Scott SchwindUnited States
We thoroughly enjoyed our day with Dilek. She's incredibly knowledgeable and very passionate about Istanbul, its history, its culture and its cuisine. She is also a delightful person. We would love to work with her again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ey nice to meet you Scot and thanks for your nice comments.
Norma Amaya-ChavezUnited States
We had one of the most wonderful experiences and time while in Istanbul, Turkey . Ms. Dilek was a wonderful , knowledgeable guide. She is very experienced and beyond nice, she was great... made this truly a memorable trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Norma. It was a pleasure
My wife and I spend around 6 hours with Dilek in Istanbul . Dilek was a pleasure to deal with both in the booking phase and throughout the short day we went with her. She is knowledgable and dealt with our special interest and changes to the tour during the tour. Her English is perfect and we can only recommend her.
Kristen YoungUnited States
Dilek was a true delight to be with. She was engaging and extremely intelligent. Her casual and calm demeanor made the tour feel more like a fun walk on the beach than a demanding hike through a busy city. Also, Dilek was open to discussing any issue and was amazingly responsive to what interested me vs. what didn't. I think she was reading my mind! We visited all the key sites without any problems and it was one of my best tour experiences ever. Dilek is fantastic.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kristen, it makes me more motivated if our guests leave happy. Thank you very much it really gives me lots of motivation to try my best to make your time perfect in Istanbul
Marty CaganUnited States
Dilek was terrific - we saw so much in a day, and I learned a great deal about the people and culture of Turkey. Just what I was hoping for.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Marty, i am very happy to hear i could manage to make your time in Istanbul as you hopped
Christobel SayMacleod, VICTORIA, Australia
Dilek was a wonderful guide for our visit to Istanbul. She knew how to avoid the crowds, where to go to get great Turkish Delight and Turkish Towels and was great with the kids and good company for the adults. An enjoyable day was had!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am glad to hear you enjoyed my tour. It was nice to meeting you.
Thank you Dilek for a fantastic guided tour of the highlights of Istanbul. Your knowledge and insights added greatly to the stunning things we saw during the tour. Great value and highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your nice comments Sarah. I am glad you liked and had a good time
Dianna WayUnited States
Dilek made our tour a success; due to time constraints she worked with us and made sure we saw the things that were the most vital. We felt we made a friend and would ask for Delik again if we are ever close to her area. A perfect example of a great guide. We would highly recommend her to ANYONE that is looking for a tour guide; we give Delik an A+.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Bob, if you come to Istanbul i would be very happy to see you again.
Loretta BusamUnited States
Dilek is very knowledgeable as well as being friendly and personable. She was very prepared since we did not have enough Turkish lira with us as we had misread the amounts needed for the museums, etc. She paid for our tickets and then we reimbursed her when we got back to our hotel. We highly recommend Dilek and tours by locals.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Loretta, it was very nice to meeting you. I hope you remember Istanbul as a nice city
Peter Edward PoolUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Peter. You are very nice
Bill SabinUnited States
Dilek is very knowledgeable, sophisticated and charming. Her English is excellent. I enthusiastically recommend her to anyone visiting Istanbul.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Bill, it was nice to being with you.
Dilek was very easy to get on with, was responsive to what we wanted to do and flexible as our needs changed during the day. We would not hesitate to recommend her to others. The only advice that we would offer independent travellers is to check the opening hours of the sites before booking your tour. We booked Dilek for a Tuesday and we only found out when we arrived that the Topkapi Palace closes on Tuesdays - which was a pity since it formed a large part of the advertised itinerary.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Huw, thank you very much for your nice comments. It was very nice to meet you, am very sorry thatTopkapi Palace was closed. Now I will add my tour explanation in which day which museums are closed. Thanks for that.
Great Service in all ways, we will recomend Dilek to friends in México Planing to come to istanbul !!! Thanks!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Muchas gracias paisanos...
Verna PolutanUnited States
Dilek was a wonderful guide and very patient with our moody 4 year old daughter. She gave us a lot of insight into the history of the buildings and places to which we ventured. She also answered questions that we had about the Turkish culture as well as to the areas (towns and cities) outside of Istanbul.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Verna. Regards your husband and kisses to Juliana
Ed L.United States
This was 1 of 4 tours we had with Dilek all of which were wonderful. Dilek went way beyond the tour book synopsis for the historical sites. We four adults gained so much from her anecdotes and insights we felt like we really got to experience the insider view of Istanbul. The ladies quickly bonded and were smiling through the busy days. We opted for public transportation which was itself an experience but recommended if you have the stamina.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was nice to meet you all
Austin TateUnited States
Dilek was a fantastic tour guide. She was very communicative prior to our arrival in Istanbul and made my wife and I feel right at home on our honeymoon before we landed at Ataturk. She was very punctual and even switched around some of the itinerary last minute based upon our shopping requests. Incredibly knowledgable about the history of Turkey and very informed on current events, she gave us an excellent introduction into the forces that have shaped Istanbul throughout history. I give her a 9.5/10!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Austin, i am glad you liked the tour. I will try to do my best for the future tours.
Wan Jawahir H.Malaysia
We just came back from Istanbul and had Dilek as our tour guide. We had a wonderful day with Dilek, who is very friendly and knowledgeable. We visited the historical places at our comfortable paces and didn't have to line ups cos she has priority as a licensed guide. At couple of places, she even bought entrance tickets in advance. She listened to our requests and was very helpful and flexible. Would highly recommend her to everyone. Thanks for the great day, Dilek!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Praniorn, it was a pleasure meeting you, i am glad you like the tour and Istanbul. Take care of yourself. Lots of love from Istanbul
Nathalie RossUnited States
We recently travelled to Istanbul for a family vacation with our 3 children and hired Dilek on the recommendation of a friend. She met us at our hotel and took us to see all the sites. She was very knowledgeable, but made the information easy and interesting for our children. She catered to their interests and we were able to really enjoy all the sites in so much detail. I highly recommend you hire Dilek!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nathalie, i loved the kids they are amazing very inteligent. ıt was pleasure to spend the day with you
(Clyde) Richard EbyUnited States
Dilek is a knowledgeable and delightful guide, and her Old City Tour exceeded our expectations. Dilek easily adapted the standard tour to accommodate our requests and offered helpful suggestions compatible with our interests. Her specialty of walking tours is the only way to explore the Old City.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much richad, i am glad you liked the tour.
Nael ZohniUnited States
Dilek was a great tour guide. Very friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable of the history surrounding Istanbul and Turkey. I would definitely enlist her services again if needed and I strongly recommend her for anyone wanting to take a tour of Istanbul's historical sites.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you nael, it was a pleasure, very nice to meeting you.