Patricia MitchellUnited States
Nesrin was wonderful. Very knowledgeable and super personality. Would use again.
Janet W SmithUnited States
This knowledgeable, self-assured young woman, with excellent English and interpersonal skills, was a pleasure to be with from beginning to end. She was enthusiastic and creative as she showed me her city, and took extra time to take me on a customized tour of areas not originally part of the packaged tour. She has very thorough knowledge of the Dolhmabache Palace, and after we visited there Nesrin steered me through the tram and funicular system all the way to Taksim Square, at my request.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Janet,Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I really enjoyed our day together ,too. We may go further on discovery in your next visit to my beautiful country.Take care.
May 2, 2015, six of us met Nesrin, a passionate professional guide who speaks excellent English. She enquired everyone's own interest. We used public tram from the ship to the sites. She would find a way to cut lines successfully. She recommended a good restaurant with reasonable prices. She spent more time with us than agreed and took care of all the transportation and entry fees. We compared notes with others who bought similar tour on the ship to find that we benefited far more for half the price.
Robin RivardUnited States
Nezrin was a very knowledgeable guide, answered all of our never ending questions, and really knows how to "read" her clients. We have had many tour guides in many places, and Nezrin rates at the very top. Very friendly, and she can maximize your tour time without making you feel rushed. 5 stars...
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robin, Thank you so much for your nice comments. Istanbul offers a lot to do and see so we may see you in Istanbul again. You will be at most welcome.Nesrin
Doris C.United States
We made a switch with guides because Nesrin was in a delicate condition--and we could not be more satisfied with Emri--her husband. Emri really knows his country and his history--and you can tell he loves it. He took us to the historic area with the Blue Mosque. Topkapi Palace, the Underground Cistern, and the Grand Bizarre-- Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays. But the highlight of our tour was the authentic Turkish Bath. It was the perfect end to the day to have a traditional bath and massage. Thanks!
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: In the unusual case where a guide can't personally deliver a tour, the traveler is notified in advance and given the opportunity to cancel or accept the substitute.
Very friendly, on time, very knowledgeable, generous and totally flexible guide... thank you!
Jennfer NadelUnited States
Jennfer NadelUnited States
Nesrin had a great plan ready and even called us the night before in our hotel to confirm our meeting the next day. We spent 2 days exploring the city with her. We had 100's of questions (it seemed) about the culture, history and current politics. She had stories and answered them all. We called her the Ambassador of Istanbul on our 2nd day. She was organized and flexible as she showed us around and gave us advice on what to see and do the rest of the days in Turkey. A big hug and thank you to Nesri.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure for me showing my beautiful city to you , Jennifer . That was great to meeting you . Hope to see you in Turkey again . Enjoy your every minute in Istanbul . Love , Nesrin
Jim G.New Albany, INDIANA, United States
Debbie PaulUnited States
So Great... Start to finish. Not related promise. She was great. Knowledge of history and little extras amazing. Felt like family taking care of us. Share a love for cooking. Hope to share going forward. A Must if its your first time. Made our trip amazing. Debbie and My Sister Ruth
Nesrin is a wonderful tour guide, we felt like we had spent the day in Istanbul with an old friend. She kept the parents fascinated and the children engaged for an entire day. We saw everything we wanted to see and more, learned about the city and made a new friend. A Wonderful day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ona , Thank you so much for your great comments . Please keep in minf that you have a friend here in Istanbul Turkey.Anytime you want to visit my beautiful country you and your family will be at most welcome . Your new friend in Istanbul Nesrin
Tom AxworthyToronto, ONTARIO, Canada
Nesrin is an informed and enthusiastic guide with an engaging personality.On the way to a business conference, I had very little time in Istanbul but she made the most of it by suggesting an agenda that included the world famous highlights but also lesser known sights in my field of history.When I return to Istanbul(with more time I hope,) her services will defiantly be requested again.
Gary WrightCaysville, UT, United States
Nesrin was perfect. She allowed us to customize out tour. I would highly recommend her and request her again.
Stuart CopnallUnited Kingdom
Nesrin is a lovely young women with a bright personality. She was knowledgable about the sites we visited and also got us past the very long queues. She was also happy to discuss other aspects of life in Turkey and not just confine the discussion to the historical. I would recommend Nesrin to be your guide arround the amazing and wonderful city of Istanbul
Joseph CarboneUnited States
We had the delightful pleasure of touring Istanbul with Nesrin this past Saturday and we're are still raving about her. Her in depth knowledge of the country's history, her strong command of the English language and her excellent time management skills made this day a highlight of our 2 week visit to Turkey. This was our first experience with Tours By Locals but it certainly won't be our last if they're all like Nesrin. She far exceeded our expectations.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joseph , Thanks for your great comments about our tour in Turkey . You will be at most welcome anytime you want to come back to my beautiful country . Regards Nesrin
Nena HansonEaston, CT, United States
My mother and I booked 3 days with Nesrin. She greeted us with a big smile the first day, and we knew we were going to have a great time! We had a long list of sights we wanted to see, and she arranged it all. We never felt rushed. We saved so much time because we didn't have to wait in long lines, or waste time trying to find our way around. Nesrin was warm and friendly,flexible and very knowledgeable. We highly recommend a tour with Nesrin! We recommended her to others on our group tour. Thanks Nesrin!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nena , Thank you so much for your good comments . That was a pleasure for me showing my beautiful country to you . Keep your good memories from Turkey and please say hello to your mum ...
Jennifer NassiriUnited States
We had a wonderful time with a very knowledgeable guide. We did a full day tour of the old city where all the major sites are located. It was a long day but most enjoyable. I would recommend our guide Nesrin hands-down!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Jennifer for your good comments . There is a lot to see and do in this beautiful city . I know I got you tired but nice to hear that you enjoyed !! Take care ,Regards
Dennis CurryUnited States
Nesrin was outstanding. Arrived at the designated rendezvous (hotel) on time, ready to go. Spent some time getting to know one another and discussing itinerary. She is very knowledgable on the history and culture of Turkey and Istanbul highlights. Clearly loves her job and the sights--especially Hagia Sophia! Lovely lunch with Nesrin helping with the outstanding selections. Finished at the Spice Bazar with great recommendations from her. Will ask for her by name next time around.
Larry GoodBurlington, ON, Canada
We had a fabulous time in Istanbul with Nesrin. She is fabulous to her guide. Very knowledgeable great access to famous sites bypassing lines. Also she was extremely accommodating. We took US dollars to Istanbul thinking we could use that Currency however we couldn't in the places we went and Nesrin scrambled around to find Turkish lira's so that we could still enjoy the day unbelievable resource fullness. The experience could not have been any better and well worth the fee.
Andy McBrideUnited States
Nesrin was a great guide. Very knowledgeable, energetic, and an all around pleasure to be around for the day. Highly recommend her so such I invited her and her husband and treated them to dinner. A+++++
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Andy , Thank you so much for your good comments . If you want to come back to Istanbul sometime in the future you will be our guest :-)) Promise !!
Paul WilliamsUnited Kingdom
Nesrin was a great guide and very knowledgeable.She was prompt upon collection and her english was excellent.I would recommend her guide services to anyone wishing to day tour Istanbul
Eudis MirskyUnited States
We took a day long tour to see parts of Istanbul given by Nesrin. We found her to be extremely knowledgeable, friendly and responsive to our needs. We were extremely pleased to have her as our guide for the day and would heartily recommend her services to others.