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Personalized Private Tours in Istanbul & Entire Turkey

Guides of Istanbul Featured in:


Town & Country Weddings Fall/Winter 2008 Issue




Hakan Gurger - Owner & Managing Director, Guides of Istanbul

Guides of Istanbul specializes in custom-made private tours in Istanbul for individuals and small groups. Established in 2005, Guides of Istanbul has earned an excellent reputation and proudly become Turkey's preferred and recommended private tour operator in a short time.

Info about Hakan Gurger:

Hakan Gurger studied Political Science at Northwestern University (Evanston, IL, USA) after graduating from Istanbul Erkek Lisesi.

Hakan is a professional, licensed guide in Turkey in English, Spanish and Italian and offers his personal tours across the country.

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Why Visit Istanbul with Guides of Istanbul VIP Tours

1. Enjoy Istanbul Like Istanbulians Do

2. Knowledgeable and Friendly Guides

3. Brand-new VIP Mercedes Vehicles

4. No Taxi Ride

5. Itineraries Chosen By You

6. Private Bosphorus Cruise

7. No waiting in lines

8. Reservations

9. 24-hour Concierge Service

10. Mobile Phone

Private Bosphorus Cruise

Our Diamond VIP Tours -for up to 3 persons- are made with Hakan's personal car: 2011-model convertible BMW

Other VIP Vehicles

Enjoy Istanbul Like Istanbulians Do

We offer 3 types of private tours in Istanbul:

Diamond VIP Tours
VIP Tours
Regular Tours


Sights in Istanbul

Istanbul: Best City in Europe, 2nd Best City in the World in 2013, by Travel & Leisure Readers




with Chayanne, July 2011

with Andoni Zubizaretta, football director and former player of FC Barcelona, and his family
Dec. 2013

"We are seasoned travellers and are accustomed to moving through new cities on our own. But we had never been to Istanbul and had only 2 and half days to see as much was we could. Because there is so much to see in Istanbul, we researched personalized guided tour options for efficiency of time (e.g. by-passing entry lines at major sites, no time waiting for tour buses to load and unload, no time at the obligatory tourist trap shops, etc).  After some careful research we chose the two-day VIP package offered by Hakan Gurger and it was exactly the experience we hoped to have.

If a personalized VIP experience is within your budget for Istanbul I doubt you could do better than to just put yourself in Hakan’s able hands, relax and enjoy the richness that Istanbul has to offer as seen through his eyes."

Drs. Thomas and Janice Freddo

Toronto, CANADA


January 2014
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with Real Madrid football player Álvaro Arbeloa and his friends on a yacht on the Bosphorus, July 2014

with Zeljko Joksimovic and wife Jovana Jankovic, April 2013

Life as it happens through Hakan's own camera

Photo Album

Special Offer of the Week:

Book our services now:

Diamond VIP Packages: 15% off
VIP Packages: 15% off

Regular Tours: 10% off

Daily VIP Tours for Cruise Passengers: 10% off

This offer is valid for reservations made between January 24 - 31, 2015.

Book early to guarantee the best possible service.

Early Reservation Advantage

Breathtaking Istanbul Pictures

with Real Madrid football player Álvaro Arbeloa, July 2014

"..And therefore I have sailed the seas and come
To the holy city of Byzantium."

Sailing to Byzantium by William Butler YEATS

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