CEM BALSUN Private tour guide in Istanbul, Bursa, Canakkale - Turkey

CEM BALSUN

Guide profile:

Now that you are reading my info, you are very close to discover Istanbul.

Visiting Istanbul with me, you will not only see the main attractions but you will also become acquainted with the history, the culture and the daily life style of this extraordinary city.

Being a historian guide, I offer you the opportunity to grab unique historical information about the intriguing and glorious past of the city. Having grown up in the old city makes me the right choice to discover its most authentic side.

For those who like sports, I arrange several bike tours which will enable you to see a lot in a short time and get a closer look at the most traditional neighbourhoods of Istanbul.

At the end of an enjoyable and adventurous day, you can reward yourself with a Turkish Bath and a foam massage. If you should still have enough energy, it will be high time for Istanbul's nightlife!

Se state leggendo queste righe significa che siete molto vicini a scoprire Istanbul.

Partecipando ad uno dei miei tour, non solo imparerete molto sulla cultura, la storia, le tradizioni, la religione e l'attualità della Turchia, ma avrete anche la possibilità di scoprire il volto più vero di Istanbul: visiteremo i quartieri caratteristici dove si svolge la vita quotidiana dei suoi abitanti. Al termine di una giornata divertente ed eccitante potrete concedervi la giusta ricompensa di un rilassante bagno turco.

Se avrete ancora abbastanza energia, la palpitante notte di Istanbul vi aspetta...

Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars ESTER M.

Council Cem as a guide at all. Very nice person, helpful, follows all the desires. Friendly and timely. If you want to enjoy Istanbul is the right person. Your "Aladdin's lamp" with more than three wishes !!!

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

Istanbul sightseeing tours

Istanbul city tours personalized (Tailor-made tours)

Istanbul travel tours for your needs

Istanbul tour guide general services

Bicycle Tours "Istanbul on Bike"

Transfers (Airport - Hotel - Airport)

Transportation by tour guide:

Yes

Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:

IMPERIAL ISTANBUL (Full-day classic city tour) Price Per Group 200.00 Euro
ISTANBUL DELIGHTS (Half-day classic city tour) Price Per Group 175.00 Euro
ISTANBUL DELUXE (Full-day private tour by car) Price Per Group 375.00 Euro
ISTANBUL EXPRESS (Half-day private tour by car) Price Per Group 275.00 Euro
ISTANBUL ON BIKE (Half-day bike city tour) Price Per Person 125.00 Euro
ISTANBUL SHOPPING TOUR Price Per Person 100.00 Euro
MARMARAY TOUR: ONE DAY ON TWO CONTINENTS Price Per Group 175.00 Euro

Tour guide interests:

Istanbul sightseeing tours

Istanbul city tours personalized

Istanbul travel tours for your needs

Istanbul tour guide general services

Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars ESTER M. 24 Oct 2014

Council Cem as a guide at all. Very nice person, helpful, follows all the desires. Friendly and timely. If you want to enjoy Istanbul is the right person. Your "Aladdin's lamp" with more than three wishes !!!

5 stars Ana M. 11 May 2014

Excellent! Highly recommend, specially for Spanish speaking persons.

5 stars lamine M. 27 Mar 2014

My visit to Istanbul was a great success and I would like to thank Cem for being so accommodating and flexible. He was able to tailor the tour of Istanbul to my needs and wishes. He has a very good knowledge of history. I found out that he also offers cycling tour of Istanbul. I will definitely recommend Cem as tour guide. His human quality and generosity of sharing makes him unique.

5 stars Robert S. 03 Feb 2014

I had an amazing time in Istanbul thanks in large part to Cem. He was very accommodating during the two days we spent together. But what was also really amazing was the tips he gave me for places I could visit on my own which made my last two days in the city so memorable. Such an amazing experience. Thanks Cem! :)

5 stars vicki K. 17 Oct 2013

Cem is a perfect guide. My cruise ended in Istanbul, he stored my luggage safely and took me on a walk around the city before my flight home to Australia. As it was raining, Cem, a thorough gentleman, bought me an umbrella and considered my welfare on the wet surfaces, always offering his arm. We enjoyed a traditional lunch, saw a Turkish bath, spoke about the city's history, and did some shopping before he organised a transfer to the airport. I would definitely recommend Cem, he was excellent !

5 stars James S. 10 Oct 2013

Cem is an extremely knowledgeable guide. In October, we had a one day walking tour w/him and he is friendly, polite and punctual.

I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.

5 stars Bruce H. 11 Jun 2013

Great city but more importantly an amazing guide. Cem, was prompt to our schedule, attentive to our changes in plans and very knowledgeable. Being a small (2 person) group, we were able to talk and ask numerous questions to which Cem had detailed answers. He also took us to an "off the beaten tourist" path for lunch, which was amazing to say the least.

I would highly recommend contacting and booking Cem for any tour needs you may have. I know we will when we return.

5 stars Angeliki D. 21 Oct 2012

Cycling in Istanbul with Cem was an amazing experience! We had a lot of fun and in just some hours we managed to see so many places. The good thing is that we didn't see only the famous monuments but also the less-known, traditional districts. The tour was not tough at all and we always felt safe. Cem is a great guide, very friendly and knowledgeable so I recommend him and this tour in particular to everybody.

5 stars Dario D. S. 14 Oct 2012

Cem è veramente un'ottima guida: disponibile, gentile e molto preparata. Ci ha insegnato tantissimo sulla storia e la cultura di Istanbul e della Turchia senza mai annoiarci. Grazie a lui abbiamo visitato anche i posti meno turistici e più autentici della città, che da soli non avremmo mai visto. Il tour è stato stupendo, con la macchina siamo riusciti a vedere tantissime cose. Grazie Cem, ti raccomanderemo a tutti i nostri conoscenti. Tanti saluti,

Dario e amici

5 stars antonio F. 26 Sep 2012

Abbiamo trascorso tre giorni intensi, visitando monumenti che hanno un fascino indescrivibile, tutto proprio.

Abbiamo camminato per strade e vicoli affollati, senza disagi di nessun genere.

Ancora molte grazie CEM, perchè ci hai fatto conoscere le principali bellezze storiche e architettoniche, i luoghi panoramici di Istanbul; ma ci hai parlato anche della gente, del tuo popolo, delle vostre usanze, delle vostre aspettative future.

5 stars rossana V. 05 Aug 2012

Bravissimo Cem, ci siamo trovati molto bene, sempre gentile, disponibile, mai noioso: ci ha fatto visitare un sacco di cose nel più breve tempo possibile con spiegazioni dettagliate. Sicuramente lo consigliamo agli altri viaggiatori e se dovessimo tornare ad Istanbul ci rivolgeremo a lui senza dubbi.

Ciao Cem, ci hai fatto vivere una giornata indimenticabile, come la tua città, ed assaporare un poco della vostra cultura, speriamo di rivederti presto. Rossana e tutti gli altri

5 stars Francesca M. 20 Jul 2012

WOW! I tre giorni con Cem in giro per Istanbul sono stati a dir poco magnifici!!! Cem è una persona meravigliosa, gentile, disponibile, sempre pronto a soddisfare qualsiasi nostra curiosità. Abbiamo assaporato una Istanbul che non ci aspettavamo, magica, emozionante, indimenticabile.

Cem si è rivelato bravissimo anche con le nostre bambine (6 anni), diventando per loro un amico con cui giocare. Grazie ancora Cem, per tutto quello che ci hai insegnato. Francesca e amici

5 stars DANIELE M. 20 Feb 2012

Una persona stupenda che ti fa scoprire non solo la città ma la cultura e la storia della nazione turca.

Ottimo compagno di viaggio per 2 giorni indimenticabili . Una famiglia di 4 persone che hanno avuto CEM per due intere giornate !!!!

Certamente da raccomandare !!!

Daniele Mariotti

Verona

5 stars barbara V. 10 Dec 2011

cem balsum è stato una guida veramente professionale: sempre puntuale e cortese.

Parla molto bene l'italiano e conosce molto bene la città di Istanbul. Grazie Cem per averci fatto conoscere questa splendida città.

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