A private tour is defined as your family, friends, or other group of people you’ve assembled. We offer private tours only and don’t combine individuals or smaller parties into groups.

Please take the time to read...

Please take the time to read and understand the conditions of private tour booking set out below prior to booking a trip with us. We strongly recommend that you also read the “Booking and cancelling”  information relating to your tour prior to booking to ensure that you understand all the details about it. Thank you !

About us

We are a boutique tour company that offers guests an unmatched level of personal attention. Our personalized service guarantees your private tour will be unique, enjoyable and trouble-free. Whether you are seeking “The Best of Istanbul” or off the beaten path, we will provide exactly what you’re looking for at your own pace !


The price is per your group or family for 1 to 4 people, not per person. There will be $20 additional charge per additional tour participant after 4 (excluding the museum tickets).

Who are booking our tours ?

Our Private Tours are perfect for Families & Friends, Solo travellers, Group travellers, Discreet travelers, Executives, and Airport & cruise ship layovers.

Customized tour plans...

We work around your schedule. Contact us to build a customized tour that focuses on your interests, preferences and whims or choose a suggested existing tour from our website.

Howlong is a full day tour ?

Our full day tours have 6 hours maximum in Istanbul and 8 hours in Cappadocia and Ephesus.

Express museum tickets…

We use express museum tickets during the tours. Fast Track Entry to the popular sights is a priceless benefit, particularly in the peak summer months.

About tour meals

We’re firm believers in the power of good, local food to connect you to the local culture. We will take you to typical restaurants that serve authentic food. Please remember kindly that the guide will be your guest at the lunch; as a company policy.

Who will be tour guide ?

Ali Yalnız always conducts his tours (in English) in person. One of the tour guides in his team will be the tour guide when Ali is not available.They are all hand-picked professionals who will be providing the same service at the same standarts that Ali does… Guides speaking different languages always available.

Is tipping the guide necessary ?

Recommended. It would be good to support the good work.

About Tour Transportations

For tours or transfers we use modern, deluxe air-conditioned, non-smoking Mercedes Vito or Sprinter minivans.Our luxury conversion minivans are custom designed and outfitted specifically for touring, and no commercial insignia or signage draws attention to us as we ride. Our vehicles are elegant, impressive and… elite.


Mercedes Vito

Small groups upto 4 pax


Mercedes Sprinter

Groups for 5-12 people


Deluxe Midibus

Groups for 13-24

About Official Licenses

Ali’s Protravel &Tours is a member of TURSAB : Association of Turkish Travel Agents with # 8067

Ali H. YALNIZ a member of TUREB-IRO- /Union/Association of Turkish Tour Guides. 

Our company AYAL TURIZM Ltd  is a member of Istanbul Chamber of Commerce.

About Carpet Shopping

About Booking and Cancelling