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ORBAY Sayu Licensed

  • 5 stars 9 Reviews
  • 15 Bookings

Guide Locations:
Istanbul (primary)
Languages:
English (primary)
  • French (Fluent)
  • Turkish (Fluent)
  • Italian (Basic)

i've been guiding people from all around the world for more than 20 years, proudly with my professional batch on my chest.
FRANCAIS and ENGLISH are two languages that i speak as fluent as my mother language Turkish, though I may also be very helpful to ITALIANs who are not ready to communicate by other than their own language.
having my high school diploma from GALATASARAY Lycee, I had my SOCIOLOGY major in ex-ROBERT COLLEGE of Istanbul...
these two best schools of Turkey bestowed me the quality to act as a person with you rather than a GUIDEBOOK,
however, CiNEMA and TV appears as a seco
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Ali Yalniz Licensed

  • 5 stars 3 Reviews
  • 13 Bookings

Guide Locations:
Istanbul (primary)
Languages:
English

I am a freelance working, licensed tour-guide with over 25 years experience. As I have studied Christianity, Archaeology, History, Mythology (as well as other related subjects) I can help you understand our diverse history and culture and also trying good Turkish food and looking for reliable places for shopping.
Compared to your typical guide who simply 'transport' you to the hot tourist spots, my tours are unique in the sense that you will be enthralled with historical snippets at every major point of interest. I also try to make my tours informative, and entertaining, with stories and con
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Dilek Arman Licensed

  • 5 stars 5 Reviews
  • 12 Bookings

Guide Locations:
Istanbul (primary)
Languages:
English

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My name is Dilek Arman.I was born in the city called Bolu which is famous for its chefs and all the male members of my family are chefs.
That's why I am interested in eating and cooking tours.
I am 13 years experienced tour guide and I live in the old city.I am specalized in Jewish Heritage and Christian Heritage tours.As a local in Istanbul, I know the city, the history, architecture, local restaurants and local life. I am especially interested in Byzantine and Ottoman History.. I studied 'History' at the Istanbul University. I am a Gemini woman so i am talkative and cheerful per
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Ilknur Tırkaz Licensed

  • 5 stars 9 Reviews
  • 11 Bookings

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Languages:
English (primary)
  • French (Basic)

Hello !
I am Ilknur, in short way, you can call me Nur. I graduated from Kocaeli University, tourist guidance department and have been living in Istanbul last 7 years. I am a professional, licensed tourist guide in Istanbul which is my favourite city, working as a freelance guide last 4 years. I m guiding people from all around the world in English but soon I will start guiding in French as well. I love my job, meeting with people and sharing experiences.
I would be more than happy to meet with you and assist you anything about you are interested in. If you want to visit this marvelous ci
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Zeynep PARLAK Licensed

  • 5 stars 8 Reviews
  • 10 Bookings

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English

Dear Travellers,
I am a licensed tour guide from Istanbul. Guiding is more than just a job for me.The idea of having an open-air office and meeting new people from around the world was very tempting. So I have studied "Tourism Guiding" for four years in "Ege University" in İzmir.In 2010, I started to lead tours in Cappadocia. In 2012 moved back to Istanbul. In Cappadocia I focused on cultural and hiking tours while I was learning more about Early Christian History and Iconography. I am running daily tours in Istanbul and round trips almost all around Turkey. I assist my guests in organizin
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Ozgul Cesur Licensed

  • 5 stars 6 Reviews
  • 7 Bookings

Guide Locations:
Istanbul (primary)
Languages:
English

I am an independent Tour Guide officially licensed by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture in Turkey. I have freelanced over twenty travel companies all over Turkey and I reside currently in Istanbul. I love working with travelers of all ages and groups of all sizes. I have been conducting mostly private tours not only in Istanbul but also almost all around Turkey. My tours were about archeology, history, culture and culinary in Turkey
Of course the most-requested tour is fully customized one in Istanbul, Cappadocia and around Turkey. I offer and guarantee you that we together will decide
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Kubra Bozkurt Licensed

  • 5 stars 4 Reviews
  • 6 Bookings

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Languages:
English (primary)
  • Spanish (Fluent)

My name is Kubra Bozkurt. I was born in Istanbul. I graduated from travel management and tourism guidance department of Adnan Menderes University. After the university, I lived in Spain for one year. When I come back to Turkey, I got license from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Turkish Republic to be a tour guide. I have been working as as tour guide since 2011. I lived and worked in different parts of Turkey and tourism sector. I work as a tour guide both in English and Spanish languages especially for the private tours of young couples travelling in Istanbul, Turkey.
Mi nombre es Ku
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Isil Aktas Licensed

  • 5 stars 4 Reviews
  • 5 Bookings

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English

Merhaba!I am an enthusiastic tour guide and Turkey travel specialist. I am licensed with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and also have a BA degree in Tourism Business and Hotel Management. I have studied Archeology, Mythology, Art History, History and Religion, in order to get a guiding license. I still have a keen interest in all of the above subjects and keeping up with any new discovery that happens in the archeology field in Turkey, as it is such an old country and probably the richest in the world with her Archeological sites, Natural Beauty and Monuments.
I lived all around Turkey
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Mustafa Kemal Topcu Licensed

  • 5 stars 2 Reviews
  • 5 Bookings

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English

Hello! My name is Mustafa Kemal. I am a licenced English and Russian speaking tour guide. I made a bachelor degree in Adnan Menderes University, tour guiding deparment and graduated in 2004, got my guiding licence from The Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism. I have been guiding as a full time job for the last 13 years. I am making daily city tours in Istanbul, north-west Turkey and also the round trips throughout the entire country. I am originally from the western part of the counrty which is called as Ege (Agean) region. The reason that I have chosen this profession is meeting with peo Learn more

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ESMEHAN HAMAMCI Licensed

  • 5 stars 2 Reviews
  • 5 Bookings

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English

Hi travellers!
My name is Esmehan, I am a licensed, English speaking tour guide from Istanbul.
Having graduated from Yuzuncu Yıl University and been working as a guide for 7 years. Although I truly love every part of Turkey I must confess I am particularly fond of Istanbul, the City (Πόλη) of all cities and heart of history, culture and tradition.
Learning new things about different cultures and meeting new people is my cup of tea and also the main reason I chose a career in guiding. Sharing a passion for knowledge and hospitality, my aim is to make your tour a memorable one.
I always tr
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EROL UTGUN Licensed

  • 5 stars 4 Reviews
  • 5 Bookings

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English

As a licenced tour guide I have been introducing travelers of many nationalities to Istanbul and its wonders. I have a great deal of experience over many cities of Turkey and their main cultural and historical attractions and will be glad to accompany you throughout Turkey. I have been guiding for both International as well as Turkish Travellers and I have been specializing in cultural heritage of Istanbul.
Istanbul is a glorious historic city and a great miniature of Turkey reflecting all the cultural, historical and architectural richness of it and experiencing it properly one can figure
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Mustafa Tanribilir Licensed

  • 5 stars 1 Review
  • 3 Bookings

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Languages:
English (primary)
  • Turkish (Fluent)

Hi friends,
I'm tour guide Mustafa Tanribilir, welcoming you to Istanbul. A licensed tour guide for 9 years, I have a passion for this brilliant city and all the wonderful things it has to offer. With so many historical sites, palaces, towers, fortresses, churches, mosques and much more, Istanbul is an exciting place to discover. I look forward to meeting you, offering you unparalleled service and sharing the history and culture of my Country.
I love this city, my favorite city in Turkey and I try to do my best for my guests so that they learn some about the history of the city, traditions
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YILMAZ iNCE Licensed

  • 5 stars 3 Reviews
  • 3 Bookings

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English

Hi, here we go, a new vision, a new face and an innovative tourist guide, Yilmaz, who has been introducing Turkey and its wonders to the travelers of the world soon after his graduation in the same field in 2002. Not only working for the international cruise lines as a local guide in istanbul but also taking private excursions for the explorers like you is a source of joy to me.
Besides istanbul tours on the basis of the Private / Group / and Walking tours, I am also specialized in archeological, historical, religious and cultural travel services in accordance with regular and/or private t
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Mevhibe Çekirdek Şapçılı Licensed

  • 5 stars 2 Reviews
  • 3 Bookings

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English

HELLO EVERYBODY WHO ARE INTERESTED IN MY BEAUTIFUL CITY ISTANBUL.THERE ARE TOO MUCH TO SAY ABOUT ME BUT I THINK,IT IS MUCH BETTER FOR YOU TO DISCOVER MY DIFFERENCEAND MY PERSONALITY WHEN YOU COME.I DONT LIKE TO TELL SO MUCH THINGS ABOUT ME,YOU WILL REALIZE HOW SUCCESSFUL AND EXPERIENCED I AM AFTER YOU HAVE SEEN ME:) I WILL BE SO GLAD WHEN YOU DECIDE TO HAVE A TOUR WITH ME IN THIS UNIQUE CITY.BEING GUIDE IS NOT ONLY TO TELL THE HISTORY BUT ALSO THE TRADITIONS AND LOCAL LIFE.I'M THE COMBINATION OF ALL.I HAVE BEEN GUIDING FOR 10 YEARS IN ISTANBUL AND I GRADUATED FROM THE FOUR YEAR UNIVERSITY I Learn more

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Sinan Tortum Licensed

  • 5 stars 1 Review
  • 3 Bookings

Guide Locations:
Istanbul (primary)
Languages:
English (primary)
  • Norwegian (Fluent)
  • Swedish (Basic)

I am a licensed turkish tour guide in english and norwegian.I also speak svorsk ( a mixture of norwegian and swedish). I am graduate of Istanbul-Bogazici University, Faculty of Administrative Sciences, Department of Politics ( 1987) and Norway-Trondheim University, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Social Sciences ( 1991).
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I have been licensed tour guide in Turkey since 1997.
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In addition to history, I give much emphasis on the sociology and the politics of Istanbul and Turkey. I START MY TOURS FROM ISTANBUL, IZMIR, KUSADASI and CESME.
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