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1-WHY private Istanbul Tours
A:Istanbul is an unique metropole and has over 16 million population. It is situated both Europe and Asia. It has many excellent Ottoman Palaces and Byzantium Constructions on both sides. Also its famous with its nightlife. So a private tour with a local knowledgeable guide will make your travel unforgettable and we want to tell you the disadvantage of the group tours;
- group tours are made with at least 25-30 people,
- all guests are collected from different places, which makes you lose time,
- having one guide for many people, speaking different languages which causes difficulty to understand the guide and make people ask many questions, or request the guide to slow down while speaking. When you are ready to continue, others prevent you to enjoy your tour,
- waiting for other guests in the tour, to keep up with everybody while walking or listening or taking pictures,
- group tours are made with English speaking guide. However with private tours, you may have English, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, French, Japanese speaking guides.

Briefly, group tours make you lose time within limited duration of yours.
2-What does the price include?
A: The price includes, private local licenced guide, private de-luxe vehicle not older than 3 years, all entrance fees, delicious lunch, all drinks, parking fees, petrol and insurance within the vehicle.
3-What is the importance of a guide, even a "local" guide?
A: A local guide, not only inform you about the history, but also let you know about the daily happenings, local life style and regional legends. A book could give you enough information as well but do not forget that a guide's knowledge is not limited with only one book but many books as well as the experience.
Besides there are not many informative signs within Istanbul, which can describe what you are looking at!
4-What sort of vehicle do you provide?
A: Vehicles are luxurious and air-conditioned, such as Mercedes Vito or Hyundai Starex.
5-What if the written information and offers are not provided during our tour?
A: We guarantee to pay back the money you paid. 100% satisfaction is guaranteed by us.
6-Will I be paying anything extra than stated on your website?
A: There are no hidden charges. The prices include the guide, transportation, entrance fees, parking fees, lunch and drinks.
7-Which travel agency arranges the tours?
A: The tours on our website are held by a member of TURSAB, a local incoming travel agency, OTTI Travel, with the licence number 4775.

8-Can I visit places in Istanbul by renting a car?
A: Yes, it is possible however it requires patience in this city. An experience driver will save you from this anxiety and you can watch the Bosphours view in high spirits.

No need to mention the driving difficulties at a foreign country and losing time with finding your way. Therefore rent-a-car is not recommended.

9-What is the lunch like?
A: Lunch is given at chosen and recommended places. There are the starters, main dish and salad, fruits or dessert and a drink. Please let us know if you have special requirements such as vegeterian food, diabetic food and etc.
10-Aren't there any public transportation in Istanbul?
A: Yes, there are many public buses and taxies for transportation . But you must be carefull for the taxies if you do not know the exact way.They can go the places from wrong ways to charge extra money. Many historical places and museums are around the Sultan Ahmet Square. If your accomodation is not near here, you must chance many buses to come here. It will be a tiring and stressing day.
11-We would like to do some shopping, is it possible with your guidance?
A: Turkey is known as a cheap and fertile country. Hand craft is popular and very qualified. Most of you, probably heard of the beauty of Turkish tiles, carpets, ceramics, leather clothing and 22 or 24 CARAT gold for reasonable prices. There are production centres of carpet, leather, ceramics and gold in Istanbul where you see how these items are made. You may even order to have a golden ring or a necklace made, or a leather jacket designed or a carpet woven specially for you. Places we recommend and take you are guaranteed production centres for quality and prices. You will be having guarantee certificates with each item you buy and if you have problems with the item you buy, you have the chance to contact them, knowing that the production centre is still in business! Where you shop from is as important as where you eat at! The places we recommend, guarantee to pay your money back if you can find the same item, with the same quality for less price. If you do not wish to do shopping, please let us or our guide know about it.
12-I'd like to travel alone in Istanbul, is it possible?
A: Yes it is, but we suggest you to read the 8th, 9th and 10th questions.
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