Vinnie A.United States
Our first day in Istanbul was such a pleasurable experience, thanks to Aykut, our guide who made us feel like old friends. He loves his city and is so knowledgeable of history and culture, but never overwhelmed us with information. He entertained and educated us, was perceptive of our needs, flexible, never rushed us, accommodated all our sightseeing and shopping requests, and went beyond the call of duty to find me a specific ring in the Grand Bazaar. Aykut is excellent - the best in Istanbul!
Pamela CoravosUnited States
This was our first trip to Turkey and spending our first full day with Aykut was a great way to see the major sites of the Old City and to get a great introduction to Turkish food, culture, and history. Aykut was a wonderful guide--enthusiastic, knowledgeable, flexible, and thoughtful. He got tickets ahead of time, which saved us lots of waiting (even in March, the lines are long at the major sites). By the end of our day with Aykut, we had gained not only great experiences and insights but also a friend.
Carole JonesUnited Kingdom
Very good experience. Would recommend a guide to anyone visiting Istanbul.
Catherine RobertsANCASTER, ON, Canada
Aykut was fantastic, very passionate about his city. My group were impressed with the tour, enjoyed all the history and information. Aykut was very patient with us and we would book with him again. We arrived in a very busy religious festival and he got us everywhere with an excellent driver. Knew his city extremely well. thank you so much Aykut.
Petra Cesen CatarSlovenia
It was an excellent tour through the main highlihts of Istanbul. I enjoyed it a lot and learned many things about Turkish history, art and also everyday life. Aykut is a very knowlegdable guide with a lot of experience and flexibility. I could only highly recommend him.
Nancy WilsonUnited States
Aykut was a wonderful guide. He arrived at our hotel 10 minutes before we were do to leave and provided us with an informative and interesting walking tour of the city. Everything we asked he answered. During the time we were together, we made it to all the sites we were interested in. He suggested a restaurant for a typical Turkish lunch and it was delicious. Aykut stayed with us for an additional half hour, not rushing us at all. It was a wonderful day. We tipped an additional 10%.