Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Izmir-Turkey by Tour Guide Nesrin (Guide #2315)


Gwyn Williams

United Kingdom
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Tour: #51394, Private Half Day Ephesus Tour, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Sep 14/18

One of the best tours we have ever had. Our guide was so well informed and able to answer all our questions. Her detailed commentary enabled us to have a true sense of the importance of Ephesus, its heyday and decline. The tour length we selected was just right for us and a great lunch at a local taverna ! Without a doubt we will use this company again and our best wishes to our guide Nesrin and the new baby !

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your great comments Gwyn. It was a pleasure for me sharing my knowledge and experience. You will be most welcome anytime you come to my beautiful country, Turkey.

Patricia Mitchell

United States
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Tour: #11971, private Ephesus city tour with Terrace Houses, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Sep 7/17

Nesrin was wonderful. Very knowledgeable and super personality. Would use again.

Julie Shekarchi

United States
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Tour: #51394, Private Half Day Ephesus Tour, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jun 23/17

Nesrin was a wonderful guide; very informative and spoke excellent English. She was very well travelled and we got the impression she really enjoyed meeting people and giving tours. We only visited Ephesus (House of Virgin Mary and ruins) but I highly recommend her for any area in Turkey.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Julie, It was a pleasure for me welcoming you in my beautiful country. Thank you so much for your nice comments. You will be at most welcome in Turkey anytime you come.

Danny Pena

United States
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Tour: #11920, Ephesus private tour by minivan, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Nov 1/16

We were so fortunate to have selected Nesrin. She was so personable, polite energetic and really knowledgeable. She put together a tour that allowed us to take in everything we wanted to see. I highly recommend her to anyone wanting to get the most out of a tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Danny for your nice comments. Please keep in touch. You will be at most welcome when you come again to my beautiful country.

Dan Reardon

United States
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Tour: #14155, Ephesus private tour by large van, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: May 29/16

Great tour! Highly recommend. Ephesus was amazing to see, and was more than we expected. The House of the Virgin Mary was significant for us to see as we are Catholic. We were able to attend a mass, and it was very moving for us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your great comments Dan. It was great to meeting you and your lovely family. You will be at most welcome whenever you come back to my beautiful country. All the best for you. Keep in touch...

Scott Merlis

United States
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Tour: #51394, Private Half Day Ephesus Tour, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: May 1/16

Nesrin was fantastic, personable and extremely knowledgeable! She made our tour one of the best we have had this cruise!! Kudos!! I would highly recommend her as a tour guide no matter what site you visit. Thank you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your nice comments , Scott. It was a pleasure for me showing my beautiful town to you. You will be at most welcome whenever you come to Turkey. plase say hello to your lovely family. keep in touch. Nesrin

Kristin W.

Waldorf, MARYLAND, United States
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Tour: tour of Ephesus, Kusadasi, Turkey
Date: Nov 2/15

Nesrin was delightful! She was knowledgeable and accommodating, kind and courteous. The van she provided was spacious and the driver also very nice. My father uses a wheelchair and she and the driver were very patient and caring with this situation. I had no idea the Ephasus Museum would be so fabulous - she suggested that we go. I mentioned my interest in Turkish pottery, and she took us to the perfect place on the fly - very flexable. Highly recommend her.

Walter Eccard

United States
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Tour: tour of Ephesus, Kusadasi, Turkey
Date: Oct 5/15

Great tour. Nesrin was full of information, did a great job of explaining Ephesus and its history. She always found the right spot to take a special picture. Very pleasant and knowledgable

Tom Barker

United States
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Tour: tour of Ephesus, Kusadasi, Turkey
Date: Sep 21/15

First rate guide. We recommend her highly.

Tim Browning

Australia
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Tour: #51394, customisedephesustour, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Aug 25/15

exceptional tour and guide had a single hiccup with meeting place - very poor sign posting to the "upper" gate where we were meant to meet, we went to the "lower" gate but were told by gateperson and ticket sales staff we were at Upper gate were eventually sorted by another guide who was offering us his services possible need a phone no to call in these circumstances, and provide a map to ensure meetings occur as intended

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Tim, It was a pleasure for me meeting you all and showing the beautiful Ephesus. Even though we started a little bit later than decided, I believed that you all enjoyed your time. We did everything that we supposed to do.I wish these things did not happen at all. Fortunately we both had internet access and we figured out how to meet. You also had my mobile number in your confirmed booking document. I hope you enjoyed your rest of the time in Turkey. Regards Nesrin

Jim Black

United States
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Tour: tour of Ephesus, Kusadasi, Turkey
Date: Jun 18/15

Nesrin was awesome. She took us to some incredible sites in Ephesus and understand and could relate the history and importance of all of them. During conversation, she learned we were wine lovers, so she took us to a beautiful winery for lunch. Great food and the wine rivaled any from Napa. Nesrin is the one to ask to guide you in Ephesus.

Janet W Smith

United States
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Tour: #11971, Istanbul walking tour, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jun 5/15

This knowledgeable, self-assured young woman, with excellent English and interpersonal skills, was a pleasure to be with from beginning to end. She was enthusiastic and creative as she showed me her city, and took extra time to take me on a customized tour of areas not originally part of the packaged tour. She has very thorough knowledge of the Dolhmabache Palace, and after we visited there Nesrin steered me through the tram and funicular system all the way to Taksim Square, at my request.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Janet,Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I really enjoyed our day together ,too. We may go further on discovery in your next visit to my beautiful country.Take care.

Marie Esteve

United States
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Tour: #14156, Istanbul by a miniVan, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: May 26/15

We had a wonderful day with Nesrine. She did help us discover Istanbul. She is very knowledgable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure for me showing my beeautiful city.You will be at most welcome in Turkey whenever you want to come back.

Richard Drouin

Canada
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Tour: #11971, Istanbul walking tour, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: May 2/15

May 2, 2015, six of us met Nesrin, a passionate professional guide who speaks excellent English. She enquired everyone's own interest. We used public tram from the ship to the sites. She would find a way to cut lines successfully. She recommended a good restaurant with reasonable prices. She spent more time with us than agreed and took care of all the transportation and entry fees. We compared notes with others who bought similar tour on the ship to find that we benefited far more for half the price.

Stephen Kelly

United States
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Tour: #14155, City tour by a large van, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jan 20/15

Nesrin did an excellent job in guiding us around Istanbul. She knew her history and saw to it we got to the places that were important to us plus took us to see some places other tourists would not be able to see.

Scott J.

United States
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Tour: Istanbul by a miniVan, Istanbul, Turkey
Date: Oct 13/14

Nesrin was totally delightful as our two day Istanbul guide. She included all the big attractions, and when our interest waned at some points, she was able to make changes to meet our desire so that our time was spent doing those things we enjoyed most. She was knowledgeable, very personable, and we had a great time touring, eating, and enjoying her local knowledge. We would highly recommend her for any length stay in Istanbul.

Scott J.

United States
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Tour: Istanbul by a miniVan, Istanbul, Turkey
Date: Oct 12/14

Nesrin was totally delightful as our two day Istanbul guide. She included all the big attractions, and when our interest waned at some points, she was able to make changes to meet our desire so that our time was spent doing those things we enjoyed most. She was knowledgeable, very personable, and we had a great time touring, eating, and enjoying her local knowledge. We would highly recommend her for any length stay in Istanbul.

Peter Snow

United States
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Tour: #14156, Istanbul by a miniVan, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Oct 10/14

Nesrin is a fabulous guide! Her day with us was well planned. She pre-purchased tickets to Topkapi Palace and other sites thereby ensuring we were not held up in lines. She arranged lunch in an excellent restaurant frequented by locals. She has a wonderful command of English. She conveyed easily understood, essential historical details and shared just the right amount of information. She was open regarding current issues in Turkey. Above all she is a kind and considerate person. Highly recommend! Peter

Robin Rivard

United States
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Tour: #11971, Istanbul walking tour, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Sep 28/14

Nezrin was a very knowledgeable guide, answered all of our never ending questions, and really knows how to "read" her clients. We have had many tour guides in many places, and Nezrin rates at the very top. Very friendly, and she can maximize your tour time without making you feel rushed. 5 stars...

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robin, Thank you so much for your nice comments. Istanbul offers a lot to do and see so we may see you in Istanbul again. You will be at most welcome.Nesrin

Maxine Baerwaldt

United States
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Tour: #14156, Istanbul by a miniVan, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Sep 22/14

Nesrin was a fantastic guide. I would definitely recommend her ! We did 2 days of tours with her and wish that we had a third day with her !

Maxine Baerwaldt

United States
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Tour: #11920, Bosphorus Cruise With Dolmabahçe Palace, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Sep 21/14

Nesrin was a fantastic guide. She was very accommodating and knowledgeable about all of the sights she took us to. I will definitely recommend her ! If you have 2 days in Istanbul you should do a 2 day tour with her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your nice comments Maxine. I never forgot our first meeting at the port. You wre expecting to meet a male tour guide and I was expecting to have a tour with a male traveller :-))) Anytime you come back to our beautiful city,you will be at most welcome. Warm Regards from Istanbul

Karen Niles

United States
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Tour: #11920, Bosphorus Cruise With Dolmabahçe Palace, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Sep 14/14

Nezrin was knowledgeable, pleasant & accommodating. we had a wonderful tour of Dommabache, enjoyed the Bosphorus cruise & learned some interesting information about Istanbul. She chose a lovely spot for lunch,

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice comments , Karen. Anytime you come back to Turkey, you will be at most welcome. See you in Istanbul again.

Mouse Hamilton-Fairley

United Kingdom
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Tour: #54956, halfdaydiscovery, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Nov 13/13

Nesrin was punctual informative and good fun. Her English was perfect and her knowledge of the sights was top class. All her recommendations of other places to go and see or to eat were all excellent. She looked after us very well was good company and was happy to change things around according to weather, our requests, change of plans etc. would definitely use her again or recommend to friends. Thanks Nesrin!

Joyce Law

United States
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Tour: #54956, halfdaydiscovery, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Oct 5/13

Nesrin provided a very informative customized tour in Istanbul. We were very happy with her services and her choice of restaurants on the Asian side for lunch. She was very knowledgeable & personable and we would definitely recommend her to other travelers. Thank you Nesrin!

Doris C.

United States
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Tour: #11971, Istanbul Old City tour, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jul 29/13

We made a switch with guides because Nesrin was in a delicate condition--and we could not be more satisfied with Emri--her husband. Emri really knows his country and his history--and you can tell he loves it. He took us to the historic area with the Blue Mosque. Topkapi Palace, the Underground Cistern, and the Grand Bizarre-- Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays. But the highlight of our tour was the authentic Turkish Bath. It was the perfect end to the day to have a traditional bath and massage. Thanks!

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: In the unusual case where a guide can't personally deliver a tour, the traveler is notified in advance and given the opportunity to cancel or accept the substitute.

Debra Lynkowski

Canada
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Tour: #54956, halfdaydiscovery, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jul 28/13

Nesrin is an excellent tour guide. We found her to be flexible, accommodating and eager to customize the tour based on our stated interests. We were most impressed by the depth of her knowledge and her ability to answer many of our questions which were 'out of scope' - questions about culture, health care, religion, etc. In addition to being extremely professional and knowledgeable, Nesrin is a warm, lovely person, clearly proud of her city and her country, and eager to share it. Very highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your nice comments , Debra. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your day in my beautiful city . Enjoy your time ... Nesrin

Linda Prendergast

Australia
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Tour: #54956, halfdaydiscovery, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jul 12/13

We were lucky to have spent 2 very full days with our guide Nesrin in Istanbul- without her knowledge & valuable insight into the cultural & artistic heritage of this beautiful city our visit would have been incomplete. Nesrin is a passionate & delightful tour guide who is very proud of her country - thank you for sharing your city with us - I only wish we had more time to venture into the country side. Next time Nesrin! Don & Linda Prendergast

Rima Yammouni

Australia
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Tour: #11971, Istanbul Old City tour, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jun 27/13

Very friendly, on time, very knowledgeable, generous and totally flexible guide... thank you!

Cherie Lovatt

Singapore
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Tour: #14156, Istanbul by Car, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jun 24/13

Very. Enjoyable tour Nesrin changed our tour around because we had 4 not 3 people so at last minute she organised a van for us! Lots of fun and very informative, even kept my 10 and 12 year old interested for whole time! Abigail achievement !

Jennfer Nadel

United States
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Tour: #11971, Istanbul Old City tour, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jun 12/13