Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Istanbul-Turkey by Tour Guide Yasin K. (Guide #32765)


Chris Kriesen

United States
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Tour: #541405, Delicious Istanbul For Foodies (+Airport Welcome), Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Nov 17/19

Yasin gave me an authentic tour of Istanbul. He understood what I wanted to see and was good company during our tour. I felt like I was given a true Istanbul experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Chris for your nice words! It was great to meet you :)

Bradley Oberg

United States
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Tour: #540936, Customized Tour for Oct 31, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Oct 31/19

Yasin adjusted our tour so we could take the tour on the Bosphorus before it rained. Yasin was a great guide. He had the perfect pace for us, told us all about the sights we were seeing and was willing to help us find the hotel again at the end of the day. Excellent English and very knowledgeable. Thank you for a great time in Istanbul.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again for your beautiful words! Hope to meet you all in Omaha or Lincoln one day :)

Bradley Oberg

United States
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Tour: #540936, The Wonders of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Oct 30/19

Yasin was a great guide. He had the perfect pace for us, told us all about the sights we were seeing and was willing to help us find the hotel again at the end of the day. Excellent English and very knowledgeable. Thank you for a great time in Istanbul.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your beautiful words! It was great to meet you all :)

Heidi Dardanos

Greece
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Tour: #615158, Istanbul Along the Walls, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Oct 26/19

An amazing tour with an equally amazing companion! Yasin is knowledgeable, protective, friendly and knows his history! All and all a remarkable and unique experience! Can't wait to go back and book him for the rest of his tours! Stefanos And Heidi

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for your beautiful words. It was great to meet you and Stefanos :)

Nikki Gliver

United Kingdom
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Tour: #556489, Half Day Customized Tour in the Old City, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Oct 1/19

Yasin was the perfect guide. He was passionate about telling us everything we wanted to hear about the sites we visited whilst not overdoing it. We had a great afternoon and I would highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the review! It was great to meet you and Johnny :)

Todd Pinsky

Canada
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Tour: #615158, Chora and Suleymaniye for Sep 28, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Sep 28/19

Yasin was a fantastic guide. He was very friendly and knew so much about the places we visited together (Chora Church Museum, Suleymaniye Mosque and Cistern). With little notice, he also agreed to accompany us back to the vast Grand Bazaar to help us locate a merchant we had visited previously - a task we could not possibly have done on our own. He even helped us bargain while we were there! Thanks Yasin for the great tour and for being so kind and accommodating.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your nice words! It was great to meet and guide you :)

Hilary Reed

United Kingdom
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Tour: #556489, Half Day Customized Tour in the Old City/Sep15, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Sep 15/19

We asked Yasin to organise a walking tour of Istanbul and had the most fabulous and memorable walk. The tour consisted of visiting Haglia Sophia, Haglia Elene, a stunning Bugarian church, the local spice market and at our request the Fener neighbourhood. He patiently answered all our endless questions and was unbelievably informative not only about what we were looking at but Turkish history and culture. What a shame we can't take him to other countries and ask him to do tours there too!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your beautiful words! It was great to meet you all and answer your questions :)

Michael McGuire

United States
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Tour: #556489, Half Day Customized Tour in the Old City, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Sep 14/19

Yasin is not a good tour guide. HE IS THE BEST!!!! We could not have chosen a better guide to show us the beauty and history of Istanbul. He is so knowledgeable and smart, and knows how to transform dry facts into vivid breathing life, bridging the distance between ancient Turkey and the modern city he will expertly and safely guide you through. He is also warm and funny and a pleasure to spend the day with. Don't hesitate to book this tour, it will e a highlight of your trip. Thanks Yasin!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your beautiful words! It was great to meet and guide you guys :)

Tim Allen

Australia
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Tour: #556489, Half Day Customized Tour in the Old City, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Sep 5/19

Was amazing���� Yasin was very informative and friendly. Was very happy to talk about anything and very open minded. Loved having a laugh with us �� would recommend to anyone with respect and kindness as Yasin does the same. Thank you ����

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your beautiful words! Hope you have a great time in my hometown :)

Adrian Young

United Kingdom
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Tour: #556489, Half Day Customized Tour in the Old City, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Aug 27/19

Yasin is a superb guide. Istanbul's long history is a complex blend of Christian and Islamic influences. Yasin's knowledge is outstanding. So well organised and good value.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for your nice comment :)

Alka Thukral

United States
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Tour: #556489, Half Day Customized Tour in the Old City, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Aug 25/19

Yasin was great. He showed us around the Hagia Sophia, blue mosque area as well as the spice market. Very informative and was able to make it interesting for our kids too. He has a nice disposition and personality to make it easy for others to talk to him. I would recommend him highly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Alka for your beautiful words! It was great to meet you and your family :)

David Warren

United States
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Tour: #566105, Ottoman & Byzantine Heritage of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Aug 14/19

This was a GREAT tour; gained a much better understanding of the Byzantine period of Turkish history and great insight to Islamic element of that history. When visiting several of the older mosques, got great insight to ceremonial aspects of prayer time and mosque architecture. Really enjoyed the commentary of "everyday life" on the streets of Istanbul to include a great marketplace for spices, produce. Yasin was a very good guide; friendly, funny and with excellent English language skills.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks David for your beautiful words! It was great to meet you and hope to see you in Barcelona :)

Courtney Hays

United States
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Tour: #556489, Half Day Customized Tour in the Old City, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Aug 13/19

Yasin is absolutely AMAZING!!! My sister and I were so impressed with his knowledge about everything Istanbul and it's rich history. He took us on the half day customized tour and it was everything we could have hoped for! We highly recommend booking a tour with Yasin, whether it is your first time in Istanbul or your fiftieth, I guarantee you will leave Yasin's your with a new appreciation for Istanbul!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your nice words. It was great to meet you guys :)

Bruce Hollands

United States
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Tour: #615158, Istanbul Along the Walls with the Bosphorus for July 23, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jul 23/19

Yasin was very knowledgeable and friendly and provided us with comprehensive perspective on the history of Constantinople, its walls and Istanbul. He was also very helpful in giving us insight into the culture of Turkey.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your nice words. It was great to meet and walk with you and your family :)

Juan Carlos Franco

Colombia
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Tour: #540936, Customized Istanbul Tour for June 28, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jun 28/19

We greatly enjoyed this customized tour. Yasin is a great guide, proud and knowledgeable about Istanbul, history in general and religion. Easy to get along with. Eager to please. Would recommend him without a doubt.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much again for your nice words :)

Juan Carlos Franco

Colombia
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Tour: #540936, The Wonders of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jun 27/19

We had a happy and relaxed tour through the main attractions. But one day is not enough, we took a second day with Yasin and it was very nice, too. Tour and guide recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Juan! It was great to meet you and your family :)

Craig McCombe

United States
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Tour: #540936, The Wonders of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jun 12/19

Yasin-thank you for making our 2 days in your beautiful city one of our most memorable times abroad. We all have said that Istanbul would not have been the same without u and your tremendous knowledge of history, faith and culture. Anyone reading this should not hesitate in booking with this company and asking for Yasin. Last thing..we slept in by over one hour on day 2. He never complained but waited patiently for us sleepy travelers and kept the tour going past the agreed time w/o asking for more.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your nice words. Hope to see you guys again :)

William Solesbury

United Kingdom
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Tour: #540936, Transformation of Istanbul in 20th/21st Century, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jun 10/19

Yasin was great. He was articulate and personable. Above all he responded to my interests.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your nice words :)

Norman Nadel

United States
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Tour: #540936, The Wonders of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jun 1/19

Yasin is a marvelous tour guide. My wife and I had him take us around Istanbul.. He jam packed the day with fascinating history,culture and fascinating insites. He delivered everything he promised, including thoughtful insights and suggestions for the rest of our trip. He is a cool cat who doesn't miss a thing. We heartedly endorse Yasin and would be happy to return this tour with him again. Norm and Joanne N. California

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your nice words. It was great to meet and guide you guys :)

Snezana Martinovic

Serbia
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Tour: #556489, Half Day Customized Tour in the Old City, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: May 26/19

We had a great boat tour with Yasin. He told us many interesting stories and historical facts about the mosques and palaces we saw during our trip. He also introduced us to different architectural styles, we really learned a lot. We would be happy to book him again when we visit Istanbul again. Thank you for everything.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again for your nice words :)

Snezana Martinovic

Serbia
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Tour: #540936, The Wonders of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: May 25/19

We had booked a tour for three people, one of which has a hard time walking. Yasin, our tour guide was very attentive and understanding. He didn't rush us at any point of the tour. He was very considerate and patient. He has a vast knowledge of history and has shared multiple interesting stories. He gave us excellent recommendations and advice for restaurants, taxis, prices, shops etc. Thanks to his recommendations, we got to know Istanbul through the eyes of a local. His English is absolutely excellent.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your nice words. I really enjoyed guiding you and your family :)

Barbara B.

United States
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Tour: #540936, The Wonders of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: May 12/19

Yasin was wonderful, I was sick and he took my BF everywhere always offering to make it up to me. He took him to unknown off the beat and path places as well. Yasin is very knowledgeable, good company, accommodating and all around a great guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for your nice words. Hope to meet you guys again :)

Jeff Harnsberger

United States
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Tour: #540936, The Wonders of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: May 3/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you :)

Denise D'Oliveira

United States
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Tour: #566105, Ottoman Heritage of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: May 2/19

(Please see my previous comments regarding our excellent two-day tour experience with Yasin.)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again :)

Denise D'Oliveira

United States
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Tour: #541388, Byzantine Heritage of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: May 1/19

Without question, we will recall these past two days with Yasin among our most interesting and meaningful travel experiences. At our request, he organized Day One around Istanbul's rich Byzantine history and treasures. Day Two was dedicated to the achievements and artistry of the Ottoman period. The scope of his preparation and expertise were surpassed only by his professionalism, personal warmth and passion for his subject. We will be telling everyone we know about Yasin and this amazing city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was great to meet and guide you. Thanks a lot for your nice words :)

Len O Brien

Switzerland
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Tour: #540936, The Wonders of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Apr 24/19

Yassin, is a very nice person and a very knowledgeable and professional. we had a wonderful time and he was always very attentive. thanks Yassin ! len

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You're welcome! It was great to meet you and your family. Thank you so much for your nice words :)

Samir Atassi

Belgium
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Tour: #540936, The Wonders of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Apr 22/19

Yasin is very chill, knowledgeable and friendly. Will adapt his style/tour to your needs and likes. Likes his job and it comes through. Not pushy in any way and does not count the time. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was great to meet you guys. Thank you so much for your nice words :)

Robert Mallard

United States
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Tour: #540936, 2-Day Istanbul Customized Tour, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Apr 20/19

If you want to become immersed in the history, heritage, and culture of Istanbul, Yasin is your man! We spent 2 days with Yasin during our first visit to Istanbul, anI can't imagine having anyone more knowledgable about the history and heritage of the city. Yasin's storytelling made the sights come to life! Beyond the historical "highlights", we also got to explore neighborhoods & restaurants in other parts of town that we never would have seen otherwise. What are you waiting for? Book this guy!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was great to meet you guys! Thanks a lot for these beautiful words and hope to see you guys again :)

Derrick Eells

United States
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Tour: #540936, The Wonders of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Apr 17/19

Yasin was awesome. Super laid back and knowledgeable. Thanks a million.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much! Hope to meet you in Nebraska one day :)

Tatyana Williams

United Kingdom
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Tour: #556489, Half Day Customized Tour in the Old City, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Apr 16/19

It was a really great day in Istanbul and we thoroughly enjoyed the time spent with Yasin. He is a very knowledgeable guide and a nice friendly person. He made our life easier and saved a lot of time for us looking for places in the unknown city. Glad that we booked tour with him. He deserves 5⭐️ But for some reason the system allowed me to put only 4. We will definitely come back again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you :)

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