(Note: professional guides provide their services for a fee. Although they welcome inquiries about scheduling and availability of their services, they expect to be paid when they provide tourism information. You may be asked to arrange payment before questions are answered. —Tom Brosnahan)
As a tour guide, I feel as though it is my responsibility to represent a country known as the “cradle of civilizations” and “the melting pot of different religions.” To offer guests the best experience when visiting our beautiful country, I focus on several different subjects depending on their interests to help them collect fonder memories.
Incoming: Asia Minor (Western & Central Turkey), Istanbul (Historical Peninsula, Monuments of Sinan, Golden Horn (Fener, Balat, Byzantion highlights, Pera district), Black Sea Region (Trabzon & Sinop).
Outgoing: United States, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Finland, France, Germany, Czech Republic, Greece, Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Hungary, Morocco, Egypt, Jordan, UAE, Qatar, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Japan.
- 2019 I have been guiding as a freelancer for 20 years working for several travel agencies such as ITS, ODS, FHS, Piano Piano, Vanguard, Eventusta, Legendary Journeys, Vista, Meptur, and Matiana Travel.
- 2002-2005 worked for Dolunay, Lilium, EMI, Yazici, Creative
- 1999-2001 guided outgoing tours to Egypt
- 1996-1997 worked for Turkish Airlines in the Boarding & Check-in department at Ataturk International Airport
People I’ve Guided
During my time as a tour guide I have worked with the president of Slovakia, princess of Thailand, the Patriarchate during Pope Francis’ visit, Chevron Board of Leaders, TCS Starquest’s guests, CEO of Garanti Bank, CEO of Siemens, CEO of BNP Paribas Cardif, Worldwide Chairman of Johnson & Johnson, CEO of NCR, the son of the Pakistan president, the Turkish government’s visits to several other countries, and more.
2000-2001 L’università Per Stranieri Perugia, Italy
1996-2000 Istanbul University, Ancient Greek & Latin Language & Literature
1992-1995 Tarhan College, High School
1988-1992 Tarhan College, Junior High School
1983-1988 Tarhan College, Primary School
Guide license in English (34-2274)
Turkish Airlines Check-in Certificate / Boarding Certificate
CMAS, World Underwater Federation, **Diving Certification
ICC (International Certificate for Operators of Pleasure Craft)
License from Turkish Mountaineering Federation