John R.St. Simons Island, GA, United States
My wife and I have just spent a full day with Hanifi and I must say it was perfect in every aspect. We are staying in Istanbul only a couple of days and wanted to make the most of our time and I think we did as we visited Istanbul's major highlights. Hanifi is knowledgable and engaging and we thoroughly enjoyed our time with him. We would recommend him without any reservation. Overall, a most memorable day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was lovely to meet with you and Mimi. You are all ways welcome. Hanifi
Roger EarlUnited Kingdom
Hanifi was both a delightful person and a professional and highly knowledgable guide - it was a pleasure to be with him all day and we completely fulfilled the extensive tour we had planned for the day we had in Istanbul. I would highly recommend Hanifi to anybody wishing to see the most intriguing parts of the wonderful old city with his erudite description of each site we wished to visit during the relatively limited time to hand.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words. Here is some for you from a lovely Poet Rumi. How can I know anything about the past or the future, when the light of the Beloved shines only Now. ~Rumi
Allan WirtzerUnited States
Our group of 6 was led on a tour of the highlights. We enjoyed Hanifi's commentary and general knowledge of the sites and the country in general. He was timely and readily available when I contacted him the day before we arrived in Istanbul and picked us up right in time. He went out of his way to arrange transport to he airport the next day. One point for those considering this tour. This is really a walking tour. Transportation was only pick up and drop off from our port. Thanks Hanifi.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Allan; Thank you for your kind words and your rate. Here what I like to share with you a poem from one of my loved Poet Rumi. --------------- One who does what the Friend wants done will never need a friend. There's a bankruptcy that's pure gain. The moon stays bright when it doesn't avoid the night. A rose's rarest essence lives in the thorn. From Soul of Rumi ----------
Pradip PatelUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Prabir
Mike WellsUnited Kingdom
Hanifi gave us an excellent day in Istanbul. He was extremely knowledgeable, answering all of our questions, and very helpful too. I am in a wheelchair, and initially was being pushed by my wife. Within minutes Hanifi took over, and pushed me for the rest of the day - enabling my wife to enjoy her day even more. We were also pleasantly surprised that Hanifi was able to get me into both the Blue Mosque and the Roman Cistern, having been previously advised that these were inaccessile for wheelchairs.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi There, Thank you for your great words. It was a beautiful day with you.
Maria W.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot :)
Maria W.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks again for your rate :)
Norman BiddleUnited Kingdom
Our local guide Hanifi was outstanding. We took the 8 hour tour of most of the principal sights and covered so much ground an gleaned so much info. from Hanifi. Without doubt it helped us to make the most of our time and Hanifi helped us in advising what else we should do and see and local places to eat well at such reasonable costs. Well done Hanifi and many thanks for all your help and guidance, we wish you continuing success. Norman and Vivien UK
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your great words. Here i a gift for you from poet Rumi. “Words are a pretext. It is the inner bond that draws one person to another, not words.” ― Rumi
Phillip HowardUnited States
Hanfi is very professional and easy to talk to. Gave us a wonderful history lesson on Istanbul. Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you for your lovely words. I like to give you a gift from poet Rumi. Hope you like it. “When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” ― Rumi
guide slightly late for 10 am appointment; traffic in Istanbul!! Very knowledgeable and entertaining tour which we thoroughly enjoyed. Will recommend him to friends.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for those good words. I wish you would have looked at your watch careful of my arrival to your hotel. My arrival was 9:15 not 10;00 All my best wishes from Istanbul to you and your wife.