Ilknur Tırkaz Private tour guide in Istanbul - Turkey

Ilknur Tırkaz

Guide profile:

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 city, I am ready to share everything I know about history, culture or modern life & will do my best to make your holiday a memorable one.

Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars alexis B.

Ilknur has managed to take us to so many places, in such a short time! Her knowledge of the history and culture is undeniably fantastic and the small anecdotes always a pleasure to listen to. She has as well taken us to small hidden gems and made us feel part of Istanbul’s culture (at least part of it). Ilknur is an excellent guide that I would advise all my friends to book. I have to confess that I am planning to come back here for a longer stay and will definitely book her again.

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

I pick you up from your hotel and we will walk or even we can use local transportations if you are interested in local experiences, to Sultanahmet area. We will visit Hippodromme, Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace & Grand Bazaar. This is daily walking tour we do on regular or private basis.

Besides,

Full day Bosphorus Cruise Tour ( by regular or private boat between Europe & Asia, Spice Market & Dolmabahce Palace.

Full Day Princes Islands Tour

Transfers (Airport - Hotel - Airport)

Or any customized Istanbul tours

Transportation by tour guide:

Yes, transportation can be arranged upon request.

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 alexis B. 26 Apr 2018

Ilknur has managed to take us to so many places, in such a short time! Her knowledge of the history and culture is undeniably fantastic and the small anecdotes always a pleasure to listen to. She has as well taken us to small hidden gems and made us feel part of Istanbul’s culture (at least part of it). Ilknur is an excellent guide that I would advise all my friends to book. I have to confess that I am planning to come back here for a longer stay and will definitely book her again.

5 stars fasih R. 02 Sep 2017

Highly knowledgeable in Turkish history. Very detail oriented. llknur 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 Ilknur.

5 stars Ali S. 04 Mar 2017

IIKnur is a great person , she gives you what you want in this tour.

I didn't feel like she is my tour guide , she was like a friend, and I wish her all lock in her life and career, and I would defiantly recommend her to a friend . one of the best tour guides I know .

thank you very much .

5 stars BERNARD D. 16 Sep 2016

Ilknur was a phenomenal tour guide. She spent full day exploring Istanbul and this day was so so amazing. I learned an enormous amount about the reach history of Istanbul in the context of the different periods. I left Istanbul with a complete appreciation of the Turkish culture. Ilknur was enthusiastic, engaging and extremely knowledgeable. She was always prompt and helpful with any questions. Thanks to her, I want to come back to turkey and discover more about this country its culture and its

5 stars Steven C. 16 Mar 2016

I don't think I ever had a guide as entertaining as Ilknur! Her energy and enthusiasm is infectious which is just what you need from a guide. She took me to old Istanbul where we experienced a variety of Turkish foods ranging from street food, snacks, main meals and desserts. I had such a great time and would certainly recommend the tour for anyone who loves history, food and Fun. Ilknur defiantly knows all the local places if just want to relax and enjoy Istanbul.

5 stars Abdulhamid A. 24 Sep 2015

Ilknur is really passionate about her job and this made visiting all those beautiful attractions of Istanbul a great experience. Fluent in English, very knowledgeable and very organized when comes to planning a memorable tour.

5 stars CL Q. 24 Sep 2015

Spent a truly interesting and informative day with Ilknur. I only had a short time in Istanbul and all the line-skipping made the most of the time that I had. Ilknur guided me around this fascinating city with a great deal of knowledge and enthusiasm, we visited the Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, had a Bosphorous cruise and went to Taksim Square, all using public transport. I felt I had a taste of the city and it was heaps better than the group tour I joined when I last visited Istanbul.

5 stars Stephen J. 12 Aug 2015

One of the best guides in Istanbul.

To stand in the center of the Blue Mosque and swim in the beauty of its interior was a spiritual experience. To listen to her voice as she unraveled its history was sheer pleasure.

She showed me the places that everyone goes to Istanbul to see. But it was the other experiences that linger in my memory. Like eating and relaxing at the places where no other tourist could be found.

My gratitude to Miss TirKaz for showing me the real Istanbul.

Highly recommen

5 stars Robert S. 17 May 2015

A great day.... Very knowledgeable and excellent guide .... Thank you.

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