Private Istanbul Tour Creator
IstanbulDay is made for the individual tourists wholike to have private Istanbul tours and see Istanbul with Ensar Islamoglu’s eyes, the best private istanbul tour guide. All you need to explore Istanbul is a pair of good walking shoes, public transportation or taxi and Ensar, twenty one-years-of-experience tour guide in Turkey.
To get your tailor made private Istanbul tour, you can check the web site. There you will find lots of information, pictures and hints about Istanbul customized guided tour. All you do is send an email to Ensar Islamoglu. Don’t be surprised, though because after you check the site you will see a day tour in Istanbul won’t be enough for you. Although a day or two is not enough for the interesting Istanbul; with Ensar Islamoglu you will definitely enjoy the most attractive sites of Istanbul.
For example, if you are a shopaholic, you can visit not only the really touristic parts like the Grand Bazaar and the Spice Market, but also the Mahmut Pasa where locals go for shopping. You will even learn how to bargain with the Turks.
The legend of the foundation of Istanbul is derived from classical mythology: Zeus fell in love with Io, the daughter of Inachus, King of the City of Argos and God of the River of Argos. The King of the Gods temporarily transformed the girl into a heifer in order to protect her from the wrath of his wife, Hera, Queen of the Gods. In her wanderings Io crossed the Bosphorus, giving the strait its name (”boos-foros”,”cow-ford”). While you are on a Bosphorus boat tour Istanbul, to see Io swimming from the Asian side to the European is not possible. But in a lucky day you may see the dolphins swimming along with your boat.
Private Istanbul tour – Pera Palace Hotel & Agatha Christie
Don’t you think it would be nice to go to Pera Palace hotel by the second oldest metro in the world and have a tea there with the great view of old Istanbul?
What we know about Agatha Christie is that she came here and most probably she completed ‘Orient Express’ there, too. Rumors also say she used to have a Turkish lover.
I am specialist on Istanbul tours. Please contact us with the size of your group for a free quote with no-obligation.
Important Note: I am a professional tour guide and give guiding services. In order to secure the rights of my customers and to obey the local regulations, tour logistics are always provided by an official and reliable local tour operator in Turkey.
“I’m back again after two years and spent two days with Ensar. This time both my children were with me. We all loved the new sights he showed us. From the Blue Mosque to Old Istanbul. New undiscovered streets of Istanbul was magical to see. My children were extremely entertained by Ensar’s knowledge of historical stories and querky sence of humor. I would only see Istanbul with Ensar as my guide.
Loved it loved it.”
“So again in Istanbul. The city seems to be more calm, prices more friendly. The charm of the city stays, the guide hasn´t changed at all. Autumn was a great choice to come… Thanks man!”
“Ensar took us around Turkey to many wonderful places including Bursa, Cappadocia, Ankara, Bolu, Mevlana, Istanbul, Pammukale , Ephesus and many more! He is a fun and interesting tour guide, very knowledgeable in all aspects of Turkey’s history.
The food and accommodations are very comfortable and luxurious, suitable for everyone especially family with small children.
Would have Ensar as tour guide again if I plan to visit Turkey in another time!”
“Ensar, the guide, met us at our hotel at 08:30 in the morning and gave us a truly wonderful tour of the key sites in Istanbul. He was incredibly knowledgeable and delivered his wisdom in a way that was interesting to the adults a 14 year old, 12 year old and 6 year old alike.He was charming and good natured and the kids really enjoyed his company as did we. I would recommend anyone spending the time and money with Ensar it was fabulous”
“To make a long story short, I’d simply say that our two day trip with Ensar, the guide, was excellent in every manner of speaking. We stayed in Istanbul for two full days and spent them almost completely with Ensar. He took us on full day trips around Istanbul’s best sights. Ensar is so friendly, professional, he has endless knowledge about the sights and we felt his presence was calming and pleasant. It was so great! On our trip, we walked around the sights and visited them, we took a taxi when the distance was significant and we also got to discover fabulous restaurants and coffee places that Ensar took us to them. The plan Ensar made was perfect and we had a fabulous time. I have travelled with several private guides around the world, and Ensar was truly one of the best guides I have ever travelled with. He is extremely professional and also friendly and nice to be with. I truly recommend contacting him and getting the opportunity to travel with him in Istanbul and in general (he also makes trips all around Turkey and also in different countries). It was perfect and we are so thankful!
By the way, it was my first time in beautiful Istanbul and thanks to Ensar I fell in love with this city and I will definitely come back many more times.”
“What an amazing holiday to Istanbul!Me and my boyfriend had such a lovely time in one of the most interesting and colourful places-Instanbul:)We were lucky to be with a brilliant tour guide Ensar who managed to present history and facts in a very exciting interesting and fun way.
Highly recommend Instanbul with its magical atmosphere and positive lovely people and Ensar as one of the most incredible tour guides me and my boyfriend have ever met.”
“Thanks to Ensar for making our first trip to Istanbul a wonderful experience. A big part of it was Ensar´s ability to present history in a very fun and exciting, but still very informative way. We enjoyed seeing both Hagia Sophia, the Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cistern and Sultan Ahmet Camii (Blue Mosque). We really hope to see Ensar and more of Istanbul again in spring.”