Traveler Reviews for Private Tour in Istanbul, Turkey by Tour Guide Cem B.

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Istanbul, Turkey
Cem B.
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Ivhanna Macia

Panama
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Tour: #3412, Imperial Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey    
Date: May 17/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Muchas gracias Ivhanna. Saludos a tu marido y tua amiga tambien.

Jules D'Isep

Switzerland
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Tour: #3412, Imperial Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey    
Date: Mar 26/18

One of the best tours ever. We are a family of four with two kids (8 and 11) who are very hard on tour guides. Cem was amazing in answering all of their questions and keeping them engaged during an 8 hour tour of the Topkapi, Carpet Making, Grand Bazaar, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia and Cistern. I can not recommend him and this tour enough. It is everything you want and more .

Holly DeGrand

United States
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Tour: #3412, Imperial Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey    
Date: May 6/17

Cem was an extraordinary guide! He helped me create a custom itinerary of exactly what I was looking for. He took the time to find out my interests, so he could share information about sites and culture that was interesting to me. His English fluency was great. His pacing was perfect - I did not feel rushed or that I had too much free time. He was extremely patient with my many questions and photo-taking. He went above and beyond to assist me with additional requests. When I return, I will book him again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Holly, Thank you so much for you kind review about me. It was a big pleasure to know you and make a tour with you. I wish you that you will have a wonderful result at your dissertation stage. Regards, Cem

Walter Eccard

United States
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Tour: #3412, Imperial Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey    
Date: Sep 26/15

Great tour and Cem made sure we saw the highlights of each site. Wonderful day

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Walter, Thank you very much for your kind review about my service. Hope to see you again. Warmest regards, Cem

Thom Kay

United States
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Tour: #3412, Imperial Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey    
Date: Sep 12/15

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our walking tour of Istanbul with Cem on Sat Sep-12th. We were both very grateful for his depth of knowledge as well as his sharing his perspective about local Turkish people living in Istanbul. We enjoyed the Topkaki Palace, the Haggi Sofia, and particularly the visit to one of his favorite mosques (not the Blue Mosque) to see things through the eyes of a local person. We will recommend Toursbylocals (especially Cem) to our friends!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind reviews. It was a big pleasure for me to spend a day with you and your wife. Hoping to see you again in Turkey, Warmest regards, Cem

Eric Chavez

United States
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Tour: #3412, Imperial Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey    
Date: Jun 28/14

Well, Cem could not make it due to an exam at school. He sent a "certified" substitute guide, Murat. He was perfect! Great sense of humor and great knowledge. We were in Europe for over three weeks with many guides and tours, he was our favorite one! He kept the pace for our group of 7. He had patience for questions and lots of laughs along the way. We enjoyed Istanbul because of Murat!

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.

John Ziegler

United States
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Tour: #3412, Imperial Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey    
Date: Apr 29/14

We were privileged to have Cem as our guide for two days during our stay in Istanbul. Not only was he most informative on the various sights we visited, but he helped us experience and understand the life, customs and spirit of this wonderful culture.We used public transportation for our entire visit which was only most practical but an excellent way to be among the people. He most solicitous of our needs. We'd highly recommend hiring him as a guide.

Deborah Reynolds

United States
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Tour: #3412, Imperial Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey    
Date: Mar 24/14

Cem was a absolute delight! It was great getting an overview of Istanbul. Cem made it easy to see and made sure my interests were considered.

Wendy Da Wei C.

United States
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Tour: #3412, Imperial Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey    
Date: Dec 20/13

Cem was professional and responsive to our needs. He was able to adjust the itinerary to cover the areas that we wanted to see and recommended a few other gems that are not covered by the standard itinerary so that we could feel we had a special treat under his guidance.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your nice words and positive review. It will be very appreciated if you send me some photos from our tour to my mail address. With my warmest regards, Cem

Samuel Pope

Turkey
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Tour: #3412, Imperial Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey    
Date: Sep 12/13

Cem B in Istanbul looked after my wife and I for 10th, 11th and 12th September. The programme and execution were excellent in all respects. Thoroughly recommended.

Samuel Pope

Turkey
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Tour: #3412, Imperial Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey    
Date: Sep 11/13

Cem B in Istanbul looked after my wife and I for 10th, 11th and 12th September. The programme and execution were excellent in all respects. Thoroughly recommended.

Samuel Pope

Turkey
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Tour: #3412, Imperial Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey    
Date: Sep 10/13

Cem B in Istanbul looked after my wife and I for 10th, 11th and 12th September. The programme and execution were excellent in all respects. Thoroughly recommended.

Kevin Ivey

United States
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Tour: #3412, Private Istanbul Tour: Cultural Heritages of The Antique City, Istanbul, Turkey    
Date: Oct 4/11

Cem understood that we wanted to set our own pace for a day in Istanbul. We lingered where we wanted. Cem provided the historical and cultural background that we could not have gotten on our own or with a large tour. He helped maneuver us through the city to capture all the sites we wanted to see and he knew the great lunch and shopping spots that made the day magical. We recommend him without hesitation.