Emine Filiz Private tour guide in Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus - Turkey

Emine Filiz

Guide profile:

Dear Guests! My name is Emine. I'm a licenced English speaking tour guide in Istanbul. I graduated from Gazi University Travel Management and Tourist Guidance department. I have been guiding private groups throughout Turkey for 5 years. I was born and raised in Bursa which is the first capital city of Ottoman Empire. I'm a resident of Istanbul since 2007. I work with various travel agents in Istanbul and assist American, Canadian, Australian guests. You don't have to rush in a large tour group but can discover the city individually. I'll be happy to assist you for a unique experience in Istanbul. You can ask as much as you want related to history, culture and current life in Turkey. We can customize program according to your needs.

Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars Shailesh S.

Emine was very knowledgeable about the history, politics and geography of Istanbul. She was very patient and was never in a hurry. She would never rush us. She was funny and even kept my little one engaged. Emine made sure that we got to see all the landmarks we wanted to see. We are very happy with Emine. I would highly recommend Emine as a tour guide, and I assure that you won't be disappointed at all. She is the best!!!

Good luck Emine!!!!!

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

I'll meet with you at your hotel, walk with you to Sultanahmet area. In this full day tour, we will visit St Sophia Museum, the pride of the Byzantine architecture, Byzantine Hippodrome, where once chariot races were held; the Blue Mosque, famous for its blue Iznik tiles; and enjoy shopping in the world’s largest covered bazaar with 4000 shops, is known as Grand Bazaar. After lunch, we will visit Topkapi Palace, the famous residence of the Sultans. Imperial Treasury, gardens, Sultan’s kitchen, Sacred Relics.

Transportation by tour guide:

Yes, transportation can be arranged upon request.

Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:

FULL DAY CAPPADOCIA Price Per Group 200.00 USD
Golden Horn Price Per Group 0.00 USD
Half Day Istanbul Tour Price Per Group 150.00 USD

Tour guide interests:

Istanbul sightseeing tours

Istanbul city tours personalized

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Istanbul tour guide general services

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Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars Shailesh S. 29 Jul 2018

Emine was very knowledgeable about the history, politics and geography of Istanbul. She was very patient and was never in a hurry. She would never rush us. She was funny and even kept my little one engaged. Emine made sure that we got to see all the landmarks we wanted to see. We are very happy with Emine. I would highly recommend Emine as a tour guide, and I assure that you won't be disappointed at all. She is the best!!!

Good luck Emine!!!!!

5 stars Jim L. 17 Jun 2018

We had a great time Emine. She was fantastic and went above a beyond. She also gave us great dining recommendations in the evening. We ate a local places where she ate

5 stars mia D. K. 08 Jun 2018

Eminw was very knowledgeable and fun. She Can speak bahasa fluently and this was an advantage for us. She knows many places to shop and eats. Highly reccomended

5 stars Matt F. 26 Aug 2016

Emine ticked all the boxes for us: customized the tour to our needs, great with the kids, paced the tour appropriately, was on time, prepared, and was a walking-wikipedia of knowledge! We really enjoyed our time together and making a new friend! We'll recommend Emine to anyone traveling to Turkey! (She also did an awesome job preparing and leading our day-trip to Ephesus, including pre-booked flights!)

5 stars Douglas W. 20 Nov 2015

Emine was great. Her English was perfect. She knew her History. She never rushed. She was`able to answer all of our questions. She watch out for else to assure we didn't get ripped off. Lunch with her was pleasant , like visiting with a family friend

5 stars Nicholas F. 04 Oct 2015

Great Job Highly recomended

5 stars Hollis C. 18 Sep 2015

We had a day tour with Emine, visiting the Hippodirme, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and Grand Bazaar. Emine also showed us a few of her favorite spots which may be a little less popular with the tourists.

For lunch she brought us to a great restaurant very well priced and very good food! She was very knowledgeable and helpful. She helped organizeour airport transportation for us...she was just fantastic!!!

I would highly recommend Emine as a guide...thank you for a great day!


5 stars Laurie G. 28 Aug 2015

Emine was awesome. We had a great tour of Istanbul. Emine arranged a driver and a morning tour and drop off at the cruise ship. We wanted to see the palace and have help buying a rug at the market. This was our second time in Istanbul. Emine was so knowledgeable and interesting. We so enjoyed our morning and would highly recommend Emine

5 stars Pamela V. 20 Jun 2015

My daughter and I had the pleasure of touring with Emine Filiz while in Istanbul in June. She was a delight...so knowledgeable and friendly. We had a wonderful day, culminating in a stop at the Grand Bazaar. I would recommend Emine as your guide in Istanbul. You will have a great experience.

5 stars Dave H. 27 May 2015

We spent 6 hours touring Istanbul with Emine. She is a wonderful guide, so knowledgeable about all the places that we visited. Her English is extremely good and she was very patient with all of our questions. We highly recommend her.

5 stars Nicola A. 13 May 2015

We spent two half days with Emine and she was an excellent guide, a wonderful introduction to the best of Istanbul. Her spoken English is fluent and easy to understand. Her knowledge of all the places we visited was impressive and we appreciated her flexibility in showing us such a variety of sights. We'd recommend her to anyone, she delivered beyond our expectations.

David & Nicky Tait

5 stars Matt F. 22 Feb 2015

I had a great time with Emine in Istanbul. She is professional, knowledgeable and a lot of fun. She is very personal and friendly and her English is perfect. I highly recommend Emine!

5 stars Brenda F. 28 Jan 2015

Emine was a delight. She was highly knowledgeable about the sights she showed us. She also brought us to a rug shop at our request. We were very impressed with the shop, owner, and the countless rugs. We are very glad that we booked 2 full days of tours, wish we would have had time for more! We highly recommend Emine as a tour guide.

5 stars shaun L. 31 Oct 2014

We were extremely lucky to have Emine as our guide, she is one of the most delightful people I have met in a long time. We were all so impressed with her knowledge and she completely got what we wanted to see. She was so enthusiastic about Istanbul, it was really infectious! If you get the opportunity try and get her! Shaun Lawson

5 stars Susan S. 05 Oct 2014

I had a wonderful trip to Istanbul this October 2014 in the care of guide Emine Filiz. My purpose in coming to Istanbul was in pursuit of a research project. Emine responded to my every need and was very proactive in insuring that my time was well spent. Emine is a lovely, bright, caring individual who is not only extremely knowledgeable but very adept at avoided crowds and accommodating your every need. She knows Instanbul intimately, its culture and history. I recommend Emine Filiz with an A+

5 stars Jenni S. 30 Sep 2014

Emine shared her extensive knowledge of Istanbul making it a memorable experience for us. It was a thoroughly enjoyable tour of exciting Istanbul. Jenni, Don and Kylie

5 stars Conchita D. 01 Sep 2014

Emine was a fabulous tour guide. Very knowledgable, personal, patient and friendly. A very professional guide that accomodated our group of 4 nicely.

5 stars Geraldine T. 24 Aug 2014

We enjoy our tour with Emine very much. She is very friendly and helpful and most importantly she is very knowledgeable on the history of istanbul(thats very important), she able to answer all of our question even though some are the funny ones LOL. We had total 10 of us in the trip, we had the trip with her for 3 days and all of us enjoy the trip very much. She is very professional and act very fast in replying my ques in viator! Pls choose her as you will not regret!

5 stars Niyu L. 17 Aug 2014

Very knowledgeable and friendly. Very flexible with our request and designed a very efficient routine. The best way to know about Istanbul is to ask her directly!

5 stars Jim B. 17 Jul 2014

My wife and I found Emine to be a very knowledgable guide for our 1 day tour of the Old City. She was energetic and passionate with her country's history and she was only too pleased to accommodated our questions well over our agreed time. She was very helpful in giving us good local advise about Restaurants, Carpet Dealers and Taxis. Highly recommended.

5 stars Kelly K. 08 Jul 2014

Emine is an incredible, local guide! The excitement and insider details she shares at each location makes you feel as though you've lived through the years of Istanbul history. She is a true story teller and a wealth of knowledge. We would highly recommend touring with Emine and we look forward to our next trip out with her!

5 stars Samie T. 27 Jun 2014

We took a day tour with Emine in Istanbul from our cruise. We had a great day including having our laundry done while we toured. Emine's english is very good and she was knowledgeable about the old city and its history.

5 stars Joan D. 09 Jun 2014

Emine was wonderful! She was very knowledgeable, her English was terrific, and she was delightful to be around. She was very flexible in designing the day around what we wanted, and she even helped us design the next day that we would spend without her services. I recommend her very highly and we plan to share her name with others who plan a trip to Istanbul. We think you will be very pleased if you choose her as your guide.

5 stars Roland A. V. P. 20 May 2014

Emine is a wonderful guide, very knowledgeable of Istanbul and her English is very good. She was flexible on the tour if we wanted to spend more time at a site then was required that was fine with her. She was also very patient with us she was able to read our minds on what we were most interested in seeing by the questions we asked. If ever we go back to Istanbul Emine would be our choice for a guide.

5 stars judy L. 31 Dec 2013

Emine was very friendly to us. She knows her city very well. She can speak very good English and you feel comfortable yourself while the tour. We had a wonderful day with her. Thanks.

5 stars joseph P. 03 Oct 2013

A superb guide and a wonderful warm person. It was a pleasure to have Emine show us round your beautiful city and she made us want to visit again...and again. Emine is a great Ambassador for Istanbul and is very highly recommended

Thank you Emine

4 stars Daniel S. 22 May 2015

Excellent guide. Good communication to set up the tour. Excellent English and very good knowledge of local history and geography. Accompanied us to the port to start our cruise. Would gladly book again.

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