Plan ahead! The best guides' schedules such as the ones below may fill up well in advance, so reserve your private tour guide as early as possible in order to get the guide you want.
Please also note that guides are not travel agents, and are not licensed to make reservations or other travel agency services such as hotel bookings. Click on a photo, or scroll down for short introductions:
I am a native of Istanbul and have been a professional licensed tourist guide since 1990. I have considerable experience of guiding visitors around Turkey and especially in Istanbul.
To date, I have mostly guided visitors from the USA but inevitably, being an English-speaking tour guide, I have hosted guests from all over the world whose shared langauge with me is English. As a result, I believe I have a proper appreciation of what visitors want.
I have been working in tourism for 21 years and as a professional guide for 17. I have always believed that I was born for this job. I wanted to become a tour guide to meet new people who I can pass on my culture, history, and lifestyle as a Turkish woman. In return, I get to meet different people and hear their unique stories every day. Additionally, Istanbul is a great location to have a good time with guests. Working as a tour guide is more than a job for me, it’s a pleasure.
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.
I was born in Istanbul in 1974, for which I consider myself to be very lucky. I love this city and this country! One of my favorite things about being a tour guide is showing my guests around my city and offering a unique perspective as a lifelong citizen. I graduated from Beyoğlu English High School for girls and got my undergraduate degree from the Spanish Language and Literature faculty.