Istanbul Tour Guide Reviews On TripAdvisor®
Discovering Istanbul with an experienced tour guide, definitely a privilege. Considering the fact that Istanbul had been a capital for three great empires of the history, there is so much to learn and admire.
Capital Of Great Empires
Istanbul had been a capital of Roman Empire and Byzantine Empire with the name of Constantinople, later became the capital of Ottoman Empire as Konstantiniyye. Istanbul word emerged later.
You may learn about the interesting facts like this from your tour guide. Besides there are a lot of legends about Istanbul to listen. You will be amazed when you discover the connections of Istanbul with the Mesopotamian civilizations, Ancient Greek and Roman history. In other words Istanbul’s history dates back to antiquity.
Choosing Your Tour Guide In Istanbul
Majority of the active tour guides of Istanbul listed on Trip Advisor under the category of Tours in Istanbul. Therefore it is easy to reach out to the official tour guides of Istanbul. However TripAdvisor comments are just written on a request sometimes. What is that all about?
Reviews On TripAdvisor®
You may see some pointless reviews that does not make any sense at all. Perhaps ordered from a relative who lives in abroad. They contain almost nothing about the details of service. My point is the number of the comments does not mean that it’s the best tour guide, agency, restaurant or hotel. The detailed reviews determine the real quality. I don’t think anybody would claim the opposite.
Looking Into The Istanbul Tour Guide Reviews
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Istanbul Private Tour Guide Cost
The cost of a private guide in Istanbul is depending on the time of the year. There are two periods in Istanbul Tourism.
It’s considered high tourism season from 1st of April to the 31st of October.
The low tourism season starts at 1st of November until 31st of March.
The opening hours of the museums, hotel accommodation rates, istanbul private tour costs; everything is affiliated to these two seasons.
The average rate for hiring an experienced and knowledgeable tour guide should be around 150 Us Dollars.
Hiring a guide could be cheaper or more expensive depending on the age, experience, knowledge of the guides.
Lowest Tour Guide Fees Determined By Law
The lowest fee for a daily tour, determined by the The Turkish Union of Tourist Guides (TUREB) every year.
None of the tour guides can provide a daily tour for cheaper than lowest rate. It’s considered illegal due to unfair competition law.
Make Sure That Your Tour Guide Is Licensed
An official tour guide should be carrying a badge given by the Tourism Ministry. Please beware that non-licensed guiding is illegal in Turkey.
Legal guides are graduated from university for being a guide. There is a long process for being a licensed tour guide. To hire a fake guide would be unfair.
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