I'm arriving early in Instanbul (Oct. 4) for Rick Steves' Oct. 6-18th Turkey tour and staying in same hotel as group. Anyone arriving early as well and want to pal around for Sunday and Monday until group meets? Also, anyone have a line on an excellent personal tour guide for Istanbul?
Check out www.turkeytravelplanner.com for Tom Brosnahan's recommended private guides.
Tom is the Rick Steve's of Turkey travel. He used to write tour books for Lonely Planet, I believe.
Sorry this so late, I just noticed your post.