Neslihan was a fantastic guide. She was knowledgeable, helpful, and funny. She gave information about past and present life in Istanbul. She was a huge asset in knowing how to enter monuments and mosques without standing in the huge lines. We had the best local lunch at her suggestion. I would highly recommend Neslinhan!
William KorstadUnited States
Neslihan is best guide I've ever had, and I taken many guided tours. Great site selection, knowledgable and an endearing personality. A must if you want to see Istanbul.
Enjoyed a 6 hour tour with Ness today. We did the major highlights of the old town. She is knowledgeable and she has a good sense of humor, a nice combination. Would recommend her and would use her again for future tours.
Richard SandersUnited Kingdom
Linda WilsonUnited Kingdom
Neslihan showed us everything we wanted to see and was a delight to be with throughout the day. We ended our day feeling we knew far more than simply dusty history which she had managed to bring alive. Highly recommend this charming and engaging young woman.
Michael FraserHong Kong
Neslihan was great, she was very accommodating to our needs and was wonderful with our children (5&8). Our daughter was delighted to share her love of cats and occasionally stopped to feed cats too. It was a really easy day out for us. My wife and I appreciated the personal insights into living in modern Istanbul too.
We had a private day tour of Istanbul with Neslihan, she happily worked within requests and added many other places we would never have found ourselves. It was like having a friend take us around this vast city and we had an extremely enjoyable day. She chose fantastic places to eat and drink and helped us navigate public transport ,we would never have been brave enough to tackle buses ourselves! Skipping queues at attractions was fantastic and she always knew the right times to visit. Highly recommend.
Brian DiceUnited States
I have used Tours By Local all around the world - Neslihan was the absolute best guide I have ever had. I needed to cut my tour time down by two hours and she effortlessly made the transition to accommodate my needs and never made it feel like we were rushed. Knowledgable, professional and a joy to spend the day with. Highly recommended!
Neslihan was great,super knowledged,great english and gave lots of insight into the Turkish culture.
Nuala SoutterUnited Kingdom
Neslihan was a great tour guide. We were a group of 9 work colleagues and she tailored the tour to suit us. We loved her interesting historical stories and she gave us an insight into the culture and life in Istanbul .. she took us to the Spice Market as well which was an add on to the tour and made sure we got back safely to Soho House on the tram an funicular. I can highly recommend the tour. Neslihan is a fantastic guide. We all enjoyed it. Nuala Soutter
Manil ChaulagainUnited States
Super funny guide. Neslihan is very knowledgeable and she know what she is doing. You won't regret .. worth every $$$
Giovanni Dalla ZoncaItaly
Thanks Neslhi, time with You have been great for You and my family too. We understood better Your wonderful country, with a truly special person. I cannot avoid to recommend Neshli to everybody. She is professional, smart, flexible and really capable to transfer the atmoshpere and the feeling of Istanbul. Not just monuments and history: the coffee together (and reading in the cup :)))) amazed all of us. We felt with a friend. You cannot choose a better guide in Istanbul.
Natalia FaraldiUnited States
Neslihan is a great tour guide - she is informative, very knowledgeable, pleasant and speaks English very well! I had a wonderful day in Istanbul and felt very safe (important being a solo female traveler). I would absolutely recommend Neslihan as a tour guide!
Kathleen JayUnited Kingdom
Neslihan took us to the major tourist attractions and thoroughly explained the history of each site, with insights into the people that had lived there. More than you would obtain for a guide book. Each of the trips were a delight.
David SalinasUnited States
Neslihan was an amazing tour guide! She took us to see so many of the main sites in just one day; Blue Mosque, Underground Cisterns, Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace. We had a blast! She knew all the history and myths surrounding the sites and told the best stories. She was also able to fastpass us through the museum lines saving us lots of time. Really made our time in Istanbul that much more enjoyable. Thank you Neslihan for such a great trip and for taking good care us!
Kathy BreuerUnited States
I had absolutely the best day ever in Istanbul with my guide! It was my last day, and I asked her to plan the day upon my "wishes" to see...things I may have missed on the other tours, but most of all I wanted to see Istanbul through HER EYES. We went like the locals on bus, tram and walking where tourists often were far and few. We bought items along the way and had our breakfast where I was the only tourist!. Neslhan packed in a full day...8 hours....and I feel I got more than my money worth. .
Minaz AsariaUnited Kingdom
No issues, were very happy with Neslihan and had a thoroughly great time in Istanbul.
Missy CampUnited States
We had the best day with Neslihan! She gave us so much great information past present and future! We saw Topkapi, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and the cistern. Our children ages 18 and 20 loved all her historical stories! And she's a great photographer! She knows the best places to take the photos and we could skip all the lines! She saved us so much time! Definitely book a tour with her!!
Charles Michael BrillUnited States
Our day in Istanbul almost didn't happen because of a bombing in city two days before. WE canceled and then re-booked the tour with Neslihan for a walking tour of Istanbul. She was most gracious with our indecision. She is a wonderful guide and a beautiful person inside & out. WE eventually decided that it was safer to go to the historic sights with a small group (5) than with the ship and are very glad we did. WE saw the Blue Mosque, the Topkapi Palace, Haghia Sofia and the Basilica Cistern. Great Day!
Kathleen FrankovicUnited States
We understand a lot more about Istanbul now -- Neslihan's tour of the old city was thorough, informative, and she was an absolutely charming and well-informed guide. She was able to accommodate our (sometimes idiosyncratic) interests, including finding where in the grand bazaar we could buy vintage paperbacks with interesting covers! We very much recommend Neslihan's city tour.
Sarah HughesUnited Kingdom
Wow - what a wonderful experience. Neslihan is warm, sweet and incredibly knowledgeable - I feel like I made a true friend in such a short time. The tour was fascinating with lots of opportunities for photographs and souvenir shopping, in fact it was adapted to my needs and interests as we went along. I totally recommend Neslihan, you will not regret spending time with her in this beautiful city.
Ian JohnsonUnited Kingdom
I was travelling on business to Turkey through Istanbul. I have no previous experience of the agency but found them fantastic to deal with, and would have no hesitation in using them again. Neslihan was my guide for the day, and made my few hours in Istanbul a fantastic experience. Her knowledge of Istanbul's history and local culture was in depth, absorbing and tailored to suit my available time. She speaks perfect English, very helpful, a pleasure to meet and gets my full recommendation!
Brian YeeUnited States
Neslihan was fantastic, very flexible, and knowledgeable (and if it's relevant, her English is great!). STour is exactly as described and in my case a few additions were made. She also has a great sense of humor. She picked me up from a location far from the city center to start the tour and also made sure I got back safely, which was appreciated. Highly recommended!
This was the second day of our tour and Neslie organized it perfectly. It truly gave us an opportunity to gain a visual and geographic overview of Istanbul and allowed us to see and taste the real life in this fascinating Metropolis. We could have never done this on our own and are so grateful that we decided to take a guide. It was a perfect day full of interesting and wonderful memories that will stay with us a lifetime. Well done and so worth it.
Rafal WywiolUnited States
Neslihan was fun, upbeat and extremely knowledgeable about this tour, as well as any questions about the city itself. She had alot of information, but what we loved were the insights and stories only a local would know. We had such an enjoyable tour, mostly because anything we asked was fair game and funny to talk about and learn. Highly recommend her to anyone of any age and interest in Istanbul. Amanda and Rafal, New York City
Gilberto De MurguiaUnited States
Neslihan is a gem. We had the opportunity to have her a our guide while visiting Istanbul. Her knowledge of history, archeology and her culture were invaluable as she guided us through the city. Neslihan not only took us to visit the highlights, but also to places not commonly seen by visitors and, with a party of five, that was a challenge but she delivered with professionalism, charisma and a smile. If you are visiting the city and need a guide, hire the best and Neslihan is the best!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much.. It ıs nice to hear from such a good words. You have a wonderful family. Hope to see you again. :)
Qasim BhoratSouth Africa
Fantastic full day private tour with Neslihan.... She was brilliant, flexible and very knowledgable. One of the best private tours I have ever done. Her unique touch combined with the beauty of Istanbul left me wanting the tour not to end. Her candid answers to all my questions was refreshing and appreciated... Must book her as your guide if you want the best experience!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Qasim. Hope to see you again. Have a nice flight!
Neslihan was wonderful!!!! She is extremely knowledgeable, fun, talkative and great with kids! Perfect and easy to follow English. We had a great day touring the old city with her, she took care of everything and was very open to our requests. Our son of 9 adored her-- Neslihan was able to tell stories in a way that kept him interested and energetic through the whole tour. Absolutely recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure to be your guide.It was my first tour from here. I am glad to hear that you had a great time.