Dolores VuraUnited States
I didn't want to part with Safiye so booked another full day to explore the new Europe side with her: Galata and Beyoglu, Museum of Innocence and the Galata Mawlavi House, Istiklal street and Taksim Square, and a Turkish fashion boutique crawl. Again, she tailored the itinerary to my interests adding her knowledge and suggestions as we went along. She is just SO GOOD professionally, with such impressive skills. I feel very fortunate to have met her and I hope to return.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dolores, Thanks a lot for your kind comments. It was a big pleasure for me to being your guide. I hope to see you in Istanbul again.
Jolayne TurnerUnited States
Safiye was great! She is so fun and energetic. We had a great time in the sweltering Istanbul heat with this great gal. She is a real trooper- we were sweaty, she was sweaty and she still forged on, taking us to one antique store after another to find the stuff we wanted. She will shop with you and recommend things to buy. We had some really good street food and she located the restaurant that I had heard about on Anthony Bourdain. Looking for a great time in the New District? Call Safiye! She's the best!
Simon CullumUnited Kingdom
Excellent knowledge, engaging personality, & got on with my wife like a house on fire, which meant I only got a few words in! A small improvement would be if Safiye had asked in more detail what e would like to do, since we only discovered after the fact that we could have taken a tram/street car, which would have been fun. We would not hesitate to recommend Safiye.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Simon, thank you very much for your nice review. Just I wanted to remind you ' there is no tram where you were staying' The hotel that you stayed it has a quite distance to tram station. I am very flexible on my tours that you should tell me your requests when we met at the hotel.
Bruce AndersonUnited States
William PrinceUnited States
Safiye is a joy! Had a wonderful time on tour. LBGT friendly tour guide. Had several tours with Safiye and each was unique and enjoyable. Highly recommend Safiye for your visit to Istanbul.
Kevin ScottUnited Kingdom
I had a great day wandering around the New District of Istanbul with Safiye. She is clearly someone who is proud of her heritage and very knowledgeable about her adopted city. It was my first day in Turkey and although we saw plenty of wonderful sights such as The Galata Tower, the nineteenth century shopping arcades, the Blue Tile mosque and Spice Market, it was perhaps being able to talk to an ordinary local person about Turkey, Istanbul and their views of the world in general that made the day.
Khairul Abdul KarimMalaysia
Nena HansonEaston, CT, United States
My mother and I booked a tour with Safiye and we had a great time! She showed us areas where locals shop and eat - places that we would never find on our own. She suggested a great place for lunch in Ortakoy, next to the Bosphorus. She also took us to a place where we could try a water pipe, something I wanted to do before leaving Turkey. We had a lot of laughs! Safiye was very flexible and a lot of fun! We felt very comfortable with her. We definitely recommend a tour with Safiye. Thank you so much!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nena, thanks a lot for your nice review!! It was pleasure to be your guide for me!! Hope to see you again:)
Andy Plew-ChisholmSouth Africa
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: i had to go to out of istanbul for my family health problem. i forwarded this tour my guide friend. And result 3 stars :-( i am so sorry.