Traveler Review for Private Tour in Istanbul, Turkey by Tour Guide Oguz (:owes)


Tour: Ottoman and Byzantine highlight,...

Lance Dublin

United States
Rating

Tour: Ottoman and Byzantine highlight,..., Istanbul, Turkey
Date: May 24, 2013

OZ is truly a 'local' and a charming one at that. He is less of a guide however. Therefore the 'tour' was quite casual and at times unfocussed; not quite what we had expected. He seemed most comfortable in the local markets and activities, and in sharing stories of life.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: This traveler has originally lost about half a day of the tour : ( commuting roundtrip from Marriott Asiatic Istanbul plus the lunch ) but blaming the wrong person. For the remainder half of the day - 4 hours ; obviously the 8 hour tour content can not be done. We did markets and the New Mosque , hippodrome, Blue mosque, and Hagia Sophia. This much is fair; his review is rather unfair. Please also read the other 80 comments :) Especially Mrs Maeona M...'s, once an official visitor to Turkey - twice.