Kelly TullbergUnited States
We loved our time exploring Istanbul with Hatice! This tour took us off the beaten path through Muslim, Christian and Jewish neighborhoods. As we toured churches and mosques, Hatice was able to explain great detail about the history, the religion and the art. She tailored the tour to our interests and made fantastic recommendations for the rest of our time in Istanbul. We loved hearing her story and getting to know her as we walked around, and we hope to return someday to do her food tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for this amazing review. It was a true pleasure spending the day with you. You are always welcome in this beautiful city. Hope to see you two soon.
Alexander T.United States
Hatice is a superwoman. My wife and I have had a 7-days tour of Istanbul with Hatice, and come to the conclusion that there is nothing in Istanbul that Hatice is not able to manage and arrange. Istanbul has many interesting places, the local people are courteous, food especially the lamb kebab is tasty, souvenirs shopping is great, and with a population of 20 millions, the city feels clean and safe, and the traffic really is not that congested. Toursbylocals's gold standard tour guide = Hatice.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alex and Arlette, Thank you very much for your amazing feedback. It was a great experience guiding you. I do hope to meet you again in near future. Warmest Regards, Hatice
Jeremy VerbaUnited States
Highly recommend Hatice. To quote my wife - 'it was like being shown around Istanbul by an old friend'. We only had 7 hours in Istanbul - Hatice met us at 5am on a Sunday with a bright smile and a big hello. She customized a plan with a great combo of walking, history and culture; eating delicious turkish food; riding a ferry to Asia; exploring the spice market; and finally a tour thru the Hagia Sofia - all the while giving us a glimpse into her own life and history. A magical, special day w Hatice.
Pieter NelSouth Africa
Hati ce was a great tour guide and we really enjoyed all the interesting facts provided with friendly charm and energy. She adapts very well to the guests interests and passion. I will highly recommend future travellers to make use of her guide services, thank you and well done, you are a true ambassador for your country
Christopher GrantUnited States
Exploring the true marvels of Istanbul with Hatice as a guide was such a good decision- a completely different type of experience. Hatice made me feel welcome, comfortable, and almost like an insider myself. Her professional driver picked me up at my hotel and whisked me to meet her at the Dolmabahçe Palace. I quickly began to realise that not only was I gaining local insight, but that my guide was extremely intelligent and knowledgeable. I am still glowing from the trip- what a magical experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Christopher, I can not thank you enough for your amazing feedback. It was truly a pleasure guiding you. I will be really happy to meet you and Anna in the near future. Best Regards, Hatice
Hatice is one of the best tour guides I have ever met, she is so smart to know what you like and what you dislike and then arrange the tour accordingly in a perfect way. I enjoyed the tour a lot and didn't want the time to run quickly as I enjoyed every moment. Thank you Hatice for this great day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your wonderful review. It was pleasure guiding you.
It was indeed a pleasure being guided by Hatice'. Impeccable knowledge on the Ottoman history. We visited Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sofia, Spice Bazaar and the Grand Bazaar. Highly recommended ...
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind words. It was a pleasure to guide you. I wish you all the best.
Istanbul is a very beautiful city, and there are many places to visit, but it's also very big and for a first time traveler to Istanbul it can be hard to find all the good places. I highly recommend Hatice as a tour guide. She was very effective and informative, and she's a very kind and caring person. I had a tour with Hatice on my first day and since Hatice were so thorough, based on information she gave, the rest of my vacation were very good. I highly recommend City Highlights Private Walk with her.
This is our second walking tour with Hatice and even though she was not feeling well, she conducted the tour in a similar enthusiastic manner. This was also a great walking tour and I liked the fact that she incorporated stops to allow us to enjoy Turkish foods in restaurants and cafe's that she herself recommends. Her knowledge of food and also her familiarity of the local area and people made this tour an enjoyable experience. I highly recommend this tour and Hatice as a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Timothy, Thank you very much for your great review. It was an absolute joy to guide you through Istanbul's historic streets. I really hope to meet you all again.
Israr KhanUnited States
It was first ever visit to Istanbul. I had no idea about anything to visit, but Hetic welcome us like family. It was great time with her. She has great deal of knowledge about history.It was just one day tour with her, but she kept in touch till last moment.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your great feedback. It was a pleasure to guide you.
Really enjoyable tour. My guide Hatice was friendly and pleasant and was on time to meet with us. Even though it was a miserable, wet and cold day, her enthusiasm of showing us her city made our tour very enjoyable. She also stopped frequently for refreshment stops and was truly helpful in introducing us to "real" Turkish cuisine. A great tour and an exceptional guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Timothy, I am so glad that you all enjoyed your time with me. Thank you so very much for your wonderful review. You really made my day!!!
Christian NielsenUnited States
Hatice was an excellent guide and we very much enjoyed our time with her. She was incredibly knowledgeable on all cultural and historical topics and able to answer all of our questions she also provided extensive color on things outside the purview of the arranged tour such as food, shopping, dining, and other neighborhoods. When we return to Istanbul again, we wouldn't hesitate to hire her as a guide again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Christian, Thank you very much for your amazing review. It was a pleasure for me to guide you and Alicia. I wish you two all the best in life. Kind Regards, Hatice
Hati̇ce is the best guide ,trust me , you can sense her sincerity. She speaks good English and is very attentive to all the details. During the tour she would observe and able to offer us the amazing places to visit that suits our interest. Thank you again Hatice. for making our holiday in Istanbul a fantastic one!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for this wonderful review. It was a pleasure to guide you all. I would very much love to meet you again in the near future. Regards
Subhra BhattacharyaUnited States
Hatice is one of the best tour guides I've ever come across. She is knowledgeable, patient as well as enthusiastic. She showed us around with a lot of interest and care and we had a great time. I would highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Subhra, Thank you very much for your great review. It was a real pleasure to guide you and your lovely family. I really hope to meet you again sometime in the future. Warmest Regards, Hatice
Mahmood NaqviUnited States
Hatice was the perfect tour guide! She knew all the spots and the best way to travel to each of them. We very quickly felt like a family member was taking us on a tour of the city. She is a true professional as tourist guide, very reliable, spoke perfect English. Hatice was accommodating with our tight schedule, she also met us at airport and made the transfer to our hotel very easy after the tour. I would recommend Hatice wholeheartedly to anyone visiting Istanbul. We truly enjoyed this wonderful tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mahmood , Thanks a million times for this amazing review. It was a pleasure to guide you in this beautiful city Hope to meet you two again in future.