Hatice Aydın Kelek Private tour guide in Istanbul, Izmir - Turkey

Hatice Aydın Kelek

Guide profile:

Hello Dear Travellers! My name is Hatice. I was born in Izmir province which is famous for it's ancient city Ephesus but I have been living and doing my dream job in Istanbul which is one of the most outstanding cities in the world with its food , culture and history. I studied tour guiding at Ege University and graduated at 2011. Since that year I've been doing full time guiding for the travellers from every corner of the world. I am fully licenced guide in English and Portuguese approved by the Ministery of Culture and Tourism of Turkish Republic .Guiding is not a job, it is a passion for me. I like to meet new people, new faces, different cultures and really enjoy to introduce my country to the others. I will be happy to answer any question you have related to the history, traditions, daily life and etc. I can tailor a great itinerary based on your interests and needs anywhere in Turkey including the famous sites such as Cappadocia , Ephesus , Pamukkale, Antalya, Konya . I like to take my guests to local places off the beaten track and show them different faces of my culture. You do not have to rushin museums , you can take as much time as you need. You can also read my excellent reviews on trip advisor (Food trail Istanbul) and check different tour options. Come and explore the beauty and diversity of this magical city and Turkey with me...

Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars Jim M.

Hatice was an excellent host and guide in Istanbul. After a couple of emails before my visit, she had arranged to meet me at the airport with a driver. We dropped the bags at my hotel and then went on a walk through the sites and sounds of Istanbul. She knew the city's history and was very enthusiastic and fun to hang out with. We saw a lot that evening, I would highly recommend her the next time you have a layover in Istanbul!

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

Private Istanbul Tours, Istanbul City Tours, Daily Istanbul Tours, Istanbul Tour Packages, Istanbul Special Interest Tours, Istanbul and Surroundings Tours, Istanbul Culinary Tours, Western Turkey Tours, Eastern Turkey Tours.

Here is a list of sample itineraries:

● Classical Istanbul Old-City Walking Tour: Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Topkapi Palace, Underground Cistern and Grand Bazaar.

● Bosphorus Cruise & Dolmabahce Palace: Spice Market, Rustempasa Mosque, Bosphorus Cruise by Public Boat and Dolmabahce Palace.

● Bosphorus Cruise & Chora Museum: Spice Market, Rustempasa Mosque, Bosphorus Cruise by Public Boat and Chora Museum.

● Culinary Istanbul Tour: Eminonu Backstreets, Karakoy Local Fish Market, Ferry to Kadikoy and Moda District.

* Depending on your time and interests we can tailor-made your tour and prepare a special itinerary together.

Transportation by tour guide:

Yes, transportation can be arranged upon request.

Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:

Best Of Istanbul In A Day Price Per Group 125.00 USD
Bosphorus Cruise & Dolmabahçe Palace Price Per Group 125.00 USD
Historical Core of Istanbul Walking Tour Price Per Group 125.00 USD
Taste & Walk Price Per Person 120.00 USD

Tour guide interests:

History (Religious, Byzantine & Roman, Ottoman, Anatolian), Culture, Mythology, Culinary, Art, Hiking & Trekking, Travelling, Classical Music, Swimming ,Reading & Writing, Folklore, Dancing.

Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars Jim M. 11 Nov 2018

Hatice was an excellent host and guide in Istanbul. After a couple of emails before my visit, she had arranged to meet me at the airport with a driver. We dropped the bags at my hotel and then went on a walk through the sites and sounds of Istanbul. She knew the city's history and was very enthusiastic and fun to hang out with. We saw a lot that evening, I would highly recommend her the next time you have a layover in Istanbul!

5 stars Jed B. 15 Jun 2018

Outstanding. Our guide was knowledgeable, energetic, engaging and listened to what we wanted to do.

5 stars Lucia B. 05 Jun 2018

We had just a couple days in Istanbul and having Hatice as our guide was the best choice!!!!! She was very helpful with each detail for our trip!

I highly recommend her!

Thanks Hatice for everything! Our trip would not be the same without your help!

Lucia

5 stars fasih R. 01 Sep 2017

Highly knowledgeable in Turkish history. Very detail oriented. Hatice answered all my questions and never felt like she was rushing.Very friendly and compassionate, loves what she does. If you want someone who has the knowledge plus makes you feel like a friend then it has to be Hatice

5 stars Deshbir D. 14 Jun 2015

Hatice made our trip uniquely unforgettable!

She moved at our pace and had a plan for us! She exactly knew which sightseeing spots to visit at which hour of the day, so that we could beat the touristy rush. We would often find her running into ticket counters to get us tickets and before we knew it she would be back to guide us through. Her tours covered the well-known Istanbul sights, but also surprise detours to many not-so-obvious local spots.

We highly recommend Hatice Aydin!

5 stars Steve K. 30 May 2015

Hatice was an outstanding guide! I had booked a five day private tour with her and we covered the usual tourist sites as well as some local places where tourists seldom go. She is quite knowledgeable, speaks excellent English, and is very personable. My visit to Istanbul will be unforgettable thanks to her!

5 stars Susanne B. H. 26 May 2015

Hatice ist the best guide we ever have. She have learned us so much about Istanbul - if we had been on our own we proberly only had seen 20 % of all that she showed us and told us about.

Kirsten, Preben, Søren and Susanne, Denmark

ps. and then she is so very charming.

5 stars Ahmed A. 10 May 2015

As an avid world traveller who has hired private tour guides countless times I can confidently say that Hatice is the best tour guide I have ever hired. Her enthusiasm combined with her extensive knowledge and resourcefulness set her apart from the rest. By diligently trying to identify the best places and assertively haggling with the vendors she made my rather complicated and diverse shopping list an absolute breeze. I highly recommend hiring Hatice as your tour guide in Istanbul.

5 stars michael R. 14 Apr 2015

I travel the world for business and often plan a day or 2 when in a new city to tour the sites and hopefully understand the culture. Hatice is a young intelligent passionate tour guide whom for 2 days took me to the main sites and beyond to experience life in Istanbul. There was nothing she could not answer or show me of the beautiful historic city of Istanbul .Hatice is the most entertaining informative guide I have ever used and as such highly recommend her to anyone visiting Istanbul.

5 stars siva P. 04 Apr 2015

5 stars FERNANDO G. 20 Jan 2015

Me and my wife had an incredible time with her. She is absolutely FANTASTIC. The tour and her knowledge impressed us. She was passionate , friendly and we had so much fun...

5 stars luis F. 28 Dec 2014

aprovo e recomendo pela experiência e dicas para curtir a Turquia (Istambul).

Nota 10.

5 stars Paul H. 03 Jun 2014

I set Hadice with a tall order in that I wanted to see the best of Istanbul in a single day as well as to sample the local cuisine. I was not disappointed! I had a fantastic day seeing many of the main sites as well as getting off the tourist routes to see some of the real local Istanbul. Dinner was a treat in the Flower Passage, which the perfect ending to a great day. I have no hesitation in recommending Hadice to be your tour guide - thank you!

4 stars Lourens B. 16 Jul 2018

Excellent guide with unbelievable knowledge of the city comes highly recommended

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