Hello to all travellers! My name is Emre. I am a licensed English speaking tour guide with 10 years of experience on tour guiding. I live in İstanbul for 10 years with my wife and colleague NESRİN. Tour guiding is our full-time job and we both have had tourism education at tourism departments of different universities. We usually take private excursions with small groups of Americans in İstanbul. We also lead round trips in the west and eastern TURKEY with OAT groups. We run different tours of big companies as OCEANIA CRUISES, ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES, HOLLAND AMERICANA LINE and small groups of OAT. We are both flexible tour guides giving you not only the history but also the real culture of İstanbul and TURKEY. We know that there is nothing like a local touch on touristic visits. No matter you are interested in Roman, Ottoman or Turkish culture and history, you can live the real past and present of this beautiful country with us.
Recent reviews of this tour guide:
Emre was the best tour guide! We were only in Istanbul for a weekend so he helped us cover all the major sights that we wanted to see in one day. We only booked the tour 2 days in advance but he emailed us as soon as we booked it to see if we needed any help with our weekend itinerary (even the days we weren't touring with him) and to arrange details. He was very knowledgable and energetic, made the tour fun and interesting, and was an absolute pleasure to spend the day with. We HIGHLY recommend
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Tour guide services/sample itinerary:
*Walking tours in İstanbul and visits the highlights of the old town as Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Palace, Blue Mosque, huge cisterns, enormous mosques and the large museums of the town.
*I can pick you up from the port with our car and after the tour drop back to the harbuor.
*We can visit the old Jewish synagogues of Askenazis and Sepharads in İstanbul.
*Guiding around TURKEY from west to eastern TURKEY for individuals and private groups.
*Tailor-made round trips with hotel reservations.
*Running your tours as a driver-guide for individuals and small groups or families (max. 6 pax) on city tours and round trips, as well.
*Arrival & Departure transfers between the airports and hotels with a private car.
*Private air-conditioned Mercedes van is available for your tours and transfers.
Transportation by tour guide:
*Operate your tours and transfers with a VIP designed private air-conditioned van.
*If you are more than 6 people, I can arrange also a larger private van with 14 seats and a driver for your tours and transfers.
Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:
Pergamon and Troy
Two days in Cappadocia by Flight
Tour guide interests:
Different cultures of other people, archeology, history,climbing, hiking and travelling.
Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!
Emre was fantastic.
We spent three days with him in Istanbul and were amazed by his depth of knowledge which he conveyed in a simple and understandable way.
We did not at any time feel rushed but at the end of each day were surprised at just how much we had seen and learnt.
He sent us a detailed schedule, which more than covered our requirements, before we left U.K.
Nothing was too much trouble and his recommendations for lunch were perfect.
Very highly recommended and we would use ag
Tour Guide Comment:
Hello John. I think this review is the fastest one I ever had so far. Thank you so much for these nice comments about me and our tour. Hope to see you again in Turkey. Don't forget, next time we will have a round trip in the country together. But now just enjoy your sunbathe and swimming in the beautiful Mediterranean. Have a nice flight.
Tour guide testimonials
Lewis and Helen W.
09 Jun 2011