Traveler Ratings for Private Tour in Istanbul, Turkey by Tour Guide Oguz (:owes)

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Istanbul, Turkey
Oguz (:owes)
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Caroline Hill

United States
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Tour: #18913, Marvels of Istanbul in a half day private tour, Istanbul, Turkey    
Date: May 11/16

Oguz is clearly not just knowledgeable about his country, but his love for sharing pride in Istanbul showed throughout our tour. He even used his photo talents to make my iPhone pictures something worthy of sharing with family and friends. He acted as our teacher, our caretaker, our suggestion provider, and our friend! We laughed together, and also shared his sadness about the decrease in tourism in Turkey this year. With Oguz, we always felt safe and grew more informed. Highly recommend.

Susan Cassan

Canada
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Tour: #18913, Ottoman and Byzantine highlights in a private half day tour, Istanbul, Turkey    
Date: May 6/14

Our tour with Oguz was excellent. Oguz accepted the challenge of showing my husband and I the highlights of Istanbul in a very short period of time, 4 hours. Oguz's knowledge of the significant buildings such as the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia is extensive. He is also knowledgeable about lesser known but wonderful features. Most of all, Oguz was sensitive to the pace we were capable of maintaining, and was able to take us to an excellent local restaurant with outstanding food, a welcome addition.

Daniel Maysilles

United States
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Tour: #18913, Ottoman and Byzantine highlights in a private half day tour, Istanbul, Turkey    
Date: Nov 6/13

Wonderful start to a day in Istanbul....we had seen all the major sights and wanted to see the other highlights.....perfect places and off the beaten track.......unbelieveable pictures and information....will not tour Istanbul without Oguz !!!!

Sarina Piergrossi

United States
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Tour: #18913, Ottoman and Byzantine highlights in a private half day tour, Istanbul, Turkey    
Date: Oct 17/13

Oguz was terrific! He was extremely knowledgable and personable. There were 3 of us that took the tour together, and each of us would highly recommend Oguz.

Norman Gilchrist

United States
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Tour: #18913, Ottoman and Byzantine highlights in a private half day tour, Istanbul, Turkey    
Date: Sep 26/13

Oz was a great tour guide. We had arrived in Istanbul the night before but our luggage did not! Oz helped us find a change of basic clothes in the bazaar and then we set of on the tour. He discussed the best places to go and the best time to see the more popular places. He was very knowledgable about the sites and gave us just the right amount of detail - and we never felt rushed. We went to a perfect local place for lunch and he gave us some good tips on other restaurants to visit. A great day.

Mike Muyal

Canada
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Tour: #18913, Ottoman and Byzantine highlights in a private half day tour, Istanbul, Turkey    
Date: Aug 24/13

As rated in my previous tour with Oguz, he is a top-tier tour guide, that is friendly, funny and personable. This is the BEST way to tour--no long crowds, at your own pace, and enjoying genuine hospitality, and meeting real locals (restaurants, baklava bakery, spice market vendor, carpet dealer, etc.) Highly knowledgeable, and recommended.

Rosemary Pearson

United States
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Tour: #18913, Ottoman and Byzantine highlights in a private half day tour, Istanbul, Turkey    
Date: Jul 18/13

Oguz was an incredibly knowledgeable and prepared guide! We couldn't have asked for better! His suggestions for what to do and experience in the city were right on and so much appreciated! You can't go wrong if you have the opportunity to spend time with him while in Istanbul!

Thomas Jorde

United States
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Tour: #18913, Jorde family exploring Istanbul : Ottoman and Byzantine highlights in a private half day tour, Istanbul, Turkey    
Date: May 11/13

Oguz is a spectacular guide and great person to spend time with. He is knowledgeable about all aspects of Turkish history, culture, architecture, arts and music. But more importantly, he captures the "feel" of the country with wit and enthusiasm. Our hours together in Istanbul have been a great learning experience. In addition to all the major sites that one would expect to visit, Oguz brought the city to life by visits to unique, out-of-the-way places, populated with wonderful local people.

Sally Schneider

United States
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Tour: #18913, Ottoman and Byzantine highlights in a private half day tour, Istanbul, Turkey    
Date: Apr 3/13

We just returned from our "layover" tour. Oguz picked us up at the airport, took us to places we never heard of as well as the highlights of the city. He treated us to Turkish food, at his expense, was highly knowledgeable and seems to know everyone in Istanbul. Among the best guide ever!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Sally; though I should tell my future visitors that the food treat is not the common set feature of the tour :) , though I provide insider gourmet food info from street eateries, hidden diners, to palaces :))

Teresa F.

United States
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Tour: #18913, Ottoman and Byzantine highlights in a private half day tour, Istanbul, Turkey    
Date: Mar 21/13

Jean Munk

United States
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Tour: #18913, Jean Munk's private half day Bazaars of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey    
Date: Oct 16/12

Oguz gave us an amazing tour, based on our time frame and our interests. We appreciated his knowledge and his expertise in getting us to the locations we wanted to see in an efficient manner. His suggestions for the agenda were extremely helpful. We could not have asked for more -- thanks, Oguz!

Marjorie J Hebert

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, United States
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Tour: #18913, Ottoman and Byzantine highlights in a private half day tour, Istanbul, Turkey    
Date: Jul 22/12

Our second tour with Oz was just as outstanding! We would like to return to Istanbul and book a multi-day tour to other cities in Turkey if Oz was available to be our guide. And take us for a cruise on the Bosphorus on the "S.S. Gnip Gnop". Marge and Paul - San Diego CA

Marjorie J Hebert

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, United States
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Tour: #18913, Ottoman and Byzantine highlights in a private half day tour, Istanbul, Turkey    
Date: Jul 20/12

Oz was absolutely charming! He is extremely knowledgeable about Istanbul and the places we visited. He chose a delightful authentic Turkish restaurant for our lunch together. We would book with Oz everytime. Marge & Paul - San Diego CA

Karen Alston

Saudi Arabia
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Tour: #18913, Ottoman and Byzantine highlights in a private half day tour, Istanbul, Turkey    
Date: Dec 19/11

Oguz is a wonderful and knowledgeable tour guide. I had an 11hr layover in Istanbul and was traveling alone in a foreign country for the first time (I'm young female). He made me feel extremely comfortable and showed me the best parts of the city in a limited amount of time. He has an appreciation for history and photography. If you like those things too, he is the guide for you.

Debbie Matro

United States
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Tour: #18913, Ottoman and Byzantine highlights in a private half day tour, Istanbul, Turkey    
Date: Jun 8/11

We found Oguz to be intelligent and very accomodating. Thanks, Debbie.