Jennifer A.United States
Safiye was charming and knowledgeable. She adjusted our bazaar tour to include the Sulieman mosque (since we missed it earlier), and her recounting of the history/stories added much to the experience. An expert guide through the maze of the bazaar, Safiye helped us find quality items we were interested in, while giving us pointers on when and how to negotiate. Very engaging personality, willing to adjust /customize the experience, and lots of fun. We highly recommend her and would use her again.
Within the first hours of our stay in Istanbul, Safiye guided us through the Hagia Sofia, the Blue Mosque, the Cistern and helped me finding the two things I really wanted to buy in Istanbul amongst thousands of shops at the Grand Bazaar. In addition to that, we also had delicious food and went to the spice market, a pottery shop and a carpet shop. I can honesly say that this was well worth the money, and I can highly reccomend Safiye to anyone wishing to go to Istanbul.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Maren, I am glad that you had a great time with shopping tour. It was pleasure to meet you :)
Khairul Abdul KarimMalaysia
Robert FeeUnited States
Very friendly and knowledgeable. Looked after our every needs. Would contract with her again.
Mike LegatoUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Mike!
Paul VincentUnited Kingdom
First time to Istanbul so decided to organise a guide through T By L. A little hard to find a guide owing to the end of Ramadan but we managed to book with Safiye and how pleased we were! Safiye met us at our hotel and off we went for 2 great days exploring Istanbul. Yes we did all the major sites but the whole point of a local guide is to take you to the less well known places. Safiye did just that. Overall I would highly recommend Safiye. Great fun & lots of local knowledge. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Paul, thanks a lot for your review about me!! I had also great time and lots of fun with you! Don't forget to come in Istanbul again to see Grand Bazaar and Spice Market!! What a cool and lovely family:) Greetings from Istanbul!
The bazars in Turkey are amazing, the Grand Bazar has more than 4000 shops! Safiye was kind enough to tailor this tour to our need so we went to the traditional bazars and then went to the Taksim Square (aka Fashion Street). Don't miss the Turkish delights and the amazing Turkish Coffee. Thanks Safiye for the great tour.
Vince DohertyUnited Kingdom
Our tour of historic Istanbul was excellent and we found Safiye to be a very charming and helpful guide. The tour was just the right mix of sight seeing, opportunities for shopping and relaxing. We felt very comfortable in Safiye's company and that we were able to take in and enjoy the atmosphere of Istanbul from the perspective of a local rather than a tourist. It was a very enjoyable experience and one we would recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Vince, Thank you very much for your courteous comment. It was a pleasure for me.
We had a lovely tıme wıth Safıya. She ıs knowledgeable concernıng ıstanbul. she needs to ımprove her Englısh language skılls. Loıs Brown
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Lois, Thank you very much for your comment.It was a pleasure for me.This tour was my first tour so I was very exited and this situation reflected my speaking.I wait you in Istanbul again..