Traveler Reviews for Private Tour in Istanbul, Turkey by Tour Guide Oguz (:owes)

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Shirley Weiss

United States
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Tour: #69281, Istanbul A La Carte : (almost:) Exactly what you like, and exactly as you wish, Istanbul, Turkey    
Date: Sep 26/15

We loved our tour with Dakan. He was prompt to pick us up. He made sure we were comfortable in his car. He was very informative and we really enjoyed were he took the four of us. His English is excellent. We think we made a great choice in picking his as our guide. We would highly recommend him to others.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hmm; I am confident the compliment sounds right; but with a little misspelling on the name! As long as my visitor is content with the tour, a misspelling is just an excuse for a smile. Thanks Shirley!

Adrian Bueno

United States
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Tour: #69281, Istanbul A La Carte : (almost:) Exactly what you like, and exactly as you wish, Istanbul, Turkey    
Date: Jul 26/15

Last day was very special, we chill around the city, we visit neighborhoods that were not populated by tourist, we eat, we laugh and enjoy Istanbul at its best. Something that really impact me was Oguz willingness to answer questions about his culture, country history as well as his own personal view on religion and his own culture, thank you Oguz for making this trip a special time for me and my kids.

Adrian Bueno

United States
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Tour: #69281, Istanbul A La Carte : (almost:) Exactly what you like, and exactly as you wish, Istanbul, Turkey    
Date: Jul 25/15

Whatever you are into Oguz can make it interesting, even shopping, he took us to some sites that even if we didn't buy anything we learn a lot about the craftsmanship behind the product, his knowledge of the city allow us to visit places that we will never had encounter them by ourselves. It was a pleasure and I strongly suggest to get someone to take you around the city, it makes a big difference, and if you can arrange Oguz even better.

Adrian Bueno

United States
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Tour: #69281, Istanbul A La Carte : (almost:) Exactly what you like, and exactly as you wish, Istanbul, Turkey    
Date: Jul 24/15

In our first day that we arrange with Oguz we visit the main tourist attraction in Istanbul, he was very knowledgeable and always ready to answer any question, he was also flexible and ready to accommodate himself to what we were expecting to do that day. My two kids 12 and 16 were very interest on what Oguz had to said and his love for food didn't hurt to make our trip more likable.

Bohdan Y.

Brooklyn, NY, United States
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Tour: #69281, Istanbul A La Carte : (almost:) Exactly what you like, and exactly as you wish, Istanbul, Turkey    
Date: May 22/15

Oguz met us at our hotel on 22 May 2015 to conduct an Istanbul A La Carte Tour. Since we spent the previous day in European Istanbul, we asked to spend the day with him in Asian Istanbul. As we drove and walked with Oguz, he managed to provide a comprehensive view of every-day life. He has an excellent command of English, and is extremely knowledgeable of Turkish history, culture, politics and religion. He is an excellent guide, his commentary is non-stop, and he has a great sense of humor.

Suzanne C.

Australia
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Tour: #69281, Istanbul A La Carte : (almost:) Exactly what you like, and exactly as you wish, Istanbul, Turkey    
Date: May 25/14

Oguz was a delight. Very knowledgeable, informative and proud of his city. Took us to some out of the way places, organised a brilliant place for lunch, found the 'world's best baklava' for us - even though it was a Sunday - and did all this with enthusiasm and courtesy. He was also very flexible (we were a group of 4 women who changed our minds a few times during the day and he happily accommodated these changes). Oguz is also very funny and a great poet. Happy to recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you ladies! Actually the 'fun-ny' aspects of the tour are situations going on around us and observations not to be missed and I just highlight them. As a photographer and former journalist I like observing, out of which some smiles come usual. I am not the regular anecdote teller, but I have few good native political ones which I am entitled! :) to share with my bachelor's degree from Ankara Uni. Faculty of Political Sciences. No extra charge for my biased political opinions if you like to hear.

Tony S.

United States
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Tour: #69281, Istanbul A La Carte : Exactly what you like, and exactly as you wish, Istanbul, Turkey    
Date: May 23/14

My bag was stolen at the airport and "owes" helped me through a very difficult time and did all he could to calm me,If you are travelling alone be very careful you are a target at the airport

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Apparently, Tony had the misfortune of leaving his carry on unattended for a brief while (30 seconds or so ) during the restroom stop, during which the incident took place. We spend few hours at the police station, I did all the translations needed. They went through the video footage from various cameras and the thief was spotted walking out calmly like a traveler with the carry on, even the taxi he took was spotted. In short, do not leave your luggage unattended at the airport at all times.

Deann Bayless

United States
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Tour: #69281, Istanbul A La Carte : Exactly what you like, and exactly as you wish, Istanbul, Turkey    
Date: Jan 3/14

Oguz was a delightful and passionate guide who organized our tour of some of the highlights of Istanbul. He made it so easy for us to begin to learn about the history and current life of this amazing city.

Stu Milam

United States
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Tour: #69281, Istanbul A La Carte : Exactly what you like, and exactly as you wish, Istanbul, Turkey    
Date: Sep 28/13

Oguz speaks and understands English flawlessly. He listens very well and responded to our questions with precisely the right information and advice. Oguz gave us fascinating insights at each of the places we visited, extending the information we had before arriving in Istanbul. Oguz would rank as a perfect tour guide for almost any size group and virtually any interest travelers might have. We recommend him enthusiastically to anyone visiting Istanbul, even on a limited schedule like our own.

Richard Palmer

United Kingdom
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Tour: #69281, Istanbul A La Carte : Exactly what you like, and exactly as you wish, Istanbul, Turkey    
Date: Sep 14/13

Oguz was very knowledgable and adaptable to our varied itinerary. He made the day very enjoyable and we got a lot out of our visit to Istanbul.

Richard Palmer

United Kingdom
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Tour: #69281, Istanbul A La Carte : Exactly what you like, and exactly as you wish, Istanbul, Turkey    
Date: Sep 12/13

Oguz made our visit to Istanbul very enjoyable and informative, adapting our tour to our wishes very well. We feel we have more to see in Istanbul on our next visit and will be booking him again.

Mike Muyal

Canada
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Tour: #69281, Istanbul A La Carte : Exactly what you like, and exactly as you wish, Istanbul, Turkey    
Date: Aug 23/13

Fantastic. Describes both Istanbul..and Oguz as a tour guide. Extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of the city and country. He is also super cool, friendly and warm. Excellent communicator, and he was continually making us laugh. He knows how to switch the tour "on-the-fly" to accommodate timing or any other need. Also hired a top-rate driver. We were never just waiting around. Recommended to make the best use of your time in this city. Oguz can't be beat.

Susana Leff

Tiburon, CA, United States
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Tour: #69281, Istanbul A La Carte : Exactly what you like, and exactly as you wish, Istanbul, Turkey    
Date: Jul 30/13

Great tour and Oguz was just incredible!!! Super knowledgeable, funny, we loved him!!! We'll always remember this wonderful day!! Thanks Oguz.