I was born and raised in Izmır - known as Smyrna in the ancient times- I have been living in Istanbul since after my graduation from Adnan Menderes University Tourism Guidance Department.I have been working in tourism sector during 9 years with different positions such as operations executive and licensed tour guide by Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
I have unending desire to travel so it makes you feel as though it is my first visit just as it is yours.I am always keen to facilitate interaction between you and turkish people.
Sharing my knowledge and experiences you feel as if you could smell,touch and feel the history.In my opinion; travelling is not only having encyclopaedical information but also learning traditions,daily lifes,superstitious beliefs and tasting local cuisine.From this point of view my main aim is making your travel amusing and memorable.
My specialties are turkish folk dance,belly dancing history,islamic mysticism and turkish cuisine.
I will be glad to help you
-maximizing your unforgettable experiences and minimizing wasted time
-customizing an itinerary to suit your particular interests,combining good fun and eye-opening experiences
-interesting stories as well as connections in time,people and places that will make your visit more meaningful.
Recent reviews of this tour guide:
Me and my friends had an amazing day with Ilay. She is very knowledgable , kind , well organized and professional. She speaks english very well. Her advices were awesome! She gave us very usefull shopping tips as well.
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Transportation by tour guide:
Yes, transportation can be arranged upon request.
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Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!
I was really fortunate to have ILAYNUR SAFAK and GIZEM AKA
As a tour guides in Istanbul. The both of them were friendly and excellent knowledgeable of the history and sites. I loved their love of turkey! They made me feel as at home. Thanks a lot ILAYIUR because u made me touch the soul of turkey, many thanks to GIZEM because she made me Realize the depth of Turkish civilization. I give both of them 5 stars and highly recommend them as a personal tour guides.