Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Kusadasi and Ephesus Turkey by Tour Guide Emre (Guide #1747)


Lori Bartlett

United States
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Tour: #66487, Full Day Ephesus Tour From Izmir by car, Izmir, Turkey    view tour
Date: May 15/18

Emre took us on an Ephesus tour. He is the best! He has grown up in the area so knows the best restaurants and people. Our tour of Ephesus was fascinating and informative. He also followed up with recommendations via texts to make sure we enjoyed the rest of our time in Izmir area.

Heather Forland

United Kingdom
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Tour: private Ephesus city tour with Terrace Houses, Ephesus, Turkey
Date: Jul 3/16

Outstanding guide: both knowledgeable and interesting, Emre brought Ephesus to life for us and gave an excellent insight into Turkish history, politics and culture. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Heather, I'll remember the tea session in the willage coffee and talking about politics with you. Hope to see you again. Stay in touch and warm wishes.

Amanda Battman

United Kingdom
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Tour: #20043, Half Day Ephesus Tour, Kusadasi, Turkey    view tour
Date: May 29/16

A terrific tour if Epheses with Emre. Our group of 9 were impressed by his knowledge and presentation style. The tour was paced perfectly and covered everything we wanted to do. Highly reccommendd guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice comments,Amanda.Hope to see you again in Turkey.Best wishes.

Juan Patron

Mexico
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Tour: #11741, Winery Ephesus, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: May 26/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your great rating. Hope to meet you again. Best wishes.

Bruce H.

United States
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Tour: #11741, Ephesus with Wine Taste, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Oct 18/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback,Bruce.I hope you enjoyed of the wine and meal that you had at the winery. Hope to meet you again. Best wishes. emre

Geoff Taylor

United Kingdom
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Tour: #113296, Full day Istanbul by large van, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Sep 19/15

Emre proved a very professional guide, helpful and engaging, and with extensive knowledge. His English was excellent and we learnt a lot about Turkey and its history, rather than just about the places visited. Sadly traffic was such that we didn't manage all that we had planned, but he changed things round a little to cope better. The minibus driver was also excellent, guiding the large vehicle through gaps in traffic we'd have worried about taking a car through. Would be very happy to use again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Geoff. Meeting you was a pleasure for me. Best regards.

Daniel OBrien

United States
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Tour: #66310, Full Day walking tour in Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Sep 18/15

Timely, well informed, extremely hospitable and eager to make our tour personal to us

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your great comment Daniel. Enjoy your cruise. Best

Roch Graveline

Calgary, AB, Canada
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Tour: Half day city tour, Istanbul, Turkey
Date: Sep 18/15

This is the second of 2 tours we did with Emre on September 17th and 18th. He's a fantastic guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much. Best wishes.

Roch Graveline

Calgary, AB, Canada
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Tour: Half day city tour, Istanbul, Turkey
Date: Sep 17/15

We did 2 half day tours with Emre - on September 17th and 18th. He stepped in to provide the tours when our original guide was called away. He's a great guide who took the time to understand the type of tours we needed. He involved himself with our whole group answering questions. He helped us to better understand the sites and people of Istanbul. We enjoyed our time with Emre and I would certainly book another tour with him when/if we can get back to Turkey.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Roch. Hope to see you again.

Lynette Wharton

Canada
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Tour: Bosphorus strait, spice market new city and old city tour, Istanbul, Turkey
Date: Sep 14/15

This was a very enjoyable tour with Emre who was very patient in explaining much to us. He was very flexible in what we wanted to do and despite the fact that the tour is advertised at 6 hours, the time didn't seem to matter to Emre. He spent an additional two hours with us, took us to a restaurant in the Spice Market area that had the best lentil soup I've ever had, and paid for us on the tram, metro and funicular. Thank you, Emre, for a very good, albeit tiring, day. Very enjoyable! We slept well.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I hope you enjoyed of the wine that you chose in the place. Wish you have a great time for the rest of your journey in Africa then Australia. Travel safe and best wishes.

Dena Diamond

United States
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Tour: #20043, Istanbul Full Day by minivan, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jul 20/15

Emre is so very knowledgeable, accommodating and fun to spend the day with. We only had a few hours to see Istanbul and felt that Emre allowed us to experience the tastes, sounds, sight and history of his beloved country.His years as a guide were evident as he was able to answer every question and even take us to see things that weren't packed with long lines of tourists. I highly recommend Emre.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dena,thank you for the feedback.I had great time with you and family.I hope you'll have an easy operation with your head and get better soon.I'll always remember you as a good friend.Best wishes

Timothy Bunt

United States
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Tour: #66310, Full Day walking tour in Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jul 19/15

Our third and final day with Emre as a tour guide included a tour of the Dolmahahce Palace and a cruise on the Bosphorous River. Emre made sure that we saw so many interesting mosques, artwork and monuments during our time in Istanbul. He shared with us his extensive knowledge of Istanbul and its many beautiful sights in an extremely informative and entertaining way. Our group, ages 15 to 65, enjoyed tremendously our time in Istanbul with Emre as our tour guide. Diana B., USA

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Say hi to your friends,Diana.And please stay in touch. Best for the young guys.Say hi to Tim.

Timothy Bunt

United States
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Tour: City tour by a large van, Istanbul, Turkey
Date: Jul 17/15

Our full day tour of Istanbul with a van with Emre was amazing. Emre recommended that our group, ages 15 to 65, tour with him by van that day in order to see as many sights as we could, and he was right. Our day included wonderful visits to the Blue Mosque, Suleymaniye and the Church of St Saviour in Chora. Emre is extremely knowledgeable about the history of Istanbul and shared it with us kindly, thoughtfully and with much intelligence and wit. Diana B., USA

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you,best

Timothy Bunt

United States
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Tour: #66310, Full Day walking tour in Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jul 16/15

Emre was a wonderful tour guide for us during our time in Istanbul. Our group, ages 15 to 65, were fortunate to have Emre as our guide for the three days we were in Istanbul. He shared with us so much history, knowledge and love of Istanbul. Our walking tour the first day included Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar and the Spice Market. Our tour with Emre made a visit to all of these sites so much more memorable. Thank you Emre. Diana B., USA

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Diana, thank you for the feed backs.When you have time,would you please write a review on Tripadvisor, as well?Thank you,Best

James Atkins

United States
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Tour: Best four days in Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Date: Jun 30/15

Truly outstanding experience. Great knowledge of the area and dining options.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi James, thank you for your review. It was great spending four days with you and your family. Best

Jim Black

United States
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Tour: #113296, Full day by Private car, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jun 21/15

We had an amazing time in Istanbul with Emre. My wife and I had already done most of the sites in the old section of Istanbul and asked Emre to take us to less traveled locations. Emre was very knowledgable of the area and history and took us to some amazing places. I'd recommend him to anyone who wants a great day in Istanbul or Ephesus.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice review Jim. Best wishes

Marie Esteve

United States
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Tour: #20043, Istanbul Full Day by minivan, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: May 25/15

We had an enjoyable day with Emre. He is very knowledgable. His planing of the day was what we expected. We would recommend his services

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice comment, Marie. Hope to meet you again. Best wishes

Stephen Laux

United Kingdom
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Tour: #20043, Istanbul Full Day by van, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: May 24/15

Excellent tour by Emre. On the tour we managed to visit all the sites we had put together on our itinerary. Emre was very knowledgable, giving us all the local, historical and general knowledge we could have hoped for. The vehicle was very comfortable, and credit to the driver who negotiated the road network in a calm and easy manner. This was such a good way to start or visit to Istanbul. I would recommend Emre's tour to all wanting to see both the obvious and also the less obvious sites of Istanbul.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your nice comment, Steve. It was a pleasure for me meeting you and enjoy Istanbul. Hope to see you again. Best wishes

Doris Ko

Hong Kong
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Tour: #20043, Istanbul Full Day by van, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Apr 13/15

It was our first time to Istanbul and Emre gave us all the information we wanted, the history, the city & the people. He's very warmed & willing to share with us his family, his plans and even showed us his lovely wife & handsome baby boy.We're grateful that even he already moved to another city 8 hrs drive by car he still insist to stick to our tour.All in all, I would certainly find Emre again if I ever go again to Turkey.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your great feedback Doris. Please give my contacts to Melanie in Hong Kong. Hope tonsee you in Turkey again. Best wishes. Emre

John Day

United States
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Tour: #12000, Walking Through Ottoman Highlights, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Mar 21/15

Emre has an excellent historical knowledge and will talk about his life in Turkey very openly. We had a two hour discussion of Turkish politics on the way into town that I initiated and I found his insight fascinating. He helped out with my wheelchair and put a lot of effort into the entire day. I would highly recceomend him as a guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a great day spending time with you, John. Hope to meet you again in NY. Best wishes

Leslie Wolf

United States
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Tour: #66310, Full Day walking tour in Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Nov 24/14

Emre gave me a wonderful private tour through Istanbul. He was on-time, welcoming, and attentive to my interests. We made our way through everything on my list, including the shopping I wanted to do. After asking for my preference, Emre took me to a fantastic local restaurant for lunch. He was also willing to give advice for my tour on my own the next day. I learned a lot about the history of Istanbul and Turkey, life in Turkey today, and thoroughly enjoyed myself. I would highly recommend Emre!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I also enjoyed of the time with you,Leslie. Hope to see you again with your family nest time. Best wishes. Emre

Donald Gould

United States
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Tour: #66310, Full Day walking tour in Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Nov 23/14

Emre took my family of four on a 7 hour tour of the Sultanahmet area of Istanbul and did a great job. Emre's english is very good and his knowledge of Istanbul and Turkey are excellent. We toured the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern and Topkapi place. I would highly recommend Emre for any tours you might want to do in Istanbul.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much,Danold. Hope to see you back in Turkey for a longer trip. Best

Wendy Thio

Singapore
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Tour: #110942, half day by car, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Nov 14/14

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Wendy.Best

Patricia Parsons

Toronto, ON, Canada
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Tour: Istanbul&Ephesus by a miniVan, Istanbul, Turkey
Date: Oct 30/14

We have had many private guides over the years, & Emre might just be the very best. He has all the traits that we look for in a tour guide. He is knowledgeable, deeply passionate about sharing his country, extremely personable, & perhaps best of all, an extraordinary story-teller. We truly enjoyed our time in Ephesus and Istanbul with him. He created a personalized tour that spoke to our personal interests. One of our best travel experiences ever. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you,Patricia for these nice words for me. Maybe one day we can drink wine again ibut this time in Cappadocia wineries ;) best wishes for both of you.

Patricia Ballard

United States
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Tour: #66310, Full Day walking tour in Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Oct 3/14

Emre is an excellent tour guide. Knowledgeable, personal, very witty and open to share and answer our many questions. Spending the day with Emre is the way to go, time and money well spent. Great tour and would recommend him to all our friends and to all those who want to learn about istanbul and what this great city has to offer. Thank you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your compliments,Patty.All the best.

Graeme Davies

United Kingdom
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Tour: #110942, half day by car, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Sep 27/14

We want to thank Emre for an interesting and informative tour of Dolmabachi Palace and Chora church, he also found a pleasant restaurant for a nice Turkish meal. Emre was helpful and made it easy for me to get around as I find walking and standing difficult. The weather was awful but he managed to get us around. We had a most enjoyable time, just us two and Emre. It was also interesting to talk about the general way of life in Istanbul and Turkey. With many thanks to Emre, he definitely deserves 5 stars!

Jan D.

Australia
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Tour: #11492, Full Day Bosphorus by Public Transportation, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Sep 7/14

This tour was everything we expected and more. Our guide, Emre is very friendly, knowledgeable and spoke excellent English. He tailored the day to meet our requirements whilst keeping it flexible enough to change as the day unfolded. It was definitely the best way to see Istanbul.

Theodore Cooley

Bluffton, SOUTH CAROLINA, United States
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Tour: #110942, Istanbul by car, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Aug 8/14

Emre was very friendly with excellent English. He was very knowledgeable and open to any questions about Turkey and customs. Emre was very accommodating and adjusted tour to meet our wishes. His easy, make happen style, made this an outstanding day and tour.

Marilyn Varcoe

United States
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Tour: City tour by a large van, Istanbul, Turkey
Date: Aug 4/14

Words cannot express my appreciation for Emre patience with my group on this tour as we did have some difficulties He is a top notch tour guide who did a wonderful job and certainly earring the best 5 rating Emre was very knowledgeable and handled this tour and it's complications very well. I would highly recommend him to anyone and wish he and his wife well with their new baby as well as wishing them well with their business Many thanks for all of you great work

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your great comments Marilyn.I hope everyone enjoyed of their tour with me in Istanbul.Best wishes

Ruth Thomson

United States
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Tour: Istanbul by a miniVan, Istanbul, Turkey
Date: Jul 30/14

We had an excellent stopover tour with Emre in Istanbul. Emre helped us see all the major historical attractions in Istanbul, just as we requested. We saw the Blue Mosque, the Roman Cisterns, Hagia Sophia and the Palace of the Sultans. Emre was very knowledgeable and friendly the whole day. We had girls ages 12 and 14 and Emre was able to keep them interested in the sites we were visiting. Because we are 4 people, this tour was very economical compared to the tours offered by the cruise ship.

Michael Burgess

Australia
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Tour: #66310, Full Day walking tour in Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: May 19/14

We were met at the hotel by Emre and treated to very special day in Istanbul. He knew my husband was a photographer and through the day we experienced so much of the colour , history and sights of this amazing city. We had been here before so had requested a look at Emre's city from his eyes. We got all of that and more. Thank you for a fabulous day Emre.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice words about me.I hope you'll enjoy your time in the blue cruise in Turkey.Best wishes

Joshua Levenson

United States
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Tour: #110942, half day by car, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Apr 10/14

Emre was a "delightful guide". He picked us up at the airport and we went directly to the Blue Mosque. In our case we knew that during the evening hours it would be closed, but that should not stop anyone from going during a layover. Both the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque were spectacular and lit beautifully at night. Emre was profoundly knowledgeable and his English is terrific. After touring we went for dinner on Kumkapi Street: a fantastic street filled with restaurants and musicians.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joshua, Nesrin,me and Tuna hope to see you in Istanbul for a longer time.Best wishes from Istanbul.

Breanna Hicks

United States
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Tour: #20043, Istanbul Full Day by van, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Apr 6/14

Emre did a fantastic job touring our group. He was extremely knowledgable, accommodating, and helpful. He went above and beyond to take care of our team and was sensitive to our needs. He helped our group get settled at our hotel and did an excellent job guiding us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your great comments for me,Breanna.All the best for you.

Thomas Kelleher

United States
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Tour: Istanbul walking tour, Istanbul, Turkey
Date: Apr 4/14

Our tour guide was Emre and he was excellent. He provided the right amount of historical information while allocating time for us to observe and ask questions. We saw Hagia Sophia, topkapi Palace, Basilica Cistern, the Hippodrome and my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the day. Emre spoke very good English and also joined us for lunch at the palace. He provided exactly what my wife and I had hoped for: information on the history of the sites, Turkish customs, recommendations on Turkish food. 5-Star.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Thomas.I really enjoyed of our funny conversation with you.Syat in touch.Best wishes from Istanbul.

Scott Thompson

United States
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Tour: #66310, Full Day walking tour in Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Mar 18/14

The tour was great! I would suggest to do some research ahead of time so you have an idea of what you would like to see. We went to a palace (for an extra 25€ each) and it was not to our taste. I would much rather have walked the city and saw the neighborhoods for free instead. Emre was great. He paid for us to use the tram, and knew more about the city than anyone I could imagine. He took us to a local restaurant to get the Turkish feel. He also helped us get some suviners.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your excellent reviews, Scott. Explore the rest of the world now. All the best for you.

Jody Finks

United States
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Tour: City tour by a large van, Istanbul, Turkey
Date: Mar 14/14

Emre was a fantastic guide and helped us see everything we wanted and more!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Jody.That was a pleasure for me.Can you write something on Tripadvisor,as well? Thanks,best wishes.

Annie Sumner

United States
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Tour: #12000, Walking Through Ottoman Highlights, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Feb 7/14

Emre was prompt, courteous, accommodating, and very knowledgable about the Old City of Istanbul. We enjoyed every minute of the tour and will recommend him to as many people as we can!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for a great review, Annie. Stay in touch. Enjoy Istanbulwhile you stay in here. Wish you good luck for both of you. My Best.

Jan Vijg

United States
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Tour: #66487, Half Day walking tour in old city, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jan 10/14

Emre is a pleasant and knowledgeable individual, who clearly knows his stuff. He had organized everything perfectly well, but with enough flexibility for us to start or end earlier or later, or change the planned itinerary. Being knowledgeable myself in history I was very impressed by how much he knew, not only about Turkish history per se, but also about Christianity (he could tell us about the whole history of Jesuus when we visited the Chora church. Overall a very successful trip!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much.

Jan Vijg

United States
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Tour: #20043, Istanbul Full Day by van, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jan 9/14

Emre is a pleasant and knowledgeable individual, who clearly knows his stuff. He had organized everything perfectly well, but with enough flexibility for us to start or end earlier or later, or change the planned itinerary. Being knowledgeable myself in history I was very impressed by how much he knew, not only about Turkish history per se, but also about Christianity (he could tell us about the whole history of Jesuus when we visited the Chora church. Overall a very successful trip!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice words about myself.I am really pleased that you enjoyed of this tour with me.Hope to see you again somewhere. Regards.

Daniel Otero

United States
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Tour: #66310, Full Day walking tour in Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jan 2/14

What a wonderful day in Istanbul! Emre joined us promptly at 9:00 at our hotel and led us through a thoroughly enjoyable day in the Sultanahmet region of the Old City, taking our leave shortly after 5:30 that afternoon. While he never taxed us beyond our comfort level, he made sure to expose us to a number of the best sights, shared a wonderful lunch with us, and helped us to shop wisely in the Grand Bazaar. Gracious and knowledgeable, Emre was an ideal guide. Thanks so much!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for a great feed back, Daniel. I am so pleased that your son also enjoyed of this tour with me. Especially in Hagia Sophia. Best wishes to all your family.

Howard Capell

United States
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Tour: Best four days in Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Date: Oct 17/13

Great guide/driver. He remade our schedule when faced with two AM's of rain. Even obtained spare umbrellas for us. His van was great. We saw "everything". His organization was great. He found great spots for lunch. He seemed to know everyone we met and was able to speed up lunch when necessary. Always great restaurants. When his voice gave out on day 4 he brought along his wife (also a guide) with no dropoff in quality. He drove, she guided. The depth and breadth of his knowledge was amazing.

Vera Newman

United States
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Tour: #66310, Full Day walking tour in Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Oct 16/13

Emre is a fantastic guide. We feel so fortunate to experience the day in Istanbul with such a knowledgeable professional. Wish we could take him with us for the rest of our trip. He set such a high bar for any future guides along our trip. Many thanks to him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you so much for such a quick feedback,Vera.I wish your Istanbul memories from your grandmother appeared while the tour with me.Looking forward to seeing you again.Enjoy your cruise.Best wishes.

Charles Philips

United States
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Tour: #20043, Istanbul Full Day by van, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Oct 11/13

Emre is an excellent guide. He customized our tour to do what we really wanted and his insight and knowledge are terrific. We'd recommend him for any English speaking tour. We had a great day in Istanbul thanks to Emre.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the great comment Charles. I am pleased that you enjoyed the day with me. Hope to see you again. Best wishes.

June Reynolds

United States
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Tour: #66310, Full Day walking tour in Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Oct 8/13

Highly recommend. Emre was very flexible in showing us sites and allowing us plenty of time to photograph. We enjoyed this tour very much. June

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you,for the nice comment, June.I am sure you have got nice pictures in Istanbul while our tour.Best wishes to you both.

Sandra Guida

Canada
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Tour: #20043, Istanbul Full Day by van, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Aug 25/13

The tour with Emre O was very informative. Emre was friendly,spoke English well,showed us all the important sights in Istanbul. One of the best experience was eating at a local restaurant. We all tried the local pizza. Overall, great experience would recommend the tour and Emre personal touch to anyone visiting Istanbul.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sandra. Hope to eat something else next time. Best wishes.

Hali Schwartz

Canada
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Tour: #66310, Full Day walking tour in Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Aug 20/13

Emre was an extremely professional and knowledgable guide. He possesses an thorough insight into the history and culture of Istanbul and showed me so many exciting and fascinating aspects of the city that I would not have received otherwise. I would highly recommend Emre to anyone wishing to discover all the charm and character that Istanbul has to offer. His English is perfect and he is very generous with his time and his expertise.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I really enjoyed with the interesting tour route that we took together.Take care in the Himalayas and turn back to Canada in safe.Best wishes.

Christy B.

Canada
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Tour: #66310, Full Day walking tour in Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Aug 16/13

Emre is a very personal individual who provided our group of 4 ladies with interesting information about Istanbul, the people of the past and present. His enthusiasm about Istanbul kept our tour interesting the entire time. He exceeded our expectations & even assisted us with next day plans (on our own), took us to a reputable rug dealer when asked, got us a reservation for a restaurant with a tremendous view and food and didn't hesitate extending his time with us. Hire Emre & you won't be disappointed

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Christy, Thank you so much for the great comment. I really enjoyed of the day spending with you. If you visit Turkey again, I'd be very happy with being your guide. Best wishes for you all. Emre

Derek Collins

United Kingdom
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Tour: #66310, Full Day walking tour in Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jul 28/13

Had a really good time with Emre, a very enjoyable and informative day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Derek.Hope to see you again in Turkiye with all the kids.Best wishes.

Carol R.

United States
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Tour: #13873, Full day Old City tour by car, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jul 18/13

Emre was a wonderful guide. We have traveled extensively and prepare in advance, trying to learn about the countries to which we travel, so we wanted a guide who could give us in-depth information and insight into the history and culture of Istanbul and Turkey. Emre was great about answering questions, and spending a lot of time in the sights we wanted to see. His detailed explanations of Chora Church and Suleiman's Mosque were captivating. We highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the great comments, Carol. Enjoy the rest of your trip. Hope to see you again in Turkey. Best regards.

Debbie Paul

United States
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Tour: #13873, Full day Old City tour by car, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Apr 21/13

Emre was unbelievable. So pleasant to spend 8 hours with. He was so amazing his knowledge of the area. (of course he lives there) Saying that he took us to areas that we would have never gone. Seeing amazing sites that compare to the Palaces and Mosques. Off the beaten track so not as crowded, fabulous to see. I will remember these sites over the major ones. So differant . Istanbul is amazing and this was my first trip. Please if it is your first trip get a guide to help you. I recommmend Emre

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much,Keith. Hope to see you again.Say hello to your brother. Hope to see you in Turkey again. Best wishes.

Keith Limberg

United States
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Tour: #66310, Full Day walking tour in Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Apr 16/13

Emre was superb. I spent the day with him, alone. He was great company and more importantly, he figured out my interests in seeing Istanbul, then we move very quickly through the day, covering lots of ground and seeing many things. The entire time, Emre kept me informed with his considerable store of knowledge. I was amazed by how much I experienced in one day and will always look back to the utilization of Emre as an excellent investment. Thank you!!

Lorelei Redding

United States
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Tour: #20043, Istanbul Old City Tour by van, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Sep 2/12

Emre provided a great touring day for my husband, daughter, son-in-law and myself. We presented a bit of a challenge as all of us were joining a tour which included the major sights of Istanbul the next day. He did a great job of showing special sights that were not on our program. He was punctual and very knowledgeable. We were all pleased with our day.

Mark Kelly

Australia
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Tour: #12000, Walking Through Ottoman Highlights, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jul 8/12

This was our third tour with Tours by Locals and we had a great experience with Emre. Picking us up from our hotel, Emre took us to a nearby tram station which took us to the heart of the Old City. We covered all the major sites to see throughout Old City, Istanbul and Emre was very knowledgeable on the all. Emre was very flexible with our itinerary going at a pace that suited our family. During our tour Emre accompanied us to experience some great local options for food, which we thoroughly enjoyed.

Terry Johnson

United States
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Tour: Full Day Customised Istanbul Tour, Istanbul, Turkey
Date: May 28/12

Great guide.... Very knowledgeable..... Very personable.... Would highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice comments, Terry.Hope you enjoy of your other tours in this beautiful city.

Ruth Rosenbaum

United States
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Tour: #11741, Jewish Heritage in Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: May 15/12

Emre was a wonderful guide. He was prompt, courteous and a pleasure. We spent the morning visiting the Jewish communities in Istanbul and the afternoon visiting import sights. He shared his love of his community and its history. He met us at the ship and returned us to port.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Ruth.

Anusha Sivasuriam

United Kingdom
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Tour: #13873, Istanbul Old City Tour by car, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Aug 22/11

Thanks to guide Y. Emre we had the most wonderful tour of Istanbul. Y. Emre was an excellent guide explaining in a clear concise manner.His professionalism and caring nature was evident throughout the tour. Y. Emre made what would have been a very long and exhausting tour into a delightful and a pleasant one. What a fantastic day out with ToursByLocals. Thank you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for all of these nice words.It was a pleasure for me welcoming you in this beautiful city.Hope to see you again for a longer trip in Turkiye.