son and I enjoyed 2 wonderful days in Istanbul with Atakan. He was very informative, active, helpful, knowledgeable, flexible, and protective of our time.
Juliet WorspNew Zealand
We had a day and a half with Atakan in istanbul in July. Having given him a list of places we wished to visit that would have taken a week he worked out a perfect itinerary for us. We did lots of driving, some lovely walks through interesting places, and at all times Atakan was easy to chat to, informative and friendly. Definitely recommended.
Virginia MigliettaSouth Africa
Atakan was a very knowledgeable and friendly young man. We enjoyed the tour day tour with him very much. He explained very well a culture and history of the people of Turkey ,about which we knew little.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your nice words Virginia, it was a great pleasure for me to guide you and your husband. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with me. Hope to see you again..
Catherine RobertsANCASTER, ON, Canada
Wonderful guide, enjoyed his tour immensely, caring about his passengers, very knowledgeable on his subject and very interesting to listen to. Would rate him very highly Cathy Roberts
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Catherine! Thank you very much for your nice comments. It was a great pleasure for me to guide you and your group in Istanbul and I really enjoyed it. Hope to see you again..
We were a group of 6 Canadian ladies - 5 over 60 and 1 in her 30s. We were apprehensive about touring Istanbul. Atakan made us feel very comfortable and safe as he showed us the beautiful city with pride. His commentary on the sites was perfect - very clear and concise with added points of interest.He met our individual needs, answered all our questions and constantly checked in as to what we wanted to do. I highly recommend Atakan as a very knowledgeable, professional guide.
Very nice person, patient and flexible