A private tour guide can be travelers’ best friend and hiring a qualified, knowledgeable tour guide allows you to make the most of leisure time as the guide modifies itineraries to fit your schedule…but of course, as with most things, finding the right tour guide is key
“While planning a trip in 2010, a friend of mine recommended hiring a private tour guide. I cringed !..All I could envision was...more.
Ali Yalnız sadece rehberlik hizmeti vermektedir ve muhtemel turların tüm organizasyonu Tursab'a bağlı A grubu bir seyahat acentasının işbirliği ile gerçekleştiriliecektir . This website is designed only to introduce Ali Yalnız and his career and no commercial purpose intented here and possible tour requests will be organised by an A group travel agency affiliated with Tursab.
Private and Custom made tours by Ali... break away from the herd!
Probably you have heard many things about Istanbul; all the historical places, must-see places, must-see sites, all the delicious meals to be tried at least once...and you are planning a trip to Istanbul but don't know where to start ...
Planning a vacation is always fun, but in a place like Istanbul, with SO MUCH to see, do, tour, shop and eat – you want to make sure to do everything you can during your Istanbul Vacation. That is no easy feat, even for those of us who have lived in Istanbul our entire lives.
Consider me your very own Istanbul Insider to help you make the most of your Istanbul vacation, find our hidden treasures and advise you on the best Istanbul events, tours and attractions. I’ll also show you best relaible places tos hop ans so much more.
Well..here are a few suggested tour plans for you.
The most popular Istanbul tour for general interest ( #1 ) :
ISTANBUL CLASSICAL MUSEUM TOUR :A walking tour that includes major museums such as St Sophia Museum, The Blue Mosque, Topkapı Palace Museum, Roman Cistern and shopping at the Grand Bazaar.Walking, Private or Small group and 5-6 hours cont.
I like these two tours best ( # 2 and # 3 ) : Culture/Good Food/Shopping
No museum but a mix of Photography, Culture, Shopping, History, and good food. Here are 2 perfect tour options for those who had already visited the museums or don't really want to because of lack of interest or reason of huge crowds and wasting hours waiting in the lines.
ISTANBUL CULTURE / FOOD / SHOPPING TOUR + BOSPHORUS BOAT TRIP : No museum visit but lots of cultural information, plenty of walking lots of photography, good typical food, and lots of shopping time. Walking, Private or Small group and 5-6 hours more
ISTANBUL CULTURE / FOOD / SHOPPING TOUR + VISITING ASIAN SIDE : more
BOAT TRIP AT THE BOSPHORUS + 4 OPTIONS:For a different view of Istanbul, take a cruise along the Bosphorus. See landmarks of the city and typical lunch shop at the Historical Bazaars.Walking, Private or Small group and 5-6 hours more
A few more suggested tours if you have time ( # 4 and # 5 )
Here are 2 more popular museum tours including boat trips at the Bopshorus and also shopping and good places to eat .
ANOTHER MUSEUM TOUR :A drive tour that includes other important museums such as St Chora Church M, The Suleymaniye Mosque, Roman walls, Aquaduct, Cistern and shopping at the Grand Bazaar.Walking, Private or Small group and 5-6 hoursmore
CROSSING CONTINENTS TOUR : A uniqe opportunity to go to the Asian side, Camlıca hill and visit a 19th century Ottoman Palace, a local market and a typical lunch. Walking, Private or Small group and 5-6 hours more
I am a freelance working, licensed tour-guide with over 20 years of experience. I enjoy organizing private tours for English speaking visitors to Istanbul and Turkey who are interested in learning about Turkish Culture, enjoying typical Turkish food and looking for reliable places for shopping. .
I welcome all questions from my clients and I am quite knowledgeable to provide a proactive study during the tours but not overwhelming with everything. By the way... I am also a hand-made rug expert and writer/publisher of several books about Turkish culture..more
To inquire about rates, itineraries and reservations, please contact me via e-mail. I will answer each and every request promptly and personally.
As a licensed, official tour guide, I am only giving tour service. In accordance with the Turkish legislation and regulations, all the other tour arrangements will be made by the cooperation of an A group travel agency affiliated with TURSAB -The Association Turkish Travel Agencies
Asleigh S. from N.Y.C. " ...His English was flawless, he was quick to answer all my questions and his fee was fair and comparable to the other guides...
Ali was an expert and author of a book on buying Turkish and Persian rugs. The place he took me had a fantastic selection of carpets, and browsing them with Ali was like a lesson in history and buying. I ended up buying a vintage Turkish hand knotted rug for an extremely good price, with a certificate of authenticity and it arrived in New York in perfect condition 4 days later! cont.
Jennifer F. from FL." He has an instantly likeable personality and a wealth of information. It was like spending the day with a friend. You get excellent value for your money."cont.
Andrew L. from N.Y.C. " You know you are in good hands when you are guided by someone who has authored several guidebooks about Turkey!" cont.
Nathan W. from CA"He was a cool guy to hang out with and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to other visitors."cont.