Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Istanbul-Turkey by Tour Guide Dilek O. (Guide #4357)


Andy Ball

United Kingdom
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Tour: #90515, Private tour of bosphorus strait, spice market new city and Asian side of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Dec 31/19

Dilek was absolutely fabulous, with a wealth of knowledge of Istanbul and Turkey. She was charming and patient and totally tailored the 2 day tour to the needs of our group of 12. Meeting at the hotel was also a bonus. Well done Dilek.

Andy Ball

United Kingdom
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Tour: #89518, Top five most visited sites of istanbul walking private tour, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Dec 30/19

Dilek was absolutely fabulous, with a wealth of knowledge of Istanbul and Turkey. She was charming and patient and totally tailored the 2 day tour to the needs of our group of 12. Meeting at the hotel was also a bonus. Well done Dilek.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Andy. I am happy that you choosed my country to visit and I am glad you have left with good experiences. Glad to know you all

Bryan Borders

United States
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Tour: #90515, Private tour of bosphorus strait, spice market new city and Asian side of Istanbul by car, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Nov 4/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Bryan. I am so happy to hear your positive feedbacks

Bryan Borders

United States
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Tour: #109163, Golden horn old city private tour with public ferry by car, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Nov 3/19

We were thankful for Dilek and our drivers flexibility...especially when we had to shift plans around due to a marathon causing bridge & road closures.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks. It was a pleasure meeting you all

Bryan Borders

United States
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Tour: #89518, Top five most visited sites of istanbul walking private tour, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Nov 2/19

We were so glad to have Dilek as our guide. She added a genuine warmth and extended enthusiasm & knowledge as she guided us through the sights. She was a bonus to what was already a wonderful place to visit.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Bryan, it's a great motivation to hear your positive feedback

Iain Maciver

Bath, ON, Canada
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Tour: #90515, Private tour of bosphorus strait, spice market new city and Asian side of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Sep 20/19

I was on two tours with Dilek. However both were marred by my health. I had fractured the front of my foot a few days earlier. But you do what you have to do. So i struggled along behind Dilek as-best as i could. We saw a lot, did a lot. It was great. I had to pass on topkapi as i just could not go any further. I recommend these private tours, lots of flexibility, etc as in diversions to pharmacies etc. Loved the tram, subway, bus and ferry rides. Dilek was a delight and very patient. Thanks.

Iain Maciver

Bath, ON, Canada
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Tour: #89518, Top five most visited sites of istanbul walking private tour, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Sep 19/19

I was on two tours with Dilek. However both were marred by my health. I had fractured the front of my foot a few days earlier. But you do what you have to do. So i struggled along behind Dilek as-best as i could. We saw a lot, did a lot. It was great. I had to pass on topkapi as i just could not go any further. I recommend these private tours, lots of flexibility, etc as in diversions to pharmacies etc. Dilek was a delight and very patient. Thanks, the "Grey Nomad"

Fernando Urioste

United States
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Tour: Istanbul's Quintessantial Sights Private Tour, Istanbul, Turkey
Date: Sep 5/19

Dilek tailored for us a tour through the Asian and European side of Istanbul that allowed my wife Cecilia and I experience the people and culture in both sides of the Bosphorus. Her English and Spanish is fluente which made it wonderful for us we are Spanish speaking from birth but have lived a long time in the US. Dilek is highly recommend. Le damos a Dilek una recomendación de 5 estrellas por el habernos permitido ver que el alma de Los Turcos es igual a la nuestra. Gracias Dilek.

Fernando Urioste

United States
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Tour: Istanbul's Quintessantial Sights Private Tour, Istanbul, Turkey
Date: Sep 4/19

Dilek is a great guide that allowed us to experience the best of the "old" classic Turkish culture. Her historical background commentary in both Spanish and English was excellent and made out tour experience much better than we anticipated. One of the top two guides we have encountered during our world travels. Highly recommend.

Alexander LaRosa

United States
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Tour: #391685, Cooking Turkish Meal in Turkish House, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Sep 3/19

Dilek is fantastic. She has a real passion for meeting travelers and sharing her perspective on the fascinating history and current dynamics of Turkey and Istanbul. She met us at our hotel and arranged a full lunch with a Turkish host. A real insight into daily life.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: HI Alexander, thank you very much for your feed back. It's important for me to make thing better

Pauline Leitch

United Kingdom
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Tour: #89518, Top five most visited sites of istanbul walking private tour, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jul 12/19

Just had a walking tour around Istanbul yesterday with Dilek. It was most enjoyable and would give our guide a 5 stars rating. She was very informative and friendly.

Robert S.

WORCESTER, MA, United States
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Tour: #89518, Top five most visited sites of istanbul walking private tour, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jul 6/19

Wonderful guide who made our visit to Istanbul very special. Highly recommend this guide and the specific tour - it is compact in terms of geography covered but includes the major sites.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Robert, thank you for your nice comments. It motivates me more. Very nicer to meet you. It was a pleasure for me

Fred H.

United States
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Tour: #90515, Private tour of bosphorus strait, spice market new city and Asian side of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: May 26/19

Dilek is a personable, friendly and well informed guide. We had a great time with her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your nice review Frederick

Maryann Wright

Australia
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Tour: #89518, Top five most visited sites of istanbul walking private tour, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Apr 6/19

Dilek is an outstanding tour guide. She is knowledgeable, great company and flexible and we all enjoyed our day in Istanbul with her. Thoroughly recommend this tour and Dilek!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Marryann. It was nice to meeting you all.

Darius Remesat

Canada
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Tour: #89518, Top five most visited sites of istanbul walking private tour, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Apr 4/19

Great tour of Istanbul with Dilek. She was attentive, knowledgeable and proceeded at a manageable Pace. Her suggestion for much was fabulous and she met us at our hotel and helped get taxi at end of day- full service! Highly recommend Dilek as a tour guide for Istanbul.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice review Darius. It's a big motivation for me. Regards to you family

Dianne Sandeen

United States
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Tour: #89518, Top five most visited sites of istanbul walking private tour, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Mar 20/19

Our time with Dilek was well spent visiting some great places in Istanbul. Not only did she show us around and provide information about what we were seeing she also showed us how to get and fill a transit card and gave us lots of advice.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Dianne. I am glad you liked it. I hope to see you again the next year.

Dianne Sandeen

United States
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Tour: #496742, Taste of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Mar 19/19

There are three reasons to go to Istanbul: history, people and food. Dilek really knows Istanbul and she knows where to find some great food. And we had some really great food with Dilek.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Dianne, I try to find some better food stops and book stores till I meet you again the next year.

Dianne Sandeen

United States
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Tour: #391685, Cooking Turkish Meal in Turkish House, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Mar 18/19

We had a great time talking and cooking. It was great to have an experienced cook show us how to make gozleme. It is a simple dish but it is great to see someone roll out the dough and give us tips. I also loved the stuffed peppers we made using the dried peppers that we see hanging in the markets. We also liked the fact that we got to see a neighborhood that was outside of the normal tourist area.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Dianne It was very special to host some guest from another country for the host house we visited.. They were so exited and happy to meet you. Thanks for coming and sharing the time

Ladislav Lipold

Czech Republic
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Tour: #496742, Taste of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Mar 6/19

Dilek was a perfect guide. We started with a rich Turkish breakfast. On the Asia side we saw and tasted great local steet food. We spent with Dilek beautiful day. * If you want really to enjoy this tour, you must not eat before :).

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Radislav. It mean a lot to know you enjoy it.

Deana Ferber

United States
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Tour: #90515, Private tour of bosphorus strait, spice market new city and Asian side of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Dec 24/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Deana

Deana Ferber

United States
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Tour: #98523, Golden horn old city private tour with public ferry, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Dec 23/18

Dilek and I spent 3 whole days together touring around. She is an phenomenal guide and person overall! I loved her energy, her knowledge and her calm nature. She was always flexible and full of ideas. I was alone on Christmas Eve so she invited me to her house to meet her family and have dinner. How sweet is that?! And it was delicious! Thank you Dilek, I can't wait to see you again and make more memories!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Deana. It was very nice to meeting you and I really hope to see you again. Thanks for putting me in your friend list. I really enjoy seeing your experiences in your new home. Lots of love from Istanbul

Deana Ferber

United States
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Tour: #89518, Top five most visited sites of istanbul walking private tour, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Dec 22/18

Dilek and I spent 3 whole days together touring around. She is an phenomenal guide and person overall! I loved her energy, her knowledge and her calm nature. She was always flexible and full of ideas. I was alone on Christmas Eve so she invited me to her house to meet her family and have dinner. How sweet is that?! And it was delicious! Thank you Dilek, I can't wait to see you again and make more memories!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Deana. Thanks for your nice comments. Hope to see you again.

Fernando Gonzalez

Mexico
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Tour: #98523, Golden horn old city private tour with public ferry, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Nov 22/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Me dio mucho gusto poder ser parte de su experiencia 3n mi país. Siempre que vuelvan tendrán una amiga aquí

Fernando Gonzalez

Mexico
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Tour: #90515, Private tour of bosphorus strait, spice market new city and Asian side of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Nov 21/18

Fernando Gonzalez

Mexico
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Tour: #89518, Top five most visited sites of istanbul walking private tour, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Nov 20/18

Dilek nos ayudo a tener una experiencia muy agradable en Estambul, nos atendió a 9 mexicanos y sus recomendaciones fueron muy importantes para disfrutar nuestra estancia, durante 3 días adapto lo que ella tenía propuesto a nuestros gustos, habla muy bien español y nos ayudo a movernos tanto en transporte público como en vehículos de uso exclusivo para nosotros. nos dio excelentes referencias de restaurantes locales así como de lugares de compras

Carlos Aponte

United States
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Tour: #89518, Istanbul 2 half day walking private tour, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Oct 1/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Carlos

Abdi Ali

Kenya
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Tour: #89518, Top five most visited sites of istanbul walking private tour, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Sep 26/18

Dilek was excellent. On time, knowledgeable, friendly. We had a great time walking in Istanbul. She was an extraordinary guide and companion for my first day in Istanbul. We visited Topkapi Palace, the Carpet Museum, the Blue Mosque and the Grand Bazaar on foot, since it was my preference. Her elucidation of the vibrant history and culture were so lively that I couldn't help but fall in love with the City --- perfect orientation to the city. Dilek is Splendid..!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr Ali. It was a pleasure meeting you and I am glad you like istanbul. I hope you come back

Kenneth Michiels

United States
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Tour: #116947, Private tour of Istanbul by night for layovers, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Aug 13/18

Very considerate and accommodating. Obviously very knowledgeable of turkey. She may not be the first lady of the country but she would qualify as the first lady of Istanbul!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kenneth thank you very much for being very nice to me. Also it was a great opportunity to get to know people like you. I hope I can get another chance to meet you to show you much more of Istanbul

Nan Marshall

United States
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Tour: #89518, Top five most visited sites of istanbul walking private tour, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jul 19/18

Jacques P.

South Africa
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Tour: #89518, Top five most visited sites of istanbul walking private tour, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jul 9/18

Dilek was a perfect guide and very good in answering all of our questions and navigating us through the itinerary. She's knowledgeable and passionate about Turkey and it's history - we definitely learnt much in a short space of time. I will recommend her to friends visiting Istanbul.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Jacques. It was very nice to meet you and your family. Come again please