(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. Also, if you reserve
a guide's time in advance, you may
be asked to arrange credit
card payment at the time of reservation, just as
for a hotel room, rental car,
or flight. Please note that
guides are not travel agents,
licensed to make reservations or other
travel agency services.—Tom
"Greetings from Yavuz Özdeniz!
Helping you create your perfect holiday
is my number one aim. Making the unique
Istanbul / Turkey experience accessible
to people like you has been my privilege
for 23 years.
"I started guiding in 1983 whilst
studying for a BA in education, and
became a certified nationwide
tour guide in 1990. My touring experience
ranges from being a driver-guide for
small private tours, through driver-guiding
in minibuses, up to guiding large 42-seater
luxury coach tours.
"My client profile is as extensive as the wonders of your
destination—from students to
celebrities, toddlers to octogenarians,
all faiths, all nationalities.
widely and am very interested in current
affairs. My guiding has stood the
test of politicians, travel writers
and journalists. I have appeared on
a BBC radio travel show and in Arthur
Budget Travel magazine.
"My great love of history, knowledge
of Turkey and my experience of visiting
locations, both at home and abroad,
means I will do everything I can to
guarantee you a really superb visit.
More importantly, I am adaptable and
adept at managing your day-to-day wishes
along with more formal itineraries.
With me you will experience Turkey
as if you were a local, from whatever
angle you wish. However, I specialize
in Jewish heritage
War I battlefields,
and bird watching.
gathering information about where to
buy what on a worldwide scale is one
of my greatest passions. Hence, I provide
personal shopper services ensuring
hassle-free purchasing and fair prices.
"I would love to hear about you,
your culture, your experiences. Allow
me the opportunity to give to you and
learn from you. I await you in Istanbul.
me a message (firstname.lastname@example.org)
so we can make plans to meet." —Yavuz Özdeniz